0A–0B Global Oscillator Setup
These parameters are used to select a basic Program type—that is, whether the Program will use
a single oscillator, two oscillators, or a drum kit. In addition, you can specify whether the Program
will hold notes even after Note Off messages are received, and whether it will play
monophonically or polyphonically.
00A OSC Mode
Oscillator mode: There are three Oscillator modes: Single, Double, and Drums. In Single mode,
only Oscillator1 is used, and 64-note polyphony is available. In Double mode, Oscillator1 and
Oscillator2 are used, and different Multisounds can be selected for each oscillator, each with
independent VDF and VDA. Polyphony is 32 notes.
In Drum mode, a drum kit is used instead of a Multisound.
Assign: This parameter sets the Program to either polyphonic or monophonic. In Polyphonic
mode, a number of notes up to the maximum available can be played simultaneously. In
Monophonic mode, one note only can be played at a time.
Hold: This parameter determines whether or not notes continue to sound even after the
corresponding MIDI Note Off message has been received. That is, even after keys are released.
Typically, this parameter should be set to off, unless you want notes to drone on for eternity.
However, when the Oscillator mode is set to DRUMS, this parameter should be set to ON. This
will ensure that drum sounds are played in their entirety regardless of MIDI Note length or how
long you hold down a key.
Oscillator1 and Oscillator2
A drum kit
Note hold after key release (set to ON for DRUMS mode)