MATRIXSYNTH: Roland CMU-800R MIDI Conversion Kit

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Roland CMU-800R MIDI Conversion Kit


Remember the CMU-800R? The biggest "problem" with it is that you need an Apple II to use it. Well, not anymore. Title link takes you to a site with info on a MIDI conversion kit for it. The site is in Japanese, however, you can find a Google translated version here .

"MIDI conversion KIT specifications

At the time of MIDI conversion remodelling, concept and the specifications were done as follows.

* At low cost and simple.
* It makes MIDI conversion KIT, the substance build in completely, decreases remodelling the substance as much as possible.
* CV, it makes 1~8ch of MIDI 1~8ch of GATE CORRESPOND.
* Melody of the built-in sound source, the base and the cord/code (4 sounds) it makes 1~6ch of MIDI CORRESPOND.
* The rhythm sound source uses MIDI10ch and the GM map.
* You do not use TEMPO [kontoru] of CMU-800.
* In order to be able to control MC-4 and TR-808 etc, DIN SYNC output is acquired. (In MIDI timing clock same period)"

via altemark.

Udpate via altemark in the comments: "Another japanese resource, seems to be an older version of the mod, not using a PIC? the page also has gif-files of the routing of the digital board among other things [link]"

3 comments:

  1. Another japanese resource, seems to be an older version of the mod, not using a PIC? the page also has gif-files of the routing of the digital board among other things

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Flitzhaus.jp%2Fcmu800%2Fmidi.html&langpair=ja%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF8

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  2. Hye everybody
    I would like to know if somebody ever made this mods.
    Because i try to make this but when i play a lot of note very fast the Gate doesn t follow.
    I program a pic16f876A and not a pic16f876
    this is maybe the probem
    if somebody knows contact me please
    xarolium@hotmail.com

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