At 5/10/09 11:16 AM, STEM wrote:
If I play the "bass guitar" patch on the subtractor, which was the first default patch that loaded, I couldn't play any chords,
That's not a bug, that's a feature.
A monosynth is a synth that can only play one note at a time, although the subtractor is capable of polyphonic synthesis, there are artistic reasons as to why you would want only one note to be active at any one time.
For example, portamento (sliding between notes) is only truely possible on a monosynth - on a polysynth, how would the synth know what note you wanted to slide? Also, you'll notice a switch on the subtractor for Legato and ReTrig modes - these features only work with monosynth. On legato mode, the attack/decay/sustain/release envelope applies to all connected (next door) notes, while on retrig mode, each individual note is shaped by ADSR.
You can override this by turning up the polyphony value on whatever patch it is you're using, but be aware it may make the patch behave a lot differently.