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  SYNTHESIS TECHNOLOGY MOTM SYNTHESIZER--A Modular Analog Synthesizer That Surpasses All Expectations
Whereas a MIDI-controlled synthesizer, by its nature, operates in terms of discrete note events, a modular synth works from a continuum: sound is created by complex swings in voltage and the interacting patterns of clocks and switches.
A patch on a modular synth is an environment for inflection and nuance: a living and changing entity far removed from the preset mentality brought on by recent keyboard developments.
Using a modular hardware synthesizer is a truly satisfying plug-and-play experience.
www.digitalprosound.com /2001/04_apr/reviews/synthtech.htm   (550 words)

  Glossary: Analog Synthesizer | Sweetwater.com
An analog (see WFTD archive Analog) synthesizer uses voltage controlled analog modules to synthesize sound.
The concept of a variety of analog modules, all of which can interconnect via a standardized voltage control system, was invented by Dr. Robert Moog.
The oscillator (see WFTD archive Oscillator) generates a periodic waveform, the filter (see WFTD archive filter) is usually employed to remove certain frequencies from the waveform, and the amp is used to vary the attack and decay characteristics (see WFTD archive ADSR).
www.sweetwater.com /expert-center/glossary/t--AnalogSynthesizer   (166 words)

 Analog Devices: Analog Dialogue: Single-Chip Direct Digital Synthesis vs. the Analog PLL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Output-frequency switching time: the analog PLL frequency switching time is a function of its feedback loop settling time and VCO response time, typically > 1 ms.
C-DDS-based synthesizers are immune to such loop filter stability issues and are tunable over the full Nyquist range (< 1/2 the clock rate).
The output phase noise of a C-DDS synthesizer is actually better than that of its reference clock source, while analog PLL-based synthesizers have the disadvantage of actually multiplying the phase noise present in their frequency reference.
www.analog.com /library/analogDialogue/archives/30-3/single_chip.html   (1255 words)

  eBay Guides - Buying Analog Synthesizers on eBay
Basically, analog sound is sound where the frequency of electrical impulses that exist inside the wire are equal to the frequencies of soundwaves that are produced when those impulses are translated to soundwaves by a speaker.
Often, synthesizers go for the price they do because there is a hype associated with its name, and this hype may have nothing at all to do with what the synthesizer can do.
A synthesizer that sounds good because it was used in a song that everyone likes is not the same as a synthesizer that sounds good and is used by many professionals across a wealth of genres.
reviews.ebay.com /Buying-Analog-Synthesizers-on-eBay_W0QQugidZ10000000001895629   (2527 words)

  Definition of Analog synthesizer
An analog synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses analog computer techniques to generate sound electronically.
Analog syntheisizers were mostly replaced by digital synthesizers and samplers over the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In the late 1990s, a fashion emerged for "retro" analog synthesizers, with their proponents claiming that the "analog sound" of old analog synthesizers was better than the sound of current digital synthesizers.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Analog_synthesizer   (525 words)

 Ultra Analog: Virtual Analog Synthesizer - Applied Acoustics Systems
In a world filled with reproductions and ever increasing complexity, Ultra Analog imposes itself as a unique and powerful synth that is fast, easy and remarkably versatile.
At the heart of Ultra Analog are the best alias free oscillators of the industry, featuring standard wave shapes, hard sync, sub oscillators and integrated pitch envelopes for the most impressive evolving and dynamic analog tone you ever heard.
Furthermore, in order to follow your groove, Ultra Analog is equipped with a complete set of MIDI features; easy to use "MIDI Learn" function for user defined MIDI maps, min/max parameter range settings, MIDI program change and automation.
www.applied-acoustics.com /ultraanalog.htm   (874 words)

 Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook: Analog Synthesizer Programming
Through the use of examples shows how to use freely available harmonic analysis software to analyze and synthesize acoustic instruments, patches from other synths, and even reverse engineer sounds from previously recorded songs and samples.
Harmonic analysis can produce results this specific even on analog synthesizers.
Amplitude and filter responses based on the averages of ten commercial synthesizers.
synthesizer-cookbook.com   (356 words)

 Alesis Synthesizer, Alesis QS6.2 61-Key Synthesizer,Alesis QS8.2 88 Key Synthesizer, Alesis Andromeda 61-Key Analog ...
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www.cmspin.com /musicequipment/keyboards/alesissynthesizer.htm   (57 words)

 Synthesizer Moogulatorium analog, Crumar ds2,Octave Cat,technosaurus,analogue systems, synthex
and as said: the fastest envelopes on an analog synth ever since..
Don Buchla was also responsible for the "oberm00g" OB-MX synth by Oberheim (Tom Oberheim wasn't Toms company at that time..
The Firstman SQ-01 by Multivox was kind of a TB303 with an analog Bass Synth (not much more than this, but fat sounding..) and a simple sequencer (a bit "§§% to program..)
www.sequencer.de /moogulatorium/synthesizer_diverse.html   (798 words)

J├Ârgen Bergfors presents his DIY analog synthesizer pages providing design information and circuit diagrams.
Specialise in mods and retrofits for analog synths
Kurt offers rare synth parts and real Hammond and Leslie parts, and has been running an analog synth repair service for 20 years.
www.synthzone.com /analogue.htm   (788 words)

 Analog Boot Camp
Analog signals have two key properties: (1) they are continuous, and (2) their parameters - frequency, amplitude, and phase - are continuously (and infinitely) variable.
Many famous analog machines (such as the Moog 55 and ARP 2500) were modular, so the term is often associated with analog synthesizers.
Analog modeling is a type of physical modeling, but it imitates electronic hardware instead of mechanical or acoustic systems.
emusician.com /mag/emusic_analog_boot_camp   (2379 words)

 Synhouse MIDIJACK 303 Analog User Manual
If the analog synthesizer is set to have a filter envelope with the sustain stage set to a fairly low cutoff frequency on the lowpass filter, playing a continuous passage of notes without pauses will give the mellow sound of lounge music.
It may be easiest to hear the tones clearly by adjusting the analog synthesizer so that the filter is open with the frequency set to maximum, the resonance (also known as "Q", or emphasis) set to minimum, and the envelope generators set to sustain, without any vibrato on the oscillators.
Analog calibration should only be performed occasionally, as overuse of the scale adjustment trimmer may cause excessive wear and premature failure of the part.
www.synhouse.com /303-analog-user.html   (3562 words)

The Moog synthesizer even spawned a subculture of record producers who made novelty "Moog" recordings, depending on the odd new sounds made by their synthesizers (which were not always made by Moog) to draw attention and sales.
One major innovation by Moog was in 1970, when they made a synthesizer with a built-in keyboard and without modular design--the analog circuits were retained, but made interconnectable with switches in a simplified arrangement called "normalization".
One kind of synthesizer starts with a binary digital recording of an existing sound, which is then replayed at a range of pitches.
www.mp3.fm /Synthesizer.htm   (2737 words)

 Analog synthesizer - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Early analog synthesizers used technology derived from electronic analog computers and laboratory test equipment.
A very specialized form of analog synthesizer was the analog vocoder, based on equipment developed for speech synthesis.
However, its architecture resembled an electronic organ more than a traditional analog synthesizer, and the Polymoog was not widely imitated.
www.music.us /education/A/Analog-synthesizer.htm   (692 words)

 Modular Analog Synthesizers Return!
As a result, a new golden age of modular analog equipment is emerging, where the hands-on immediacy of big modular equipment is combined with reliability and repeatability of modern electronics.
Analog equipment also offers gradations in sounds that are still difficult to achieve with digital equipment.
Wiard analog synthesizer modules are known for their audiophile quality, their exotic looks, and their quirky nature.
www.synthtopia.com /Articles/ModularAnalogSynthesizers.html   (2179 words)

 Analog Factory - Audio   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But Analog Factory is not only a powerful source of amazing synthesizer sounds.
Analog Factory has been developed with TAE, Arturia’s award-winning proprietary technology for analog emulation, which guarantees an unprecedented accuracy in modeling originals.
Analog Factory not only integrates seamlessly into all the major hosts and sequencers on the Mac and PC platforms, but it can also be used in standalone mode and easily controlled by a remote external MIDI keyboard, with keys, knobs, and faders, allowing you to make dramatic changes via a simple twist of a knob.
www.apple.com /downloads/macosx/audio/analogfactory.html   (217 words)

Overview From 1968 - 1984 the analog synthesizer was continuously developed and perfected by a range of "start-up" music technology companies in the USA, Europe and Japan.
But there remain more stories to be told, and more analog rarities to describe.
The Emulator Archive is putting together some of this ancient synthesizer history, with the detail and insight that you expect from us.
www.emulatorarchive.com /Analog/analog.html   (110 words)

 Alesis :: Andromeda
In a world filled with “almost-analog” and “sort-of-analog” synthesizers, Andromeda is the real deal: a high-performance instrument fueled by true analog synth technology.
Andromeda’s fully analog signal path is controlled by a high-speed Motorola Coldfire microprocessor, offering 16-voice polyphony with 16-part multitimbral capability.
It provides two analog filters per voice: these 2-pole (multimode) and 4-pole (lowpass) resonating filters are classically-derived designs, and offer you an astounding range of sonic variability.
www.alesis.com /product.php?id=10   (442 words)

 Electro-Harmonix Micro Synthesizer
An all-analog design, the Micro Synthesizer boasts the ability to provide the great older analog synthesizer sounds made famous by Moog, Avitar, Art and by using a guitar instead of a keyboard as the input device.
For many of us that were too young to experience the analog synthesizer’s heyday (I was only a year old when "Dark Side of the Moon" was released back in 1973), what a trip the Micro Synthesizer offers with sounds that can be explored for a new generation of players.
Mathew’s described the analog sound as, "warm and milky" and stated that with digital, you tend to "lose some of the feeling." After playing through the analog Micro Synthesizer, as well as with my previous experience when comparing analog vs. digital choruses, delays, and flangers, I definitely agree.
www.legendarytones.com /microsynth.html   (1128 words)

 Arturia Prophet V Virtual Analog Synthesizer
Using the PROPHET V will be second nature for all you old-pros, and if you're new to the synthesizers, the only thing you'll miss by not having the hardware versions is the workout from transporting them to the studio.
This data was one of the truly unique attributes of the original synthesizers because it allowed musicians to save their presets for one of the first times ever.
The Hybrid mode is both synthesizers stacked one on top of the other offering you an entirely new world of possibilities.
www.gotthebeat.com /a/Analog/Arturia_Prophet_V_Virtual_Analog_Synthesizer_706092.htm   (439 words)

 Analog Heaven   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Analog synthesizers have been around for a long time, they seem to be back in vogue these days.
Analog synths offer some nice capabilities such as the ability to easily modify many sound parameters while the synth is being played.
The natural variability of analog circuitry is an added benefit to analog synths as long as you are content with the idea that things will never sound exactly the same twice.
www.solorb.com /anhevn   (346 words)

 So you want to build an analog synthesizer?
This is a really cool analog lab project involving a wide range of interesting circuits, but there is a right way and a wrong way to spend your (valuable) time doing it.
To get maximum flexibility out of your synthesizer, what you really want is not a synth that can play a lot of different notes at once, but a synth that can produce a wide range of timbres.
Thus, the preferred method for building an analog synth is to build a single voice, modular synthesizer that has maximum flexibility to adjust the timbre of the sound.
web.mit.edu /klund/www/weblatex/node2.html   (635 words)

 Synthesizer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A realtime software synthesizer for the PC with integrated sampler, effect unit and a tracker-style sequencer.
A modular synthesizer and effects processor which offers a variety of sounds covering FM and Analog synthesis to Waveshaping and Resonator Models.
A modular software analog synthesizer that allows you to create complex synthesis engines that can work in real-time or off-line.
www.visiomedia.com /rooms/studio/synthesizer.htm   (708 words)

 analog_synthesizer - OneLook Dictionary Search
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Phrases that include analog synthesizer: virtual analog synthesizer
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 Buy Moog Little Phatty Analog Synthesizer - Tribute Edition at Musician's Friend
The Little Phatty analog synth was designed to bring you the expressive, intuitive playability and timeless quality of a Moog Analog Synthesizer in a portable, more affordable package.
It boasts a 100-percent analog signal path, 100 user-editable presets, and a 37-note keyboard with +/-2 octave transpose.
RAC is a proprietary Moog technology which enables you to directly interface with the analog circuitry via knobs on the control panel without any digital processing.
www.musiciansfriend.com /product/Moog-Little-Phatty-Analog-Synthesizer-Tribute-Edition?fg=141&g=key&printable=1&sku=709331   (320 words)

 Korg ElecTribe Analog
The ElecTribe A is a compact analog modeling synth box that lets you create analog synthesizer, bass, and sound effect sounds simply - just tweak the knob that controls each element of the sound as on an analog synthesizer.
Having produced classic analog synthesizers such as the "Mini Korg 700," the "PS series," and the "MS series," Korg has a long history of analog sound creation experience.
First found on Korg's classic MS-20 analog patching synthesizer, this capability lets you use external audio signals as a sound source that can be synced to the rhythms you create on the ElecTribe A. Plus, you can use the ElecTribe A's filters and effects to process these sounds and mold your own unique sonic creations.
www.planet-groove.com /korg/electribe_a.html   (804 words)

 Buy Applied Acoustics Systems Ultra Analog - Virtual Analog Synthesizer online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the heart of Ultra Analog are the best alias-free oscillators in the industry, featuring standard wave shapes, hard sync, sub oscillators, and integrated pitch envelopes for impressive evolving and dynamic analog tone.
Ultra Analog is highly efficient; just find the sound you want fast and tweak it to perfection with the integrated categorized browser and ergonomic interface.
And to help you follow your groove, Ultra Analog is equipped with a complete set of MIDI features: an easy-to-use MIDI Learn function for user-defined MIDI maps, min/max parameter range settings, MIDI program change and automation.
www.guitarcenter.com /shop/product/buy_applied_acoustics_systems_ultra_analog_virtual_analog_synthesizer?full_sku=702780   (489 words)

 Amazon.com: Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer: Books: Trevor Pinch,Frank Trocco   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sleek digital synthesizer of today is so easy to play and so ubiquitous in the world of popular music that its presence is often taken for granted.
In this well-researched, entertaining, and immensely readable book, Pinch...and Trocco...chronicle the analog synthesizer's early, heady years, from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s...Throughout their prose is engagingly anecdotal and accessible, and readers are never asked to wade through dense, technological jargon.
Analog Days, penned by Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco, is a richly detailed look at the early days of synthesized sounds, and is quite fascinating.
www.amazon.com /Analog-Days-Invention-Impact-Synthesizer/dp/0674016173   (2530 words)

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