Kenton MIDI Retrofit
MIDI Retrofit Kit for:
Roland RS-505 Paraphonic Strings
PLEASE NOTE: Fitting a retrofit kit is a skilled job which should be undertaken only by a competent synth service engineer or fitted by us at our premises in South West London.
Note also that retrofit kits are always built to order after your payment has been processed. It then takes us up to 10 working days to build and test the kit before we can despatch it.
MIDI Retrofit Kit RS-505
This retrofit kit for the Roland RS-505 adds the following MIDI control:
For incoming MIDI:
Any MIDI channel can be selected
Notes (MIDI note numbers 36 - 84) - transpose possible
Pitchbend - bends down only, same as the pitch shift slider control on the synth (range dependent on setting of pitch set control)
This retrofit is intended to allow the synth to be played from a MIDI master keyboard or sequencer.
MIDI In & Thru sockets
Push button (for programming the MIDI setup)
Setups are stored in non-volatile memory (Eeprom)
The kit comprises the following items:
Circuit board - fits in the base of the RS-505 (with mounting bracket)
Small pack - contains DIN sockets and mounting hardware
Large pack - contains cable assemblies
User instructions - How to change from default settings and general instructions
Fitting instructions - step by step fitting guide plus diagrams of where to connect what
All kits are fully checked and tested before despatch
Note: Our retrofit kits are not intended for installation by the end user. They should always be fitted by an experienced synth engineer.
Download the manual
General information can be found HERE