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Synth Glossary

Latency:
The delay between a control being turned or a key being pressed and hearing the result in the output. Hardware synths have almost zero latency - but many software synths have a lag....

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Satellite
This is Moog's response to ARP's Pro-Soloist. It was a preset monophonic synthesizer with one VCO. Many where built into Organs (see Cordovox) by the Thomas Organ Company, who also agreed to manufacture and sell 5000 stand-alone units for Moog (at a royalty of $75 apiece). It featured one thin-sounding VCO and VCF. Presets included brass, reeds, strings, bell, and lunar.

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