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Audio Plugins 101 - 10 FREE Synths (That You Can't Live Without).
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Synth 1 is a monophonic synthesizer. True or false?
Every year, developers compete on certain websites to see who can make the best free plug-ins. True or false?
True. There are a few websites that host a free plug-in competition to new and seasoned developers.
False. This has been attempted in the past, but it never worked out.
False. Who would do such a thing?
False. Nothing is free in this world.
PWM stands for...
Pulse Width Monitor
Park Wanton Machine
Pulse Width Modulation
Project Work Machine
A low pass filter filters low frequencies so that high frequencies can ‘pass’ through. True or false?
OBXD has how many voices of polyphony?
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 be set to positive and negative values with the value split at the knob’s 12 o’clock position.
The knob can work with either a male, or a female connection.
Linear Frequency Operator
Low Frequency Oscillator
Linear Filter Oscillation
Legendary Flying Object
On the OBXD, Voice Variation section is used to...
introduce random peculiarities in pitch, filter and envelope similar to a real analog synth.
make your voice sound like an anime cartoon character.
turn OBXD into a vocoder.
introduces random bursts of white noise.
Reaktor Player from Native Instruments is free, but Micro Prism is not. True or false?
False. Both of them used to be free, but they a now paid plugins.
False. Mikro Prism is free, but not Reaktor player.
False. Mikro Prism and Reaktor Player are free downloads.
A chorus can wash your instrument out, if you use it too much. True or false?
False. Choruses are the only way to achieve sound on a synthesizer.
False. Chorus, as an effect is good for giving crisp definition to a signal, like compression.
True. The chorus effect, if used too much, can cause your music to sound out of time and out of tune.
False. A chorus is designed to be used at max levels without consequence.
Filter envelopes allow you to:
generate white noise.
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.
clean a synthesizer when it is dirty.
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.
True. Roger Linn is a major advocate of creating free instruments for the people.
False. No one has heard from Roger Linn in years.
Free Alpha is an additive synthesizer, capable of recreating any audio file with pristine clarity. True or false?
True. Free Alpha is capable of modeling sound that you import in to it.
True. Linplug only makes additive instruments.
False. Free Alpha is a subtractive synthesizer with a very cool modulation matrix.
True. Free Alpha has been used to correct audio files, and as a sampler, at times.
What does ADSR stand for?
Attack, decline, sustain and release
Abrasive, defeat, stirring, and rolling.
Attack, decay, sustain and release
Alloy, density, strength, reliability
All free soft synthesizers and effects have installers and owners manuals to help you get started. True or false?
False. Most free plug-ins available on the internet require a manual installation.
True. How could you install a plug-in without an installer?
True. It is required by law that programmers have to include an installer with all .vst and .au files.
True. If you don’t get an installer with your download, you can go to www.compiler.com and have one built.
You have to use all 16 steps in the Podolski arpeggiator in order for it to work. True or false?
The Bend Slider controls...
how much control the pitch shifter on a controller has over the pitch of Mikro Prism.
the amount of pixels in the GUI.
the filter cutoff frequency.
the amount of bending applied to the harmonic ratios.
Podolski’s arpeggiator is actually a step sequencer that attempts to behave as an arpeggiator. True or false?
True. Podolski has a step sequencer that you can play with a keyboard.
Podolski’s arpeggiator is there for CV-based, modular synthesizers and does not work in standalone.
False. Podolski’s arpeggiator is a real arpeggiator with many features for creating sequences and arpeggiations.
Podolski’s arpeggiator only plays chords.
TAL stands for...
Theoric Analog Language
Trent’s Analog Lowdown
Togu Audio Line
Talent and Logic
Kairatune’s Delay has which type of filters?
Granular and Formant filters
High Pass and Band Pass filters
Low Pass and Band Pass filters
High Pass and Formant filters
Audio Plugins 101
10 FREE Synths (That You Can't Live Without)
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