Sir Ruff wrote:i've come to appreciate the snappy envelopes, which I think are one of its overlooked attributes
Funny you think that...most people think the Alpha Junos have much slower envelopes than the 6/60/106. What is
nice is the extra stages! You get 6 stages rather than just an ADSR.
Sir Ruff wrote:what the hell was the difference between a performance and a patch?
When I had the MKS-50, this used to bug me, too. The keyboard versions don't have this oddity. The "patch" level lets you make settings for things like portamento, volume, transpose, MIDI controls, etc. for each patch independently (on the keyboards these are global settings). This is useful when doing splits and layers with other synths.
The actual voice settings are called a "tone" in all versions.
gs wrote:As previously mentioned it responds to limited (common) CCs such as modulation, velocity, aftertouch.
The mod wheel is hardwired to control overall LFO depth.
Aftertouch mod depth is programmable for the DCO, filter cutoff (but not resonance) and amplitude.
Velocity is mapped only to the EG with a fixed sensitivity, you can choose whether velocity sensitivity is on or off for the EG routing to the DCO, filter or amp individually (unusual!!).
It does respond to the standard CCs of portamento time (5), volume (7), sustain (64) and portamento on/off (CC 65).
It also has the oddity that it only supports MIDI notes from 12-108, not 0-127.
I listened to Hatfield and the North at Rainbow. They were very wonderful and they made my heart a prisoner.