[sdiy] Poly 800 (was DSP MIDI Synth (was Re: 566 Functional Replacement))

Andre Majorel aym-htnys at teaser.fr
Sun Apr 1 12:42:43 CEST 2018

On 2018-03-31 23:16 -0700, rsdio at audiobanshee.com wrote:

> When the Poly 800 was brand new, I was torn by the paraphonic
> aspect. I ended up passing on the product. It was one of the
> few keyboards I might have afforded in college, but I decided
> it was better to save up for a ???real??? poly.
> However, I thought that only the VCF was monophonic. I got the
> impression that the digital envelopes were polyphonic.
> Weren???t there 8 of each of the 3 types of envelopes? I???d
> have to play one again to hear the answer.

The Poly-800 has nine envelope generators, one for each of the
eight DCOs and one for the VCF. You can tell it's paraphonic by
the way the cutoff frequency jumps around when you play

André Majorel http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/

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