Can you explain ANA mode?

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KVRist
72 posts since 1 Jul, 2017

Post Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:25 pm

What's an effective way to easily hear the effect of the ANA button?

The explanation of this button in the manual confuses me. The manual states that when ANA is activated the oscillators are free running, and that when it is deactivated the oscillators begin at a random phase position.

Earlier in the manual when outlining the Phase knob the manual states that phase values between 0-29 make the oscillator free running or "random." It seems to be stating that free running = random, which seems to contradict the description of the ANA button's function as a switch between free running and random.

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vega555
KVRist
286 posts since 10 May, 2009

Re: Can you explain ANA mode?

Post Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:22 pm

Hi!

Please download the archive from the attachment. It contains specific preset file which demonstrates the operation of the ANA mode.

ANA is enabled with "free running" by default . Pay attention to medium and high frequencies. You will hear a character similar to Flange effect.
Then turn off the ANA mode and you will hear the "jumping" - the random nature of the phase start.

You can use the "Phase" knob to set the fixed position of the phase start.

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chk071
KVRAF
23162 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Can you explain ANA mode?

Post Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:54 pm

So, the way i understand it, ANA=free running oscillators, so the phase never stops, even when you don't play a note, and when the ANA option is turned off, then the oscillators start at a random phase position, triggered by incoming notes? Always tried to wrap my head around this, to be honest.

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vega555
KVRist
286 posts since 10 May, 2009

Re: Can you explain ANA mode?

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:33 am

chk071 wrote:So, the way i understand it, ANA=free running oscillators, so the phase never stops, even when you don't play a note, and when the ANA option is turned off, then the oscillators start at a random phase position, triggered by incoming notes?
Yes, that is correct :wink:

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KVRist
72 posts since 1 Jul, 2017

Re: Can you explain ANA mode?

Post Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:43 pm

Thanks for the example preset vega555. I can clearly hear the differences you described. And thanks chk071 for your own definition of the mode. It helped to further wrap my own head around it.

chk071
KVRAF
23162 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Can you explain ANA mode?

Post Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:41 am

I finally got what this does too. Thanks for asking, and thanks to vega555 for explaining. :D

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