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4.1.2) How do I get MIDI working with my analog synth?




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This article is from the Electronic and Computer Music FAQ, by Craig Latta Craig.Latta@NetJam.ORG with numerous contributions by others.

4.1.2) How do I get MIDI working with my analog synth?

From: "Shiv (S.) Naimpally" <shiv@bnr.ca>
Subject: Re: Analog FAQ

[Please direct inquiries to Shiv. He's sending updates to me. Thanks!
--crl]

Analog info. This posting has info on FAQs such as 'how do I MIDI
my """" analog synth ?' etc.. There are 3 parts. The first is a listing
of places oferring MIDI retrofits for older keyboards. The second
is a listing of companies making MIDI to CV convertors. The third
is a list of places that stock parts, manuals, etc. for older keyboards.
If you have any corrections, additions, etc., please email me at
shiv@bnr.ca.

Oh, and you're most welcome !

What was that ? You don't actually have an analog synth ? Shame on you !
You can try the following used music dealers:

Analog Systems
Tel: 213-850-5216
fax: 213-850-1059
Have in stock Buchla, Moog, Serge, Emu modular systems, ARP 2500/2600,
Minimoog, OB8, etc..

Media Sonics
Tel: 918-451-0680
fax: 918-451-0671

Caruso Music
20 Bank St.
New London, CT 06320
tel: 203-442-9600
fax: 203-442-0463

Rogue Music
251 W. 30th
NY, NY 10001
tel: 212-629-3708
fax: 212-947-0027
Carry Moog, ARP, Oberheim, etc.. Get on their mailing list !

Analogics
5261 Maple Ave East
Geneva, OH 44041
tel: 216-466-6911

Daddy's Junky Music
P.O. Box 1018
Salem, NH 03079
tel: 603-894-6492
fax: 603-893-6710

Goldman's Gear Exchange
1620 Niagra Falls Blvd
Tonawanda, NY 14150
tel: 716-633-6111
fax: 716-832-6009

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MIDI Retrofits
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Encore Electronics
30 Glenhill Court
Danville, CA94526
tel: 510-820-7551
MIDI Retrofits for: Oberheim OB8, OBX, OBXa, OBSX, Roland Jupiter 8,
Moog Source.

Analogics
5261 Maple Ave.
East Geneva
OH 44041
tel/fax: 216-466-6911
MIDI Retrofits for: Sequential Prophet 5, 10, and Pro 1, Oberheim OB8,
Korg Mono/Poly, Arp Odyssey & 2600.
MIDI->CV convertors: Have Roland MPU101 and Kenton Pro 1.

Wine Country Productions
1572 Park Crest Court, Suite #505
San Jose, CA 95118
tel: 408-265-2008
fax: 408-266-6591
MIDI Retrofits for: Over 35 models of synths from Sequential, ARP, Moog,
Korg, Roland, and Yamaha.
MIDI->CV convertors: Have Kenton Pro 1.

Miditec
453 Darwin Crescent
ThunerBay, Ontario
Canada P7B 5W5
tel: 807-345-6434
MIDI Retrofits for: Hammond Organs, Korg BX-3 & CX-3 organs,
Korg EPS-1 & SP80S e. pianos, Korg Poly 6 amd Poly 61,
Roland Juno-60, and Jupiter 8. Generic retrofit
available for most organs and accordians.

Kenton Electronics
137-165 Hook Road
Surbiton, Surrey KT6 5AR
tel: 081-974-2475
fax:081-974-2485
MIDI retrofits for numerous mono and poly synths and some drum machines.
I suspect Analogics and Wine Country are using these since they also carry
Kenton's MIDI->CV convertor.

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MIDI to CV Convertors
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PAIA Electronics
3200 Teakwood Lane
Edmond, OK 73013
tel: 405-340-6300
MV-8 convertor is unique in that it will do MIDI->CV or CV->MIDI !
8 CV ins, 8 gate ins, 8 CV outs, and 8 gate outs. $300 kit, $400 assembled.

Clarity
Nelson Lane
Garrison, NY10524
tel: 914-424-4071
The Retro has 8 analog outputs. $600.

Kenton Electronics
137-165 Hook Road
Surbiton, Surrey KT6 5AR
tel: 081-974-2475
fax:081-974-2485
The Pro2 has 2 independent sections, each of which receives on its
own MIDI channel. Each section has 3 CV outs, gate, and s-trig out.
Optional Hz/V supports synths with linear (instead of exponential 1v/oct) response such as early Korg and Yamaha gear. There is also a clock
out that will put out a trigger synced to the MIDI clock input. This
is suitable for driving an arpeggiator etc..
The Pro2 is sold in the U.S. by Analogics, Wine Country, and others.
I have written and faxed them several times from Canada and had NO
response at all.

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Parts for vinatge synths
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ARP:
Music Dealer Service
4700 West Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60639
tel: 312-282-8171

Deltalab, Oberheim (parts):
Magic Music Machines
1207 Howard St.
San Franisco, CA 94103
tel: 415-864-3300

Oberheim manuals:
Magic Parts
1537 Fourth St., Suite 198
San Rafael, CA 94901
tel: 800-451-1922
800-525-0022 (in CA)
Moog:
EJE Research
20 French Road
Buffalo, NY14227
tel: 716-656-9607

Sequential:
Wine Country Productions
(see address & phone above)

 

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