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Multi-Mode?

Unread post by Amalgam » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:25 pm

Trying to let my AN1X play different voices at once in a Logic session, but somehow I can't seem to find a way to assign different voices to separate channels. I've been fiddling about with the Tx and Rx buttons in the matrix section, but I always end up hearing just one channel and one voice. Or just one voice for everything if everything is directed to the same channel. That's not what I want.

Can someone explain how to get this sorted, because I can't find a clear answer in the manual.
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Re: Multi-Mode?

Unread post by Derek » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:38 pm

Hi,

The AN1x is not a multi timbral synth in that it cannot receive on different channels and play different parts.

I’m afraid you’ll have to consider recording each part separately into your DAW.
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Re: Multi-Mode?

Unread post by Amalgam » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:10 pm

Thanks for clearing that up Derek.
So if there is no multi-timbrality, could you give an example of when the MIDI trans/receive channels on the AN1X are relevant? I mean, there's 16 of them, and I don't know any different from other instruments than that it's for stacking sounds. If not for stacking sounds, then what else for?
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Unread post by Derek » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:07 pm

Channels are also important for monotimbral synths

Why? You may have several monotimbral synths on the same MIDI chain (MIDI THRU from one synth to MIDI IN of the next synth links), so each synth needs to be on a different channel in that case.

Think about it. Two monotimbral synths connected on the same MIDI chain is the same as having a single bi-timbral synth that you need to have the parts set to different MIDI channels if you wish them to be separate. An 8 part mulit-timbral synth can be considered to be 8 separate synths from a MIDI perspective, if you see what I mean.

So, you can select one of the 16 channels that the AN1x will respond to, in order for it to have its own dedicated MIDI channel when you have a chain of devices.

My gig rig used to be like this. I had a Nord G2 (CH14), an A4000 (CH13), an FS1r (CH12) and a Motif Rack ES (CH1-8, as it is multi-timbral) all daisy chained MIDI THRU from one synth into MIDI IN on the other, and because I had set the channels of each, I could play them all separately via the different channeks.

If you have your synths in a "star" or hub conflagration (each synth on a dedicated MIDI port), then the channel a monotimbral synth in on does not matter (and could even be set to OMNI, or receive on all channels). This is the configuration I tend to use these days as it is a lot more flexible.
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