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Acoustics Sound

By Mark Jenkins

ISBN-10: 0080549691

ISBN-13: 9780080549699

ISBN-10: 0240520726

ISBN-13: 9780240520728

During this publication, the technical clarification of the character of analog sound construction is by way of the tale of its beginning and its next improvement by means of a variety of designers, brands and performers. the person elements of analog sound production are then tested intimately, with step-by-step examples of sound production recommendations. Then the fashionable imitative analog tools are tested, back with particular directions for programming and utilizing them, and the booklet is done with appendices directory the most important device traces to be had, tricks on values and buying, different resources of knowledge, and a discography of on hand recordings which provide reliable examples of analog sound synthesis. The CD which accompanies the publication offers many examples of analog sound construction fundamentals in addition to extra complicated recommendations, and of the skills of the person tools linked to classical and with imitative analog sound synthesis. * a whole heritage of analog sound in a single paintings* Interviews with Legends and builders of of analog synthesizers* Audio CD of demo sounds and tuitional items to demonstrate the tactics mentioned within the booklet

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This latter technique is very useful, particularly when a repeated series of notes is playing, as the impression can be given of a much more varied series of sounds. There’s a famous example in the middle of Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s track Karn Evil 9, and examples on the CD include Tracks 27, 39 and 57. On most integrated synthesizers that are equipped with a sampleand-hold circuit, a white noise source is permanently connected as its only input signal. But to do this is to lose a lot of the potential of the circuit.

The envelope modulation input is used to create one of the most distinctive sounds in the whole field of analog synthesis – a sound that changes very markedly in tone as the note progresses, something highly unusual in the world of acoustic instruments. This is particularly striking if the filter’s resonance is turned to a high setting. Check out Track 26 on the CD – Track 27 has a similar effect ‘upside down’, with the envelope sweeping the filter upwards instead of downwards. On some filter designs, resonance can also be voltage controlled, and on the Technosaurus Selector VCF there are two scalable inputs for resonance modulation marked RM1 and RM2.

We’ve looked at how the rough and fine pitch of the oscillator, and its volume and tone, can be selected. The next task is to actually play it in a musical fashion, and perhaps to add some expression. Generally the oscillators on any synthesizer design are controlled from a keyboard, and generally the connection is internal and scaled so that a one-octave range on the keyboard creates a one-octave change in pitch from the oscillator (on the ARP 2600, for instance, this scaling has to be set by the player).

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