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Thursday, January 18th, 2018 01:43 pm

Synth Glossary

Many synths can only play one note at a time (they are monophonic). With the arpeggiator on, if more than one note is pressed at a time, the synth will alternate between the notes. They also often have a range control that allows the user to tell the ynth to play additional octaves - so if the range is set to two octaves the synth will play the keys that are held down in the octave that they are played and then in the next octave up/down....


Originally owners of the Four-Voice could expand it to up to eight SEM modules. Shown here is an example of just that. This became the first Eight-Voice. Later Oberheim released an Eight-Voice with two keyboards, (one on top of the other: the top one, a 4-octave(C-C), 49-note, and the bottom one, a 5-octave(C-C), 61-note) and an onboard Digital Programmer which held 16 presets. Currently we have no picture of this one.

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