Types of Virtual Instruments

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Before we can work with virtual instrument/music production software, there is
terminology and techniques that must be discussed in order to make more sense of
what it is you are actually creating.

Pitch - As with all instruments, synths start with a sound source - something that makes the initial vibration. 

The pitch of sound is decided by the frequency of its vibrations. 



Synthesizer=Oscillator - Creates a “vibration” in electric current, which is ultimately translated to a speaker so that it can be heard.

The number of repetitions that occur per second is called the frequency.

Frequency is measured in Hz (Hertz) or kHz (kilohertz) for in the thousands.
-he normal range of human hearing is from 20 Hz to 20 kHz.

rate is measured in CPS Cycles Per Second= A 440 (A above middle C).

Checkpoint Review -

Define Polyphonic.

Define Multitimbral

Voltage Controlled Oscillator

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Voltage Controlled Oscillator

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