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To say a knob is bi-polar means...
The knob can work with either a male, or a female connection.
The knob controls the ‘heat' or ‘warmth' of a synthesizer like saturation.
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.
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.
Reaktor Player from Native Instruments is free, but Micro Prism is not. True or false?
False. Both of them used to be free, but they a now paid plugins.
False. Mikro Prism and Reaktor Player are free downloads.
False. Mikro Prism is free, but not Reaktor player.
Synth 1 is a monophonic synthesizer. True or false?
A chorus can wash your instrument out, if you use it too much. True or false?
False. Chorus, as an effect is good for giving crisp definition to a signal, like compression.
False. A chorus is designed to be used at max levels without consequence.
False. Choruses are the only way to achieve sound on a synthesizer.
True. The chorus effect, if used too much, can cause your music to sound out of time and out of tune.
The Bend Slider controls...
how much control the pitch shifter on a controller has over the pitch of Mikro Prism.
the amount of pixels in the GUI.
the filter cutoff frequency.
the amount of bending applied to the harmonic ratios.
You have to use all 16 steps in the Podolski arpeggiator in order for it to work. True or false?
TAL stands for...
Theoric Analog Language
Trent's Analog Lowdown
Talent and Logic
Togu Audio Line
Filter envelopes allow you to:
generate white noise.
Modulate the opening and closing of the filter cutoff every time a key is pressed or triggered by a sequencer.
clean a synthesizer when it is dirty.
mail chemicals to the US and certain parts of the mediteranean.
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 is a major advocate of creating free instruments for the people.
True. Roger Linn bought LinPlug.com a few years ago.
False. There is no connection with Roger Linn.
Kairatune's Delay has which type of filters?
High Pass and Formant filters
Low Pass and Band Pass filters
Granular and Formant filters
High Pass and Band Pass filters
On the OBXD, Voice Variation section is used to...
introduce random peculiarities in pitch, filter and envelope similar to a real analog synth.
introduces random bursts of white noise.
make your voice sound like an anime cartoon character.
turn OBXD into a vocoder.
Podolski's arpeggiator is actually a step sequencer that attempts to behave as an arpeggiator. True or false?
False. Podolski's arpeggiator is a real arpeggiator with many features for creating sequences and arpeggiations.
Podolski's arpeggiator only plays chords.
True. Podolski has a step sequencer that you can play with a keyboard.
Podolski's arpeggiator is there for CV-based, modular synthesizers and does not work in standalone.
All free soft synthesizers and effects have installers and owners manuals to help you get started. True or false?
True. How could you install a plug-in without an installer?
False. Most free plug-ins available on the internet require a manual installation.
True. It is required by law that programmers have to include an installer with all .vst and .au files.
True. If you don't get an installer with your download, you can go to www.compiler.com and have one built.
A low pass filter filters low frequencies so that high frequencies can ‘pass' through. True or false?
Free Alpha is an additive synthesizer, capable of recreating any audio file with pristine clarity. True or false?
True. Free Alpha is capable of modeling sound that you import in to it.
True. Linplug only makes additive instruments.
True. Free Alpha has been used to correct audio files, and as a sampler, at times.
False. Free Alpha is a subtractive synthesizer with a very cool modulation matrix.
OBXD has how many voices of polyphony?
Legendary Flying Object
Low Frequency Oscillator
Linear Frequency Operator
Linear Filter Oscillation
PWM stands for...
Pulse Width Monitor
Pulse Width Modulation
Park Wanton Machine
Project Work Machine
What does ADSR stand for?
Abrasive, defeat, stirring, and rolling.
Attack, decay, sustain and release
Attack, decline, sustain and release
Alloy, density, strength, reliability
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10 FREE Synths (That You Can't Live Without)
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