AlsaModularSynth

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A realtime modular synthesizer and effect processor

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AlsaModularSynth project is a realtime modular synthesizer and effect processor.

Modular synthesis is one of the most flexible and fascinating ways of making electronic music. The principles of voltage-controlled modular synthesis have been stated in the famous paper Voltage-Controlled Electronic Music Modules by Robert A. Moog , presented in 1964 at the Annual Convention of the Audio Engineering Society.

AlsaModularSynth is a digital implementation of a classical analog modular synthesizer system. It uses virtual control voltages to control the parameters of the modules. The control voltages which control the frequency e.g. of the VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) and VCF (Voltage Controlled Filter) modules follow the convention of 1V / Octave. Read the first two pages of the Moog paper to understand why this logarithmic scale is so important.

A real analog synthesizer has a lot of knobs and switches which give immediate access to all important parameters of the generated sound. AlsaModularSynth can be controlled by MIDI controller boxes, like e.g. the Doepfer Pocket Dial . MIDI events can be assigned to module parameters in a very flexible way by using the Control Center dialog of AlsaModularSynth.
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Last updated on June 9th, 2009

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