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Voice expansion

Re: Voice expansion
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2021, 05:42:59 PM »
Do you have the feeling that Sequential people reading this forum? I have not seen a single answer on any of the threads.

Just mentioning ..

Re: Voice expansion
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2021, 06:33:15 PM »
Do you have the feeling that Sequential people reading this forum? I have not seen a single answer on any of the threads.

Just mentioning ..

There are at least two Sequential employees that I know of who post in the forum.

Re: Voice expansion
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2021, 02:26:07 AM »
Do you have the feeling that Sequential people reading this forum? I have not seen a single answer on any of the threads.

Just mentioning ..

Dave Smith says he doesn’t read forums and I understand him 100% - full of opinions in every direction. Plus piles of garbage reflecting sick people’s mind at many forums, thankfully not at this forum.

Re: Voice expansion
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2021, 01:48:22 PM »
I'm down for an expansion board.  It sure beats selling the 5 to get the 10. 5 voices is great, but sometimes I want to play polychords.

There's plenty of space in that huge chasis, so can't see why it wouldn't be possible to add an extra PCB retrospectively.

Re: Voice expansion
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2021, 07:54:15 PM »
I'm down for an expansion board.  It sure beats selling the 5 to get the 10. 5 voices is great, but sometimes I want to play polychords.

There's plenty of space in that huge chasis, so can't see why it wouldn't be possible to add an extra PCB retrospectively.

I'm not sure it is a matter of whether it is possible or not.  I'm pretty confident it is, but more of a question as to whether Sequential thinks it is the right thing to do. I could just see them thinking there is something wrong with doing it since it would no longer be a Prophet 5 if it had 10 voices. I know you can get an upgrade for the REV2 from 8 to 16 I guess, but the name of the REV2 doesn't dictate the number of voices available.  I'm just saying if they do provide an upgrade for the P5 then some people could want the P10 badging as well which could be misleading down the road.  Then there would be the issue of serial numbers pointing back to a P5 with P10 badging.  For certain reasons I could see it being a logistical mess for them possibly, maybe not, I don't know. 

However, I would love to see it as an option and would gladly pay the difference since the reasons why I bought the P5 have now been resolved and made available in the 10.  The voice cards have essentially already been made.  Perhaps they don't have enough right now, but maybe in the future if there is enough interest to take orders ahead of production and sell them with the ribbon cables or whatever necessary.  Being a small company, they can only handle so much at one time, and some of us synth guys never seem to be just happy.  Not even with a new P5.  There always seems to be one more thing.  I can see Dave Smith shaking his head to some of our request.  ;)

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Re: Voice expansion
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2021, 04:45:42 AM »
I will just say that if a voice expansion is made available, just do it.  I use poly unision WAY more than I ever imagined I would, and I consider it one of the most important (yet underrated and/or unknown) features of the Rev4.  I would like to see more granular detuning options once it is in PU2 mode, but the fact they added this to the synth at all was amazing.

It's of course possible to get the same results with multi tracking the default voice mode, and this was how a lot of vintage recordings achieved their sound, but to be able to push a button a few times and get that effect is the exact type of feature a modern incarnation of a vintage synth should have.
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Re: Voice expansion
« Reply #26 on: Yesterday at 04:41:13 AM »
I keep checking back here every week or so hoping to see news on this. Sequential if you are listening. I hope this is something you would consider offering.