I've never really used CV before. I recently acquired a Moog Prodigy and was wondering if I could use the MIDI to CV convertor on my SEM Pro to trigger the Moog from my DAW?
I've read through the SEM manual but I'm still not sure I really get it. I was thinking I could go from the CV/Gate outputs on the SEM to the Moog? Am I missing something? (I have an S-Trig Cable by the way).
I've done this with the Arturia MiniBrute (Roland Fantom X6 MIDI OUT to MiniBrute MIDI IN, MBrute CV/Gate OUTs to ARP 2600 CV/Gate INs). I would assume this can be done with the SEM Pro as well. I'll give it a shot tonight when I get home.
I just happened to have dusted off my Prodigy last night (the wood finish is pretty bad, so I took it apart to see what would be involved to refinish, but the wood is epoxied to the metal, bummer).
Well, it sort-of works - at least the way I'm doing it. I've got MIDI coming from the Fantom into the SEM Pro and SEM's CV#1 OUT to Prodigy's OSC IN and SEM's Gate Out to Prodigy's Keyboard IN/OUT, since I don't have a Cinch Jones plug for the S-Trig IN/OUT, which is probably what is needed. First I tried a standard instrument cable and then an "insert" cable (single TRS plug on one end and 2 standard plugs on the other) using both ends of the insert cable, all providing the same result.
The Prodigy is receiving the appropriate pitch information, but the low C key must be depressed in order for the Prodigy to be heard. The Prodigy's envelope is not re-triggered as it should. If you play a different key on the Prodigy, the incoming pitch information is transposed to that key (see my I, IV, V progression in video). Excuse the crappy audio, since this was a quick video and didn't provide what I'd hoped, I didn't bother with trying to get the audio right.
I'll try to dig up a Cinch Jones cable (it's somewhere) and give it another try soon.