MSY2 is an interface that converts the MIDI realtime events CLOCK, START and STOP into the corresponding signals CLOCK and START/STOP of the SYNC standard. The SYNC standard is used in vintage drum computers or sequencers such as the Roland TR808 rhythm composer or the TB303 bass line. SYNC-CLOCK is a periodic TTL signal (0/+5V) representing the tempo.
PLEASE NOTE - THIS UNIT IS NOT SUPPLIED WITH AN EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY - FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF MIDI INSTRUMENTS IT WILL JUST TAKE IT'S POWER FROM THE MIDI CABLE. THERE ARE A FEW OLDER INSTRUMENTS THAT CANNOT SUPPLY THIS POWER BUT THEY ARE THE EXCEPTION RATHER THAN THE RULE.>