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Let's Play with AudioKit Synth One

After months of teasing, AudioKit's epic Synth One will be arriving on iOS this Thursday the 28th! I rearranged my schedule to get this Let's Play out as soon as possible to help people dive right into the deep synthesis!

Video Description:

AudioKit Synth One is a completely free and open-source synth for iOS! It is packed full of features, with some great effects, and an excellent collection of presets provided by the community. Let's play with it!

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Reader Comments 3

Thanks to Tim for noticing that the LFOs are all fine-tuned. And, sometimes a bit unique compared to what some of you may be used to. That's kind of the beauty of open-source. People were allowed to put their unique spin on how they wanted it to sound. Here's a reference on how each LFO works:

pitchLFO: additive, range 1 semitone
detuneLFO: additive, with magic numbers
fmLFO: multiplicative, meaning the value goes from 0 to the knob amount ("subtractive-ish")
decayLFO: multiplicative ("subtractive")
oscMixLFO: additive. [there are subtleties to this one]
resonanceLFO: multiplicative ("subtractive")
filterCutoffLFO: multiplicative ("subtractive")
filterEnvLFO: multiplicative ("subtractive")
noiseLFO: multiplicative ("subtractive")
bitcrushLFO: magic. lfo operates in log2 space.
tremoloLFO: multiplicative ("subtractive")
reverbLFO: multiplicative ("subtractive")
Here's a note about Filter Envelope for folks. Best explained by James Edward Cosby

"Here’s a tip regarding the Filter Envelope...It is 'subtractive' so set the Filter Frequency to the highest desired level then use the Envelope Amount Knob to set the lowest desired Filter Frequency achieved by the Envelope floor (zero) level. The Envelope will Sweep between these two levels. This means that the Envelope will never clip the Filter Frequency.

This also means that when the Mod wheel is assigned to Filter Frequency, it works 'In Reverse'."

Hope that is helpful for folks. Hopefully, a contributor will volunteer to write a manual
What a great gift thanks so much to the team....and big thanks for the nice demo Tim. It's all very sweet!!!

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