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Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 01:00 am

Synth Glossary

Granular Synthesis:
The sound is split into small chunks called granules. These may then be processed in various ways to acheive various effects - for example, to stretch a sound (timestreching) the granules will be played back so as to overlap each other. An interesting effect can also be obtained by playing the granules backwards....


"Oberheim released the polyphonic and programmable OB-X in 1979. Available in four-, six-, and eight-voice configurations, it offered 32 program memories, polyphonic portamento, and polyphonic sample-and-hold."

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