How do I set the voice number correctly?

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KVRer
3 posts since 1 Aug, 2021

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:06 pm

I have just purchased Sylenth after starting the D Ramirez course on Synthesisers over at Fader Pro which uses Sylenth for most of its examples.

However, I am getting extremely frustrated that many settings seemingly can't be changed despite the manual saying they can be. I eventually worked out that the input box for Polyphony can't be overtyped but instead the mouse has to be dragged

I am running Sylenth 1 version 3.067 64-bit VST 2 inside Ableton Live 11 Studio on a Windows PC running the latest version of Windows 10.

I am trying to set the Voices shown at the top of the synth to "1/8" as shown in the course Initially this just displayed "0" and then I did something (no idea what) that caused the "/8" to appear. If I drag the mouse across the Voices in the lower section of the UI so tht it changes from 1 to 2, 4, 8 etc then I can get the n on the top lower to change from 8 to 16, 32, 64 etc (ie changing the lower section Voices seems to apply a multiplication factor x 8 to the upper value to the right of the /" but I can't see any way to change the number before the / from 0 to something else (eg I need 1 to follow along with the course examples).

I've also noticed that the Fader Pro course (running on a Mac) has a bar above the main synth with a large Power button and then to the right of it a reset drop down list, buttons labelled "<", ">", Compare", "Cut","Paste" etc. Why do I not have this additional top bar on my plugin? Is there a way to display it?
Last edited by IanOnFilm on Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

KVRian
1276 posts since 28 Dec, 2007

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:31 pm

You should be able to change the polyphony by clicking the polyphony number display, holding the mouse button down, and moving the mouse up or down.
Clicking on the arrows to the right of the polyphony display doesn't work.

The displayed voices can't be changed directly. They are calculated automatically (polyphony x unison voices, if mono legato on the bottom right corner is disabled).

The bar with the power button above the synth is added by Logic Pro for every plugin. You can't make it appear in Ableton Live.

KVRer

Topic Starter

3 posts since 1 Aug, 2021

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:34 pm

Thanks for the info and prompt response. Good to know about the Logic Pro vs Ableton differences.

I eventually worked out the mouse drag thing but am now stuck trying to get the voices changed. My Polyphony is set to 8 and Voices to "1" but that then causes Voices to be set to "0/8" not the "1/8" the course version is displaying.

KVRian
1276 posts since 28 Dec, 2007

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:38 pm

The number before the slash "/" displays the currently active voices. It should change from "0/8" to "1/8" when you play a note.

KVRer

Topic Starter

3 posts since 1 Aug, 2021

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:57 pm

Ah. It does indeed. Thank you!

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