Hi, I’m advising my friend on a potential Model:Samples purchase and I had a question about the panning feature when used in conjunction with the onboard effects.
My friend has a Kaoss Pad he likes to use for effects and one-shot samples during performances, and his current drum machine (the ancient SR-16) conveniently offers assignable outputs that allow him to route some of the drum sounds through the Kaoss Pad and others directly into the mixer without effects. While the Model:Samples doesn’t have proper assignable outputs, it does have a pan feature that can be used to send specific tracks through the left or right line outputs.
This will allow for two separate mono outputs, which is not a particularly big loss as the M:S only allows for mono samples anyway. While the Kaoss Pad has plenty of stereo effects to spice things up for one of the outputs, my question is about the other one that will be sent to the mixer/interface without outboard effects.
I would suspect that the internal delay will not “bleed” over into the other output when hard panned, meaning it won’t be heard in the signal that’s being sent to the Kaoss Pad. However, if my experience with the Model:Cycles carries over, the internal reverb is always stereo, meaning some of the reverberated signal will always be heard in both outputs even when tracks are hard panned to separate sides. However, I don’t have access to a Model:Samples to test this and be absolutely certain myself, so I just wanted to ask here first to confirm.
The obvious solution (if mono reverb isn’t possible) is to set the reverb send for both tracks to zero and just use outboard effects for that, whether that’s via hardware or post processing. Better to have working internal delay rather than reverb, after all, as the delay can be sync’d to sequencer tempo and/or external clock, whereas the reverb is just textural icing on the cake, so to speak.
However, I just wanted to double check so I can give my friend an informed opinion. Thanks in advance!