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The MIDI specification says: If an instrument receives two or more Note On messages with the same key number and MIDI channel, it must make a determination of how to handle the additional Note Ons. It is up to the receiver as to whether the same voice or another voice will be sounded, or if the messages will be ignored. The transmitter, however, must send a ...


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This is too long for a comment, so I'll make it an answer. Let's say you have a round-robin sample program that plays a different speech sample every time. You play this: NoteOn(1,40,100) // "one" NoteOn(1,40,100) // "two" NoteOn(1,40,100) // "three" NoteOn(1,40,100) // "four" NoteOn(1,40,100) // "five&...


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Correction: MIDI was never designed initially to transmit sample data, but it was added later as an SDS standard. [This is something I've never worked with, but apparently the SY99 can sample dump over MIDI.] http://www.4front-tech.com/pguide/midi/midi8.html If you go that route, maybe something like this SY manager would be useful - http://www.fm-alive.com/...


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Despite my comment, this answer does agree with you that the 'implicit note off' is common! The bottom line is that this is a question of instrument design - there isn't a clear standard or spec to follow as to what should happen when the same note is triggered twice without a note off in between. it is plausible that the synth could decide to assign ...


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Is there a workaround, such as connecting the synth to a PC (e.g. via MIDI cables) with some software that can bridge the gap and let me save/load data? Yes. You can save your patches and settings by a midi-cable (midi-in-> USB) on your pc or laptop, e.g. Roland USB - midi interface exchange UM-ONE. https://www.roland.com/global/products/um-one/ With a ...


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This is not an answer to your why question, but I can't leave this unmentioned. The, perhaps obvious, workaround for this limitation of MIDI is to use the same voice on more than one channel. I vaguely remember having done that in the past just for this very reason. It's far from ideal, however, and sometimes not even possible, especially with synths. Let's ...


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I see that there is no THRU MIDI on the Mother-32… But there is one on the Matriarch! Why not connecting the Matriarch to Modstep, and then connecting the Mother to the Matriarch using the THRU MIDI port of the latest (and the MIDI in of the Mother)? As the MIDI Thru is giving a copy of the received signal, both Moogs will be fed with the clock produced by ...


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There can't be a single answer. A traditional 1960s analog synth was monophonic : with only one oscillator, the second note must re-use it, therefore cutting the first note off - whether the second note had the same pitch or any other pitch. Polyphonic music using these instruments used multi-tracking on analog tape recorders, one note at a time (most ...


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adding to the excellent previous answers, a different alternative is to try to repair the floppy drive. The problem with floppies, 99% of the time is in the rubber belt from the motor drive to the disk's rotation axle. As the rubber ages it looses flexibility and gets slack or even broken. Same problem as with old cassette tape decks, vinyl players and even ...


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