Ah, you must've been playing modern organs with integrated reeds. As they would say over on Vintage Organ Explorer, what you gain in volume control, you lose in the discrete quality of pipe oscillators.Automatic Gainsay wrote:First and foremost, I miss you.
Paraphonic does not require divide-down. Many paraphonic synths ARE divide down... but some are not.
Each pipe is an oscillator that doesn't go through a filter... but does go through a single "amp" which is controlled by the swell pedal.
Certainly the volume of the overall sound can be controlled by adding "oscillators," but timbre is also changed by that.
synthroom wrote:A swell pedal is just a foot actuated volume knob, not an "amp" or EG. You're totally off on this line of reasoning...
To be honest, I've not noticed swell pedals when playing. They're mainly for reeds, I think?