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reface CP MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel

reface CP MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
Setting the MIDI Receive Channel can become necessary in some configurations. Here's what you need to know.
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reface CS MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel

reface CS MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
reface CS MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
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Synth Basics: The Father of the Synthesizer Part III

Sine, sine, give me a sine...
The sine wave, the same one you learned about when you struggled through trigonometry back in grade school, is the most basic of wave shapes in nature. To our ears it sounds smooth, pure, singular, lonely; to our eyes it is represented as smooth, pure and without unexpected changes.
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Synth Basics: The Father of the Synthesizer Part II

Let's embark on our journey with the first keyboard, the organ. Some consider it also the first synthesizer, or at least "the father of synthesizers". Sounds are made by combining tones, a process referred to as "additive" when we talk about synthesizers.
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Connecting reface to DAW

Connecting reface to DAW
reface connection to DAW
The reface can be connected to your computer via USB (direct) or standard MIDI jacks, if you are using an external MIDI interface.
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FM Amplitude Envelope Generator

FM Amplitude Envelope Generator
The Amplitude Envelope Generator is responsible for the Output Level over time. It is used to describe how a sound begins (attack), changes (initial decay), sustains and ultimately disappears (release) when you apply the oscillator. The Oscillator is the vibrating object. And the Envelope Generator is responsible for changes in output level. 
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FM Basic Waveforms

FM Basic Waveforms
Let's build some simple Wave shapes to see what Frequency Modulation is all about. 
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FM Basics

FM Basics
The reface DX goes retro 80s to cutting edge modern at the flick of a switch...literally! Capacitive multi-touch control puts powerful FM synthesis under your fingertips.
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FM Single Operator Waveshapes

FM Single Operator Waveshapes
Single Operators are still sine wave generators but each can be used to generate complex wave shapes by modulating themselves... This is called Feedback.
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MIDI Control Possibilities

MIDI Control Possibilities
Several of the parameters on the reface DX generate (and receive) MIDI Control Change messages. This opens the door for new avenues of sonic control and programming. Here we will discuss some of the assignable possibilities and what that would mean in terms of sound design.
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Equalizers Part III

The object, when working with an equalizer, is to listen to the program (the source signal) and adjust the sound accordingly. Let's do an experiment to get a feel for how to approach equalizing a sound.
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Equalizers Part II

Here we will discuss some real world use of Equalization and take a look at the Virtual Circuitry Modeling: VCM EQ 501
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Equalizers Part I

EQ, or Equalizer, is arguably the most useful and powerful weapon you have in your processing tool kit. It is the one professional tool that has been deemed safe enough for even the average consumer to use. But in reality it is perhaps the most misused processor in the field of audio. Hopefully, by the time you finish this series of three articles you will have a new perspective on the use of the equalizer and a new appreciation for what it can accomplish for you in terms of making your music shine.
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Synth Basics: All Squares are Pulse

In the previous installment we explored the Sawtooth waveform. This time we'll take a look at the other principal analog synth waveform family, the Pulse wave family.
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Synth Basics: The ORGAN: The Father of the Synthesizer

Programming is an art and a science. There is no shortage of scientific terminology and plenty of mathematics that can be involved. This series of articles is going to attempt to stay on the fun side of all that hard stuff, so that you can approach "programming" with the same intuitve spirit you approach playing your keyboard. We will relate any mathematics to things you most likely already "know" as a musician. And we'll have some fun along the way. Promise. 
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MOXF and Cubase Doubling Issue

MOXF and Cubase Doubling Issue
When working with a DAW software, like Cubase, a common issue is "Doubling". This quick guide will explain why it occurs and how you can avoid this issue. You'll discover it is not a "problem" so much as it is a choice you must make: "Dealing with Doubling"
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Setting up the MX as an External Instrument in Cubase Pro 8

Mastering-MX-v1

This article can help you  help you set up your MX as an external instrument in Cubase Pro - allowing you to use Steinberg's Virtual Studio Technology signal routing to RENDER MIDI as AUDIO. Instructions are applicable whether you are using an instrument from the oiginal MX series, the MX49/61 BK/BU/WH or MX88.

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Synth Basics: Getting Started

Exploring the Basics of Synthesis: Building Blocks
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Synth Basics: Sound Experiments 1

Let's try some experiments with the Sawtooth Waveform. Believe it or not, the 6 example Voices in the included download are all built from the exact same Sawtooth Waveform we began looking at in the first part of this series. Working with Pitch EG, Filter EG and Amplitude EG you can completely reshape the resulting sound. We'll also learn a little bit about HOW we hear.    
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The Multi-Band Compressor

Multi-band Compressor
A Multi-band Compressor is a frequency dependent leveling amplifier that when applied can change the impact of your music overall, or can be applied to make your audio samples more "in-your-face".
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