yeh, I remember the good old days, I even had one module that was monophonic ( goodness knows what posessed me, some sort of Oberheim) haahaa.
You needed 3 or 4 modules midied to even play a fairly basic midifile. Used to be fun, though.
Nowadays you just take the polyphony for granted.
I still like miding stuff together, but it's only for home use. More so the challenge of getting some weird setup to work.
I've currently got BIAB midied to my korg, with a mix of korg style & biab real tracks playing in sync while I record them on the korgs mp3 player. Useful, probably not, but it's fun getting it to work.
Hi Rikki, My MIDI days..were about synths , keyboards and modules...6,8,12,and 16 voice instruments..
When I started to use arrangers on stage (90's)..it opened a "whole new world", not because I could play the auto stuff..that was great..but the possibility to use arrangers as multi instruments, with drum patterns that worked great...and plenty of polyphony...all the effects abound also...Arrangers are complete packages..that curbed my primary need to MIDI up...
Is MIDIing up arrangers important..not so much..more of experimental, and just having fun...Detail operation between two arrangers is still complex and they do not talk or play well with each other..but basic operation as we discussed here on SZ, does work well..