• 7” capacitive touchscreen display

  • ARM® Cortex™-A53 with NEON™ DSP instructions

  • 32-bit internal processing

  • 32-bit DAC, 48kHz, 106dB SNR

  • Headphone amplifier

  • Runs Linux with a real-time kernel

  • MIDI TRS input and output ports

  • USB MIDI host and device ports (both capable of input and output)

  • MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) support

  • Up to 16-voice polyphony

  • Ethernet (LAN) connection

  • Firmware easily upgradable over the network or with a USB flash drive

What’s in the box

  • The Vector synthesizer unit (with a serial number on the bottom plate)

  • Power supply with a region-matching plug

  • Printed manual

  • 2× MIDI-TRS adapter cable



The rear side of Vector offers various connections. From left to right:

  • Phones is a 6.35mm TRS jack with a stereo output. Connect it to a pair of headphones for monitoring.

  • Left and Right are two 6.35mm TS jacks with line outputs (left and right channels). Connect them to a mixer or an audio interface.

  • MIDI IN and MIDI OUT are 3.5mm TRS jacks with MIDI input and output channels. The pin-out is “Type A” as per the official MIDI terminology. Connect them to other MIDI gear with a compatible connector or to a legacy 5-pin DIN cable (adapters are included with Vector). The MIDI OUT jack can be configured as MIDI Thru.

  • Device is a USB Type B connector with class-compliant MIDI interface (both input and output). Connect it to a DAW etc.

  • Network is a RJ-45 network connector used for firmware updates. Connect it to a LAN network with Internet access and DHCP.

  • Host is a USB Type A connector with a class-compliant MIDI interface (both input and output). Connect it to a USB MIDI keyboard or a USB flash drive for software updates.

  • Power is a connector for the provided 12V DC 1000mA (centre-positive) power supply with a dedicated power switch.


It is possible to connect more devices to the Host connector using a USB hub. Follow the current rating of connected devices; if the total current exceeds 500mA, use a hub with external power adapter. For software updates, the flash drive has to be connected directly without any hubs or cables in between. Do not use hard drives for software updates as they might draw too much current.

Firmware updates

Vector can be updated either over network or using a USB flash drive. To find if there is an update available, start Vector with a network cable connected and navigate to the Settings screen screen_settings. The bar in the bottom of the screen will indicate available updates and guide you through the update process.

Please note that some major updates are only available over USB and as such do not appear in the Settings screen. Check vectorsynth.com/support for announcements and a detailed description of the firmware update procedure.


Do not power off Vector when a firmware update is in progress.

MIDI implementation








*1, *7

Note: Number




Note: Velocity




Pitch Bend



Channel Pressure



Key Pressure



Program Change



Control Change (CC)



Song Position Pointer



Timing: Clock




Timing: Start




Timing: Continue



Timing: Stop






  1. Separate channel for the Arpeggiator is possible, see MIDI configuration.

  2. Transmitted are notes played by the Arpeggiator and/or notes forwarded from the MIDI input if enabled.

  3. Range is configurable, see MIDI configuration.

  4. Routing is configurable, see Routable controllers and parameters and Fixed controllers and parameters.

  5. Disabled by default, configurable in the Tempo section.

  6. Preset page can be controlled using Bank select CC: 0–1 System, 32–34 User, 64–68 External preset pages.

  7. Also see MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) support.


Health and safety

Use common sense when handling Vector. Standard guidelines for handling electronic devices apply, which, among others, are:

  • Use only the supplied power supply.

  • Do not expose the machine to any liquids or excessive levels of humidity.

  • Do not cover the ventilation holes on back and bottom.

Free and open-source software

Vector is built using many great free and open-source (FOSS) software components.

See vectorsynth.com/licenses for the license agreement and a complete list of the FOSS components used in Vector’s firmware.