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Unwanted Distortion in Paraphonic mode when exceeding 2 notes

Unwanted Distortion in Paraphonic mode when exceeding 2 notes
« on: November 05, 2018, 08:03:47 AM »
Hi All, as a disclaimer I am fairly new to synthesis as well as the Pro 2.

Last night I was doing some paraphonic sound design trying to make a clean Sine wave pad. I noticed some distortion in the patch as soon as I would play 3 or 4 notes at a time. I could play 1 or 2 notes and achieve the nice clean sound I was looking for, but as soon as I played the 3rd note an unwanted distortion would occur. Anyone know what might cause this? Or is this simply the way paraphonic functions?

My patch was very simple, made from a basic program with 4 sine oscillators in paraphonic mode (on software update 1.3, I just saw the new update came out).

Thanks

Re: Unwanted Distortion in Paraphonic mode when exceeding 2 notes
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 09:38:29 PM »
Try turning down the quad level (under "character" menu, then "sub" heading) or the individual oscillator(s) level. I almost never have my osc volumes above 100 as it's easy to overload / create unwanted distortion with the full 127 setting.
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Re: Unwanted Distortion in Paraphonic mode when exceeding 2 notes
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 04:57:54 PM »
Bringing the quad level down did the trick. Good to know.

Thanks man!