The Midi department of the RetroCade implements 3 MIDI jacks; MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, too MIDI THROUGH. MIDI In is used to connect MIDI instruments such equally a MIDI Keyboard, MIDI command board, or MIDI sequencer to the RetroCade synth to post MIDI notes too Control Changes that say the RetroCade what well to output. MIDI Through is connected to the MIDI In port too passes everything that comes inwards over the MIDI In port dorsum out too hence MIDI devices tin hold upward daisy chained together. MIDI Out tin hold upward used past times the RetroCade to output MIDI information such equally timing, modify control's or notes.
The RetroCade features 2 top of the trouble 1/4" Neutrik well jacks alongside a depression boot the bucket filter combined alongside a high speed Delta-Sigma DAC, which allows high lineament well output to hold upward realized. The high speed of the FPGA clock allows the FPGA to produce the heavy lifting of the Digital to Analog conversion.
The RetroCade features a 16x2 HD44780 compatible Character LCD, used to render standalone command too feedback for the RetroCade. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 criterion backlight is provided for tardily visibility inwards depression calorie-free situations.
RetroCade's 4 directional TPA511GLFS digital joystick allows for tardily carte du jour navigation.
The MicroSD (Secure Digital) socket expands the RetroCade alongside GigaBytes worth of storage infinite for the well too configuration files.
16 Analog inputs allow the RetroCade to hold upward turned into a custom controller too the Analog header allows yous to connect upward to xvi analog devices such equally sliders, knobs, too analog joysticks. The header is fifty-fifty compatible alongside the Seeed Studio analog Grove devices when used alongside a Grove to Brick adapter. The 16 analog channels are implemented alongside 2 ADC088S102CIMTX 8-bit, 8 Channel, SPI ADC's that are capable of sampling at speeds upward to 1Msps.