What is the CV voltage of an Oberheim Xpander?

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What is the CV voltage of an Oberheim Xpander?

Post by musicweasel » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:53 pm

I am thinking of gettin one and need to know how I might interface it with my Make Noise Shared Sys. Thanks!

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Re: What is the CV voltage of an Oberheim Xpander?

Post by goom » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:49 am

It looks like both CV and Gate ranges are zero to +5 Volts.

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Re: What is the CV voltage of an Oberheim Xpander?

Post by musicweasel » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:36 pm

Thanks,

Can I damage my shared system if I plug in the wrong voltage? Or will it just not track correctly?

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Re: What is the CV voltage of an Oberheim Xpander?

Post by blw » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:19 pm

I'm not sure what you mean. Since the Xpander doesn't have CV outs, I assume you are trying to control the Xpander with the Shared System? You won't hurt anything, but the one time I tested my Xpander with both cv and midi from the same sequencer (a 1010 Bitbox channel), the cv ins didn't track the sequence well at all. The results were unusably funky. Could just be problem with the calibration of my unit, but worth testing when you shop if it is an important feature to you.

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Re: What is the CV voltage of an Oberheim Xpander?

Post by Analog Prophet » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:30 am

I had tracking/stability issues when I tried to feed my Xpander from Moog Voyager via the VX-351 CV Expander. I have not dive in to the isuues, can be settings, cables, compatibility or some issue with the Xpander. Might give it a new try as its awesome with 6 CV and Gate inputs to a machine that is like an 6 voice modular synth with software patching.
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