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2 years 1 month ago #1 by megamarkd
Hi,

I remember years ago there was talk about stacking multiple Pulse synths to make a polysynth. I've found how to do it with multiple Pulses but I recently bought a Pulse 2 and (before I splash out for a Mondovox) I'd like to try stacking my Pulse with the Pulse 2. Has anyone any idea if it is possible and if it is, how do I do it?

Cheers,

markd

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1 year 9 months ago #2 by wickermanxxx
Original Pulse:
For those that do not know to stack multiple units you must ensure that your pulse (1) has OS 2.01 (latest) to allow stacking. I am not sure if all have to have it as all mine do.

Other Methods:
MI Midipal (discontinued) or Audiothingies Midibro.

Pulse 2:
As far as I am aware the only way to stack the Pulse 2 is by using software or a midi box as in other methods above.

Apart from that I see no particular reason to stack an original Pulse with a Pulse 2 other than simply layering sounds which is easily done by setting both/all units to the same midi channel and mixing them via a mixer etc.
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1 year 3 months ago #3 by megamarkd
Replied by megamarkd on topic Stacking Pulses/Pulse 2's
Cheers for the response, sorry I took so long to notice.

I've tried every combination of the two Pulses to make the stack work to no avail.
The reason for wanting to stack the machines is to make a polysynth from my mono's. There are some ways to trick two monos into behaving like a duophonic by using note priorities on both (one to high note, one to low note) but I have more than just the two Pulses and was hoping to be able to stack the Pulses and then use the priority solution to control the other(s). Although the Pulse2 has paraphonic modes, stacking it in one of the paraphonic modes would create a sound so thick that you'd need a shovel to get through.

I'm aware of the MIDIPal for chord splitting (as well as another discontinued product I'm telling nobody about until I get one). There is a fellow who has taken the source code for the MIDIPal and worked it into a new device for a very reasonable price (MIDIGal). Only draw back is unless I want to pay top dollar, I'll need to get my soldering iron out (for the first time in 30yrs).

I own four MIDI monosynths, which when combined with a four-voice poly would make one beast of an eight-voice polysynth, but to achieve this I need a way to play them as one. The only answer is a chord splitter. Oh well, I guess I buy a MIDIGal.

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1 year 3 months ago #4 by wickermanxxx
You could also record your chords and then split them manually in your sequencer :cheer:

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1 year 3 months ago #5 by megamarkd
Replied by megamarkd on topic Stacking Pulses/Pulse 2's

wickermanxxx wrote: You could also record your chords and then split them manually in your sequencer :cheer:


Yes and no. Yes I can manually split them or program them in. No I don't want to do it that way as it won't work in real time, removing the whole playing an instrument side of it.

Oh yeah, I don't use DAWs so there is no easy way to process incoming data or to remap channels once it's recorded. MIDI Solutions don't make a processor that can split chords, so it's a MIDIGal or put an alert for certain devices that might show up on eBay.

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1 year 3 months ago #6 by wickermanxxx
There's the Midipal too and I am sure that you could find somebody to build it for you as I have had various people build stuff for me as I am unable to handle an iron due to illness. You could also find somebody who could program a Raspberry Pi or similar.

I knew I wanted this option so when the Midipal became available I jumped on it. Get onto Facebook and join a few groups.

There is always an answer to a problem it is just a matter of finding it. Unfortunately I can offer you no more help as I have already offered solutions with no thanks...
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