Synthi VCS3 Matrix Interface
This unit adopts the same styling of Afrormosia hardwood case, cnc engraved satin anodised silver front panel that complements the Synthi VCS3. Its a complete interface unit for the Synthi VCS3 mk2 Matrix...or in other words a 'breakout' box whereby the row/column signals of the Matrix are taken out to 3.5mm jack sockets. This allows powerful interfacing options of the Synthi VCS3 with an external modular synthesizer like eg Doepfer-Eurorack and/or external effects racks etc. Its a unique device which can allow amazing synthesis of your synthi VCS3 to external equipment and really unleashes the power of matrix patching. All the signal/control inputs (right hand column of jacks) have 2.7k series resistors connected internally so taking signals in/out of the matrix using standard 3.5mm mono jack plug cables via this breakout box gives the same attenuation as inserting standard matrix resistor pins.
Connection to external synthesizers etc is via standard jackplug leads (ie with signal at the ‘tip’ of the plug) with 3.5mm mono jackplugs used to connect to the interface unit. These connections also join the ground of the external equipment to Synthi ground which is important. Patches can be a combination of those created with patchpins in the usual way and jackleads from the unit to route Synthi signals out to external equipment and send external signals (such as waveforms, envelopes, filter out, effect etc) back into the Matrix.
In this way the unit can act as a unique interface, leading to a powerful symbiosis of Synthi VCS3 and external Modular Synthesizers/effects and signal processing equipment.
A version for VCS3 mk1 matrix layout is also available on request.