This little gadget has breathed new life into the Juno 60 and is so easy to use. Truly plug and play. I opted for the old school because it can interface with so much more than just a computer, but the usb option is cool, too. If you’re on the fence, just get it.
Just what I needed for my Roland Juno-6, really easy to set up in Logic Pro, just select the arpsync as an External Midi instrument and then enter the rhythm you want in MIDI notes and then play the arp in time with your BPM!
I was a bit skeptical that this little thing would work for my Juno-60, as it was coming from overseas and previously the other alternative I was considering was the Kenton DCB to Midi converter (which by the way costs $195 and is huge). However, it works flawlessly! I first heard of the product from the SynthMania YouTube channel (if you haven't checked that out it's pretty great). Slight assembly required (you need to screw on the plastic parts with the provided screws) but it's very easy. Just take a look at the photo and you'll be able to have it assembled in less than 5 minutes. Keep in mind this does require a standard center negative 9v power adapter. But you'll be surprised at how well this thing works, for such a great price, and it takes up no space at all! Fits snugly and discretely to the DCB port of a Juno-60. Highly recommended!
This little box somehow manages to bridge the gap between the old world and the new. Plug it in to your old analogue synth through the CV trigger , connect it to usb, and feed it midi notes. Just make sure your USB cable isn't broken like mine was, and you're good to go! The Juno 6 I have syncs perfectly to my DAW. In the DAW, go to settings and make sure to find the ARPSYNC under midi devices and enable it as an output. Create a midi track and go to the track's routing and select the ARPSYNC as the hardware output. After that, just create evenly spaced midi notes on the track (they don't have to have a VST instrument attached to them or anything, just plain midi "blocks" like normal). When you press play, the synth will be synced to the midi in the DAW ie. it will step though each note of your chord sequentially every time it gets a note-on signal from the midi blocks. This means that you can create uneven midi note spacings and the synth will trigger in unusual rhythm patterns like shuffles etcetera. The seller/designer, Valpower, was perfectly professional, helpful and friendly. Shipping was prompt and in all in all this was a perfect experience. I am very happy with this product. Thanks Valpower!
I was so impressed with the USB-DCB adaptor, I bought the MIDI-DCB adaptor too. So easy to setup and use, stand alone or with your DAW (Great with Ableton) you can't go past this product. Great price, great service and fast delivery.... Do yourself a favour!
Simple and very useful for juno60 users, without any modification inside the keyboard or configurations, just plug and play. Price is cheap, the product is solid and well made. I contacted tindle and the seller for some info and they were very helpful and exhaustive both. Bravi!
This is a very neat product, a cheaper alternative to the MIDI conversions (£100 or more and usually involve replacing the CPU). By using the original DCB protocol you don't need to mess around with your expensive Juno's internals.
Some minor initial assembly is required - screwing on the standoffs and acrylic plates. Then you're good to go.
Connect up to the computer with a USB cable and it's recognised straight away. I've been controlling it via FL Studio. It's useful for playing arpeggios that are more complex than the internal one can handle while you tweak the parameters.
I was looking for a small breakout board for the PIC18F2x50 Series uP from Microchip. This board was exactly what I was looking for. Before placing an order I emailed Cristian to make sure that they were still available. He responded very quickly and informed me indeed that he still had plenty. I ordered 3 Boards shipping was very fast from France. He was kind enough to include some extra boards and 2 18F2450 chips. When they came in I soldered 1 board in under 20 min. If you have experience hand soldering 1206 package devices this board will be easy to assemble. The board quality was excellent and well laid out.