[PD] polyphonic ? key, keyup setup question

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Thu Oct 5 17:09:42 CEST 2006

Christopher Charles hat gesagt: // Christopher Charles wrote:

> while experimenting with chords on the keyboard, i added 4 more voices 
> to my local copy of the help/test-patch. i found that it is possible to 
> play some 7-voice chords like 'asdfzhk' (interesting chord name ;) but 
> some other keys would not combine as well, for example the only other 
> key i could play in addition to 'fg' was 'z', other 3-voice chords based 
> on 'fg' did not work. operating system weirdness? hardware weirdness? i 
> don't know, but it renders a "polyphonic" pc-keyboard kinda useless for 
> musical use if certain combinations of 3 notes aren't possible.

This is a hardware issue and varies from keyboard to keyboard: Many
keyboards don't let you press all key combinations at the same time.
For example my keyboard doesn't like the chord "afg". ;)

 Frank Barknecht                 _ ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__

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