Introducing Motif XF Effects

Introducing Motif XF Effects
This article will introduce you to the Effects processing and routing.
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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: 20th Century Piano-like Objects

It might be hard to believe that there is a gap of two thousand years (2,000) between the invention of the pipe organ and the invention of the piano. (Just some perspective when you make demands for a "new" keyboard). The pianoforte, best known by its shortened name, "piano", is a unique keyboard that introduced soft (piano) and loud (forte) dynamics to the performance from a keyboard.
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MOXF Sequencing with reface CP/CS/DX/YC

MOXF Sequencing with reface CP/CS/DX/YC
Using the MOXF Internal Sequencer to record the reface CP-CS-DX-YC... what you need to know!
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reface DX MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel

reface DX MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
reface DX MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
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reface YC MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel

reface YC MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
reface YC MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
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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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Sequencing with reface CP/CS/DX/YC

Sequencing with reface CP/CS/DX/YC
Using the Motif XS/XF Internal Sequencer to record the reface CP-CS-DX-YC... what you need to know!
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MOXF Arpeggios Explored

MOXF Arpeggios Explored
A must read if you are considering creating your own Arpeggios.
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The 4-Track MOXF Arpeggiator

The 4-Track MOXF Arpeggiator
If you're interested in creating your own arpeggios, this article is a must read.
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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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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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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 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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