For a while I have been considering buying an ARP Odyssey, Among the Odyssey’s many strong points is its Duophonic mode, where both VCO’s can play different notes.
I have a Yarns, and I would like to configure it to emulate the Duophonic behaviour of the Odyssey, using a small rack comprising:
1 Midi / cv converter (Yarns)
2 ADSRs / LFOs (Peaks)
1 mixer (Shades)
1 filter (Ripples)
2 VCAs (or perhaps just use Ripples in VCA mode)
I understand I need to select the ‘2P’ (Duophonic) mode, and this mode features two CV channels and two GATE channels.
I have two questions:
- How do I manage the two GATE signals produced by Yarns?
- Which Voicing mode (POLY or CYCLIC) should I use to emulate the Odyssey’s behaviour?
There was a similar post back in 2015 asking “how do we configure Yarns to perform Low or High note priority?” I think the answer was that this might be addressed in a future Firmware update, however that update was not scheduled. I wonder, was it ever addressed in an update?
I guess the POLY setting of the VO(ICING) mode is effectively last note priority, but that still leaves me wondering what to do with my two GATE signals.
I should add that I don’t have access to an Odyssey, so I can’t research its note / gate priority behaviour.