Use the ePoly plug-in to control multiple eSamplers at the same time to create polyphonic/polyscopic compositions.
Adding the ePoly plug-in to your Live set
To add the ePoly plug-in to your Live set just drag the plug-in from the EboSuite plug-ins folder to a MIDI track.
The ePoly plug-in distributes incoming MIDI notes over eSamplers on MIDI tracks to the right side of the MIDI track it is loaded on. This way you can control multiple eSamplers on different MIDI tracks at the same time to create harmonies (polyphonic). Because the eSamplers are loaded on different MIDI tracks you can combine them individually with eFX and an eTrackTransform plug-in to create a visual arrangement (polyscopic).
ePoly will automatically look for eSampler plug-ins on MIDI tracks to the right side of the track it is loaded on. ePoly will show these tracks in the interface, represented as green dots.
Polyphony pop-up menu
Use the polyphony pop-up menu to set the maximum number of notes that are allowed to play simultaneously (and are distributed over an equal number of eSamplers). According to the selected Mode.
This parameter determines how the incoming notes are distributed. The following allocation modes are available:
- First: incoming MIDI notes will be send to the first non playing voice (eSampler on MIDI track to the right side) – Up: incoming MIDI notes will be send to the first non playing voice increasing from previous
- Up/Down: incoming MIDI notes will be send to the first non playing voice increasing from previous and going back down from max (outer voices are used less)
- Random: random, but without repetition
- Oldest: available note with longest off time
If you play more than the maximum number of notes you can choose to overtake running notes in various ways. (There is one exception: if the value of this parameter is ‘Mode’ than the Mode parameter has priority and can overtake notes before the maximum number is reached). The following stealing modes are available:
- Off: off
- Highest: highest playing
- Lowest: lowest playing
- Mid: NOT highest/lowest playing
- Random: random
- Oldest: longest on
- Closest: closest note number
- Mode: using allocation mode without checking if it is playing or not
Allows you to reset the Mode and Stealing history in order to be able to have a reproducible result.