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Question about the Poly Evolver sequencer.

Question about the Poly Evolver sequencer.
« on: December 06, 2016, 08:59:35 AM »
In regards to the sequencer, is it gated like the P08 where I have to hold a key for it to play as opposed to just hitting a "Play" button?.
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Re: Question about the Poly Evolver sequencer.
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2016, 09:12:44 AM »
A few excerpts from the Poly Evolver manual:

"The sequencer can be triggered in a variety of ways, including via its own internal clock, by the keyboard, or with an external audio signal."

"If the sequencer is Off, hit the Tap Tempo four times, and on the fifth hit the sequencer will start with the speed set according to the timing of the taps. If you keep hitting it, or otherwise hit it while playing, the sequence speed will change to match the tap speed."

"Press the START/STOP switch to start the sequence."



Re: Question about the Poly Evolver sequencer.
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2016, 11:18:26 AM »
A few excerpts from the Poly Evolver manual:

"The sequencer can be triggered in a variety of ways, including via its own internal clock, by the keyboard, or with an external audio signal."

"If the sequencer is Off, hit the Tap Tempo four times, and on the fifth hit the sequencer will start with the speed set according to the timing of the taps. If you keep hitting it, or otherwise hit it while playing, the sequence speed will change to match the tap speed."

"Press the START/STOP switch to start the sequence."

Awesome. I really wonder why there was no START/STOP switch on the Prophet 08 as it seems to share the same layout as the Poly Evolver. Very strange.
Prophet 6, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano, Vogel CMI Fairlight Pro App, Kurzweil K2600XS, Korg Kronos, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinniii

Re: Question about the Poly Evolver sequencer.
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2016, 12:38:48 PM »
It's because the Prophet '08 has a gated sequencer, which requires a note-on to "gate" the sequencer on/start playback. The Evolver has a step sequencer, so start/stop makes sense in that context.
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