Sorry for the basic question, but I was hoping someone could help explain how I can link the OP-1 to some analog synths. The usb is always sending midi info right? So I would need a device to convert that to cv and gate? I have a korg, arp, and moog that I am looking to sync to and am wondering if I can do that without using a computer. Seems like the Kenton USB-Solo would do it and I was searching the forum to see if anyone is using it but nothing was coming up.
op1 needs a usb midi host in order to communicate
unfortunately usb solo is not a host so it will not work on its own.
Dang. So Kenton Midi USB Host to Pro Solo?
ya that would work
Digging around the only one box solution would probably be the oplab?
Just found the threads discussing the RK-005 as well, looks like I’d get all but cv there.
Retro Kits RK005
Has a 1/8” that sends 1 channel of V/oct CV + gate and is a USB host (needs 5V input power from an iPhone or android charging block (never used it on batteries of any kind, you could probably make it work from 4 AA batteries)
It also has 5-pin DIN in & out “old school” MIDI ports!
i used it successfully with a Make Noise 0-coast (which I eventually sold because no velocity on OP-1 keyboard which is my only MIDI hardware device)
It’s a little expensive but worth it (i kept it for future MIDI keyboard with velocity aspirations)
Check it out!
@psound74 Thanks, now I just have to find one for sale! Guessing the 3.3V on the CV/gate out would not interface with vintage ARP? Now looking at a Arturia keystep pro for larger voltage ranges.