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Sensors and MIDI trigger

February 1, 2006 | 8:36 pm

Dear all, I have an old Roland PM-16 midi-trigger interface.
It has 16 analog input, a MIDI IN and a MIDI OUT port.

Can I use this MIDI trigger as a sensor interface (like Miditron for example) using its 16 analog inputs?
They have jack 1/4" connections.

Thank you all,
Bruno


February 1, 2006 | 9:21 pm

You can certainly plug contact mics (that’s anyway what you’ll find in
drum pads), even mics.
But you won’t be able to use usual 5V sensors.

So you could use this system as some kind of 16 channels enveloppe
follower.

p


February 1, 2006 | 9:38 pm


February 1, 2006 | 10:07 pm

The PM16 will send MIDI note-on and note-offs with a programmable pitch and gate time, for each of the 16 inputs. Can’t get any continuous controller data out of it.

M Hill, Austin Tx.


February 1, 2006 | 10:18 pm

Quote: Mark Hill wrote on Wed, 01 February 2006 15:07
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> The PM16 will send MIDI note-on and note-offs with a programmable pitch and gate time, for each of the 16 inputs. Can’t get any continuous controller data out of it.
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> M Hill, Austin Tx.
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Ok. And for 16 binary sensors it will be ok, is it right?


February 2, 2006 | 12:47 am

Quote: Bruno Zamborlin wrote on Wed, 01 February 2006 16:18

> Ok. And for 16 binary sensors it will be ok, is it right?
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Sure. You’d have to do a little work converting the note on/offs to toggles or somesuch, but yeah, it’s work. There are probably better ways to get digital inputs than a pm-16 – if memory serves it introduces 15-20 milliseconds of latency (as measured from analog inmpulse to the last midi byte sent.)..

I’ve got one I never use anymore..


February 2, 2006 | 10:50 am

Ok thank you. I’ll try.

Bruno


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