Old 07-18-2019, 02:31 PM   #1
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When do you use the TUNE knob on a synth?
can you give me an example?

the seminotes and octaves aren't they enough?
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:59 PM   #2
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when you want to tune the synth. (at the risk of stating the obvious)
maybe you want to be in tune with a sample or other instrument, or maybe you want to add an air of tension or whatever by having something out-of-tune with something else, or maybe a particular sound just sounds good or right when not in concert pitch.
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when you want to tune the synth. (at the risk of stating the obvious)
maybe you want to be in tune with a sample or other instrument, or maybe you want to add an air of tension or whatever by having something out-of-tune with something else, or maybe a particular sound just sounds good or right when not in concert pitch.
hmmm maybe more useful with drum sounds i guess?
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:05 PM   #4
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You use the tune knob to tune one oscillator relative to another..therefore creating many varied and interesting harmonic sounds
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Old 07-18-2019, 11:11 PM   #5
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Yeah, supersaw sound still omnipresent in EDM is a bunch of saw oscillators slightly detuned to each other.
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Old 07-22-2019, 02:53 PM   #6
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Something like a ring modulator or FM can make the root pitch end up, well pretty much anywhere. To get it in tune with a track you may need to bring it 30 cents down, as well as the octave and 2 semitones up to bring it to the same key as the track.
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