Re: QS-8 polyphony

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Posted by Sam Streeper on August 02, 1997 at 22:58:46:

In Reply to: QS-8 polyphony posted by David Reddick on August 01, 1997 at 00:07:09:

> I was wondering if the 64 voice polyphony of
>the QS-8 only applied to a single sound source.


> I noticed many patches use 2 - 4 sounds. Does
> that mean I only have 16 (or 8!) voice
> polyphony when 4 sounds are used (as is the
> case with the nice piano patches)?

Not quite; the piano patches use 4 voices but if you look at the patch you see that it uses 2 voices for stereo "velo piano" up to about G5 on the keyboard, and 2 voices for the stereo "bright pno" from G5 on up. So any given key on the pianos only burns 2 voices. This is easier to see if you use Unisyn.

Also the QS's note-stealing algorithm seems good to me; it's pretty inconspicuous on the rare occasions I make it happen.


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