Does anybody use individual outs on synths?

moron moron at
Wed Aug 18 22:54:37 CEST 2021

My synths are all monophonic but I definitely use multiple outs from my
drum machines / drum synths so I can group kicks and otherwise submix. 

For synths I think it only matters in multitimbral situations or if you
use an extra out for sidechaining something else.


On Wed, 2021-08-18 at 22:10 +0200, Peter Korsten wrote:
> thing that Martin did was pull out the 8-cable snake from my EX5.
> Fair 
> enough, those four extra outputs was perhaps not my best investment
> ever.
> But those synths (Proteus 2000, Wavestation SR, Micro Q and EMX-1)
> all 
> have individual outs. These four alone have 18 outputs between them,
> and 
> there are another 10 for the EX5 and AN1x. My question is: are these 
> actually useful?
> I might get an Airbase 99 somewhere in the future (today, I
> reluctantly 
> didn't accept an offer of €450 for one with the latest ROM and great 
> apparently, you cannot pan sounds over the stereo outs.
> X-Lead ROM. This one would be the most likely contender to have the 
> extra outputs connected, to have a bit more freedom with routing and 
> effects.
> But as said, I have no idea how well this works out in practice.
> - Peter
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