Ambika voice allocation: advantages?

One thing I haven’t quite understood is why the voices seem to be allocated per note value (instead of e.g. to the next note played) and was wondering if there are advantages that I haven’t thought of yet.
e.g. when I play an ‘E’ repeatedly on the Ambika it stays on one voice…on the prophet 08 when I play an ‘E’ repeatedly, it cycles through all the voices. This is nice because the ‘E’ goes back and forth in the stereo panorama. Is this style allocation possible on the Ambika? If not, can midiPal do that?

> and was wondering if there are advantages that I haven’t thought of yet.

Harps, pianos, hammond/electric organs, (church) organs, marimbas, electric pianos and so on work like that because there is only one sound production mechanism per note which is reset/re-struck at each note. And consequently, many, many polysynths (which were originally designed to emulate/recreate the playing style and sound of these instruments) do the same.

The Prophet 08 is the exception here.

> Is this style allocation possible on the Ambika?

Set “mode” to “cyclic”.

Interesting, Thanks!