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Every year, developers compete on certain websites to see who can make the best free plug-ins. True or false?
True. There are a few websites that host a free plug-in competition to new and seasoned developers.
False. Nothing is free in this world.
False. Who would do such a thing?
False. This has been attempted in the past, but it never worked out.
What does ADSR stand for?
Attack, decline, sustain and release
Attack, decay, sustain and release
Alloy, density, strength, reliability
Abrasive, defeat, stirring, and rolling.
You have to use all 16 steps in the Podolski arpeggiator in order for it to work. True or false?
PWM stands for...
Pulse Width Monitor
Pulse Width Modulation
Park Wanton Machine
Project Work Machine
A chorus can wash your instrument out, if you use it too much. True or false?
True. The chorus effect, if used too much, can cause your music to sound out of time and out of tune.
False. Chorus, as an effect is good for giving crisp definition to a signal, like compression.
False. Choruses are the only way to achieve sound on a synthesizer.
False. A chorus is designed to be used at max levels without consequence.
A low pass filter filters low frequencies so that high frequencies can ‘pass' through. True or false?
All free soft synthesizers and effects have installers and owners manuals to help you get started. True or false?
False. Most free plug-ins available on the internet require a manual installation.
True. If you don't get an installer with your download, you can go to www.compiler.com and have one built.
True. It is required by law that programmers have to include an installer with all .vst and .au files.
True. How could you install a plug-in without an installer?
Kairatune's Delay has which type of filters?
High Pass and Formant filters
Granular and Formant filters
Low Pass and Band Pass filters
High Pass and Band Pass filters
OBXD has how many voices of polyphony?
TAL stands for...
Togu Audio Line
Trent's Analog Lowdown
Talent and Logic
Theoric Analog Language
Filter envelopes allow you to:
generate white noise.
clean a synthesizer when it is dirty.
Modulate the opening and closing of the filter cutoff every time a key is pressed or triggered by a sequencer.
mail chemicals to the US and certain parts of the mediteranean.
Synth 1 is a monophonic synthesizer. True or false?
To say a knob is bi-polar means...
The knob can be set to positive and negative values with the value split at the knob's 12 o'clock position.
The knob suffers from both manic and depressive episodes.
The knob can work with either a male, or a female connection.
The knob controls the ‘heat' or ‘warmth' of a synthesizer like saturation.
Podolski's arpeggiator is actually a step sequencer that attempts to behave as an arpeggiator. True or false?
Podolski's arpeggiator is there for CV-based, modular synthesizers and does not work in standalone.
Podolski's arpeggiator only plays chords.
True. Podolski has a step sequencer that you can play with a keyboard.
False. Podolski's arpeggiator is a real arpeggiator with many features for creating sequences and arpeggiations.
On the OBXD, Voice Variation section is used to...
make your voice sound like an anime cartoon character.
turn OBXD into a vocoder.
introduces random bursts of white noise.
introduce random peculiarities in pitch, filter and envelope similar to a real analog synth.
The Bend Slider controls...
the filter cutoff frequency.
the amount of bending applied to the harmonic ratios.
the amount of pixels in the GUI.
how much control the pitch shifter on a controller has over the pitch of Mikro Prism.
Linear Frequency Operator
Linear Filter Oscillation
Legendary Flying Object
Low Frequency Oscillator
Free Alpha is an additive synthesizer, capable of recreating any audio file with pristine clarity. True or false?
True. Free Alpha has been used to correct audio files, and as a sampler, at times.
True. Linplug only makes additive instruments.
True. Free Alpha is capable of modeling sound that you import in to it.
False. Free Alpha is a subtractive synthesizer with a very cool modulation matrix.
Linplug is the soft synth branch of Roger Linn, creator of AdrenaLinn and the LinnDrum. True or false?
False. No one has heard from Roger Linn in years.
True. Roger Linn bought LinPlug.com a few years ago.
True. Roger Linn is a major advocate of creating free instruments for the people.
False. There is no connection with Roger Linn.
Reaktor Player from Native Instruments is free, but Micro Prism is not. True or false?
False. Mikro Prism is free, but not Reaktor player.
False. Mikro Prism and Reaktor Player are free downloads.
False. Both of them used to be free, but they a now paid plugins.
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10 FREE Synths (That You Can't Live Without)
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