I have trouble trying to sequence the MOOG Werkstatt (with the CV expender installed) from an Elektron MachineDrum connected to the Werkstatt using a Doepfer Dark Link MIDI-CV/Gate interface (which outputs 0-5v CV/Gate signals).
So here is what I’ve tried so far :
Test 1 : When I plug the Dark Link "Gate" out to the Werkstatt Gate Out/In + the Dark Link "CV1" out to the Werkstatt VCO Exp FM In, I can sequence the Werkstatt but its output is very low and its Envelope doesn't work properly (I can only hear the Werkstatt if I set the Envelope Sustain to ON)
Test 2 : When I plug the Dark Link "Gate" out to the Werkstatt VCA CV In + the Dark Link "CV1" Out to the Werkstatt VCO Exp FM In, then the Werkstatt output is loud as it should be but then I can't control the Envelope at all and I have a lot of clicks in the output sound…
Test 3 : I also tried to connect the Werkstatt to an Arturia BeatStepPro (BeatStepPro Gate Out to Werkstatt Gate Out/In and BeatStepPro CV Out to Werkstatt VCO Exp FM In) and then everything seemed to be working properly : normal output volume, envelope working…
I really don’t get it as I can’t sequence the Werkstatt properly using the Dark Link (which outputs 0-5V as required by the Werkstatt) but it does work when using the BeatStepPro (which outputs 12V gate signals…)
Could you please advise ?
Does my Werkstatt have a problem or does this seem normal to you ?
What could I do to sequence it using my Dark Link MIDI-CV/Gate interface ?
Final question : can the BeatStepPro 12V gate signals damage my Werkstatt ?
Thanks a lot in advance, cheers from Paris