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Multilinking Controllers in FL Studio

November 20, 2009

Multilinking controllers was a new feature in FL 7 or 8, I don’t really remember, but it’s pretty much just an easy way to link a bunch of knobs on a mid controller to things inside FL Studio. The multilink controllers button looks like a joystick. After pressing it, teaking controls in FL Studio and then pressing it again, […]

Things Out of Phase with Love Philter

November 15, 2009

The Fruity Love Philter is pretty neat. It sort of  has a silly name, but it’s a bank of 8 filters with envelopes and LFO’s for everything, waveshapers and serial/parallel nonsense. One thing that confused me for a long time was that the input gain knob for each filter ranged from -125% on the left to 125% on the right, […]

‘Fake’ Wavetable Synthesis in FL Studio

November 14, 2009

In wavetable synthesis, oscillators aren’t constrained to a single, static shape. In normal, subtractive synthesis, each oscillator can usually only output a sawtooth or square or whatever wave, while wavetable synthesis has dynamic, morphing waves. Each oscillator has a ‘table’ of ‘waves’, a bunch of different waveforms that are pretty much the same, but different, like a […]

Reason CV Trickery

November 12, 2009

CV stands for Control Voltage. In ye olden days, control voltage was used to hook things together like modular synths and whatever else. Reason, trying to emulate the feel of ye olde hardware audio, lets you control things with CV. Most things. There comes a time when you want to control something with CV, but Reason […]

Digital Synthesizers

November 10, 2009

Let’s have a talk. About digital synthesizers. The whole ‘Analog vs Digital’ debate comes up pretty often, though maybe not as often as ‘hardware vs software’. Usually, it’s fueled by ridiculous, pretentious purists and sadly, a lot of marketing. Kind of in the same way that people go on an on about ‘VINTAGE TUBE WARMTH’ […]