Well, the trigger out could be used to control the envelopes on a modular system or another Korg of that vintage so that you could play the Delta through another synthesizer without having to trigger the envelopes on that synthesizer.
The Trigger In plus the filter control in could allow you to control the Delta from another synth, as long as you played the chords or notes... which wouldn't necessarily be unlikely when it was released.
using the Delta's paraphony
Alex Hamilton wrote:Thanks for the reply. This, though, wouldn't allow you to control the pitch of the oscillators on the 'slave' synth, making it very limited - you'd have to control the pitch using a CV from another source (although obviously this has its own experimental applications). Or are you talking about maybe using it to trigger the envelopes on e.g. an external filter, into which you're running the Delta output? This seems like it would have actual application, but it still seems half-arsed to have not put a CV out on the Delta.
Alex Hamilton wrote:But why would they not put in a CV in, so that you didn't have to hold down the keys? You could drive it from a sequencer triggering the envelops, while using the Delta's paraphony to allow it to sequence chords as you hold them down, but you could do this with a TRIG in anyway - you'd just have to not connect the CV in.
it's just a situation wherein you could add functionality to the Delta.
nathanscribe wrote:It's not the only stringer with a trigger out - didn't the RS-202 have one? The RS-101 doesn't, though (shame).