RK-005 USB MIDI Hub

145.00168.00

The RK-005 is the smallest standalone USB MIDI Host and a Class Compliant USB MIDI Interface in one.

It can host and interconnect multiple USB-Devices by itself and also sends the merged MIDI to the DIN5 out port – even without a PC or tablet present.

And where other USB-Hosts are host-only, the RK-005 is also a Class Compliant MIDI device as well. This means: Connect the RK-005 to a computer, phone or tablet and it will give you a fast and solid MIDI In and Out from your DAW – Even while simultaneously hosting it’s own USB clients.

Futhermore it can convert MIDI clock to Gate-out: Sync up Pocket Operators, Monotribes or Modular systems to your USB or DAW setup with ease. Adding MIDI I/O interfaces to it? Sure – you could call it the smallest – expandable – MIDI control hub available!

As of RK-005 firmware version 1.7:
* Gated Clock via 3.5mm Jack output.
* Added because we could:
12bit resolution CV + Gate functionality on the jack output port. BEWARE that this port outputs 0-3.3v and is not overly protected! So don’t accidentally plug it into outputs with voltages it can’t handle!

As of RK-005 firmware version 1.4:
* RK-005 Plays Standard MIDI files standalone from a USB-stick
* Advanced settings manager via Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 more info
* Extensive SysEx Support

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Product Description

Don’t be fooled by it’s compact appearance (yes – we have sort of a legacy in stealth utilities!): The RK-005 is a small device which can combine all layers of the MIDI spectrum… and beyond!

The RK-005 is the most complete Standalone USB Host out there: Integrate those small and handy USB MIDI devices to your traditional MIDI gear and leave your computer at peace. And it’s not just a bridge to DIN5 MIDI: The RK-005 supports USB-Hubs too; You could call it the smallest MIDI control hub available.

And where other USB-Hosts do host-only, the RK-005 is also a Class Compliant MIDI device. This means if you connect the RK-005 to a computer, phone or tablet: It will give you a fast and solid MIDI In and Out from your DAW. Even simultaneously. The RK-005 is a 2-in-1 device!

If you’re also looking to connect other gear which only have gate triggers to listen to: The RK-005 has an on-board MIDI clock to Gate converter. You can sync up your Pocket Operators, Monotribes or Modular systems to your USB or DAW setup with ease. On firmware 1.7 we have even added 12bit analog voltage out on the minijack port (‘Control Voltage’) Which can be driven from keytracking, Aftertouch, Pitch or a MIDI Controller. Beware though Don’t accidentally plug it into output voltages which exceed 3.3v! This is a feature we added for experimental (and creative) purposes.

With the RK-005 you can now create that compact live or production hardware setup: full control without the full table.

Additional information

Weight .051 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 3 cm
Enclosure

Acryllic plates, Black-Copper Enclosed

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