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Sunday, January 21st, 2018 12:27 am

Synth Glossary

Control input:
An input into part of the synthesizer that allows that bit to be modulated by another part of the synth. For example there is a control input in the amplifier which controls the level of amplification. If a very slow sine wave (an LFO) is patched into this input then the sound will slowly get louder and quieter. If an LFO was patched into the control input of the oscillator instead, then the sound would go higher and lower in pitch....


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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