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. Multiplies tempo by 2
  8. Divides tempo by 2
  9. SMPTE counter
  10. Activate/deactivate SMPTE timecode
  11. 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 and can be modified in the settings panel.

  • Normal range: from 30 to 300 bpm.
  • Huge range: 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.


Divides the current tempo by 2.


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 audio 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 Audio engine is started automatically when a timecode or MTC is received.


SMPTE offset to apply. SMPTE = SMPTEreceived + OFFSET

visible controls

show on-off

Displays the main ON-OFF switch.

show tempo

Displays the main tempo fader.

show smpte

Displays the SMPTE timecode.

show cycle position

Displays the cycle position indicator.

show bar position

Displays the bar position indicator.

show restart

Displays the restart button.

show mult2 button

Displays the multiply by 2 switch.

show div2 button

Displays the divide by 2 switch.

show tap tempo button

Displays the tap tempo button.

See also

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