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We don't currently make an internal retrofit for the Moog Prodigy although we used to in the past (1986-2003) and we may do again in the future. However the only current option is to use it with one of our MIDI to CV converters.

First question to ask though is, have you got a mk1 or mk2 Prodigy?
1) By serial number. Serial numbers for Mk2 Prodigys are above 4160.
2) If you can't find the serial number, have a look for a trig socket on the back. This usually has two flat pins, but could be a 1/4" jack socket. If you don't have a trig socket, then you have a mk1, if you do have the trig socket then you have a mk2.


FOR PRODIGY MK1:

If you want to control your Prodigy mk1 using MIDI, then you will need Sockets, a MIDI to CV converter and Leads. Each of these is considered below.

1) Sockets.
As there are no suitable sockets fitted to this model, you'll need to get the Prodigy fitted with CV & Gate sockets.
Kenton make a 3 socket upgrade for this model which provides CV, Gate and Filter cutoff control sockets. This upgrade is available either as a kit for fitting by your own engineer, or fully fitted by us at our premises in London.

Socket upgrade for Prodigy mk1 - kit only - for fitting by a competent synth engineer

Socket upgrade for Prodigy mk1 - including fitting by Kenton

2) MIDI to CV converter (or USB MIDI to CV converter)
Use this link to see the range of Kenton converters suitable for this model

Kenton MIDI to CV converters

Use the following settings on the converter for the Prodigy mk1:
CV - The upgrade socket requires 1 Volt per Octave control. Set the CV select parameter to CV or Volts/Octave - this is the Kenton default
Gate/Trig - The upgrade socket requires a 5V gate signal - this is the Kenton default setting
Aux1/Filter - The upgrade socket requires a 0-10V analogue signal - this is the Kenton default setting

If you don't know anything about MIDI to CV converters and would like to know more, read the following page on our website:

What is MIDI to CV?

3) Leads
For connecting the socket upgrade to a Kenton converter, you will need three 3.5mm to 3.5mm MONO jack leads. We supply these in several lengths. See the first 3 items on this page:

3.5mm to 3.5mm mono jack leads


FOR PRODIGY MK2:

If you want to control your Prodigy mk2 using MIDI, then you will need a MIDI to CV converter and Leads and optionally an additional socket for control of fiter cutoff frequency. Each of these is considered below.

1) Sockets
The Prodigy mk2 is already fitted with CV & Trig control sockets, which is all you need for control of the notes, however it could benefit from fitting an additional socket for control of the filter cutoff frequency. The two sockets fitted as standard are labelled as follows:

KBD IN/OUT - kbd in this case is a standard volt per octave input. This is a 1/4" mono jack socket which should be connected to the CV output of a Kenton converter (set to CV). You will need a 3.5mm to 1/4" mono jack lead for the connection. See leads section below.

TRIG IN/OUT - trig in this case is S-Trig. This is probably a 2 pin Cinch-Jones socket (2 flat pins) which should be connected to the Gate (trig) output of a Kenton converter set to S-Trig. You will need a 3.5mm to Cinch-Jones 2 pin lead for the connection. Alternatively it is possible that this is a 1/4" mono jack socket in wich case you will need a 3.5mm to 1/4" mono jack lead for the connection instead. See leads section below.

As mentioned above, Kenton make a 1 socket upgrade for this model which provides a filter cutoff control socket. This upgrade is available either as a kit for fitting by your own engineer, or fully fitted by us at our premises in London.

Socket upgrade for Prodigy mk2 - kit only - for fitting by a competent synth engineer

Socket upgrade for Prodigy mk2 - including fitting by Kenton

2) MIDI to CV converter (or USB MIDI to CV converter)
Use this link to see the range of Kenton converters suitable for this model

Kenton MIDI to CV converters

Use the following settings on the converter for this model:
CV - This version requires 1 Volt per Octave control. Set the CV select parameter to CV or Volts/Octave - this is the Kenton default setting
Gate/Trig - This version requires s-trig with no pullup - this requires a change from the Kenton default
Aux1/Filter - The upgrade socket requires a 0-10V analogue signal - this is the Kenton default setting

If you don't know anything about MIDI to CV converters and would like to know more, read the following page on our website:

What is MIDI to CV?

3) Leads

If your Prodigy has the 2 pin Cinch Jones connector for trig, you will need:
1 x 3.5mm to 1/4" mono jack lead
1 x 3.5mm to Cinch-Jones 2 pin
1 x 3.5mm to 3.5mm mono jack lead (for filter socket if fitted)

Alternatively, if your Prodigy has the 1/4" jack connector for trig, you will need:
2 x 3.5mm to 1/4" mono jack lead
1 x 3.5mm to 3.5mm mono jack lead (for filter socket if fitted)

3.5mm to 1/4" mono jack leads are available in 2 lengths. Items 4 & 5 on this page:
3.5mm to 1/4" mono jack leads

3.5mm to Cinch-Jones 2 pin leads are available in 3 lengths. First 3 items on this page:
3.5mm to Cinch-Jones 2 pin

3.5mm to 3.5mm mono jack leads are available in several lengths. First 3 items on this page:
3.5mm to 3.5mm mono jack leads

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