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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

  • retrofit kit

  • 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

Manual for Kenton MIDI retrofit kit for Roland RS-505



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General information can be found HERE


mk1 retrofit kit only      
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  Roland RS-505
Kit Only - should be fitted by competent synth service engineer
mk1 retrofit kit fitted   Roland RS-505  
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  Kit including fitting by expert engineers at our premises in London. Note however that delivery to and from Kenton is not included in these prices.  
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