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Subject: FW: [AH] jupiter 8 retro fit & missed CS-80 opportunity

From: "Verschut, Ricardo" <ricardo.verschut@...>
Date: 2001-03-22

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From: Kenneth Elhardt [mailto:elhardt@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 4:33 AM
To: analogue@...
Subject: Re: [AH] jupiter 8 retro fit & missed CS-80 opportunity

david writes:

>>does anyone have any experience with the jupiter 8 midi upgrade fro kenton

>>? is it difficult to install yourself ?<<

A number of people are recommending you also look at the Encore midi
retrofit. I just went through this decision myself and compared the
features of the two using their PDF manuals. The thing that Kenton has is
velocity and aftertouch support. But I later found out it is only
monophonic velocity. It would still be nice to have, but the Kenton
interface with shipping is about $100 more than the Encore. Tony from
Encore said he would revisit the JP-8 midi kit later this year and consider
the possibility of adding monophonic velocity (currently supports breath
controller). If you're in the US and mono-velocity isn't important to you,
then the Encore seems like the easier way to go. I just bought two of them
myself. But I still had to go to Kenton for my soon to arrive Memorymoog

I noticed your post looking for a CS-80. A week ago I was about to post to
the list that I saw one selling for $1499 at
(, but then came all the AOL vs AH
problems and the list wasn't working right for me. Now I see it is gone.
But you should keep links like these around and visit them often to catch
rare things when the pop up.


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