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at last I had more time to play around with KAIVO and I fell in love with it like I did with Aalto. Mainly for its experimental sound design architecture. It is a great tool with maaaany possibilities I much appreciate.
I am coming from the piano and I am used to play fast and sometimes many notes in a row - regarding short percussive or Key-style sounds. And here I noticed a big problem when it comes to a somehow authentic reproduction of e.g. a Koto kind of instrument. Even 8 Voices seem not to be enough because I regognized when releasing the key on your keyboard the release-phases of each before triggered voice (ADSR) seems to be still an active voice until the release phase fades out completely. Same is while playing with a foot pedal.
This always results in cut off voices which sounds very unnatural. Am I doing something wrong or is KAIVO constructed like that (in that case maybe there is a workaround?).
Of course there is no problem when it comes down to crazy experimantal one-knob hit and run-wonder-patches :)
Thank you for your support and sharing your knowledge.
I think it´s good to know how an instrument works. And I think that knowledge links the musician more deeply to it - what influences the creative output, whether it is a real instrument or a virtual one.
I am looking sooooo much forward for further improvements of Kaivo :)
You are welcome :)
Yes, it is running out of voices simply speaking and therefore a wild natural sounding instruments performance is not quite possible. But luckily that is not the main reason I will buy and use Kaivo. I simply love sound design and new ways to shape sounds over time.
But maybe you will find a solution otherwise than just adding more voices (we would need really powerful CPUs even in multichore-operation)...the problem I see is that the release phase after releasing a key on the master-keyboard is regarded by Kaivo as an active voice. Perhaps there is a way to trick Kaivo at this point? I dont´t know I am not a programmer. One could make a workaround while programming the sounds short without a long decay/release and than use a very good third-party reverberation plug-in to emulate this phase. That would result in loss of some character of Kaivo but a well programmed reverberation plug-in could hide this fact a bit.
Yes the sequencer is a great thing to have in Aalto and Kaivo. I use it with joy and it is so much fun to fiddle around with it. Of course it can provide things as polyrythmics. But a little practice and a polyrythm is learned to play on the keyboard by one self. That´s even cooler...and keeps the sequencer free for all the wild and experimental modulating fun-stuff (for what I like it most) :)
I got your point on software. It´s a fast lane. I would appreceate an Aalto 2 if it would really be a new instrument. I am a little old fashioned regarding that. I like my to know stuff inside out and keep working with it each day a little more efficiently. And than maybe hop on to something new...but only if it is an addition to the old software or better called sound-system (studio environment) in general...there is already so much software out there...
do we really need an Aalto2? I own many hardware Synth and I never felt the urge to own (e.g.) a Korg MS20 2 or Roland Juno 106 2 or a Waldorf PULSE 2 (yes I kno w there is one out) or a Doepfer MS 404 2 or a Casio VZ-1 2 or a Korg Polysix 2 and so on and so on...
Okay, regarding software there are way more possibilities for sure...but I would be simply happy with smaller updates - and by the way, Aalto is a kind of its own anyway - nearly perfect for what it is. Does it really need a completely new version which replaces poor (than old and not needed any more) Aalto "1" (sniff) ;) ?
Dear Aalto users,
I dig Aalto quite well so far except for the difference between pulse (blue) and value (red) signals produced by the sequencer. Both are just signals and I don´t quite understand the difference between them both. The manual did not help me here either.
Can anybody bring a little light to that matter? I would be happy :)
P.S. I am so happy with this brilliant instrument. I find it is quite awesome regarding sound quality and the variety of sound possibility you can do from scratch.
Thank you very much Randy,
that made it perfeclty clear for me :)
Thank you for your help. Okay, I understand that but a more practical example would make it perfectly clear. Maybe there are ideal usages for both signals to create certain effects?
I realized that the value signals provides pitch shifting tone-orders and the pulse-trigger from the sequencer produces static sounds in totally other pitch than the sounds triggered by the value-signals. And I don´t understand why it is that way and how I can manipulate that. Maybe I am thinking too complicated??