sequencer polyphonic

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ix
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sequencer polyphonic

Post by ix » Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:34 am

hi , i am interested in the sequencer side , its 4 part but is it polyphonic ? (zyklus style )

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Post by ix » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:02 am

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Post by John Bowen » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:13 pm

ix,

The Solaris sequencer is a step sequencer that outputs 4 rows of control values. The Overall rhythmic timing is established by Sequence A; the other 3 rows can have different lengths, but they will still use the rhythmic pattern set by Seq A.

I'm not sure how you are defining polyphonic in this case, as the demos I heard of zyklus sound like a steady stream of single data, playing voices that have some release time, but I assume you mean separate streams of note-on data that each have their own individual gates and timing. Even though you can set up 4 independent 'channels' per preset in Solaris for articulation, the overall Amplitude envelope controls all final output (i.e., you can set each signal path's VCA to be controlled by separate envelopes, but those ADSR time values have to 'fit' within an overall Amp EG setting). So, my gut feeling is that it is not polyphonic in the sense you are thinking, but it can still produce some fairly complex sounds.

-john b.

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