SH-2 C/V problem
Old 21st May 2010
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SH-2 C/V problem

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Just got a Doepfer MCV4 MIDI/CV converter and hooked up to my SH-2. Notes and pitch bend work fine, but when I move the portamento slider up on the SH-2 there is no effect any more. Is it not possible to use portamento on the SH-2 when it's being controlled via CV? Or is there some setting I need to make on the Doepfer? Thanks!
Old 21st May 2010
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Originally Posted by Arcadia View Post
Hi-

Just got a Doepfer MCV4 MIDI/CV converter and hooked up to my SH-2. Notes and pitch bend work fine, but when I move the portamento slider up on the SH-2 there is no effect any more. Is it not possible to use portamento on the SH-2 when it's being controlled via CV? Or is there some setting I need to make on the Doepfer? Thanks!
I believe the CV-IN shorts the portamento and keyboard controls. The block diagram in the SH-09 (I know it's not the SH-02) manual certainly makes it look like that's the case. This is also the behavior I've personally witnessed on my SH-09, and I believe the CV-IN and CV-OUT sections are wired the same on the 09 and the 02.

Have you tried using the portamento slider/knob in whatever MIDI device you're using to control it? I am not using the Doepfer, I use the CSQ-100 for CV playback. It has it's own portamento slider, which does the job.
Old 21st May 2010
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most CV mono's cant use thier own porta when the CV Jack is in.

this is normal for your Sh-2.

if you want porta through CV you have to send it with CV.

kenton box's have a porta function. i'm guessing you can also send porta with silent way and volta
Old 21st May 2010
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afaik the MCV4 cannot do cv portamento, as beers said the Kenton (which I have) does. So you're out of luck there.

"Auto-bend" however still works over cv control.
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