The Enabler 2.0 is a custom-made 96-knob dedicated MIDI controller for the CC+ equipped Rhodes Chroma synthesizer.
The Rhodes Chroma is considered by many to be one of the great synthesizers – but it buries a lot of power, because of its limited number of hands-on controls. The Enabler is designed to enhance the Chroma will full-on hardware controls.
The ENABLER requires the Chroma to have the CPU Plus (CC+) installed.
The ENABLER provides an output of MIDI continuous controller data only. It will not obtain any display or parameter data from the Chroma. When a new patch is selected on the Chroma, the value of a particular parameter will jump to reflect the position of that particular knob when the knob is turned; just like in an OB-Xa or other classic polysynth.
The ENABLER is preset to MIDI channel 1. It has a MIDI out jack, and connects directly to the MIDI in of the CC+.
Modifications to the case design, exotic wood species and custom Calzone ATA cases are available options.
New - improved knob response
New - improved aesthetics
New - upgraded electronics
Inspired by the industrial design of the Chroma
All exposed woodwork is solid cherry
2x16 LCD display shows parameter name and value when a knob is adjusted
LED indicator lights to indicate the selected patch type
Powered by external 6-9v DC supply