this is why i tell aspiring producers to buy an old vintage synth with ADSR envelopes like a Juno 106 first. You see if you learn the basics of synthesis you'll know that they all have at least:
1 or more DCO or VCO (digital controlled oscillator/Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
1 or more LFO's (low frequency oscillator usually used to control modulation)
1 or more VCA's or DCA's(Voltage Controlled Amplifier or Digital Controlled Amplifier) with ADSR's or ADH's (used to control envelopes..either the filter envelope or Amplitude Envelope or both)
1 or mor VCF's or DCF's( voltage controlled filter or Digital Controlled Filter)
any more feature than this is what differentiate one synth from the next.
Now if you know the basic principles, the basic application of theories and usages of the latter 4 modules then you can make the same sound or quite similar on any synth you ever put your grimy hands on! This is why learning on a simple synthesizer is soooooo important. You carry this with you for the rest of your life. It's why I can make a bass sound on the Arturia Prophet V plug in and in the next breath walk over to a minimoog and make a crazy bass sound. People always bug out..but it's because i know the principles of making sounds on synthesizers that allows me to do that. A manufacturer can come out with a crazy synth and i'll still be able to make the sounds i want because of this....Show me where the oscillators, LFO's, Filter section and VCA or DCA's are at and i'm all good. It's all the same in every synth...if you know one you basically know them all ...it's just manufacturers sometimes have their own naming conventions for each section and some synths have those extra features kicked in. Figure that out and your ace. So to answer you question finally...yup I can make the sound "as i wish it to be".
"....if you know one you basically know them all" - this also applies to Daw's and Sequencers....believe it or not.
hope this helps
Last edited by dennis f; 07-08-2010 at 10:39 AM.
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