[sdiy] Voice assignment algorithms

Paul Maddox yo at vacoloco.net
Sat Jun 9 21:42:56 CEST 2012


>> Quick question: supposing your system supports 8 voices (8-note
>> polyphony), how would you handle the 9th NOTE ON?  And more
>> interestingly, the 9th NOTE OFF message?

It depends :)
some people would "steal" the first note played and use it for the ninth.
Some will ignore the 9th,
Some will have an "overflow" so the 9th note would go out the MIDI OUT
connector.

For the PolyDAC, I did both the first and the second with the PolyDAC,
you just used a switch to switch between the two :)

Paul



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