Modulation Synthesis 3

Synthesizers that use modulation as their fundamental sound source are capable of creating exciting sounds; they remain unlike any other instrument since being introduced, and they continue to be a source of experimentation and sonic depth. Widely used in the 1980s and 1990s, Modulation Synthesis set the standard for digital synthesis and proved that synths could realistically replace instruments such as basses and pianos in pop arrangements.


There are five types of modulation that this chapter explores, and in spite of a substantial amount of overlap, each provides a unique sonic palette. Modulation as a principle of synthesis has been a part of every major synthesis type as a secondary tool since the beginning ...

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