price : $170.00
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...4) and one gate output.
in/outputs and controls:
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.
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)
cv1...cv4 and gate are 3.5 mm miniature jack sockets
midi channel, reference note and midi control change number for cv4 are adjusted by means of a learn button and led
dark link is nothing but the interface of dark energy
metal case, made of 1 mm steel, black coated with white printing
dimensions: about 145 length x 35 height x 60 depth (all measures are in mm)
weight: about ?? kg
these parts are included (worldwide): one usb cable (type a-b), user's guide
these parts are included (only within europe): power supply (12 ac/min. 400ma) for 230v mains voltage with european mains plug, please ask the doepfer representative in your country if a power supply is
included if you from other countries
please order suitable patch cables in addition if required (midi, a-100 patch cable in the required length, adapter cable 3.5 mm - 6.3 mm /1/4" jack plug)
powering the device via usb is not possible, because the analog circuits require a dual voltage (+/-12v).
if you want to connect the dark link gate output to devices that use s-trig a special s-trig cable is available.
download the manual here.