silly user question: full polyphonic mode?

The Cherry Audio CA2600 is a powerful, self-contained duophonic synthesizer inspired by the groundbreaking ARP 2600 synthesizer.
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silly user question: full polyphonic mode?

Post by wwjdx » Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:50 pm

I know, I know, 2600 IS a mono/duophonic unit originally, but... just wondering if there is a switch hidden somewhere to kick in 8 or 16 poly?

I'm too lame to READ manuals, and just mess about with what I see on screen. I realize they went full authenticity mode, but maybe it has poly and don't see it?

It's just dandy how it is now, and I get it. Just wishing and hoping for feature extension. :)

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Re: silly user question: full polyphonic mode?

Post by cherryaudio Greg » Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:58 pm

Hi,

No, since we are attempting to emulate the original hardware, we want to keep the features that make the original sound unique. We do make some additions, but we don't want to mess with the original experience too much.

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Re: silly user question: full polyphonic mode?

Post by wwjdx » Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:49 pm

Fair enough. Thanks! :)

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Re: silly user question: full polyphonic mode?

Post by c0z » Thu May 27, 2021 10:28 am

Hi Greg,
cherryaudio Greg wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:58 pm
No, since we are attempting to emulate the original hardware, we want to keep the features that make the original sound unique. We do make some additions, but we don't want to mess with the original experience too much.
Is this why you added polyphony and a sequencer to the PS-20? ;)

A sequencer would be a killer feature for the CA2600 in my opinion. Maybe you could consider adding one. Polyphony would also be nice though.

Just my $0.02 :)
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Re: silly user question: full polyphonic mode?

Post by tarkus1971 » Fri May 28, 2021 7:04 am

Agreed, the PS20's poly mode is just amazing and the CA2600 would be the same, a real step up from the usual mono modes, maybe the CPU load would be too much on the CA2600 ?

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Re: silly user question: full polyphonic mode?

Post by xuoham » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:28 pm

Yes, +1 ! The PS-20 made the "keep it original" obsolete. ;)

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Re: silly user question: full polyphonic mode?

Post by wwjdx » Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:45 pm

while I fully agree with CA and support their decisions and products with my wallet votes, I understand the products are complete and as is, and I bought it as such. I don't expect Porsche to suddenly give me a free Turbo just because their newer cars get one. :)

With that model, perhaps a $5 to $9 "UPGRADE" charge would work to go back and revisit the code, adding in poly as optional bonus? Some of us would be okay doing it that way. Or maybe it would be too much coding work and not worth the effort.

Side note: I do LOVE that the PS-20 is poly violating the "keep it original" philosophy . I can use it like a mono whenever I feel like, but love mashing down chords.

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