From: royce lee [mailto:rrooyyccee@...
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2000 12:54 AM
Subject: [AH] some mks-80 issues
Here are some things that have come up with the mks80.
I've noticed that controlling filter cutoff remotely
with the pc1600 or the remote programmer leads to
unpleasant midi artifacts. Calling it zipper noise is
being too kind. It's still a feature worth having, as
I've been using a CV pedal to control filter cutoff
and other parameters and it's much better than playing
one handed. I noticed that you can rout the mod wheel
to filter cutoff via the aftertouch/mod parameters.
It seems like the range of modulations is not as great
but the zipper noise is barely noticeable. This works
well for the top voice but on layered patches the
second voice's filter modulation is severaly delayed.
Not a problem in pad type patches but for short fast
sounds it's quite noticeable. I'm a little bit
unclear how this works, as I don't have a manual.
Isn't aftertouch a controller number? If so, which
one. . . and can the two channels of the MKS80 be
modulated independently using controller data rather
than system exclusive data?
I've been using the MKS80 more since I've begun
layering patches. What has worked well for me is to
have one patch with something like a triangle, or
sine-sounding sub osc sound. The other patch might be
a more traditional saw or pulse wave string or piano
sound that I control via filter cutoff. Anybody have
Lastly . . . compression really helps the MKS. It
seems to add some midrange grit, and makes bass
patches and rhythmic tracks much more engaging. The
other thing I've tried doing is boosting mid-range
frequencies and attenuating super low and high
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