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Sound Lab Mini Mark II question
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jay66



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:18 pm    Post subject: Sound Lab Mini Mark II question Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Iv,e allready built a Subcommander but am thinking of building a Sound lab Mini Mark II next. I know I can use it with guitar to some extent but what kind of keyboard do I need to really make the most of one of these?

Got a $500 budget tops for a keyboard. Between the synth and a keyboard the wife might get bent out of shape at the credit card bill
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The Sound Lab takes CV/Gate control to trigger it. Ie CV- control voltage, gate- a trigger to fire the envelopes. Look up voltage controlled synths for a bit more back ground but what you need to know here is that it is an older standard- so you will only find it on older keyboards. These tend to be expensive and you are buying another synth just for the keyboard.

My solution would be to buy a modern MIDI controller keyboard such as a Novation, M-audio, Korg Nanokey etc etc. These are keyboards that put out control signals in the form of MIDI and can cost around £100- less and more depending. You then need a MIDI to CV/Gate converter such as one from Kenton- these are £150 upwards but there are numerous kit versions from people like PAIA.

You can use the MIDI keyboard for any modern module or for playing MIDI onto a conputer. And the MIDI to CV/Gate converter will work with any old or new analogue synth.

Sorry if you know some of this already but also ask if you need to know a little more.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://www.paia.com/proddetail.asp?prod=9700K&cat=12

http://www.kentonuk.com/products/items/m-cv/prosolo.shtml

http://www.korg.co.uk/products/software_controllers/microkey/sc_microkey.php

http://www.novationmusic.com/uk/products/midi_controllers/impulse/

sorry its all UK based, I was doing this for speed as we have a big football/soccer match starting in 35mins and I need to get to the pub, but most are international firms.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks for the tips and no I don't know much about synths other than my Subcommander is the coolest effect I have ever built and I'm hooked. I would defiantly appreciate any beginners web sites anyone might know of that they could pass along.
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