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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 10:29 am

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....

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MS 50
This was the most modular, most complex, and therefore most expensive of Korg's MS line. It was designed to be an expander and, therefore, had either Hz/volt or volt/octave interfaces. The MS-50 was totally modular, in that there was no hard-wire patching at all. A monophonic synth, the MS-10 had one VCO, two VCFs, two VCAs, a voltage controlled LFO, two ASDRs (with normal and inverted outputs), pink and white noise, a signal inverter, multiples, a ring modulator, a voltmeter, sample and hold, and a headphone socket. It is designed to match the SQ10 analog sequencer.

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