Kenton Pro DCB Mk3 (with 20-pin DCB cable)


The Kenton Pro DCB is a very comprehensive, fully programmable interface for MIDI-fying your Roland Jupiter 8s by the use of their DCB interface socket. It comes with a cable with a 20 pin connector which works with SOME Jupiter 8s.

It works bi-directionally which means your instrument can not only receive but also transmit MIDI messages!



DCB was a digital control bus that Roland introduced before MIDI and built only in few units (Juno-60, Jupiter 8a and two sequencers). DCB sends and transmits note on/off messages and program changes, similar to MIDI. The Pro DCB can convert this messages which makes it an easy task to add MIDI to your synth! The interface works bi-directionally i.e it can receive MIDI but on the other hand you can generate MIDI messages with the keyboard. Transmitting and receiving can happen on different MIDI channels (1-16).
The AUX socket outputs a control voltage which corresponds to a MIDI controller and is to be used for modulationf the cutoff frequency (or the Jupiter´s VCA). PitchBend, Velocity, Aftertouch and MIDI controllers 0-120 can be converted. Minimal and maximal voltage values can be set in the Pro DCB. The unit also has an internal LFO that can be synchronised to MIDI and it´s ouput at the AUX socket.
The clock output is connectred to you synth´s Arpeggio Clock Input which makes it possible to sync the arpeggiator to the MIDI clock. :)
The unit offered here contains a 1.8m long cable with a 20 pin DCB connector. This plug fits SOME Jupiter 8s so check the number of pins on your Jupiter´s DCB socket berfore purchasing! The Jupiter 8a´s had either 14 pins or 20 pins.

MIDI: In, Out, Thru
analog outputs: Clock (0-5V), AUX (0-12,5V)
digital interface: DCB i/o
input for external 9V DC power supply (center positive 2.1mm socket)


rugged metal housing with dimensions 156 x 98 x 50mm
Current draw 100mA

1.5 kg
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