Controlling Midi Timing Clock with CC or PC

Hello all,

I'd like to control the midi timing clock with CC or PC even note, but it doesn't seem i can actually adjust the timing clock? only pass through another timing clock ?

Any ideas ?



Hi Thomas,

Can you be more specific on what you are trying to control.

IE. Are you trying to just turn on and off passing through timing clock messages with CC or PC?

Do you want to send out 2 clocks for every incoming clock? 1 Clock for every 2 incoming clocks?

Are you trying to delay the output of the timing clocks by a certain amount of msec?

Maybe if you posted your project file and explained in more detail what you are trying to accomplish, I can be of more help.

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist

Hey Steve,

I’m trying to control a Boss ES-8 which can take a midi clock.

What i want to do is send a CC signal for example of

CH: 1 Note:1 Velocity :1

and have bome send out a midi clock of 1, which to the ES-8 is 1BPM


CH: 1 Note:1 Velocity :2 = BPM of 2

CH: 1 Note:2 Velocity :1 = BPM of 128 ect

But when i select timing clock on bome as the output, it doesn’t allow me to set the speed. So is it actually possible to send a variable timing clock or is the timing clock just a way to route a clock from another device

All the timing clock message sends is the timing clock signal itself. If you want to send timing clock at a given BPM you will need to calculate the amount of time between ticks yourself (in rules) and then set a repeating timer to automatically send a E8 and the calculated interval. Unfortunately it will not be real precise since MT Pro only calculates down to the msec level so you may be off by a little less than a msec to calculate for example 120 BPM.

So your 120 bpm timer might be somewhere between 119 and 120.


Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist