From Chris Whitten
Sent Tue, Apr 8th 1997, 02:06
Here is an alternative that I have been utilising for two years. I have cv and gate inputs on the back panel of the 4 voice. I'm controlling the synth via a Doepfer MCV8. The Doepfer is a beast with a very confusing operating system so I leave it set up for the 4 voice. The brilliant thing about the MCV8 is that it allows you to play all four voices polyphonically in real time. I'm not sure if the Pro 4 can do that... I maybe wrong. I often use the 4 voice as 4 seperate synths and occasionally get into chord playing. There are a few things which I would like to improve in the set up, maybe Kevin has a solution, I no longer have portamento from the 4 voice. Also I've lost the voice selection feature which when set to odd groups gives you very interesting panning effects. I think Doepfer have upgraded the MCV8 for an MCV12 (I hope they've sorted out the screen etc...) and I reccomend you check it out although I have had a lot satisfaction from my Kenton converters. C.W.