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Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 08:02 pm

Synth Glossary

Control input:
An input into part of the synthesizer that allows that bit to be modulated by another part of the synth. For example there is a control input in the amplifier which controls the level of amplification. If a very slow sine wave (an LFO) is patched into this input then the sound will slowly get louder and quieter. If an LFO was patched into the control input of the oscillator instead, then the sound would go higher and lower in pitch....

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CS20m
The CS20m has got many bigger brothers and some smallers too.If you are interested in the CS series do not ignore this one.It's a real instrument to play not a cold keyboard.For me the most important drawback is there is only one LFO which controls the PWM sweep,the modulation wheel ,and amplitude modulation frequencies.It's very strongly built (a real Yamaha).It has got 8 memories .When you store a sound,you "bury" it under one of those memory locations and you can no longer edit it except from some basic parameters. So you have to think twice when you decide to store your sound.

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