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Author Topic: V Collection MPE and microtuning support needed now  (Read 883 times)

gmo13dunes

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V Collection MPE and microtuning support needed now
« on: November 03, 2019, 11:37:18 pm »
It's almost 2020 and we still do not have MPE and microtuning support on the V Collection. Is there a good reason for this, or are the many calls from this community not being heard?

I request a reply form the admin(s) here on this and a projected timeline on when these two critics features will be implemented.

Thanks for your support!

MCMorrise

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Re: V Collection MPE and microtuning support needed now
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 08:07:48 am »
This, exactly.

Pigments supports microtuning, so why don't the others?

Why do some instruments have an option to change the diapason (A=440 Hz) to a different value, and not others?

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Re: V Collection MPE and microtuning support needed now
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 12:55:12 pm »
Why do some instruments have an option to change the diapason (A=440 Hz) to a different value, and not others?
Because some of the real instruments had tuning knobs but others did not?
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MCMorrise

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Re: V Collection MPE and microtuning support needed now
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 11:45:47 pm »
Because some of the real instruments had tuning knobs but others did not?

That's not an adequate reason for not including tuning options when none of these synths are a 1:1 emulation. They all include features not present on the original synth built in FX, more modulation sources, velocity response, even polyphony on the monophonic or paraphonic ones.

Being able to tune your instrument to match the ensemble you're playing in is kind of critical to not sounding bad. There may not have been a knob on the face of all of these synths, but they almost all had tuning pots.

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Re: V Collection MPE and microtuning support needed now
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 02:33:53 pm »
Just wanted to add another voice to this. The V Collection would be greatly enhanced by consistent microtuning support across the board, making it usable for people working with nonstandard tunings or wanting to play with instruments that can't be retuned.

Personally I'm unlikely to be able to justify the cost until that happens, since the number of projects I could use the V Collection in is limited by this factor.

It should be a fairly modest development task if the synths all share common code for mapping MIDI notes to frequencies.

[UPDATE: After playing around with the demos of these a bit, it looks to me like they've all been developed separately and I doubt microtuning can be retrofitted in a convenient way. I'd be pleased to be wrong but it's probably too much of an ask. That's a real shame. I'm still considering picking up the Farfisa; it has +/- 50c tuning, which is adequate for some applications, and it really sounds beautiful. The Vox has the same feature. None of the others support anything more refined than global tuning as far as I can see.]
« Last Edit: July 10, 2020, 06:37:13 pm by helveticat »

 

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