Hi, can anyone explain what the legato and unison play modes doing on the OP-1? Just to be clear, I’m talking about the options you get while holding shift on the envelope screen. You can choose from 4 play modes: polyphonic, monophonic, legato, and unison. I’m pretty sure I understand polyphonic and monophonic, but what is actually going on with legato and unison? What are they actually doing? I tried searching the forum for previous explanations of this and couldn’t find any—sorry if I missed anything. So if anyone can help me understand this, that’d be awesome. Full-on geeky and technical explanations are of course welcome. Thank you.
legato is if u hold the last key u played while pressing the next key.
the note will slide from the last note to the next.
unison is stacking all the voices on top of each other to create a big sound
often with a detune option
try it out!
isn‘t Legato the normal behavior but without triggering the envelope again as long as one key is held!?
Unison indeed stacks up all available voices and creates a big mono, 6 Voices in total.
I wonder; is there a detune option on the OP-1? I know you can detune the synth engine with shift + bpm, but that’s detuning all voices at the same time; is there like a “spread” or “unison detune” option?
ah ya u are right abotu legato my bad
i dont believe there is an option
it sounds to my ears that there is some detuning going on when u select UNISON
like many things op1
u could prolly get where u want to go by using some of the other tools
and a lil outside the box thinking
LFOs & FX seem like a good place to start
CWO, maybe even PHONE
u could even create your own UNISON waves with the 4 tracks on the tape
detune // spread them to your taste
then combine then and drop them back into the synth sampler and viola!
Hi, thanks for these responses. So, if I understand correctly, Unison is using the 6 “slots” available for polyphony to simultaneously trigger the same note 6 times at once? If so, I would imagine the result would be that the note sounds 6x louder, but when I listen in Unison, it sounds like there’s something more complex happening. For instance I hear some chorusing, which makes me think the 6 notes are not being triggered 100% identically. Does anyone hear what I’m talking about? And does anyone know exactly what the OP-1 is doing to create this effect? Thanks again.
it is discussed above
the waves are slightly detuned from each other
Right, OK. I wasn’t sure if the detune was the full extent of it. Thanks again for these answers.