I know there are monophonic, paraphonic, and 2/4/6/8 voice polyphonic synths. Now, I understand envelope trigger/retrigger and note priority factors with monophonic synths. I also understand the general behavior of polyphonic synths. But when it comes to paraphonic synths, Question 1: I'm not clear if there are variations or if some are better than others in terms of envelope/trigger behavior. It seems there's at least one.
I know a little bit about the concept of divide-down, but not that much. I know there's at least one synth with interesting architecture (Crumar Trilogy). I've also tried the RS-09 and know how odd the retrigger on that can be, and I have a Poly-800 and I know how that behaves too. But as for the others I don't know.
I'm mainly interested in better envelope/trigger behavior in the more common and/or affordable ones like Korg/Yamaha/Roland, but other synths are interesting as well. Question 2: I want to know in terms of envelope/trigger behavior, if there is something better than an RS-09, but maybe older than a Poly-800. Are there specific synths that fall in between these two? I'm looking for the oldest best progenitor of true polysynths.
Is it any of these?
- ARP Omni
- ARP Quartet
- Korg Delta
- Korg Lambda (multiple envelopes)
- Roland RS-202
- Roland RS-505 (multiple envelopes?)
- Roland VP-330
- Yamaha SK15
- Yamaha SS30