Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Arturia BeatStep Pro to Yamaha CS-10 CV Trigger

A while ago, I made this cable to drive my Yamaha CS-10 CV Trigger using my Arturia BeatStep Pro.
It's a bit unusually made and takes advantage of the way the Yamaha CS line of synths do "Trigger out" but it's easy to make and works just fine!

PotatoCad schematics folllows :)

 

NB: I recently found something nice about this cable: it can also be used to loop the CS-10 audio out back into the filter. Just plug the blue 1/4 inch jack into "external input", the orange one into "output" and the BSP end into your mixer, set "Ext" mode and tweak the corresponding potentiometer to taste :)

6 comments:

  1. Hello
    Does it convert regular S-trig signal sent from the BSP into negative trigger (which the CS 10 expect) ?

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  2. Basically it uses negative voltage coming from the "trig out" jack thru a resistor to pull down the trigger when the BSP does not assert it, so yeah I guess it does what you think!

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  3. Wonderful ! Thank you, Gligli !

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  4. By the way, to be sure : do you have the BSP gate out set as "S-Trig" ?

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  5. Can you give me some advise how to build this cable? How do you get the 3.9k portion of the cable?Sorry, I'm not really noledgable about this. Thanks,

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  6. Can you provide a little more insight into how you wired these up onto the jacks themselves? I have a Beatstep Pro that I'd like to use to drive my Yamaha CS-20M.

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