Sent Wed, Oct 25th 1995, 20:07
> It seems that Voice Assignment/Allocation Modes are one of those > things which are very important to a polyphonic synth, but also > something noone really talks about (at least not on this list). I did, but there wasn't many response. I am sure that the *main* difference in sound of a rev3 P5 and an Obie is due to different voice allocation. Everything else is just second order. Before I got my P5 ( I sold my ESQ-1 to get the space for another keyboard) I thought it would be a waste of space to have two different "great" analogues with rather pure, non dynamic, keyboards. I thought I'd either sell the Prophet or the Obie sooner or later. Nothing like this happened. Kill me if You want to get one of them! Now it seems I *need* a third one of these non-velo-keyboard monsters. When I had a JP-6 some years ago, I didn't care for voice allocation. But now I think I will need a Juppy again, plus this damn clever upgrade ROM. God knows where I will put this board in my tiny little room, but I'll find a way! > I know of a few other modes as well, such as low note/high note > priority with a monosynth (I think this was done for design reasons > in the days before microprocessor scanned keyboards), but last note > priority seems to work so much better that I can't see the point in > continuing to use them. Please (!!!) include high/low note priority. Each of the three modes is extremely useful. The fact that Doepfer won't add a low note priority option to his MCV1 made me switch to Kenton for Midi->CV converters. (I don't know why the hell this man doesen't include that option. He told me I was the first one who asked. I simply don't believe this!) JH. BTW: This digest was one of the best ones ever. We had Moog discussion, tape splicing history, voice allocation modes, potentiometer advice - analogue at its best. Just the humble opinion of one who *almost* left - I am glad I didn't !