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Information and resources to help you get the most out of your reface.
Reface Capture 2.0 and Reface OS Update 1.3!
Reface Capture 2.0 and Reface OS Update 1.3!
Announcing Reface Capture Version 2.0 for iOS and Reface OS 1.3!
Reface YC and the Clavinova 700 Series Session
Reface YC and the Clavinova 700 Series Session
UPDATED: Craig Knudsen is a Yamaha Clavinova product expert and provides these detailed instructions about integrating a Reface YC with a Clavinova CVP-709. Learn how to reap the benefits of pairing their strengths. In addition to written instructions, video examples and instruction included from Craig.
reface DX MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
reface DX MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
reface DX MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
reface YC MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
reface YC MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
reface YC MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
Review roundup: reface
Review roundup: reface
The reface reviews are rolling in! Hit the read more to check 'em out!
VOICE RECALL Function
VOICE RECALL Function
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.
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator
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.
Parameter Basics
Parameter Basics
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.
reface CP MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
reface CP MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
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 CS MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
reface CS MIDI Primer: Setting the MIDI Receive Channel
Connecting reface to DAW
Connecting reface to DAW
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.
FM Amplitude Envelope Generator
FM Amplitude Envelope Generator
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. 
FM Basic Waveforms
FM Basic Waveforms
Let's build some simple Wave shapes to see what Frequency Modulation is all about. 
FM Basics
FM Basics
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.
FM Single Operator Waveshapes
FM Single Operator Waveshapes
Single Operators are still sine wave generators but each can be used to generate complex wave shapes by modulating themselves... This is called Feedback.
MIDI Control Possibilities
MIDI Control Possibilities
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.
Reface YC Rotary Speed Control
Reface YC Rotary Speed Control
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.
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