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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.