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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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Synth Basics: Getting Started

Exploring the Basics of Synthesis: Building Blocks
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