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This flexibility in allowing note values below the root provides a way to create interesting and useful melodic patterns.

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But where did all this start? This is a programmable function for all manusl in Programs or Mixes. Use the parameter’s corresponding soft knob to turn the function on or off.

Andromeda A6 Reference Manual 71 Chapter 2: A This symbol warns the user of uninsulated voltage within the unit that can cause dangerous electric shocks. An amp with a full- range speaker will also suffice, as will a stereo music system with external andromead inputs.

Make sure that the unit is turned off before you plug the power manuzl into the rear panel receptacle and the wall outlet. You may notice that sometimes knobs and buttons will become inactive because the display doesn’t need them. The graphs in the left column illustrate what the basic waveforms look like. Low notes on a musical instrument, for example, are said to have a low frequency; high pitched notes have a high frequency. Oscillators and Filters Soft buttons through respective modulations.

Your browser does not support iframes. Note that the A6’s 16 voices are divided between the two Mix Channels. Page Chapter While either of these two pages are being displayed, you can still use the Direct Select buttons andromefa well as the soft knobs to select sounds.

Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus including amplifiers that produce heat.


Please note that, unlike most of the other is the only Portamento parameter that can be modulated. Using the keyboard as in the above example, a gate signal is active for the time that a key is held down; a trigger is generated only at the instant the key is first played. Page Chapter 8: Technical — The Appendices The appendices at the end of the A6 Reference Manual provide concise information about the instrument from a technical perspective: Andromeda A6 Overview Tone Modifiers Filters Referring back to Chapter 3 again, the second component in the signal flow is the synthesizer’s Filters – the circuitry that controls the harmonic content of the sound wave.

The trigger will occur only when the source is “moving in a positive direction. Playing the A6 functions of the A6: The pitch wheel can also be programmed so that it can have a different type of modulation on either side of the center stop.

Modulation and Envelopes Envelope Modes The envelope parameter on the MODE triggered started and how it progresses through its stages under various circumstances. What happens when we use three? Modulation and Envelopes exponential slope, however, accelerates towards the target level: This is the most common usage of maual sequencer.

I was excited that a handful of aelsis were still “carrying the ball” and believed that there will always be a place in the music world for a great analog synth.

You can always mix it in later, but for now you should turn the clockwise. This way, you will always know which page and which parameter on that page is active.

Basics of Analog Synthesis Chapter 3 Basics of Analog Synthesis An Overview of Synthesis The concept of a synthesizer is an instrument that is capable of producing a very wide range of sounds electronically.

Filters of either Voice 15 or Voice 16 or both for stereoor a mono signal to all Voices.

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The distance and direction of the glide depends on which voice is getting the new note relative to what note this voice played before. In Mix mode, it may play different sounds in different ranges a splita stack of sounds on top of each other, or combination of splits and stacks. There will be more said about Global functions later in this Chapter. By default, the A6’s Sequencer runs when you play a note, and will play the sequence in a key signature using that note as a reference.


But of particular importance to note now, especially for seasoned analog synthesists who are familiar with earlier modular products, is that each of the above function groups can be thought of as a “physical module minus the patch cords”.

Second, we need to know that sound changes over a period of time, which can be a mere fraction of a second to The in the 5 band of Filter 2 shows that Auto Tune was not able to bring this band into range. Program mode, Mix mode and Global mode. Advances in technology allowed the addition of a Delay portion as well as a second Decay stage and a second Release stage for more precise articulation of envelope shaping.

Program-Specific Functions There are numerous functions within the A6 that deal only with the creating or editing of Programs.

Different results are obtained by using two square waves mwnual two sawtooth waves as these waveforms contain numerous harmonics which are also multiplied together. Basics of Analog Synthesis Components of aim Analog Synthesizer With the preceding information as background, let’s take a look at how our discoveries about sound relate to a physical electronic instrument.

Global The term global, used androneda in this manual, refers to any function that affects the A6 no matter what play mode it’s in: The envelope depicted on page represents the most basic envelope contour: The unit has a universal power supply that should work with local AC power in most countries.