Find out how you can control your Roland Jupiter-4 with MIDI using Kenton MIDI Retrofit Kits or MIDI to CV converters
The Jupiter-4 does not have MIDI or CV/Gate. It does however have an Ext Clock In 1/4″ jack socket. Kenton offer a variety of options for your Jupiter-4:
- Fit a MIDI Retrofit Kit
- Clock the Arpeggiator
Fitting a MIDI Retrofit Kit is a skilled job which should be undertaken only by a competent synth service engineer or fitted by us at our premises in Epsom, near London (UK customers only).
1. Fit a MIDI Retrofit Kit to the Jupiter-4
You can fit a MIDI Retrofit Kit which will allow you to control the Roland Jupiter-4 directly using MIDI from your DAW, MIDI Sequencer or other MIDI controller. Fitted inside your Jupiter-4, our MIDI Retrofit Kit adds MIDI IN and THRU sockets.
With the Retrofit Kit you’ll have MIDI control of Notes, Pitchbend, Modulation, Filter cutoff, Volume, Portamento / Glide, Sustain. You will also be able to clock the arpeggiator using the MIDI clock. Note that the retrofit is MIDI IN and THRU only, there is no MIDI Out.
2. Clock the Arpeggiator
You can use one of our MIDI converters to clock the Jupiter-4’s arpeggiator using MIDI clock – see Clocking the arpeggiator of your synthesiser for more information.
Solving MIDI Clock Problems
If you have issues with clocking the arpeggiator, please refer the troubleshooting guide here: Solving MIDI clock problems.