Polyphonic Pitch Bend?

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Polyphonic Pitch Bend?

Post by AK » Wed May 15, 2013 7:05 pm

Anyone know of any VSTi's ( or hardware synths actually ) that allow for pitch bend on single notes. ie: say I play a minor triad chord and want to bend the minor 3rd up a semitone to a major 3rd without affecting the root and the 7th.

Obviously, it's easily accomplished with software using a couple of synths ( same patch, synth copied to new track and 1 track plays root and 7th and other synth plays the 3rd ) but I'm wanting to do this in real time during live jamming.

Cheers for any suggestions :)

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Re: Polyphonic Pitch Bend?

Post by omnipresence » Thu May 16, 2013 6:52 am

It might be achievable using aftertouch if it's available. But it could also lead to unintentional bends.

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Re: Polyphonic Pitch Bend?

Post by tone-def » Fri May 17, 2013 3:56 am

I can't think if anything that can do this live.

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Re: Polyphonic Pitch Bend?

Post by AK » Fri May 17, 2013 3:35 pm

I don't even think it's possible in a live scenario. Oh well, I've exhausted my search now, lol .......Cheers anyway. :D

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Re: Polyphonic Pitch Bend?

Post by nakoradiomies » Fri May 17, 2013 7:12 pm

there is something like that in ensoniq esq-1.. or the feature works in a way that the pitch bend affects only the notes pressed down..

so, i f you have set up a long release but short attack on amplitude envelope,
you should be able to do the trick what you are after.. or something like it.

there is also some different pitch bend modes in dx-21, altho i haven't never used them, because i don't use pitch bends in my music that much at all. :)

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Re: Polyphonic Pitch Bend?

Post by hydrogen » Mon May 20, 2013 5:12 pm

AK wrote:Anyone know of any VSTi's ( or hardware synths actually ) that allow for pitch bend on single notes. ie: say I play a minor triad chord and want to bend the minor 3rd up a semitone to a major 3rd without affecting the root and the 7th.

Obviously, it's easily accomplished with software using a couple of synths ( same patch, synth copied to new track and 1 track plays root and 7th and other synth plays the 3rd ) but I'm wanting to do this in real time during live jamming.

Cheers for any suggestions :)
bitwig will do this and automation per note.

ableton 8 doesn't support aftertouch. :)
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Re: Polyphonic Pitch Bend?

Post by lem » Tue May 21, 2013 3:40 pm

hydrogen wrote:ableton 8 doesn't support aftertouch. :)
I may well be wrong, but I'm sure I have got Ableton to record aftertouch. I think its called channel pressure and it doesn't seem to be polyphonic.

Please correct me if I'm wrong :-flower

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