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polychain just desktop evolvers

polychain just desktop evolvers
« on: March 05, 2018, 01:12:03 PM »
Hi, is it possible to chain just desktop evolvers to f.eg.4 voices? I have no room for keys and Poly evolver rack has too little control for me.
Cheers

chysn

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Re: polychain just desktop evolvers
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 02:44:36 PM »
I think you need at least one keyboard for this, the reason being that the Desktop Evolver doesn't have a parameter to determine how many poly chained voices are in the system.
DSI: DSM03; previously: Mopho Keyboard, Desktop Mopho, Evolver, DSM01
Hardware: Eurorack, Arturia MicroBrute
Software: macOS, Ableton, MuseScore2
Modular Grid: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/354385
GitHub: https://github.com/chysn

Re: polychain just desktop evolvers
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 04:15:48 PM »
Thanks for useful info!

Re: polychain just desktop evolvers
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 07:54:22 PM »
I checked the manual, and surprisingly, couldn't find an answer.

Peter Hanes

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Re: polychain just desktop evolvers
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 10:59:30 AM »
Hi, is it possible to chain just desktop evolvers to f.eg.4 voices? I have no room for keys and Poly evolver rack has too little control for me.
Cheers

Although I canít test this myself, I think that it is likely to work. The desktop (mono) Evolver knows that it is monophonic and therefore simply passes all but the first-received MIDI Note message to its MIDI Out port if its Poly Chain setting is activated. Any subsequent desktop Evolvers will do the same.

chysn

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Re: polychain just desktop evolvers
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 04:23:20 PM »
Hi, is it possible to chain just desktop evolvers to f.eg.4 voices? I have no room for keys and Poly evolver rack has too little control for me.
Cheers

Although I canít test this myself, I think that it is likely to work. The desktop (mono) Evolver knows that it is monophonic and therefore simply passes all but the first-received MIDI Note message to its MIDI Out port if its Poly Chain setting is activated. Any subsequent desktop Evolvers will do the same.

But at some point, you're going to expect the first Evolver in the chain to play a second note. If there's no voice number parameter, how does it know when to play again?
DSI: DSM03; previously: Mopho Keyboard, Desktop Mopho, Evolver, DSM01
Hardware: Eurorack, Arturia MicroBrute
Software: macOS, Ableton, MuseScore2
Modular Grid: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/354385
GitHub: https://github.com/chysn

Peter Hanes

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Re: polychain just desktop evolvers
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2018, 07:31:26 AM »
Hi, is it possible to chain just desktop evolvers to f.eg.4 voices? I have no room for keys and Poly evolver rack has too little control for me.
Cheers

Although I canít test this myself, I think that it is likely to work. The desktop (mono) Evolver knows that it is monophonic and therefore simply passes all but the first-received MIDI Note message to its MIDI Out port if its Poly Chain setting is activated. Any subsequent desktop Evolvers will do the same.

But at some point, you're going to expect the first Evolver in the chain to play a second note. If there's no voice number parameter, how does it know when to play again?

Iím not in front of my Evolvers or the manuals right now, but I believe that any mono desktop Evolver that has its Poly Chain setting activated will play the first MIDI note that it receives and pass on any other notes that arrive while the first note is playing to its MIDI Out port.

This is how it works when I chain my PER after my desktop Evolver.

So the first Evolver in the chain will play the first note it receives after receiving the Note Off message for the previous note that it played.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2018, 07:36:28 AM by Peter Hanes »

Re: polychain just desktop evolvers
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 12:53:04 AM »
Desktop Evolvers are the original and the polychain function has been there since the beginning, so yes, you should be able to polychain four Desktop Evolvers.