#1
Hey guys,

I've been looking to buy my first synth and have noticed that some of them have 32-voice polyphony whilst others have 64. Could anyone please explain the difference between these two ? And please keep it pretty down to earth because I'm really not experienced with this type of stuff.
#2
I'd imagine it means that on the 32 you can play as many as 32 notes at any one time.

On the 64 one.. 64 notes.

Course I don't know any better than you, I'm just guessing by the words.
#3
Quote by Dizzy-D
Hey guys,

I've been looking to buy my first synth and have noticed that some of them have 32-voice polyphony whilst others have 64. Could anyone please explain the difference between these two ? And please keep it pretty down to earth because I'm really not experienced with this type of stuff.


32 voices at 1 time VS 64 voices at 1 time.

It won't matter too much for playing, but if you get into sequencing your better of with more polyphony.
#4
32 voices?
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#6
It isn't by chance bits? 32bit and 64bit?
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#7
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It isn't by chance bits? 32bit and 64bit?


No it has nothing to do with bits. click on the link in that last post. it's explained quite well there.
#8
^ guitarmunky is right. if you're doing sequencing entirely off the keyboard and nothing else you'll want more polyphony. you might think 32 voices/sounds is a lot until you realize on one note you might have a bass drum, snare, high hat, crash, bass, umpteen different synths and samples. also if you decide to put 2 or 3 drum beats together (which i do quite often) that can easily start to suck up 20 or more voices leaving very little little room for other instruments and synth. also be aware that 1 voice is taken up for the entire length of the sample, so if a crash lasts for 2 quarter beats then for those 2 quarter beats you've got 1 voice taken up. if you're just using it for recording and can record multiple tracks then 32 should be fine.