Need higher resolution MIDI clock output than 24 ppq. Any hidden setting or creative solution?

The past couple years I've been developing software that runs on Arduino microcontrollers that turn them into MIDI devices and let you plug in RGB LED strips to have different animations play perfectly in sync to music, all controlled using MIDI notes. The sync part works by listening to MIDI clock pulses, and by default we've got the standard MIDI resolution of 24 ppq (pulses per quarter note). I'd like to increase this quite a bit since I'm now moving to high resolution LED strips such as 144 pixels, 288 pixels, etc. 24 ppq isn't much to work with. Any way to increase this? If not, is there some kind of plug-in that I can use to output high resolution MIDI clock?


mhoyledesign 1 year ago | 1 comment

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  • hilker
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    I think if you double the tempo as well as the length of every note, it should effectively double the resolution to 48 ppq.

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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