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Chapter 10. Software Synthesis > The Virtual Sound Canvas

The Virtual Sound Canvas

SONAR ships with a number of DXis, one of which is the Virtual Sound Canvas DXi (or VSC DXi for short). The VSC DXi simulates the Roland Sound Canvas, which is a hardware-based MIDI playback module. The VSC DXi is multi-timbral (meaning it can play more than one different sound at a time—up to 16 different sounds), has a polyphony of 128 voices (meaning it can play up to 128 notes at a time), and comes with 902 built-in sounds as well as 26 different drum sets. You can’t change the sounds in the VSC DXi or create your own sounds, but the selection is quite varied so I don’t think you’ll run out any time soon.

VSC DXi Basics

If you examine the main interface for the VSC DXi (see Figure 10.12), you’ll notice that it provides 16 parts—one part for each of the 16 available MIDI channels. Part 1 corresponds to MIDI channel 1, Part 2 to MIDI channel 2, and so on. Each part provides a number of adjustable parameters. These parameters include the instrument, volume, panpot, expression, reverb, chorus, and delay.


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