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No worries, Randy! And thanks Technobear for your reply. Now at least I know it's not just me :-)
What I was trying to communicate about the unison/legato thing was basically confined to running a single voice, which was where I was experiencing the most weirdness, as above. I totally understand what you are saying RE: legato being a pointless feature on a poly patch. WRT my second post, I should have said that the legato is always on for a single voice patch; sorry for any confusion there.
Anyhow, I think what I was initially experiencing with MPE enabled had more to do with the bug rather than any kind of oddness with the implementation of legato.
Also, I should add that I'm happy to do testing if you need someone with a Linnstrument handy, in addition to sending a transcript of the midi stream that Linnstrument is sending.
Thanks again, you two!
Just got Kaivo and have been playing with the demo for Aalto, and I love them both! I am using them in Plogue Bidule on a PC running Win 7 64 bit, MIDI input mode set to MPE in the VSTs, controlled by a Linnstrument (running the latest beta firmware, also set to MPE mode). I just wanted to share some funny voice stealing behavior I noticed when set to a single voice on both synths.
I have managed to figure out that the unison mode--when the synths are set to a single voice or multiple voices-- is what enables legato behavior, which seems to work fine (wish this had been in the Kaivo manual, though!)
When running a single voice without unison enabled, when I hit a note, hold it, and then hit another note, the synths slide to the new note according to the glide time just fine. If I am still holding the original note and release the new note, as expected with no legato, the sound stops. However, if I release the original note prior to the new note, the new note stops playing. Strange!
Weirder still, when triggering the gate with channel pressure from Linnstrument rather than an envelope, if I hit two notes in series and remain holding both after the initial hit, releasing either note does not result in a legato behavior. Rather things behave as if the unison was off, and releasing either held note simply stops the sound. Further, most but not all of the time, when I finally release either the original note or the new note, there is a little blip of audio. It seems that the gate is being triggered somewhat by the release of either held note.
So the question is: is this a bug or a feature? The behavior with channel pressure is kinda driving me crazy, because most of the time that's what feels most natural and expressive playing the Linnstrument. Can anyone else duplicate any of this odd behavior?
PS--Related, but not necessarily integral to this discussion, I have a feature request: could we have a legato option separate from the unison feature?
I just tested this again with MPE off in Aalto and Kaivo, and at least the weird legato behavior disappears, and it seems that legato is always on in both synths, at least without MPE invoked. The behavior noted in my fourth paragraph above is still present with or without MPE turned on in Kaivo and Aalto.