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- Order number: 120470
Dark Link is a Midi/USB-to-CV/Gate interface to control vintage monophonic synthesizers via Midi or USB. Dark Link is nothing but the USB/Midi interface of the Dark Energy. It has available 4 analog control voltage outputs (CV1 to 4) and one Gate output.
- Midi Input
- Learn button
- Gate Out (with LED for Gate display and learn function), 0/ 5V
Important Note # 1: The gate output is not suitable for devices that require a gate voltage more than 5V ! But the Dark Link can be modified for 12V gate voltage. The modification should not be carried out by the customer because in this case the warranty is void (it is necessary to interrupt the 5V track and install a wire to 12V). We will publish soon details about the modification in case that customers want to carry out the modification despite the warranty loss.
Important Note # 2: The gate output is not suitable for devices that require a so-called switched trigger. In this case we recommend to order the additional S-Trig cable. Details are available on the FAQ page of our website: S-Trig conversion.
- CV1: controlled by Midi note messages, 1V/Octave, 0... 5V
- CV2: controlled by Midi pitch bend, ~ -2.5... 2.5V or ~ 0... 5V (can be selected by an internal jumper)
- CV3: controlled by Midi velocity, 0... 5V
- CV4: controlled by Midi control change messages, free assignale controller in learn mode
- Glide control (portamento function for CV1)
- power supply (12V AC/min. 400mA)
WIth a long trajectory building synths, MIDI keyboards and designing bespoke devices for music pioneers Kraftwerk, Dieter Doepfer decided to design his own modular synthesizer in 1995 based on existing electrical and mechanical specifications of lab equipment he used during his years at university. The official presentation of the system at 1996 Frankfurt Musikmesse caught everyone by surprise and created lots of interest. After Doepfer published the specifications on his website, many instrument designers and engineers saw the potential of the new Eurorack format. Doepfer continues expanding their catalog of over 200 modules (and counting), operating from their modest offices in the outskirts of Munich.