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Sub 37 chords

Post by tzetze » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:29 pm

I am looking to buy a Sub 37 synth, i have always used softsynthezisers mini moog emulations, etc..
i was wondering if its possible to play pad chords with the moog sub 37 synth?

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Re: Sub 37 chords

Post by Bald Eagle » Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:06 am

The short answer is no. The Sub 37 is 2 note paraphonic. You can control the pitch of each oscillator (2 of them) but you only have one set of filters and envelopes.

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Re: Sub 37 chords

Post by mattyp » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:39 pm

Unless you can count 2 notes as a chord
although i did see a video of someone faking chords on an ms20 playing arpegio and some reverb. Pretty convincing too if you use the right reverb and settings. You wouldn't want the reverb to muddy it up.
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Re: Sub 37 chords

Post by torinkrell » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:02 pm

You can get 3 separate pitches if you use filter oscillation as your 3rd tone but it may not be the most fluid way to play a chord progression and your tone palate will be limited.
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Re: Sub 37 chords

Post by Bald Eagle » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:29 am

With a little effort you could get some interesting pad chords using those techniques. And poly chain is an option too if you have the budget for it.

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Re: Sub 37 chords

Post by MacAquinas » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:43 pm

I was hoping to get a third pitch so I bought a Slim Phatty but you unfortunately still have only 2 simultaneous pitches and would have to buy 2 Slims plus your 37 to get 3 pitches. So better to buy another Sub 37, that may not even be 4 pitches as you would expect, maybe someone knows for sure. I am not sure if they have any plans to adjust any firmware to change this since it appears that they would all have to be adjusted to incorporate Paraphonic into poly-chain.

See the following about this,especially Amos explaining at the end of the short thread. : viewtopic.php?f=7&t=22514
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Re: Sub 37 chords

Post by psynthetic » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:07 pm

2 voice paraphonic can be enough to play a "chord"...
In a triad it's the first two notes that really determine the character of it, two pitches is enough to play a major or minor voice.
On a 3 osc synth without paraphonic capabilities you'd be able to tune the 3oscs to make a triad from hitting one note, but then you'd need to retune the 2nd osc every time you wanted to play a minor instead of a major.. so I think this lets you be a lot more impulsive..?

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Re: Sub 37 chords

Post by thealien666 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:10 pm

Ahem, may I remind you that we're talking about pad chords here, folks ?

Can't play any kind of pad chords with only two notes played by a single voice paraphonic synth, even with tons of external reverb effect added !

For quality pads sounds you need at least a minimum of 6 voices (8 is better to avoid voice stealing artifacts). Unfortunately, Moog doesn't offer yet a polyphonic synth. So your best bet would be something else than a Sub 37 for pads.
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Re: Sub 37 chords

Post by Revtor » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:06 pm

Maybe some sort of harmonizer pedal?

adding phattys or sub37's to get pads seems like a lot of $$$ and work for a single sound!

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Re: Sub 37 chords

Post by _DemonDan_ » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:30 pm

Animoog into any Moog's Audio In is a neat way to get pads.

Just send MIDI from your Moog to an iOS MIDI Interface.
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