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synth secret articles on sos; written by Gordan Reid
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Synth Secrets: all 63 Parts on Sound On Sound site

Gordon Reid's Guide To Synthesis Synthesis > Synthesis / Sound Design, Synth Secrets Published May 1999 By Gordon Reid All 63 Parts of Gordon Reid's classic SYNTH SECRETS series are now all available ...
Published May 1999
Figures 7, 8 and 9: Shown from top to bottom.
What's In A Sound?

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synthesis / Sound Design, Synth Secrets ... let's face it, that's not exactly a catchy name. So Synth Secrets ... Welcome to the world of subtractive synthesis! Find ALL Synth Secrets Parts ...
Published May 1999
Figures 2(a) and 2(b).
The Physics Of Percussion

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synth Secrets, Synthesis / Sound Design Published June 1999 By Gordon Reid In Part 1 we explained how the tones of most real instruments can be reduced to patterns of harmonics, which can ...
Published June 1999
Figure 1.
Modifiers & Controllers

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synth Secrets, Synthesis / Sound Design ... as an audio signal or a controller. And that is one of the most important synth secrets of them all. ...
Published July 1999
Figure 1 [top] and Figure 2.
Of Filters & Phase Relationships

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synth Secrets, Synthesis / Sound Design ... 1 of Synth Secrets, you'll remember that you can represent any ... most important Synth Secret: Filters not only change a waveform ...
Published August 1999
Figure 1: A simple low-pass filter.
Further With Filters

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synth Secrets, Synthesis / Sound Design ... this month's first Synth Secret: The cutoff frequency of a passive low-pass ... applicable Synth Secret: A 4-pole filter will always tend to a 24dB/octave ...
Published September 1999
Of Responses & Resonance

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synthesis / Sound Design, Synth Secrets ... band-reject, and (in Synth Secrets Part 4, Aug 1999) comb — and we have even seen ... to Synth Secrets Part 3 (July 1999) you will find that it is devoted ...
Published October 1999
Figure 1:
An irregular, non-repeating waveform.
Envelopes, Gates & Triggers

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synthesis / Sound Design, Synth Secrets ... here's this month's first Synth Secret (and it's a biggie!): What ... considerably, and leads us to our next Synth Secret: Although a Trigger ...
Published November 1999
Figure 1: A swelled brass loudness contour.
More About Envelopes

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synthesis / Sound Design, Synth Secrets ... this month's first Synth Secret: Increasing the complexity of the contour ... can produce them. Find ALL Synth Secrets Parts ...
Published December 1999
An Introduction To VCAs

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synth Secrets, Synthesis / Sound Design ... really hold any Synth Secrets? In the course of this series, there's ... in Synth Secrets Part 3 (SOS July 1999) — without fully explaining what ...
Published January 2000
Figure 1: [top] A simple synthesizer. Figure 2: [bottom] Applying this control voltage to the oscillator frequency would result in a short burst of vibrato.
Modulation

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synth Secrets, Synthesis / Sound Design ... In the first nine episodes of Synth Secrets, we've covered a lot of ground. ... in Synth Secrets Part 4 (SOS August 1999). This is the square wave, so-called ...
Published February 2000
Figure 9: [top] Amplitude Modulation of Signal 1 by Signal 2. Figure 10: [bottom] The harmonic spectrum of the waveform in Figure 9.
Amplitude Modulation

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synthesis / Sound Design, Synth Secrets ... the keyboard. To put it in a Synth Secrets sort of way: Amplitude Modulation ... are attempting to locate replacements.] Find ALL Synth Secrets Parts ...
Published March 2000
An Introduction To Frequency Modulation

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synthesis / Sound Design, Synth Secrets ... to Part 10 of Synth Secrets and the simple vibrato that I described ... Unfortunately, you'll have to read next month's Synth Secrets to find out ...
Published April 2000
Yamaha's flagship FM synthesizer, the DX1.
More On Frequency Modulation

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synthesis / Sound Design, Synth Secrets Published May 2000 By Gordon Reid Last month, we examined the frankly scary ... instalment of Synth Secrets for more on this). However, FM is only truly ...
Published May 2000
Figure 10: [top]. Figure 11: [bottom].
An Introduction To Additive Synthesis

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synthesis / Sound Design, Synth Secrets ... by manipulating these individual harmonics. For the past two months Synth Secrets ... This month's Synth Secrets takes us into the murky world of Additive Synthesis. ...
Published June 2000
Figure 1: A typical setup for processing an external signal using a Minimoog.
An Introduction To ESPs & Vocoders

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synthesis / Sound Design, Synth Secrets ... in Synth Secrets, but their effect might be obvious from the figure. ... you could do the same. So here's this month's Synth Secret ...
Published July 2000
Figure 1: [top] The output from an envelope follower. Figure 2: [bottom] A more sophisticated envelope follower.
From Sample & Hold To Sample-rate Converters (1)

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synthesis / Sound Design, Synth Secrets ... in Synth Secrets. It is the Clock Generator. As you might guess from its ... month. Find ALL Synth Secrets Parts ...
Published August 2000
Figure 1: Smoothing a stepped waveform (or vice versa?).
From Sample & Hold To Sample-rate Converters (2)

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synthesis / Sound Design, Synth Secrets ... month's Synth Secrets, and when I presented it to you, I asked the following ... In Synth Secrets Part 16 (SOS August 2000) we talked a lot about Sample ...
Published September 2000
Figure 3: [top] Creating a. Figure 4: [bottom] The chromatic scale generated by the configuration in.
Priorities & Triggers

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synthesis / Sound Design, Synth Secrets ... of the points that I make this month. That said, here's a Synth Secret ... then, have fun prioritising. Find ALL Synth Secrets Parts ...
Published October 2000
Figure 3: [top] Creating a. Figure 4: [bottom] The chromatic scale generated by the configuration in.
Duophony

Synth Secrets Synthesis > Synthesis / Sound Design, Synth Secrets ... and less intuitive, than you might expect, so here's a Synth Secret ... If you recall last month's 'Synth Secrets', you'll ...
Published November 2000