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#32166 - 07/02/03 05:25 PM Polyphony Experiences with KD3
The Accordionist Offline
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Registered: 01/25/03
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Well, I've my XD3 for a week now and absolutely love it! It does much more than I thought and after only a week I am completely at home with all of the menus and settings. What a great tool!

Polyphony, however, is not so hot. It's 64 note polyphony is actually 32 notes with multi-timbral sounds. I discovered that using just the solft altosax, with full harmony and an arranger style of C or D starts clipping the notes! And this is only playing a single note on the right hand! I figure that full harmony could be up to 5 notes per single right hand key played, and with the arrange style at C or D this is simply too much for the box! This seems a little problematic for me, as I like to use the full harmony feature along with the more busy styles.

Am I missing a setting or something? I'm very comfortable with the menus and settings and would be surprised if I missed something, but you never know!

Thanks. Like I say, I absolutely am crazy about the instrument.

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#32167 - 07/02/03 08:32 PM Re: Polyphony Experiences with KD3
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The Accordionist,

What OS are you running on your XD3?

AJ
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#32168 - 07/02/03 08:55 PM Re: Polyphony Experiences with KD3
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AJ -

2.0a

Thank you.

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#32169 - 07/03/03 11:12 PM Re: Polyphony Experiences with KD3
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The Accordionist,

When you start using busy styles (esp. Latin) that incoorporate a lot of the live drums, it is easy to see why once you add harmony, you quickly do use up more than 64 notes (esp. when you take into consideration too that most of the sounds are actually multi-timbre!).

Thanks,

AJ
_________________________
[KETRON - USA]
Design Engineer & Product Specialist.
www.KetronAmerica.com

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#32170 - 07/04/03 09:52 AM Re: Polyphony Experiences with KD3
The Accordionist Offline
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Registered: 01/25/03
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ketron_AJ:
The Accordionist,

When you start using busy styles (esp. Latin) that incoorporate a lot of the live drums, it is easy to see why once you add harmony, you quickly do use up more than 64 notes (esp. when you take into consideration too that most of the sounds are actually multi-timbre!).

Thanks,

AJ


AJ -

I agree with you. I thought I understood what was going on when I would knock the style back to a "less-busy" A or B and noticed that I could play the harmony without clipping. I was just kind of shocked that I ran up against the limit playing single notes on the right hand using the Beguine style D and the full harmony option on the AltoSax.

I guess that's why there's all the bravado around how much polyphony each vendor's keyboards and modules have. I never suspected it would be important to me as I don't compose massive symphonies with 30 instruments.

Now I understand!

Thank you for your answer.

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