TLDR – I want to put the board from the reface CP & YC in a body with a master MIDI board and keybed and create a one off keyboard with a Rhodes style body. A switch that will select either CP/Off/YC and outputs that are linked so I can just plug the L & R into an amp and the switch will determine which sound I use. Is this possible?!
I stumbled across Paul J. Drongowski's webiste recently and was hoping to contact him for the advice, but I can't seem to find any contact info! Hopefully he or someone else that can provide help sees this!!
My background is mechanical engineering but my knowledge of electrical design is almost zero. Two of my favourite synths are my reface CP and my reface YC. But I always play them using a MIDI master keyboard. I also play the drums and have made my own snares, kits and pedals which got me thinking, I can make my own piano/organ with fender Rhodes style body. My plan is that I would take the internals of the CP, YC and MIDI master and put them in one case, but I would only ever use the CP sounds/YC sounds in isolation i.e. not wanting to mix them. In case I want to use the keyboard as a master still for other boards.
But this is where I need advice. I plan on using a 3 pos on off on switch, with one on providing power to the CP and master, and the other on position providing power to the YC and the master. Is this possible? Or am I talking out of my bottom as the saying goes?
For the MIDI I plan on having an output plate with midi out from the master, and a short cable that will go to a midi in. This then goes internally to a MIDI thru circuit with two outputs, one going to the CP and the other to the YC (with their annoying MIDI adapters!).
I’d like to also have only one set of outputs for sound and one input for expression. I.e. link the Headphone output from both CP & YC, link the L(Mono) from both and link the R from both. Again, is this possible? Is it as simply as using a split cable from each output internally and just mounting the single merged output to a face plate?
Feel free to chastise my lack of electrical knowledge and just point me in the direction of some literature to work through to do this on my own if you don’t want to/don’t have time to explain how to actually achieve this by the way.
Any help would be much appreciated!
Thanks and regards,