Mono mode problems

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berksky
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Mono mode problems

Post by berksky » 22 May 2006 15:13

Forgive me if this sounds ignorant. I ran into a problem using the monophonic mode of the pitch controller. If I a hold a key (let's say, a bass note on the lower register) and start playing another note, most of the VSTs and VAs I am used to would revert back to the bass note once I release the higher note. With KarmaFX, the higher note keeps playing even though I am now only holding the bass note. This is a last-note-priority mode I haven't encountered before. Is there a way of getting around this? I would like to obtain an effect similar to what Keith Emerson does with portmento and a bass note drone.

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Post by karmafx » 22 May 2006 15:44

it is a dumb limitation in the synth....I'll try to make a fix for it real soon !

- KarmaFX

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Post by berksky » 22 May 2006 17:04

By the way, have I mentioned that your VSTs are awesome?

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Post by matthewjumpsoffbuildings » 23 May 2006 00:43

thats for sure 8) 8) 8)

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Post by karmafx » 25 May 2006 10:28

Thanks :D

the old note shouldn't retrigger right ?
it should simply repitch to the last pressed key. correct ?
At least it seems to work like that on access virus.

edit: correction: no, actually it does retrigger on the virus.
Is this what you want?

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Post by berksky » 25 May 2006 14:25

Hmmm. I don't think that the old note should retrigger. But it may be an option. When I go home, I will check my synths and maybe the documentation of some older synths. It should use portamento to go back to the old note though.
While I am asking for features, how hard would it be to add an option for note priority in mono mode? :) Like, low note, high note, last note priority. Currently, it is last note priority. These two articles are very useful:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct00/a ... nthsec.htm
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov00/a ... nthsec.htm

-Berk

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Post by berksky » 26 May 2006 13:35

I investigated.

Minimoog:
1. legato: does not retrigger env. for old note
2. non legato: does not retrigger env. for old note

Ensoniq ESQ1:
1. does not retrigger env for old note

Alesis ION:
1. legato: does not retrigger
2. non legato: retriggers

I would probably either add an option or go for not triggering.

-Berk

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Post by karmafx » 27 May 2006 19:28

Thanks Berk,

I've added the non-retrigger version.
Will be in next release.

- KarmaFX

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