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Useful information on connecting up some popular monosynths to Kenton MIDI to CV converters.

 SYNTH INPUTS CONNECTOR TYPE CONVERTER OUTPUTS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

MINIMOOG
Oscillator Input 1/4" jack CV Chan A Input is affected by the last note played on the Keyboard
S-Trig Input Cinch-Jones S-Trig See note 1 below
Filter Input 1/4" jack Aux 1 See note 5 below
Loudness 1/4" Jack Aux 2  
 
MOOG PRODIGY
Kbd In/Out 1/4" jack CV Chan A Early Models have no CV/GATE Inputs, however we can fit them.
S-Trig In/Out 1/4" jack S-Trig Some Prodigy synths have Cinch Jones connectors.
See note 1 below
VCF In 1/4" jack Aux 1 See note 5 below
 
MOOG ROGUE
CV In Ring of 1/4" jack CV Chan A See note 7 below
V-trig In Ring of 1/4" jack Gate Gate works better than s-trig on this synth
 
MOOG SOURCE
Kbd In/Out Ring of 1/4" jack CV Chan A See note 7 below for connections to ring of stereo jack
S-Trig In/Out Ring of 1/4" jack S-Trig If the level 2 EXT TRIG is off, all external triggers are defeated
 
ROLAND SH-101
CV Input 3.5mm jack Cv Chan A We can fit additional filter and mod sockets to the 101
Gate Input 3.5mm jack Gate  
Ext Clk In 3.5mm jack Arp Clock Will run the internal sequencer in time with MIDI, not concurrently with CV/Gate
 
SEQUENTIAL PRO-ONE
CV In 1/4" jack CV Chan A  
Gate In 1/4" jack Gate  
Filter In 1/4" jack Aux 1 See notes 5 & 9 below
 
KORG MS-20
VCO 1+2 CV In 1/4" jack Chan A Requires Hz/V
Trig In 1/4" jack S-Trig  
Any Other 1/4" jack Aux 1/2 Versatile control exists on the MS-20
 
KORG MONOPOLY
CV In 1/4" jack CV Chan A CV Init must be set 1 Octave above Factory Default
Trig In 1/4" jack Gate Set trig polarity of Monopoly to +15v
VCF fcM In 1/4" jack Aux 1 Adjust converter Aux 1 to +5v
Porta 1/4" jack Aux 2 Adjust converter Aux 2 to +5v
Arpeggio Trig In 1/4" jack Arp Clk  
 
YAMAHA CS-30
Key Volt In 1/4" jack Chan A Requires Hz/V
Trig In 1/4" jack S-Trig  
 
ARP ODYSSEY & AXXE
CV Input 3.5mm jack CV Chan A  
Gate Input 3.5mm jack Gate The Trig Input does not need to be connected
ARP 2600
CV Input 3.5mm jack CV Chan A  
Gate Input 3.5mm jack Gate The Trig Input does not need to be connected
VCF In 3.5mm jack Aux 1 See note 5 below
Trig Input      
Trig Input 3.5mm jack Aux 2 Set the aux source to TR and offset to zero

Notes

  1. The Cinch-Jones S-Trig connector commonly fitted to MOOG synths, has two flat blades - the narrow blade connects to the tip of a 3.5mm jack plug and the fatter blade connects to the body.

  2. The connection info refers to channel A, but this could equally well be channel B etc. If you are going to use channel B of the converter, you would be using the gate, s-trig, aux 1 & aux 2 outputs (as required) of that channel also.

  3. All the outputs of the PRO-2000/4/SOLO (except the SYNC 24 and MIDI thru) are on 3.5mm jack sockets.

  4. Some of the control inputs on synths are mutually exclusive, ie. you wouldn't use the EXT CLK IN of the SH-101 at the same time as the CV & GATE inputs.

  5. References to FILTER control, mean control of the filter cutoff frequency - sometimes also called filter sweep or VCF frequency control (VCF means voltage controlled filter).

  6. We can fit CV, GATE and FILTER control sockets to most monophonic synths if they do not have them already in most cases

  7. A stereo jack plug has the following connections, tip - ring - and body - in that order. To connect to the ring of the stereo jack involves connecting the body of the 1/4" stereo jack to the body of the 3.5mm jack - and connecting the ring connection of the 1/4" stereo jack to the tip of the 3.5mm jack.

  8. The PRO-2000/4/SOLO (or indeed any MIDI to CV converter) is not generally the appropriate solution for the control of Polyphonic synths. Although a few early poly-synths do have CV & GATE inputs fitted, this only enables you to use one of the voices, so you effectively get a monophonic synth when using CV & GATE. The way to control poly-synths using MIDI is to get an internal retro-fit, which of course KENTON can supply and fit for you.

  9. On the Sequential Pro-One you need to set the centre switch in the MODE section of the Pro-One to the "Repeat/Ext" position to work with an external CV converter.
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