Noob polyphony MIDI question

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Noob polyphony MIDI question

Post by Ty » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:52 pm

If I got one of the Yamaha's refaces or a boutique Roland and used MIDI so I can play it from a monophonic keyboard like a Moog... Will the Moog keyboard then work like a polyphony keyboard?

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Post by PISS.EXE » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:59 pm

you can't play a mono synth polyphonically with the help of an external controller/sequencer, usually the best option when you have a monosynth sound that can't be played otherwise is to sample it.

however your moog monosynth should be capable of sending more than one note at a time via midi, assuming it's a recently released moog.

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Post by Ty » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:19 pm

Thanks. I think a clearer way to phrase the question is this:

Can I use a Moog Voyager as a MIDI keyboard for anything other than another monophonic synth?

Can I play chords through a Boutique or Reface using the Moog Keyboard?

Basically, I wanna get polyphony sounds of a Reface or Boutique without using the tiny hands keyboard.

Not using the Moog sounds but the Boutique sounds? I think you answered my question with the 2nd part of your answer?

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Post by Huba-Swift » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:23 pm

Yes, most mono synths have polyphonic midi output. There are a few exceptions I've heard, but I doubt moog keyboards would be one of them.

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Post by Ty » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:44 pm

Great! Thanks for your time! :party:

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