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Last post Tue, Oct 26 2021 by PaoloT, 8 replies.
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Posted on Sun, Apr 28 2019 19:08
by michael diemer
Joined on Tue, Apr 30 2013, Maine, USA, Posts 131

On Synchron, it it possible to switch from Legato mode to Poly mode, or can you only use one or the other per instance?

michael diemer
Posted on Sun, Apr 28 2019 19:16
by bbelius
Joined on Sat, Mar 14 2015, Posts 883

Hi,

yes, it is possible to switch to Legato Mode Poly. In the player on bottom, go to the Perform tab, on the right side the first option. The default is Mono.

Best, Ben

Ben
Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Sun, Apr 28 2019 19:23
by michael diemer
Joined on Tue, Apr 30 2013, Maine, USA, Posts 131

Thank you, but I meant, is it possible to switch back and forth, using a keyswitch or CC event? I know I can switch it manually, but that does me no good if I need to switch back and forth between unison and divisi strings. Sorry I wasn't clearer.

michael diemer
Posted on Sun, Apr 28 2019 20:55
by bbelius
Joined on Sat, Mar 14 2015, Posts 883

Yes, go to the Control Tab and klick on the "+" sign. There is an entry "Legato Mode" that you can assign to different kinds of events (except key-switches).

Ben
Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Sun, Apr 28 2019 21:49
by michael diemer
Joined on Tue, Apr 30 2013, Maine, USA, Posts 131

Thanks again, I'll give it a try!

michael diemer
Posted on Tue, Oct 26 2021 10:53
by PaoloT
Joined on Tue, Dec 27 2016, Posts 1189

Please let me add a question to this topic.

Is there a reason to choose Mono Legato, instead of Poly? Wouldn't Poly be more versatile, by leaving the composer decide how much of the tail of the preceding note should remain when the second note is triggered?

I'm tempted to save all my Synchron and Synchronized presets with Legato set to Poly, as I see I did with my VI presets. And maybe add a controller (CC34*, so that is is next to Legato Blur=CC33) to the Legato Mode switch.

Paolo

* Note: CC34 is already pre-mapped to Stretch Factor. So, the choice is between using CC35 for Legato Mono/Poly, or move Stretch Factor to CC35. The former option would require less editing on the existing presets.

Posted on Tue, Oct 26 2021 10:58
by PaoloT
Joined on Tue, Dec 27 2016, Posts 1189

Originally Posted by: PaoloT Go to Quoted Post

Is there a reason to choose Mono Legato, instead of Poly?

Oh, I see Paul answered to this same question in an older thread:

Paul's answer

"The advantage of MONO legato is that you are streaming less samples when restricting yourself to monophonic legato lines. "

So, it seems the only advantage is saving memory. I wonder I much, and if it is still relevant with today's computers.

Paolo

Posted on Tue, Oct 26 2021 15:38
by PaoloT
Joined on Tue, Dec 27 2016, Posts 1189

Somewhere else, another manufacturer of orchestral libraries suggests that mono legato is better with their product, since the player may get confused by poly legato (is it a smooth legato, or the beginning of a chord?).

So, I guess I'll leave it mono legato, but will create two techniques in Dorico: 'Legato Poly' and 'Legato Mono', one sending CC35=0 and the other CC35=127. It will be easy to insert them as a hidden technique in the score, and easily replicate it to the various instruments.

Paolo

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