RS505-KBD: Roland RS-505 MIDI Interface

245,00 

RS505-KBD is MIDI kit for Roland RS-505 Paraphonic synthesizer. It controls instrument’s keyboard and Pitch Shift function. Bass section is also controlled.

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Description

Main Features | Installation | Documents & SW Support


Main Features |

  • The interface works in one direction only – it only receives MIDI data. Instrument’s keyboard, knobs, sliders and switches are not transmitted as a MIDI data.
  • MIDI Thru function (no MIDI Thru-box is necessary).
  • Controls the Roland’s keyboard (key switches including bass section) from MIDI. The instrument’s tone parameters are not MIDI controllable.
  • The instrument’s keyboard is controlled manually and by MIDI Note On/Off commands simultaneously (in parallel manner).
  • Easy user control of the interface parameters via MIDI CCs (as well as SysEx for experts):
    » 61 MIDI Notes (5 octaves) range
    » Transpose function (over whole range of MIDI Notes)
    » Pitch bend (down only, adjustable range)
    » Aftertouch (used for Pitch Shift function, adjustable range)
    » Hold pedal – CC #64 (works with MIDI Notes)
    » User defineable optical indication of the interface status
    » User selectable MIDI Channel for communication
  • 24 internal memory presets to store the interface user settings.
  • Original features of the instrument are not changed and the instrument can be used the same way as before the interface installation.
  • Easy installation without the instrument circuits modification.

The interface recognizes MIDI commands:

  • Note On/Off
  • Channel Aftertouch
  • Program Change
  • Pitch Bend
  • Standard CCs (Hold, ASO, ANO, RAC)
  • Own CCs (# 16-19, 118, 119)
  • Common System Reset
  • System Exclusive Messages

Installation |

Installation of all MIDI interface parts into the instrument is easy and no problem should occur if all instructions indicated in the installation manual are kept. Please note that a complete beginner should not carry out the installation. At least basic manual dexterity and knowledge of soldering are required.

The RS505-KBD MIDI kit package contains all necessary parts (boards, cables, coupling elements, etc.) incl. owner’s and installation manuals in printed form.

Block diagram:

roland-rs505-midi-interface


Documents & SW Support |

See list of documents and support software available for download.

Note that Owner’s Manual and Installation Manual in printed form are included in the product delivery.


Additional information

Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 113 × 121 mm
Model

8-441

Version

1.0