Is there a global polyphony limit in Sunvox?

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pik33
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Is there a global polyphony limit in Sunvox?

Post by pik33 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:38 pm

Symptoms:

Started Sunvox 1.9.4 x64 on Widows 10 with its standard template

Added Echiano

Configured Pad1, Pad2, Pad3 and Pad4 to play always with midi channel 2

Selected Echiano

Used a kebpoard with split set: 2 lower octaves sends in channel 2

Played a C chord on lower parts of the keyboard (2nd octave of 5 available) (Midi chn 2) - 5 instruments active (all Pads and Echiano) with 3 notes playing

Then only one more note can be played with Echiano using midi channel 1.


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Edit: there seems to be no such symptom in 1.9 5 beta so the problem is now worked around by using the new version :)

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Re: Is there a global polyphony limit in Sunvox?

Post by NightRadio » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:03 pm

Global MIDI polyphony:
16 tracks in 1.9.4;
32 tracks in 1.9.5.

And if you want to play all the Pads at the same time - it's better to connect them to the single MultiSynth. One track per note will be used instead of four.

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Re: Is there a global polyphony limit in Sunvox?

Post by pik33 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:23 pm

This explains these symptoms: 3x5=15 (C chord) and only one note left.

Using MultiSynth solved the problem.

Another behavior which I noticed: the PC keyboard doesn't behave like MIDI keyboard: it plays only selected instrument. Multisynth solved this too. Using 3 of them allowed me to split PC keyboard between two groups of instruments.

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