Master Synchro Panel

This panel drives the tempo and main Usine's synchronizations.

  1. Main synchro engine On/Off
  2. Cycle position
  3. Total bar position
  4. Tempo
  5. Restart
  6. Tap
  7. SMPTE counter
  8. Activate/deactivate SMPTE timecode
  9. Restart SMPTE timecode


Switches ON or OFF the synchronization.

cycle position

This indicates the current position in the cycle

bar position

This indicates the total bar position.


Global tempo of Usine. The tempo value can be set to any value from 0.001 to Billions of Billions bpm but the display range is limited.

Its range can be modified in the settings panel:

  • Normal scale: from 30 to 300 bpm.
  • Large scale: from 1 to 800 bpm.


Restarts the synchronization from the beginning of the cycle.


Enables you to adjust the tempo by successive taps.

needs at least 3 taps.


Multiplies the current tempo by 2.

Not visible by default.


Divides the current tempo by 2.

Not visible by default.


SMPTE timecode.


Activate/deactivate the SMPTE timecode.

restart SMPTE

Restart the SMPTE timecode form 00:00:00:00.


saved in preset

Determines if parameters of this object are saved in the preset-panel.

fade preset

Parameters of the this object can cross faded when you recall a preset in the grid.

Optional setting, does not appear on all objects.

Bar list

List of bars with their time signature for the cycle. A cycle can be made of several bar with different time signatures.

for example:


Represents a cycle of two 4/4 bars and a 3/4 bar, so 11 beats. Allowed time signatures are x/1, x/2, x/4, x/8, x/16.

Moreover, you can define a precise tempo for each bar, for example


The first 4/4 bar will be at tempo=120, the second 3/8 at 90 and so on.

auto restart

If this option is activated, the synchro restarts automatically from the beginning of the cycle when:

  • the synchro is switched ON.
  • the main process engine is switched ON (space bar).

Perfect synchro

Perfect Synchro automatically changes the tempo to get bar length as a multiple of BLOC size. This give a much better synchro in loop recording.

Not recommended if your bloc size is greater than 128.

See setup-audio

linked to main ON-OFF

Start/stops at the same time than the main Audio ON-OFF switch.

large scale

Lets you use a tempo display range from 1 to 800 bpm.

frame rate

Sets the SMPTE frame rate.

start main engine on receive

When ON, main process engine is started automatically when a timecode or MTC is received.


SMPTE offset to apply. SMPTE = SMPTEreceived + OFFSET

Customize Interface

Choose which elements are visible in the panel.

  • show on-off
  • show tempo
  • show smpte
  • show cycle position
  • show bar position
  • show restart
  • show mult2 button
  • show div2 button
  • show tap tempo button

See also

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