Note 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.
What are retrofit kits and what do they do?
Kenton manufacture and produce a unique range of MIDI interfaces whose reputation thorughout the world is unequalled. We have been supplying MIDI interface kits for many years and their reliablity is legendary, as testimonials from many of our famous and not-so-famous customers testify.
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is an industry-standard electronic communications protocol that enables electronic musical instruments, computers and other equipment to communicate, control and synchronize with each other in real time.
The MIDI standard was introduced in 1983, long after many classic analogue and early digital synths were produced. Fitting a dedicated Kenton MIDI retrofit kit adds MIDI capability to a wide range of classic synths.
The features and degree of MIDI control vary according to the synth, but all our kits are designed to get the most possible MIDI control out of your classic synth.
Fitting a MIDI 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 that Leads are NOT SUPPLIED with socket kits as we do not know what you want to connect your synth to. For our range of connecting leads please SEE HERE.
What are socket upgrades and what do they do?
Many manufacturers did not provide the necessary control inputs and output sockets to their synths to allow them to be controlled by an external device.
Fitting a Kenton upgrade can greatly enhance the use of your synth and expand its possibilities for use with your other equipment.
In addition to the sockets themselves, the sockets kits feature the necessary interface circuit board, which is fitted inside the synth.
The features available from installing a socket upgrade vary according to the synth, but typically allow CV oscillator control, filter and the keyboard gate. Refer to the individual upgrade information for details for that model.
Fitting a socket upgrade 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.