Synthi V - Tips & Tricks

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Find below some useful Synthi-V tips and tricks

The Synthi brought a lot of new sound design possibilities thanks to its modular aspect and its pin modulation matrix.
Please check the below instructions on how to use it.

Warning
Don't forget that any source can be patched to any destination, which can lead to feedback loops.
In case you want to experiment with those, the usage of a limiter is recommended.

Assign a modulation

1. Aim at the intersection between a modulation source and a destination.
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2. Hold click to display the modulaiton amount pop-up, and select the pin of your choice. (modulation amount)
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3. The pin should now be connected between the source and the destination.
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Due to the technology used in the original Synthi, it wasn't possible to modulate the modulation amounts.
However, the group assign feature resolves this limitation and lets you modulate any modulation amount assigned on the Matrix.

Modulate a modulation amount

1. Select a group assign pin on the bottom of the modulation matrix. (A, B, C, D)
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2. Connect the sources and destinations of your choice with the group pins. (A, B, C, D)
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3. In the advanced panel, open the modulations section, and click on the group tab.
From this panel, you can modulate each groups independently, by assigning them a modulation source and defining a modulation amount.
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Ring modulation mixes two waveforms and outputs the sum and difference of the frequencies present in each waveform.
It's pretty similar to Amplitude Modulation with one significant difference:
Ring Modulation lets the sound go through both when the carrier/modulator value is positive and negative.
(With Amplitude modulation, the sound cuts when the modulatior value is inferior to 0.)

Use the Ring modulator

1. Feed the Ring Mod A Input with the carrier signal of your choice.
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2. Feed the Ring Mod B Input with the modulator signal of your choice.
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3. Connect the Ring Mod Output to the rest of your audio chain and don't forget to raise the Ring Mod level.
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The most common use of Sample and Hold is to create randomness by capturing noise values.
Still, the Sample and Hold can sample its values from various sources like oscillators, or control voltages, or even a combinate of multiple sources.

Use the Sample and Hold

1. Feed the Sample and Hold module with the signal(s) you would like to sample.
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2. Connect the Sample and Hold module to the parameter you want to modulate.
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3. Raise the Sample and Hold level.
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The Synthi-V also features a XY joystick. Both axis can be freely assigned through the Modulation Matrix.
Additionally, it is possible to draw some joystick motions from the advanced panel.

Automate the joystick

1. Add destinations to the X and Y axis from the Matrix, or directly from the Joystick advanced panel and set an amount.
(Note: the advanced panel lets you modulate parameters that are not on the Matrix)
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2. Add up to 8 points by clicking on the XY graph.
The right panel lets you edit the global parameters, whereas the lower part lets you edit each individual point coordonates and time division.
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