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LFO Low Frequency Oscillator

LFO Low Frequency Oscillator
The role of the LFO in the basic synthesizer setup is to provide automated rhythmic modulation. The signal from the LFO can be used to modulate the pitch, the tone (filter) or the loudness (amplifier). Modulating the pitch produces what musicians call vibrato, modulating the filter produces a wah-wah effect, and modulating the amplitude produces tremolo. These are musical terms.
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Parameter Basics

Parameter Basics
Based on a virtual analog synth engine the CS is a completely new and unique synthesizer. We'll take a look at what's available and get started with making sounds.
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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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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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Reface YC Rotary Speed Control

Reface YC Rotary Speed Control
The Rotary Speed Control is an effect designed to emulate a rotary speaker device. Such a device became very popular for use with an American tonewheel organ around the early 1940s.  The original intent of such a speaker device was to create an amplification system for the American tonewheel organ so that it had a better emulation of a theater organ or pipe organ.
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Distortion and Reverb

Distortion and Reverb
Effects are an important audio tool to add specific nuances to the sound of any instrument. The YC DISTORTION and REVERB effects allow for a wide scope of expression with simple and easy to use controls.
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Installing the REFACE DX Voice List XML File in Cubase

Installing the REFACE DX Voice List XML File in Cubase
This article will take you through how to install the XML file patch map for REFACE DX  into Cubase.  This will allow you to select the REFACE DX Voices in the inspector window in a Cubase MIDI track.
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Organ Percussion

Organ Percussion
American tonewheel organs included a feature of "Harmonic Percussion". This was intended to imitate sounds with percussive attacks, like a harp, a marimba
or other mallet played instrument.
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The YC Organ Waves

The YC Organ Waves
Within the Reface YC keyboard, there are five vintage organ sounds produced by an Organ Flutes tone generator.  This Combo Organ Sound Engine and its five vintage organ Waves provide a myriad of sound possibilities, allowing for a vast palette of electric organ sounds.
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Vibrato and Chorus

Vibrato and Chorus
SO, what is the VIBRATO/CHORUS section and what is the difference between the two modes?
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