Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

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Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by Synthead » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:22 am

I might start selling these guys as built units inside of small project boxes. Would anyone be interested? How much would you pay for one of these guys?

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Re: Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by meatwarp » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:17 pm

The doepfer midi to sync box is about 120-140 usd new, but you can find other converters for under 50 dollars on ebay regularly. roland, korg, and a few other major manufacturers made converters that sell between 20 and several hundred used depending on the features. There area also some kits available from different sources.

I'm sure there are plenty of threads on here about different models. I doubt it's worth it with so many basic options already available in the market.

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Re: Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by FX23 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:25 pm

between 5 and 10 pounds

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Re: Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by nathanscribe » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:08 pm

FX23 wrote:between 5 and 10 pounds
What, are you joking? I'm guessing you don't have much electronics DIY experience. That would barely cover a few parts, let alone time and profit.

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Re: Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by ninja6485 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:05 am

I would perhaps be interested in a basic, inexpensive one that doesn't require an external power source. Especially if it can take one midi in and turn it into 2 or 3 sync outs. Eg- 303, 808, and 606 all synced from one Midi out; Depending on how tight the sync is I guess. Might not be possible/ practical with tight timing...
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by Sir Ruff » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:02 am

nathanscribe wrote:
FX23 wrote:between 5 and 10 pounds
What, are you joking?


Not joking; just a joke :roll:
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Re: Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by Scories » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:08 am

On the Kenton pro-solo mkII you can select between MIDI THRU and SYNC24.
Overall, it allows you to control one synth, one extra CV aux in and one SYNC24 device.

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Re: Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by synthparts » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:41 am

There's a guy that makes these boxes that regularly puts them on ebay for $35, seems about right...
Vintage Synth Parts - http://www.synthparts.com

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Re: Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by kushwonder » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:32 am

I would like a sync24 to MIDI interface ;)

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Re: Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by meatwarp » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:37 am

nathanscribe wrote:
FX23 wrote:between 5 and 10 pounds
What, are you joking? I'm guessing you don't have much electronics DIY experience. That would barely cover a few parts, let alone time and profit.
Even if he was joking, if you could do a midi to sync24 box under 40 USD it would be popular, although the market is pretty flooded already.

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Re: Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by tallowwaters » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:57 am

I'm shipping this over as it seems to be more about market research than the actual act of selling an item...
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Re: Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by Scories » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:05 am

A clock to sync a cv sequencer with a MIDI sequencer could be handy in the modular world.

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Re: Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by Synthead » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:21 am

Well, I built one :) This box covers exactly what I needed, just a simple, passive, and inline MIDI to sync24 generator, although it wouldn't be difficult to build a sync24 to MIDI box either, or one that does both. This should also theoretically power multiple sync24 or MIDI devices with a slight redesign. If you guys are interested, I could probably do $40 for one of these. Here's what it looks like:

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And a jam of my mc-505, esx-1, juno-106, esq-1, and pro-one playing in sync with my tr-606 using the box above:

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Re: Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by nathanscribe » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:32 am

I'm guessing that if you feed it anything other than pure clock, it sh*ts the bed. To do it properly you'd need to extract clock pulses, start, stop and continue from your MIDI - which would either require more circuitry, or a processor of some kind. I can't make out what chips you've got in there... so if you are using something programmable already, ignore me! :D

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Re: Anyone need a MIDI to SYNC24 interface?

Post by synthparts » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:32 pm

Like I mentioned before theres someone else who makes them and sells them on ebay all the time for $35-40. Yours needs to be cheaper or somehow better...
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