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Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 12:59 am

Synth Glossary

The number of different timbres (instruments) a synthesizer can play at a time. Some synthesizers are polyphonic but only monotimbral - ie they can play several sounds but only in the same instrument....


An enhanced version of the OB-X, the OB-Xa also was "available in four-, six-, and eight-voice configurations, offered 32 program memories, polyphonic portamento, and polyphonic sample-and-hold", and in addition to that, it "offered the ability to split the keyboard, or double up the voices so that two voices would sound for each key that was depressed."

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