I’m wondering if improving the internal clock is somewhere on the list of recommendations.
I love to use the Mod for audio looping, but in this case it always needs to be the midi master due to how sloshy midi sync is. An audio loop is usually seamless, if its loop length is determined by the internal clock. Incoming midi always has the 4ms give and take inherent in midi and can make for clicky loops.
For some drum machines/samplers, I play them into Logic without syncing, and their notion of 80bpm is so close to what Logic calculates, that the loops I trim are way better than if I sync that gear to Logic using midi. It seems unintuitive, but a drum machine following its own internal clock is more consistent beat to beat, even if it’s slightly off in terms of bar length. The tempo drift, only becomes evident if you play minutes of audio into Logic. But for a 4 bar loop - not syncing gives me a more consistent loop.
However if I submit the Mod Duo to this test, its notion of 80bpm is not even close to what Logic believes is 80bpm. So this method of capturing loops from what I do in the Mod is not doable. It’s audibly inconsistent.
I wish the internal clock of the Mod was more consistent with other gear - not to say that any of that gear is exactly correct in their BPM calculation, but many of them are in the ballpark of what Logic calculates, and that says to me there is some internal standard used to calculate BPM.