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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:06 am    Post subject: Question about Roland CSQ 100 Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hello, I bought one of these a while ago without realizing they do not work with Arp or Yamaha synths. Does anyone know why or of a simple circuit I could make to interface it with my Yamaha. Seems to be only compatable with Roland and Oberheim and I've read Prophet.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

...it should work with the arp, but the yamaha (cs series?) is probably v/hz, and not compatible.

i'd check the manual:
http://www.synthesized-dreams.com/download/manuals/CSQ-100Manual.zip

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yes it's a CS 5, so thats HZ/V so I could use it with my Korg X-911 guitar synth huh? I have a music from outer space sequencer and I can control the yamaha with it. Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

the cs5 is a very nice sounding (and underrated) synth, imho.

the csq was supposed to work with the sh 101, which is v/oct and vtrig. most arps are the same as far as i know. if for some reason it takes an strig, you can find other threads that cover making a converter.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

...also, the paia fatman is a reasonable midi/cv converter for the yamaha (and can feed the external input)...and a synth to boot!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yes the yamaha does sound very nice. In the manual it doesn't say anything about hz/v. Hell I don't know maybe it's broke.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The CSQ simply doesn´t do hz/v.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

So do you reckon it is just a marketing thing when they say it is only compatible with Roland and Oberheim gear? I just can't get it to work with the CS-5. I can't get it calibrated Electro 80. When I hit the cali button the note "wavers" (vibrato like sound) and never actually calibrates.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

read my other posts again...it will NOT work with the cs-5. if i remember correctly, the cs5 does use a vtrig (i might be mistaken), and you could fire the envelopes and extermal input with it, but the cv won't scale the oscillators or filter correctly.

the csq _should_ work with your arp, assuming your arp has cv/gate ins.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

As said: The CS series is Hz/V and all Roland stuff is Oct/V, so it won´t work.

There is one piece of hardware that was made to bridge the gap between Korg/Yamaha and most-other-synths. It is the Korg MS-02, but they are rare.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Question about Roland CSQ 100 Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Wild Zebra wrote:
Does anyone know why or of a simple circuit I could make to interface it with my Yamaha.


Take a ordinary expo, then add a inverting Op amp on the current out pin
of the NPN based expo, what you get are are a Oct Volt to Hz/Volt converter.
Now you can drive your CS5 with the CSQ100.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thank you for the fine and excellent info! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Nosferatu wrote:
Thnak you for the fine and exellent info! Rolling Eyes


Maybe it was a bit too compact for the average reader Confused Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Maybe it was a bit too compact for the average reader Confused :lol

To compact?? You meant to advanced? Smile
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