Product status: Planned
The manikk midiSix is a simple midi-interface for the Korg Polysix. It can be installed without soldering, but you need to do some handy-work yourself to get it installed.
It emulates the keyboard via MIDI note on and note off messages, and you can also trig the arpeggio from the midi clock.
You can use the internal keyboard simultaneously as the incoming midi.
The midi-clock is sent out to a jack on the back. To use this feature, you have to connect a short cable from this trig output jack to the arpeggio trig input jack. Use the shortest cable you can find. You can select various clock-divisions with midi CCs (see table below).
It is very simple to set the clock-division with CC-messages. In your DAW, you can set it in the beginning of a song if you want the same division through the whole song, or you can change it anywhere during your song to create some interesting arpeggio tempo-changes.
You can also send a CC-message to save the current clock-division permanently in the device, so that it always uses this clock-division at startup.
The arpeggio speed knob and led are not affected by the midiSix, and will always reflect the internal clock, even when you are using the midi-clock instead. The arpeggio-button on the synth is still used as usual, to turn the arpeggio on or off.
There is also a CC message for setting the level of the sync output jack. This can be used to create your own arpeggio patterns from your DAW. This function can also be used to activate the chord function, but the you have to connect the output sync signal to the chord memory input jack instead.
The midichannel can be set via midi CC or program change messages. The set midi-channel is saved internally in the midiSix, immediately when you change it.
You can set the root-note for the lowest C of the polysix with CC or program change messages. The root-note always maps a C in the MIDI-world to the lowest C on the polysix. This setting is saved permanently to the device immediately when changed.
If you got hanging notes, you can just play the hanging note again, and it will go off. Or you could send “all-notes-off” or a “panic”-message. See the MIDI-implementation.
- midiSix Device
- Internal Power cable
- Internal MIDI cable with MIDI chassis jack
- Screws and nuts for the chassis jack
- Internal Sync output cable with panel jack
- Cardboard box
NOTE! No external cables (MIDI or sync) are included, but you can find these type of cables at most music stores.
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