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Kenton USB-Solo

High specification single synth USB MIDI to CV converter

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Kenton USB-Solo High specification single synth USB MIDI to CV converter (USB lead included - other leads not included)   £133.00 £159.60 Qty:   
 

This product does NOT replace the Pro-Solo mkII - it is an additional product for users who want to connect to their computer using USB. If you want to connect using normal MIDI DIN sockets, then choose the Pro-Solo mkII.

A 1.8 metre USB A to B lead is supplied with the unit.
All other leads are sold separately as we do not not know what you want to connect to.
For our range of signal leads, please click here.
Remember to select the correct leads for your make and model of synth.

  Power:   Power is supplied by the USB host device via the USB cable
  Dimensions:   130 x 97 x 40 mm
  Weight:   450g
  MIDI:   In & Out (via USB)
  Analog Outputs:   CV on 3.5mm mono jack (V/oct or Hz/V or 1.2V/oct)
Gate on 3.5mm mono jack (Gate or S-trig – with or without pullups)
Aux1 on 3.5mm mono jack (CV and Aux 1 use 16bit DAC for rock steady pitches)
  Digital Outputs   Aux2 & Aux3 on 3.5mm mono jacks (off=0 volts on=+5 volts)
Sync 24 on 5 pin 180 degree DIN socket
  USB Connector   Type B socket – USB A to B cable supplied 1.8 metre
       
      Please refer to the manual for more details
  • Designed to control all types of mono-synth
  • Super-fast response time
  • Famous Kenton build quality
  • Rugged brushed aluminium case
  • CV and Aux1 outputs use high specification 16 bit D/A converters for rock-steady pitches
  • Gate / S-trig output configurable output to match virtually any synth
  • Aux2 & Aux3 outputs are on-off only (zero or 5V)
  • Dedicated DIN socket output for Sync24
  • CV/Gate/Aux1,2,3 outputs on 3.5mm jack sockets (3.5mm to 1/4" cables are available in our cables section)
  • Any MIDI channel can be selected
  • Switchable for V/oct & Hz/V & 1.2V/oct scaling systems
  • Fine tune & scale are software controllable
  • Transpose (coarse tune) - up & down 12 semitones
  • Adjustable pitchbend range
  • Programmable Gate V-trig (up to 15v) or S-trig (with or without pull-up)
  • Multiple and single trigger modes - adjustable re-trigger time
  • Note priority selection - newest / lowest / highest
  • Old notes are remembered to facilitate trill effects and increase playability
  • Portamento - fixed rate or fixed time modes
  • Auto Portamento mode selectable (where legato playing turns on Portamento)
  • Portamento Controller is selectable
  • Programmable Auxilary outputs controllable by any MIDI controller
  • Programmable LFO - 9 wave shapes inc. random
  • LFO can modulate pitch &/or AUX output
  • Separate Controllers for LFO to CV and LFO to AUX
  • LFO can be synchronised to MIDI clock
  • LFO sync point can be selected
  • Key-on can reset LFO
  • Aux3 output can output clock - Aux2 can output stop-start
  • Clock output can select from 1 to 12, 24, or 48 clocks per quarter note
  • All parameters are controllable in real-time by SysEx
  • Set-ups are stored in non-volatile memory for easy recall
  • 40 memory locations for store / load
  • MIDI monitor mode - for easy MIDI troubleshooting
  • USB powered
  • Size 130mm x 97mm x 40mm
  • Suitable for use with XP / Vista / MAC OS-X v10.2 onwards / Linux

Improvements over Pro-Solo mkII


  • USB connection - faster data transfer
  • Has 40 memories which can be stored and recalled
  • Setups pre-loaded for popular synths
  • Dedicated DIN Sync-24 output
  • Aux 2 & 3 on 3.5mm jacks
  • Variable gate-off time for re-trigger (multiple trigger)
  • LFO start point can now be selected for Sample & Hold too
  • Aux 2 & 3 have adjustable threshold
  • Program changes can be used to recall memories

ACCESSORIES


Connecting Leads

Mini Jack leads

Download the manual

To download the current manual click here (Acrobat File 763Kb)

For earlier versions and other manuals click here

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Socket upgrades for Analogue Synthesisers

For those monosynths without the necessary inputs, Kenton have a range of Socket upgrades to enable you to add those all-important CV, Gate & Filter sockets and sometimes a few others too. We can fit such sockets for you or, alternatively, supply a kit of parts and instructions. Please look at our Socket upgrades page for further information.

Product Reviews

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