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Monday, September 29, 2008


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"What do MIDI-CV Converters do?
In order to control pre-MIDI synthesisers from a modern MIDI instrument or sequencer, you need to change the digital MIDI messages into the kind of signals the pre-MIDI synth can understand.

The Pro-2000 mk II converter has 10 completely independent sections - called channels A,B,C and D plus Aux's 1 to 6. Each can be assigned it's own MIDI channel, and controlled independently from the others.

The Pro-2000 mk II has two independent, MIDI programmable LFO's that can modulate both the CV outputs, and the auxiliaries. Each of the CV channels A and B has a portamento function.

The auxiliary outputs now have the following additional functionality, the first two of which allow the Pro-2000 mk II to control a further 3 CV/Gate synths if required (making a total of 5): -V/Oct from Notes - Gate from Notes - Trig Pulse (for synths requiring a trig as well as a gate i.e. Arp 2600).

The Pro-2000 mk II has intelligent MIDI sync. This means that if MIDI sync is selected and is in operation, the 2000 will automatically recalculate the LFO speed in order to fit a whole LFO waveform between MIDI clocks (or multiples of clocks depending on the setting of the sync divide).

# Full 128 note range now implemented on all outputs giving CV out.
# Auto portamento feature added to enable playing style to dictate whether portamento is used
# Memory increased from 7 to 24, so even more setups can be stored!

* Designed to control all types of mono-synth
* Super-fast response time
* Famous Kenton build quality
* Rugged steel case
* Main CV outputs have high specification 16 bit D/A converters for rock-steady pitches
* Auxiliary outputs have 12 bit D/A converters
* Mains powered - internally selectable 230/115 volts (IEC socket on back panel)
* Units are shipped pre-set to the correct voltage for your country
* 16x2 Character LCD display
* 24 memory locations for setups
* MIDI IN socket
* MIDI OUT socket (for MIDI channel filter and SysEx dumps)
* MIDI THRU socket
* DIN SYNC 24 socket
* Clock output with selectable 1 to 12 cpqn plus 24 and 48 cpqn modes
* Any MIDI channel can be selected for any output
* Two completely independent main CV outputs
* Main CV outputs switchable for V/oct & HZ/V scaling systems
* Fine tune & scale are software controllable
* Transpose (coarse tune) - up & down 12 semitones
* Adjustable pitchbend range +/- 12 semitones
* Programmable Gate V-trig (up to 15v) or S-trig (with or without pull-up)
* Multiple and single trigger modes
* Note priority selection - newest / lowest / highest
* Old notes are remembered to facilitate trill effects and increase playability
* Portamento on main CV outputs
* Auto Portamento mode selectable on main CVs (where legato playing turns on Portamento)
* Portamento Controllers are selectable
* 6 Programmable Auxilary outputs controllable by any MIDI controller on any MIDI channel
* 2 Programmable and independant LFOs - each with 9 wave shapes including random
* LFO can modulate pitch &/or AUX outputs
* Separate Controllers for LFO to CV and LFO to AUXes
* LFOs can be synchronised to MIDI clock
* Channel filter to 'channelise' an 'omni-on' synth
* All parameters are controllable in real-time by SysEx
* SysEx dump and load of current program and any memory
* Set-up are stored in non-volatile memory for easy recall
* MIDI monitor mode - for easy MIDI troubleshooting
* Optional add-on port for KADI or DCB on its own MIDI channel"

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