Converting a 10V gate to a 5V gate

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Converting a 10V gate to a 5V gate

Post by John Di Stefano » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:23 pm

Does anyone know of a device I can use to convert a Korg SQ-1 10V output gate to a 5V input gate on the Voyager?

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Re: Converting a 10V gate to a 5V gate

Post by stiiiiiiive » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:41 am

I guess any attenuator will. including the ones on the CP-251 ;)

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Re: Converting a 10V gate to a 5V gate

Post by weary » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:59 pm

John Di Stefano wrote:Does anyone know of a device I can use to convert a Korg SQ-1 10V output gate to a 5V input gate on the Voyager?

What? KORG SQ-1 V/Oct supported for 5V!
Just hold FUNCTION button on SQ-1 and press 5V buttons on A section and B section (they will light red) to select 5V CV range for each.
You don't need any converters to use SQ-1 with your Voyager. Only patch cables with 3'5 to 6'3 jacks.
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Re: Converting a 10V gate to a 5V gate

Post by John Di Stefano » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:16 am

Perhaps I should ask if anyone knows a CHEAP way to reduce a 10V gate from a Korg SQ-1 sequencer to trigger a Voyager, which is looking for a 5V trigger. I`m told that the 10 volts is too hot for the Voyager. Don`t want to damage this wonderful machine.

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Re: Converting a 10V gate to a 5V gate

Post by sunny pedaal » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:48 am

used it last week from a friend, no problem with the voyager

otherwise ( when not wanting to take "the risk") indeed use a pot or a resistor( very cheap ) in between

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Re: Converting a 10V gate to a 5V gate

Post by captainkidd » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:34 pm

weary wrote:
John Di Stefano wrote:Does anyone know of a device I can use to convert a Korg SQ-1 10V output gate to a 5V input gate on the Voyager?

What? KORG SQ-1 V/Oct supported for 5V!
Just hold FUNCTION button on SQ-1 and press 5V buttons on A section and B section (they will light red) to select 5V CV range for each.
You don't need any converters to use SQ-1 with your Voyager. Only patch cables with 3'5 to 6'3 jacks.


Well the gate itself according to the manual is 10V, the adjustment here is just for the CV output. I also have some concerns with the 10V gate over the long term.
This also holds true with the Beatstep Pro.

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