Hello, I am a new Matrix 6R owner, and I want to expand it to 12 voices by adding another unit. I have read that the 6R and 1000 sound slightly different (though this is highly contentious) and I want to minimise that difference as much as possible when using two units together, obviously.
So, I have a choice between the two to buy, they both seem well priced, so that is not a factor, nor is the extra space taken by the 6R. What I want to know about is how well each of the "added polyphony" systems work, and if one is superior to another. I must admit that I much prefer the idea of alternating notes that adding the 1000 would bring (I understand that I would need to have the 1000 chained first as the "master" in this situation). But how well do two 6Rs work together
Once the maximum 6 voices is reached it spills over to the second unit, but I'm not sure if this will happen simply at a note off message (which is undesireable) or after the VCA envelope release frees the voice. Basically I'm concerned that I'll be playing say, all six notes, with a long release, lift my hands to play another six notes and it will play the new chord on the same machine because all six note-offs have been receieved, the effect being that the release will be cut on the first chord, rather than switching to the second machine to play the second chord, as the first plays out on the first machine.
Any advice is greatly appreciated! Sorry to jump straight in with a question, but I need to know, and this seems like the best place there is! Also, I'm very happy to see that BCR2000 template in the files section - can't wait to try that out!