In today’s episode of ‘Going Modular’ I’m taking a look at the Synthrotek MIDI to CV expander module. Big shout out to Synthrotek for letting me check this one out.
Basically it’s a really cool utility expander for their MIDI to CV module, which I actually featured a few episodes back. This expander allows you to trigger multiple MIDI channels in your rack, or even multiple notes if you want.
I have mine setup to play duophonic notes, basically that means I can play two notes at once…cool stuff.
Oh, there’s also a built in arp that works when feeding it a clock, plus you have direct outputs for modwheel, aftertouch, and velocity to use them as modulation sources, a quick way to use the mod source is to send it to filter cv to control cutoff with your modwheel.
Dope stuff in a small package, though the lazy part of me wishes you could change MIDI channels from the front panel somehow 😉
You can grab it from Synthrotek’s website for $149.99: http://store.synthrotek.com/MST-MIDI-to-CV-Expander_p_575.html?AffId=7
It’s also available in other spots that sell modular, and I have plans to add some to my shop as well as soon as I can!
If you have any questions let me know, leave a comment below and let me know what you think about this joint.