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« on: May 21, 2006, 22:14:51 »
What exactly do you mean by 80 virtual channels? What are virtual channels? Are they invisible channels? Does the 128-channel version support virtual channels? How many does it support? Up to 256? 512? 1,024?

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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2006, 23:25:23 »
Suppose you make a track with four channels. You use NNAs in the instruments. For example, you use Note Off. Now, suppose that, at some point, you make two four-note chords, one immediately after the other. As the instrument you're using has Note Off, each note playing in a channel doesn't get cut when the new note arrives. It keeps sounding for a while. So, in reality, although both notes are in the same channel, you hear two sounds at the same time for a while. You have two audio channels for each pattern channel. These audio channels are called virtual channels. In this case, your track has four channels, but in the point were the two chords are, it has eight virtual channels. Whilst the number of pattern channels is fixes, the number of virtual channels varies, according to what needs to be played. The maximum number of virtual channels that can be handled depends on the power of your CPU. If the number of virtual channels the track needs exceeds the maximum your CPU is capable of handling, the ones with least volume are simply discarded. In our example, suppose your CPU can manage only seven chanels. Then, one of the notes, the one with the least volume, will be cut.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2006, 01:35:46 »
Some post is missing here, I suppose.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2006, 08:57:13 »
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Some post is missing here, I suppose.

Why? There's one question and one damn good answer. What else do you need?

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2006, 01:09:47 »
Relax, I was just distracted by this profile thing. And a damn good answer indeed.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2006, 03:48:25 »
What post is that? Is it the fact that Kasey Kelly is the weirdest? If that is so, this post has fixed that one because guess what, Kasey is the weirdest!

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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2006, 08:28:46 »
I AM RELAXED DAMNIT!

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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2006, 11:56:38 »
To those who are confused i offer this enlightening explanation:

It's raining in Sweden, it's cold in Sweden and mr. speed-focus has the flu.



PS - It's 36 degrees here man, and the price of a cool breeze just went above the price of gas. Automobile gas, not flatulence.
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2006, 12:44:57 »
I produce gas for free :nuts:
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2006, 20:25:46 »
Quote from: "speed-goddamn-focus"
I AM RELAXED DAMNIT!

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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2006, 21:42:25 »
What profile thing? Do you mean my signature and how much space it occupies? I know it takes up a lot of space. Isn't that cool? What do you think of my numbering (in symbols)? That is pretty cool isn't it? Now it will be hard for you to forget that Kasey is the weirdest!

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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2006, 00:54:07 »
Signature and space indeed. After the 'Paul' line no more options, but repeats of qualification as a choice.
Never mind. This was about 80 virtual channels ? :)
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