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Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 12:54 am

Synth Glossary

Most filters can emphasize the frequencies just before those that are reduced in volume. Resonance is the degree of emphasis that occurs. It makes the filter much more audible and gives it character - it would otherwise sound like just altering the equalisation - and is the foundation of the acid sound....


The Solus is a 2 VCO, monophonic analog synthesizer with a 3-octave, 37-note (C-C) keyboard. It, like most ARP synths, features mostly sliders instead of knobs. It was built into a flight-case, with all of its inputs and outputs on the inside of the case lid.

Both VCO's feature a slider selecting variable waveforms from sawtooth to pulse, as well as a slider controlling pulse-width and the amount of pulse-width modulation. VCO2 is syncable to VCO1 and can be detuned. The pulse-width can be modulated by the LFO or the ADSR. The VCF (four-pole, lowpass filter) has controls for frequency, resonance, as well as three sliders controlling modulation amount from the keyboard, the LFO, and the ADSR. It also features a digital ring-modulator and a pitch-bend knob. The back panel features interfaces (in and out) for CV, Gate, and Trig. Also in the back is a footpedal input and External Audio input, as well as high and low outputs.

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