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Posted on: February 05, 2018 @ 09:40 AM
Tonymarygoss
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I need help figuring out how to create a keyboard split in which I can change the octave of one of the voices.
Context: I’m trying to create piano/bass splits in which I can lower the piano sound by an octave, thereby allowing me to play both the keyboard and piano in the middle C range without having both sounds play every time I hit a note in that range. In other words, just overlapping the note limit will not work. I want to have only the piano sound when I hit a note in that range with the right hand, and only the bass voice sound when I hit a note with the left hand in that range.
I created the new voice in the proper octave using the NOTE SHIFT function. I lowered the piano voice by 12 so that I can play it an octave higher with the right hand and be able to hit the middle notes without having the bass voice also sound there. And then I can play the higher bass notes in that same range because I’m playing the piano notes higher on the keyboard. Hope that all makes sense.
It seems to me that I ought to be able to create two independent voices that sound in the octave I want, then put them into a performance so that I can use both voices simultaneously.
HOWEVER, when I do that, the performance causes the voices to sound in their original octaves. I put my new user piano sound into the performance and it now plays without the note shift being applied. And there are no options in performance mode to adjust this. I can’t use the OCTAVE function because that causes both voices to be changed. I need only one to change.
Any suggestions? Thank you in advance!

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Posted on: February 05, 2018 @ 11:11 AM
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Tonymarygoss - 05 February 2018 09:40 AM

[...] It seems to me that I ought to be able to create two independent voices that sound in the octave I want, then put them into a performance so that I can use both voices simultaneously.
HOWEVER, when I do that, the performance causes the voices to sound in their original octaves. I put my new user piano sound into the performance and it now plays without the note shift being applied.

If you want to have a Voice’s Note Shift setting applied to a Part in a Performance, then Parameter with Voice has to be turned on for the Part before the Voice is selected. See http://www.motifator.com/index.php/support/view/motif_xs_parameter_with_voice

 

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And there are no options in performance mode to adjust this. I can’t use the OCTAVE function because that causes both voices to be changed. I need only one to change.

However, there’s often no need to create a separate Voice using Note Shift. Note Shift (up to +/- 24 semitones) can be applied directly to a Part in the Performance. In addition, Note Limit will allow you to set the range of notes a Part can be played, creating the desired split without overlap of the Voices in each Part.

See (8) Note Shift and (15) Note Limit on pages 109-110 of the XF Reference Manual.

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Posted on: February 05, 2018 @ 01:21 PM
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That second tip did the trick! I knew there had to be a simple answer. Thank you so much!

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Posted on: February 05, 2018 @ 04:40 PM
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Tonymarygoss - 05 February 2018 01:21 PM

That second tip did the trick! I knew there had to be a simple answer. Thank you so much!

You’re welcome - I’m glad that resolved things for you.

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