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Saturday, February 16th, 2019 01:36 pm

Synth Glossary

Analog Synthesis:
This term is normally used to refer to the tradional synthesis model used by analog synthesizers in the 1970s. It is also known as subtractive synthesis. It involves oscillators, the outputs of which are mixed together and fed into a filter (where certain frequencies are subtracted) after which they are fed through an amplifier. The amplifier and filter are normally also driven by envelope generators....


This is one of the classic pieces in analogue synth history. Brian Eno still caries one around and Klaus Schule Schulze still uses his on every recording. The pin-block patching is a little strange at first, but the versatility is like that of a modular unit. You can patch anything into anything and the built-in reverb, while a little cheezy, can be anywhere in the signal chain.

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