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Xix



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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 5:57 am    Post subject: Question about A6
Subject description: Polyphony and mix mode
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Hi there fortunate A6 owners!

I'm still waiting impatiently to be able to afford the A6.

In the meantime I have some questions about the A6 which I think you can answer.

All this 32 oscillators and 32 filters (2 per voice) and 3 envelopes per voice is a little confusing to me.

1. If I have a patch using the 2 osc, 2 filters and 1 amp env and I hold down 1 note this will use 2 of the 32 osc, 2 of the 32 filters and 1 of the 16 amp env. And 2 notes held will use 4 osc, 4 filters and 2 amp env, right?

2. So if i want to make a patch with 3 or 4 osc wth different pitches I will have to go into mix mode, right?

3. If I go into mix mode and layer 2 patches that each consist of 2 osc will that reduce the polyfony to 8 voices/8 notes?
If I use 16 patches in mix mode will that reduce the polyfony to 1 single note???

Hope you can help.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

the answer to all three questions = yes !
16 voices ( each consists of 2 vco's 2 filters and 2 vca's ( otherwise pan modulation wouldn't be possible)

1 patch =16 voices
16 patches = 1 voice each = only playing with 1 finger at a time

i mostly have something like 2 polyfonic patches + 2 monophonic patches playing together ( = maximum7 fingers at the same time playable) .
I mean you can combine different patches and to some degree choose if they play monophonic, polyfonic or b.e use unison with a chosen number of voices.
in fact "the voice allocation" is very flexible.
Unless you want to make a whole, complicated song with just the a6 and don't have some form of multitracking ( like a pc/ mac with soundcard and b.e. cubase) , the number of voices is no real problem ever.

welcome, sunny
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sunny pedaal wrote:

Unless you want to make a whole, complicated song with just the a6 and don't have some form of multitracking ( like a pc/ mac with soundcard and b.e. cubase) , the number of voices is no real problem ever.

welcome, sunny


Thanks sunny. Sounds good. I'm glad to hear that it's not really a problem. I own SX2 and maybe soon Live 5 so no problem there.
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