Roland Aira SBX-1 Sync Box MIDI Interface

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  • Internal midi clock for perfect timing
  • Use analogue gear via CV
  • Tempo, fine tempo and tap modes
  • Shuffle function for adding swing to patterns
  • Create LFO signals
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Roland SBX-1, Sync Box MIDI Interface

The SBX-1 is a multi-format sync box that lets computers and electronic instruments communicate and synchronize with each other. With its internal clock, it works great with a quantity of both analogue and digital devices and provides simultaneous conversion between MIDI, DIN SYNC, and USB/MIDI, and any of these can be the master clock source. You also control the tempo of all your external devices with the SBX-1 as the master sync source.

Physical knobs for TEMPO and FINE tempo along with TAP tempo give you control of the overall groove and let you freely adjust your timing to sync-up with DJs or other performers in a band. The SBX-1’s Shuffle function adds swing to patterns generated by external devices that aren’t equipped with swing, such as the TR-808 and TB-303. There is also a handy SYNC button that corrects timing errors with a single press.

The SBX-1 has CV/GATE output jacks allow you to control analogue and modular synths from your external MIDI device or computer. MIDI notes and CC information from external sources are converted and output as CV (pitch), and GATE (note) information, introducing enormous creative possibilities. You can also create LFO signals in the SBX-1 (synced to the internal clock or to a tempo from an external source). You can then output them along with performance information, modulate them, and even use them as trigger signals. Using the AUX, you can output up to three channels of triggers or LFOs with different characteristics.

  • Simultaneous conversion between MIDI, DIN SYNC, and USB/MIDI
  • Control external devices with SBX-1 as the master sync source
  • Shuffle adds swing to patterns generated on devices without swing, such as TR-808 and TB-303
  • CV/GATE jacks introduce enormous creative possibilities
  • SYNC button corrects timing errors with a single press
  • Output up to three channels of triggers or LFOs with different characteristics
  • DIN SYNC supports both Sync24 and Sync48 compatible with a variety of rhythm machines
  • Works great with the TR-8 through optimized AUX jack
  • Runs on USB bus power or with AC adapter
Switch [DIN SYNC IN] Switch (24, 48) [DIN SYNC OUT1] Switch (24, 48) [DIN SYNC OUT2] Switch (24, 48) [TRANSPOSE] Switch (H, M, L) [POLARITY] Switch (+, -) [BEND] Switch (WHOLE, OCT, LFO) [AUX] Switch (1, 2, 3) [POWER] Switch
Buttons [CLOCK SOURCE] button (D-SYNC, MIDI, USB, INT) [SYNC] button [SHUFFLE] button [STOP] button [PLAY/PAUSE] button [TAP] button
Connectors DIN SYNC (IN, OUT1, OUT2) connectors MIDI (IN, OUT1, OUT2) connectors USB COMPUTER port: USB type B DC IN jack CV jack: Miniature phone type GATE jack: Miniature phone type BEND jack: Miniature phone type AUX jack: Miniature phone type
Accessories Owner's manual SD Card AC Adaptor Power Cord USB Cable (mini-B type) Windscreen
Weight 790g
Dimensions (W x D x H) 220mm x 135mm x 52mm

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