Linux, Arch Linux specifically. The MIDI manager I’m talking about is the one in Ardour. The reason I want the clock to send when the transport is not playing is because when I begin recording, there’s a slight delay between when the transport starts, and the clock is picked up by the devices, resulting in a sudden resync, which affects the timing of the recording, requiring me to go in and edit the clip to try and align it. This probably wouldn’t matter in different workflows, (I don’t exactly have a workflow, I’m still figuring all that out) but as of right now what I end up doing is using the sequencers on the synths that I have, and build out my melodies / drums there, and then record them after. I’ve since adjusted my workflow slightly, using MIDI from an Arturia Keystep to control the hardware synths, using Audio+MIDI tracks, however for some of the stuff I use (like my Korg volca drum) it doesn’t quite work.
If anyone has any suggestions for workflows in Ardour using hardware synths I’d greatly appreciate that as well! I’m mostly just playing it all by ear at the moment.