London, UK (November 20, 2012)—MIDI utilities specialist Kenton recently announced the release of its new Sync-5 Active DIN Sync Splitter.
This device has one DIN Sync input and five DIN Sync output ports, which enables users to connect several DIN Sync devices to one DIN Sync controlling device.
Since Roland popularized the DIN Sync interfacing standard — otherwise known as Sync 24 — on the likes of its TR-808 and TR-606 drum machines, ‘acidic’ TB-303 Bass Line, and early digital sequencers (such as the MC-4 and MC-202 MicroComposers), the Sync-5 is primarily intended for use with such suitably-equipped, pre-MIDI Roland equipment. The Sync-5 can also work with any appropriate Korg devices at 48 clocks-per-quarter note. It cannot convert between the two, however.
Housed in a brushed aluminum box with black screen print, the Sync-5 ships with an energy-efficient, switch-mode PSU appropriate to the destination country — UK, EU, US, and Australian types are available, so no battery changes required.