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Nitro drum module constantly spamming MIDI Clock ticks to DAW

I have a Nitro drum set. I want to use it as a MIDI instrument so I have a MIDI OUT from it going IN to the MOTU MIDI Timepiece AV. Everything works overall. Notes come in.. and notes trigger the module.

However, as you see in the picture I'm linking here, the MIDI OUT of the Nitro is spamming some kind of MIDI information (I believe MIDI Clock) causing it to pretty much light up the channel it comes into and causes MIDI clock problems with other instruments trying to listen to MIDI clock info.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f33y1g2kopu...

Any idea how i can basically quiet this unit from broadcasting MIDI information when nothing is going on. I just need it to send no midi information when it's not being interacted with. Maybe there is a firmware update that might fix this?
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  • Hello, Caleb

    Thanks for posting! 

    The module is going to consistently send clock information to your DAW, but if the DAW is running on its own clock source then this will not affect anything else going on in your project. This is how the module works :)

    Thank you for your patience! 
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  • Ok good to know. For some reason it is messing with it, but knowing it can't be turned off is helpful. I guess something in the MIDI interface is still listening to the incoming midi info so I need to adjust something in the MOTU hardware/software settings.
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    • well my situation is kinda unique in that I'm using an old G4 Mac which has USB but won't work with my Freemidi MOTU setup. I need to use physical MIDI IN and OUT ports to talk to my DAW. There might be some things I can do on the software side of things and even possibly inside the MTP AV itself.
    • and to be more specific my software is not listening to clock but the signal for whatever reason IS "leaking" over to the MIDI outs of the hardware bypassing what the DAW is trying to accomplish. It's not midi notes, it seems to be specifically clock (maybe sysex) "noise" that doesn't appear to impact any of the attached gear except clock info appears to interfere creating subtle nuances in arpeggiation note triggers. I'm on the MOTU forums though now seeing if they have some advise for this.
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