I am trying to send a clock signal from VCV to Ableton via an ESX-8CV + ES-6 so that Ableton is the slave. For this purpose, I am using the ‘CV Clock In’ device from CV Tools.
However, I am getting a strangely unstable clock, whereby the tempo in Ableton will always oscillate between two closely related values e.g. 120.9 BPM and 121.4. BPM.
I have tried various clocking configurations, including unipolar square-wave LFOs, Impromptu Clocked etc. but am getting the same instabilities (well actually, the inconsistencies are more or less pronounced, depending on which VCV Clock source is used).
I was just wondering if anybody has had any experience with this, and if you had any advice? All I can think of is adjusting the pulse width, but this hasn’t had much affect.
I’m actually trying to do the same thing in Max/MSP with similarly unstable results. If anybody has any advice for getting better results out of either of these two programs, I would be greatly appreciative.
I am using a Windows 10 desktop computer with a Behringer UMC1820 audio interface, connected with an ES-3/ES-5/ES-6/ESX-8CV over ADAT. If there’s any other info that I can provide which might be useful, please let me know.