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Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 10:48 pm

Synth Glossary

A modular synthesizer is one where the structure of the synthesizer isn't fixed. There are a variety of modules available which can be plugged into each other. Tradionally these modules were physical boxes, but they can now be emulated with software and patched with on-screen cables....


The cs15 is a beaut of a little (3 octave keyboard) monosynth and is set up in 2 parallel audio paths. The are 1 lfo (sine, ramp down, non-triggerable s/h), 2 VCOs, 2 VCFs, 2 egs (adsrs) and 2 VCAs. The first audio path starts with VCO1 (triangle, ramp down, and square, 64'-2', lfo mod, pw% 50-90, and pwm) and goes through a mixer module which is mixed with a noise source, either internal (white) or external. It is then ran through the VCF which can either be a LP, BP, or HP. It is a resonant filter, but does not go into sharp self oscillation. The filter can be modulated by the LFO or a EG (eg1+, EG1-, EG2+) and these modulation amounts are controllable. From the filter it goes in the AMP which

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