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CGS24 with an Arturia Beatstep
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:46 pm    Post subject: CGS24 with an Arturia Beatstep Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi,

I'm having a problem getting a CGS24 gate/trigger converter to work with an Arturia Beatstep. THe Beatstep is outputing what looks like a squarewave of around 5v but won't trigger my Hexinverter Neinohnein kick drum. I thought it might need a bit of conditioning to trigger so used a CGS24 but the CGS24 doesn't output anything when connected to the Beatstep. Iv'e checked the CGS24 using a 8 step sympleseq sequencer and it's working with that, so nothing wrong with the circuit.

I'm wondering if the USB bus powered Beatstep doesn't pump out enough current to work with the CGS24? Is there someway I can up the gain or something to make it work? Any ideas welcome at this point.

cheers,
col.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The CGS24 should trigger at around 2V I think, the Arturia outputs 8V so it should in theory work. Does the Arturia only not work with the neinohnein - I mean does it trigger other modules in your system without the CGS24?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sorry for asking the obvious, but are the grounds of those machines connected?
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