Thanks for this one. Of course the monophony wall is something to be considered.stringtapper wrote:I have to side with hardware on this one. I went down the road of trying to make Max patches that emulate what the Roland boxes do and always you hit the same wall: monophony.
Ultimately I have stuck with midi pickups on my instruments. Now a midi pickup combined with Max/M4L? LOTS of possibilities and I have some long term projects for such combinations…
Does this mean that monophony is possible more or less like I described and heard
from Roland boxes? I might not be interested in polyphony but only in solo lines.
I imagine that you have to be extra-clean to meet a successful conversion (tracking).
That's why the GR300 cosm modeling inside VG-99 is what hit my imagination.
There's no MIDI tracking there but you need an exaphonic pick-up. Every nuance (and dirtiness)
of your play is captured, like a guitar should be. Without the exaphonic pickup you get nothing.
I think that by going with split pickups you can maintain your play style because you do not have
to stop a string to play another. However with some exercise you can get satisfactory results
with monophony as well. What do you think in your experience? How's Max latency?
I think your long term projects will rock! My guess is that M4L possibilities go far beyond
one's imagination.. if only I could learn it fast. Gave a read to the tutorials... difficult