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Subject: RE: [motm] Purchasing decisions

From: "Dave Bradley" <daveb@...>
Date: 2000-04-04

> > 2. The Expressionist doesn't have true trigger outputs,
> > just gate. I don't find this to be an issue, if you use the
> > newer 800s or do the simple mod to the early 800s which
> > allows them to run a complete ADSR cycle from a gate
> > only.
> Yes, but only using triggers will allow re-triggering without prior note
> release. This is probably the decision maker for some when deciding
> between the Kenton and Encore. For Dave, the true triggers was not an
> issue. For me, it was, so I bought the Kenton (and gave up the
> poly mode).

Don't take my comments about the Expressionist lacking true triggers to mean
that you can't retrigger on every note when playing legato. You can set it
up for either single or multi trigger. It just does it differently. The
Kenton outputs a trigger on a separate dedicated jack, while the
Expressionist closes the gate for a few microseconds and then reopens it.
You can't hear it do this, but it allows the EG to retrigger on each note
while playing a legato line. So the audible effect is identical.

Dave Bradley
Principal Software Engineer
Engineering Animation, Inc.