Andromeda Space Rockers is a really cool series of low-cost beat-synced drum machines and synthesizers. They use a simple wireless infrared protocol to maintain sync between each other, but how do you sync them to Ableton, or an MPC, or ...
MIDI-IR takes an incoming MIDI clock and converts it to an IR clock. There are two outputs; one on each side, which can be set to different tempos. MIDI-IR has switches and a BURST button to subdivide the tempo of the clock signal, as well as MIDI-thru.
All controls are mounted to a credit-card sized PCB, which rests on a single 9V battery. Chassis/cases are optional and left to the end-user.
You can have a look at the manual in html.
For a pdf file of the different burst rhythms, click here.
For the schematic, click here.
It can wirelessly sync to the following devices:
Check out this video where Eric and Dann used four MIDI-IR modules chained together using MIDI-thru, to sync four different space rock stations in a unique installation.
Sorry, I out of stock.
Sure! MIDI-IR uses a PIC 16F88 microcontroller which can be easily reprogrammed with a $35 PicKit programmer from Microchip. I stuck some extra headers on the board for bringing out signals. There is also space for an external ceramic resonator if you want to run MIDI-IR at faster speed.