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

Tom Wiltshire tom at electricdruid.net
Sun Apr 1 15:22:05 CEST 2018

Sorry, André is right. I said it had individual filter envelopes, but I was getting mixed up. Individual *DCO* envelopes.


       Electric Druid
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> On 1 Apr 2018, at 11:42, Andre Majorel <aym-htnys at teaser.fr> wrote:
> 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
> arpeggios.
> -- 
> André Majorel http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/
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