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Description

The MD-8 is an interface that enables easy connection of the devices featuring the *DCB standard and the **MIDI standard. In other words, by using the MD-8, it is now made possible to set up the JP-8 or Juno-60 with the JX-3P or JP-6. DCB: Digital Communication Bus MIDI: Musical Instrument Digital Interface • Information communicatable by the MD-8 The information which can be transmitted and received between the MIDI and DCB key- boards are: 1 . Keyboard information 2. Program Selections If, however, using the Juno-60, only keyboard information can be communicated. Panel Description (T) Function Switch This is select in which direction the informa- tion is sent. • MIDI-*- DCB: Information is sent from the DCB deveice to the MIDI device. • MIDI •«■ DCB: Information is sent in both directions. • MIDI «- DCB: Information is sent from the MIDI device to the DCB device. Important noties • Be sure to use the voltage shown on the Name Plate on the rear panel. • The MD-8 may generate heat during operation, this is quite a normal situation caused by AC power, so there is nothing to worry about it. • Please never disassemble the MD-8, even if it breaks down. ^2) MIDI Channel Selector Switch There are up to 16 channels available. Refer to the enclosed leaflet, "What's the MIDI? " for the details of the MIDI Channels. © Program Change Switch When this switch is set to the ON position, program selection information can be commu- nicated. .4) MIDI IN Jack .5) MIDI OUT Jack ,6) MIDI THRU Jack The digital signal fed into the MIDI IN Jack will be output through this jack without processed at all. • If the MD-8 is not to be used for a long period of time, unplug the cord from the socket. • Please do not pull the cord but hold the plug when disconnecting. • Please avoid placing or dropping anything heavy on the Power Cable. • Operating the MD-8 near a neon or fluorescent lamp may cause noise interference. If so, change the angle or the position of the MD-8. • Avoid using the MD-8 in extreme heat, humi- dity or where it may be affected by dust.

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dcb to midi

...mks80 from my juno 60, but there is only one dcb port on the juno, one dcb port on the md8 and only one dcb port on my jsq 60 sequencer. Basically what i want to do it to use the sequencer to program both the juno 60 and mk80 via the md-8 box....

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JUPITER-8 Behringer Tease #2. Full reveal coming soon?

...I thought were better achieved on the MKS-80 (which I kept). Plus the one I had used the boat-anchor MD-8 MIDI>DCB box which transmitted note on/off only and had some ridiculous amount of delay - like 80ms or something - so it was basically unusable in a MIDI sequencing environment. The guy...

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JUPITER-8 Behringer Tease #2. Full reveal coming soon?

I think anyone who owns a Jupiter 8 would spend a few bucks and get a midi kit and a day at the tech to clear up those issues. There’s no accounting for taste of course, if you aren’t into the sound. But those “hassles” don’t exist on mine. I am curious to hear Behringer’s...

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