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chucknkd
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hi all, new to unify and have searched the manual as good as I know how to search and can't find what im looking for.

lets say I have loaded Guru's preset for the Softube model 82 titled Lead AT. im wanting to make that into an 8 voice poly synth. I assumed it was as easy as adding poly box layer then doing the duplicate 7x's and everything would work, but im still only getting a single layer to play in mono. im assuming there's a ny easy way to do this but I haven't stumbled on it yet. 

 

I can do it pretty easy if starting from scratch but im wanting to start from a unified preset already THEN make it poly.

 

thanks for any help!

c

 


   
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getdunne
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For the benefit of future readersthis manual page explains the basics, but perhaps doesn't dwell enough on the setup of the INST1 layer:

  1. Begin by adding the new MIDI layer with PolyBox, and set the Pool Size to the number of INST layers you intend to use.
  2. The next most important thing is to set up the initial INST layer's MIDI settings (at left side) as indicated:
    • Change input from "IN" to "M1" (assuming you have PolyBox on MIDI layer 1)
    • Change channel from "ALL" to "1" (assuming your MIDI controller is sending on MIDI channel 1)
    • Change MIDI conversion channel from "NC" to "1" (not all synths need this, but it's recommended)
  3. Set this all up before duplicating your INST layer onto multiple channels.

To do this with an entire Unify patch (e.g., a unified instrument preset), you have two choices:

  • If you only need to replicate the INST1 layer, set that layer's MIDI controls as in step 2 above, then duplicate as usual.
  • If the patch is a complicated multi-layer one, and you need to replicate the whole thing:
    • Set the INST1 instrument to "Unify" and load the desired patch into the embedded Unify instance
    • Continue as usual from step 2 above.

Starting from an INIT state, you could also set up your embedded-Unify INST1 layer like this:

  • Load the patch into a new Unify layer (shift-click on the patch name, or right-click and choose "Load into new Unify layer").
    • This creates the embedded Unify layer as INST2
  • Alt/Option-click the concentric-circles icon at the top right corner of the INST1 layer (or click and choose "DELETE layer") to remove it.
    • The embedded Unify layer is now INST1: proceed from step 2 above.

   
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chucknkd
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thank you! will give this a shot:)


   
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chucknkd
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that totally did it! thank you so much @getdunne


   
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