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Can you hook up a modular systems to a D-50

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:24 am
by ILOOMIMATE
I'm new to synths and sorry if this is a stupid question but can you hook up modular stuff like VCO'S, Oscillators, VCA's, etc.

Re: Can you hook up a modular systems to a D-50

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:38 am
by madtheory
You can if you have a MIDI to CV converter module. Doepfer make an inexpensive one, and IIRC Kenton just updated the Pro Solo with a Euro Rack version. That would be a much better option.

Re: Can you hook up a modular systems to a D-50

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:40 pm
by The LT
Using the D-50 as a MIDI controller is kind of pointless and wasteful, TBH. There are much better alternatives.
Like the Waldorf KB37. I'd leave the D-50 to what it does best. 80s/90s sounds. :)

Re: Can you hook up a modular systems to a D-50

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:50 pm
by meatballfulton
If your question is whether the modules can be used to work together with the internal synth engine of the D-50, no, not at all.

You can use the D-50 with a MIDI/CV converter to act as a keyboard for a modular, as mentioned above.

Re: Can you hook up a modular systems to a D-50

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:47 pm
by pflosi
meatballfulton wrote:If your question is whether the modules can be used to work together with the internal synth engine of the D-50, no, not at all.
The D50 MIDI implementation is somewhat basic, but theoretically you could control a handful of parameters from a modular with a CV-to-MIDI converter :mrgreen:

Cheers :drinks: