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Sunday, January 21st, 2018 12:07 am

Synth Glossary

An envelope generator generates a signal that changes through the length of a sound, normally to control the loudness of that sound. An example of its use is to control the volume of a piano sound. It creates a signal that goes from low to high very quickly (the loud bit when the key is pressed), then goes down slowly as the sounds gets quieter. They are also used to drive other parts of the synthesizer, for example the filter....


Basically an expanded Satellite, the Minitmoog is one of the rarest of all the Moogs, due to the fact that so few were made. It is a monophonic, dual oscillator (with sync), preset synthesizer with aftertouch, which can control sync sweep, pitch bend, filter cutoff, or modulation. The available presets were Mute, Trumpet, Oboe, Clarinet, Sax, Taurus, Violin, Piano, Guitar I, Guitar II, Aries, Lunar, and Flute. It was transposable down 1, 2, or 3 octaves and it had height-adjustable back legs.

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