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Kenton USB solo


  • $249.00

High specification single synth USB MIDI to CV converter

This product does NOT replace the Pro-Solo mkII - it is an additional product for users who want to connect to their computer using USB. If you want to connect using normal MIDI DIN sockets, then choose the Pro-Solo mkII.

A 1.8 metre USB A to B lead is supplied with the unit.

Power: Power is supplied by the USB host device via the USB cable
Dimensions: 130 x 97 x 40 mm
Weight: 450g
MIDI: In & Out (via USB)
Analog Outputs:
- CV on 3.5mm mono jack (V/oct or Hz/V or 1.2V/oct)
- Gate on 3.5mm mono jack (Gate or S-trig – with or without pullups)
- Aux1 on 3.5mm mono jack (CV and Aux 1 use 16bit DAC for rock steady pitches)
Digital Outputs:
- Aux2 & Aux3 on 3.5mm mono jacks (off=0 volts on=+5 volts)
- Sync 24 on 5 pin 180 degree DIN socket
USB Connector: Type B socket – USB A to B cable supplied 1.8 metre

Please refer to the manual for more details
USB-Solo Manual

- Designed to control all types of mono-synth
- Super-fast response time
- Famous Kenton build quality
- Rugged brushed aluminium case
- CV and Aux1 outputs use high specification 16 bit D/A converters for rock-steady pitches
- Gate / S-trig output configurable output to match virtually any synth
- Aux2 & Aux3 outputs are on-off only (zero or 5V)
- Dedicated DIN socket output for Sync24
- CV/Gate/Aux1,2,3 outputs on 3.5mm jack sockets (3.5mm to 1/4" cables are available in our cables section)
- Any MIDI channel can be selected
- Switchable for V/oct & Hz/V & 1.2V/oct scaling systems
- Fine tune & scale are software controllable
- Transpose (coarse tune) - up & down 12 semitones
- Adjustable pitchbend range
- Programmable Gate V-trig (up to 15v) or S-trig (with or without pull-up)
- Multiple and single trigger modes - adjustable re-trigger time
- Note priority selection - newest / lowest / highest
- Old notes are remembered to facilitate trill effects and increase playability
- Portamento - fixed rate or fixed time modes
- Auto Portamento mode selectable (where legato playing turns on Portamento)
- Portamento Controller is selectable
- Programmable Auxilary outputs controllable by any MIDI controller
- Programmable LFO - 9 wave shapes inc. random
- LFO can modulate pitch &/or AUX output
- Separate Controllers for LFO to CV and LFO to AUX
- LFO can be synchronised to MIDI clock
- LFO sync point can be selected
- Key-on can reset LFO
- Aux3 output can output clock - Aux2 can output stop-start
- Clock output can select from 1 to 12, 24, or 48 clocks per quarter note
- All parameters are controllable in real-time by SysEx
- Set-ups are stored in non-volatile memory for easy recall
- 40 memory locations for store / load
- MIDI monitor mode - for easy MIDI troubleshooting
- USB powered
- Size 130mm x 97mm x 40mm
- Suitable for use with XP / Vista / MAC OS-X v10.2 onwards / Linux

Improvements over Pro-Solo mkII

- USB connection - faster data transfer
- Has 40 memories which can be stored and recalled
- Setups pre-loaded for popular synths
- Dedicated DIN Sync-24 output
- Aux 2 & 3 on 3.5mm jacks
- Variable gate-off time for re-trigger (multiple trigger)
- LFO start point can now be selected for Sample & Hold too
- Aux 2 & 3 have adjustable threshold
- Program changes can be used to recall memories