reface DX MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
reface YC MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
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This reface DX tip will allow you access to 64 Voices... 32 of your own Custom creations/selections plus individual access to any of the Factory Set of 32.
The role of the LFO in the basic synthesizer setup is to provide automated rhythmic modulation. The signal from the LFO can be used to modulate the pitch, the tone (filter) or the loudness (amplifier). Modulating the pitch produces what musicians call vibrato, modulating the filter produces a wah-wah effect, and modulating the amplitude produces tremolo. These are musical terms.
Based on a virtual analog synth engine the CS is a completely new and unique synthesizer. We'll take a look at what's available and get started with making sounds.
Setting the MIDI Receive Channel can become necessary in some configurations. Here's what you need to know.
reface CS MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
reface connection to DAWThe reface can be connected to your computer via USB (direct) or standard MIDI jacks, if you are using an external MIDI interface.
The Amplitude Envelope Generator is responsible for the Output Level over time. It is used to describe how a sound begins (attack), changes (initial decay), sustains and ultimately disappears (release) when you apply the oscillator. The Oscillator is the vibrating object. And the Envelope Generator is responsible for changes in output level. 
Let's build some simple Wave shapes to see what Frequency Modulation is all about. 
The reface DX goes retro 80s to cutting edge modern at the flick of a switch...literally! Capacitive multi-touch control puts powerful FM synthesis under your fingertips.
Single Operators are still sine wave generators but each can be used to generate complex wave shapes by modulating themselves... This is called Feedback.
Several of the parameters on the reface DX generate (and receive) MIDI Control Change messages. This opens the door for new avenues of sonic control and programming. Here we will discuss some of the assignable possibilities and what that would mean in terms of sound design.
The Rotary Speed Control is an effect designed to emulate a rotary speaker device. Such a device became very popular for use with an American tonewheel organ around the early 1940s.  The original intent of such a speaker device was to create an amplification system for the American tonewheel organ so that it had a better emulation of a theater organ or pipe organ.
Effects are an important audio tool to add specific nuances to the sound of any instrument. The YC DISTORTION and REVERB effects allow for a wide scope of expression with simple and easy to use controls.
This article will take you through how to install the XML file patch map for REFACE DX  into Cubase.  This will allow you to select the REFACE DX Voices in the inspector window in a Cubase MIDI track.
American tonewheel organs included a feature of "Harmonic Percussion". This was intended to imitate sounds with percussive attacks, like a harp, a marimbaor other mallet played instrument.
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