||Inputs & Outputs
Large number of inputs and outputs
The Bitstream 3X can be integrated in any MIDI setup,
thanks to its complete set of inputs and outputs, among which :
1 MIDI In
2 MIDI Out 1 & 2
1 MIDI Thru
1 SYNC-24 output
1 expansion port
1 foot-switch input
1 USB port (MIDI In, Outs 1 & 2)
1 power supply input
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MIDI and USB inputs
The Bitstream 3X features one standard MIDI input and one MIDI over USB input.
Each of these inputs can be used to synchronize the Bitstream 3X
with any external sequencer.
Those inputs also have a "Merge" function, to merge in a smart way the incoming MIDI messages with the ones that are generated by the Bitstream 3X.
The destination of every received MIDI event or generated by the Bitstream 3X is configurable, so you can use it as a USB MIDI interface
MIDI Thru output
The output of MIDI Thru
is the image of the MIDI In connector.
Available on most MIDI devices, it is used to not break the MIDI
chain in a complex setup. It avoids the use of an external MIDI
Thru box, often required in a complex MIDI setup.
MIDI and USB outputs
The Bitstream 3X has two MIDI outputs and two USB outputs. Each generated message or received by the Bitstream can be routed to any of these outputs for more flexibility.
That means that a knob messages can be routed to the USB 2 output for instance while the very same knob used in another group will send its messages to MIDI 1.
The configuration can be done through the Bitstream
Please refer to the manual for a complete schematic of the routing between MIDI and USB inputs and outputs
SYNC-24 as been used in vintage sequencers before MIDI was born
It synchronizes old machines like the Roland TB-303, TR-x0x, MSQ-700/100,
Roland TR-909 and many famous others.
The Bitstream 3X features a SYNC-24 output, compatible with these
instruments, this output is available on a DIN-5 output giving
all the required signals to the vintage machines for a perfect
The Bitstream 3X is able to generate SYNC-24 signals from real
time MIDI messages received on any MIDI input (MIDI In connector
or MIDI on USB) so you can basically also consider your Bitstream
3X as a MIDI to SYNC-24 and USB MIDI to SYNC-24 converter
The Bitstream 3X has an expansion port to be able
to receive external control devices such as sliders, button, touch
As a new device is connected to the Bitstream 3X, it is automatically
detected and is seen as any other control of the machine.
On this 6.35mm
jack input, an external pedal can be connected, so you can generate on/off MIDI events just like any other front panel button.
The Bitstream 3X is fully MIDI over USB compliant,
so no particular driver is required to use the Bitstream 3X on
your USB port.
Just connect your Bitstream 3X on a Mac or a PC and you are ready to play
The two USB MIDI outputs and the input appear as new MIDI devices on your computer
This USB connector also powers the Bitstream
3X, so you do not need to use the provided external transformer when connected to a computer through USB.