11092 posts since 21 Mar, 2008, from Hannover, Germany
wagtunes wrote:One thing I can't seem to figure out, however, is the LFO. Pulling up the INIT patch, the mod wheel controls it by default (which makes sense) and it seems to be routed to one of the oscillators for a vibrato effect. When I remove the mod wheel routing, the LFO then is on all the time and I can't seem to find a way to turn it off other than crank the delay all the way up to 10, which doesn't turn it off but only delays it.
I have tried combing the entire interface trying to find where the LFO is routed to when it finally hit me. You simply can't find stuff on this synth. It's not because it's so complicated (I work with modulars) but because it's too small to see what's what. And the more I try to look, the more tired my eyes become.
Vibrato is done with the "FM" section in the Oscs (lower right in each of the oscillators). If Modwheel control is off it is normal that the vibrato works all the time.
With FM you also do Osc FM using all 3 Oscs as a source. Actually all mod sources seem to be available in most destinations. That way you could do audio rate modulation of many parameters (those wit ha "Mod-Source" available) including also Filter FM, audio rate PWM and/or waveform modulation (the Osc waveshapes are morphable).
By clicking on the Mod-Source like e.g. "ENV-1" (white tet on black background) you open a drop-down menu.
You could combine up to 4 sources in the two mod mixers (with "+" or "x" between them). The mixers are available as mod sources as "MIX-1" and "MIX-2".
The synth indeed has many parameters but once you learned what each of the controls does it is much more easy to program this. Each control/knob should also show a tooltip with a longer parameter name and a value if you hover over it with the mouse cursor or when adjusting the parameter.
The Tooltips must be switched on for this. The global options are opened by clicking at the "Admiral Quality Poly-Ana 1.3" logo (at teh lower left in my skin).
STRG+leftclick resets the bipolar parameters to 0 and/or the center.
The "Anti-aliasing" or "AA" parameter is new in v1.3 (in my skin at the lower right of the GUI at the "Quality" section) and should be usually activated (which AFAIK is not done in the presets yet).
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