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Audio Plugins 101 - 10 FREE Synths (That You Can't Live Without).
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To say a knob is bi-polar means...
The knob suffers from both manic and depressive episodes.
The knob controls the ‘heat' or ‘warmth' of a synthesizer like saturation.
The knob can work with either a male, or a female connection.
The knob can be set to positive and negative values with the value split at the knob's 12 o'clock position.
Reaktor Player from Native Instruments is free, but Micro Prism is not. True or false?
False. Mikro Prism and Reaktor Player are free downloads.
False. Both of them used to be free, but they a now paid plugins.
False. Mikro Prism is free, but not Reaktor player.
What does ADSR stand for?
Attack, decline, sustain and release
Abrasive, defeat, stirring, and rolling.
Attack, decay, sustain and release
Alloy, density, strength, reliability
OBXD has how many voices of polyphony?
Synth 1 is a monophonic synthesizer. True or false?
PWM stands for...
Pulse Width Monitor
Pulse Width Modulation
Project Work Machine
Park Wanton Machine
Low Frequency Oscillator
Linear Filter Oscillation
Legendary Flying Object
Linear Frequency Operator
All free soft synthesizers and effects have installers and owners manuals to help you get started. True or false?
True. It is required by law that programmers have to include an installer with all .vst and .au files.
True. How could you install a plug-in without an installer?
True. If you don't get an installer with your download, you can go to www.compiler.com and have one built.
False. Most free plug-ins available on the internet require a manual installation.
On the OBXD, Voice Variation section is used to...
turn OBXD into a vocoder.
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.
You have to use all 16 steps in the Podolski arpeggiator in order for it to work. True or false?
Linplug is the soft synth branch of Roger Linn, creator of AdrenaLinn and the LinnDrum. True or false?
False. There is no connection with Roger Linn.
True. Roger Linn bought LinPlug.com a few years ago.
False. No one has heard from Roger Linn in years.
True. Roger Linn is a major advocate of creating free instruments for the people.
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.
Podolski's arpeggiator is there for CV-based, modular synthesizers and does not work in standalone.
True. Podolski has a step sequencer that you can play with a keyboard.
The Bend Slider controls...
the amount of bending applied to the harmonic ratios.
the filter cutoff frequency.
how much control the pitch shifter on a controller has over the pitch of Mikro Prism.
the amount of pixels in the GUI.
A chorus can wash your instrument out, if you use it too much. True or false?
True. The chorus effect, if used too much, can cause your music to sound out of time and out of tune.
False. Chorus, as an effect is good for giving crisp definition to a signal, like compression.
False. Choruses are the only way to achieve sound on a synthesizer.
False. A chorus is designed to be used at max levels without consequence.
Every year, developers compete on certain websites to see who can make the best free plug-ins. True or false?
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.
True. There are a few websites that host a free plug-in competition to new and seasoned developers.
A low pass filter filters low frequencies so that high frequencies can ‘pass' through. True or false?
Kairatune's Delay has which type of filters?
High Pass and Formant filters
High Pass and Band Pass filters
Low Pass and Band Pass filters
Granular and Formant filters
Free Alpha is an additive synthesizer, capable of recreating any audio file with pristine clarity. True or false?
True. Linplug only makes additive instruments.
False. Free Alpha is a subtractive synthesizer with a very cool modulation matrix.
True. Free Alpha is capable of modeling sound that you import in to it.
True. Free Alpha has been used to correct audio files, and as a sampler, at times.
TAL stands for...
Talent and Logic
Togu Audio Line
Trent's Analog Lowdown
Theoric Analog Language
Filter envelopes allow you to:
Modulate the opening and closing of the filter cutoff every time a key is pressed or triggered by a sequencer.
mail chemicals to the US and certain parts of the mediteranean.
generate white noise.
clean a synthesizer when it is dirty.
Audio Plugins 101
10 FREE Synths (That You Can't Live Without)
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