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Drum Station Polyphony

This article applies to the Novation Drum Station.

The quoted polyphony for the Drum Station is 8 notes. This is a maximum polyphony. The ASM sounds require more processing power than the sampled sounds. The maximum number of ASM sounds which can be played simultaneously is not straight forward - it depends on the actual sound. As a guide, the amount of % processing power for each sound is:



909                  snare                            25
909                  bass                             14
909                  tom                              32
909                  hats                             22
909                  crash cymbal               10 -  sample replay
909                  ride cymbal                 10 -  sample replay
808                  snare                            24
808                  bass                             15
808                  tom                              18
808                  hats                             10 -  sample replay
808                  crash cymbal               28

So a 909 kick + 909 tom + 808 crash + 808 kick = almost 100% of processing power.

(4 sounds)


Or 808 hat cl + 808 hat op + clave + maraca + rim + ride + 909 crash + 808
clap = 100% of processing power.

(8 sounds)

If you have any further questions or problems please get in touch with Novation support at https://support.novationmusic.com/hc/en-gb/requests/new

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