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 Doepfer MSY 2 At a Glance  
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arrowReleased: ca. 2000  arrowVersion: 0.00
arrowRated: 5.5/10arrow User reviews: (2)
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Kolja Beckmann writes:
This little box is great and it´s close to indestructable. Solid metal casing in really nice red color. It has not just one, but two DIN-sync-outputs and one additional clock output You might feed to your arpeggiator or alike. It has a MIDI-Thru. The timing is just as solid as the case and there are two LEDs indicating the clock-strikes and the start/stop signal. The midi-clock might be divided. There are DIP-switches on the bottom to set the dividing faktor. Polarity of the clock-signal might be switched by DIP, too. But the best it, it can be used optionally without any(!) extra power-supply, since the power that it´s given by MIDI is enough to operate. The principle of MIDI-powered devices is know to some older of us by some gentle device like the ensoniq-midi (bug:)) indicator. The MSY-2 might be operated by an external power-supply too. The later is standard configuration, since some older decvices might not meet midi-standard (like some ill-midied x0x-boxes), which could lead to problems. However, I did not face any problems yet and I highly recommend the prior operation, because all these external power-supplies ever had been getting on my nerves! If there should be ever any problem, it´s not really, because You might hook the MSY-2 to some point later/earlier in the MIDI-chain. For switching between MIDI- and external-powered operation, the device has to be opened and a jumper to be set, which is the only drawback of this device. This is done easy and even a fool might do it [just be, carefull with the LEDs ;-) - erm - talking about fools;-)], but this should have been solved differently.

There is a good manual in English (there is a German version flip sided), which gives You an introduction to everything You need to know about the MSY-2 and DIN-sync in general.

Good Points
High quality built, solid timing, 2 SYNC out, no power-supply necesarry
 

 Doepfer MSY 2 Specifications:

Digital IOs:
-
Midi IOs:
1In
Other IOs:
2 x DIN SYNC, 1 x 3.5mm jack socket

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