Even though multiple outputs would be ideal, the single output works well for me through any filter (Ripples, Wasp, Moog).JES wrote:For those that are using the module and expander for polyphony, how is it with a mono filter after. Do you miss polyphonic filtering, or is poly ADSR on the module good enough for live play?
In my experience, the retrigger option is key. If you're holding a chord with your right hand and playing a bass line on the left, you don't want to retrigger the filter envelope (and re-articulate that higher sustained chord) with every bass note.
Conversely, a lead melody over a sustained chord works best if the filter envelope is retriggered with every lead note, and the fact that the chord goes through the same filter opening and closing again doesn't matter that much, as it's in a lower register.
By setting the retrigger behavior appropriately, I don't really miss having a separate filter envelope per voice, thanks in part to the individual VCA envelopes. Also, sending that mono output through a good stereo reverb makes it super lush and wide.
It's a full ADSR envelope. You can set the Decay and Sustain stages by holding the Function button and turning the Attack and Release knobs. That's crucial for polyphonic playing, in my opinion, as it allows a new note to draw attention to itself, then fade into the rest of the chord as it goes into its sustain stage.ckwjr wrote:The A/R envelope on the expander is ok. I think it's good enough for a lot of situations, but it may or may not be what you need.