MiniSynth Synth (iOS Only)

To Open MiniSynth - Tap the Synths category and then any Synth preset OR tap the Edit button (pencil icon, lower middle).

To Close MiniSynth - Tap the Instruments tab again.

Tap here to see the MiniSynth Video Tutorials Playlist.

NOTES: If you are creating your own sounds it's a good idea to start with the 'Default Preset' so you can be sure the controls are in a known state. MiniSynth is also available free for FL Studio Windows version so you can transfer projects and share presets with users. Why not register your copy of FL Studio Mobile and visit the FL Studio Mobile forum where you can download and share MiniSynth presets with others.

Introduction

  1. Oscillator
  2. Oscillator Envelope
  3. Filter
  4. Filter Envelope
  5. Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO)
  6. Effects
  7. 6.1 Delay

    6.2 Chorus

    6.3 Phaser

    6.4 Distortion

  8. Import/Export Presets

    7.1 Using MiniSynth Presets

Introduction

MiniSynth is a fully featured synthesizer with a low processor overhead and great sound. Load the presets or create your own sounds from scratch. There are 6 tabs covering the synthesizer controls.

1. Oscillator

Oscillators are the sound source for the synth. MiniSynth has an advanced multi-mode oscillator that changes architecture depending on the waveform selection. Some waveform modes are dual-voice where two waveforms are mixed others can be up to 8 voice. A voice is a single, pitchable tone.

2. Oscillator Envelope

Oscillator Envelope controls. The ADSR envelope provides a volume envelope (volume changes) at key on, key held and key release. These controls are how you would make a note play on after you release the key or to soften the attack of a sound, for example.

To better understand ADSR controls it's useful to have in mind that for any note there are three basic timing events, 'note on' event, 'note hold time' and 'note off' event.

ADSR Diagram

3. Filter

MiniSynth uses a single Low Pass filter with cutoff and resonance controls. Low Pass filters allow frequencies below the cutoff frequency to pass. When set to the highest frequency this means all frequencies can be heard. When set low, only the lower frequencies will be heard.

4. Filter Envelope

The (ADSR) envelope controls modulate with the Filter Cutoff frequency. NOTE: The Amount knob will determine if the ADSR controls increase or decrease the values of the filter cutoff.

To better understand ADSR controls it's useful to have in mind that for any note there are three basic timing events, 'note on', 'note hold time' and 'note off'.

ADSR Diagram

4. Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO)

LFO's are a modulation source that can be used to create interesting effects by slowly varying the values of other parameters.

6. Effects

There are four effects tabs. These are separate from the main track FX.

6.1 Delay

Delay is an echo style effect and is particularly effective when played in sync with the main tempo of the track.

6.2 Chorus

Chorus creates a thicker/lusher sound by detuning multiple voices within the sound.

6.3 Phaser

Phasing modulates the relative phase of the dual-voice oscillators. Oscillator voices are delayed by different amounts, causing a moving frequency cancellation effect that you will recognize even if you don't really understand how it works ;)

6.4 Distortion

There are two distortion effects. Overdrive which simulates the distorted sound of guitar amplifiers, for example and Decimator for vocal formant style or digital bit-depth type sounds that can make MiniSynth sound like an old-style video game or broken CD player.

7. Import/Export MiniSynth Presets

As with the sample instruments & project files, use the WiFi Server or iTunes file sharing the *.flms presets.

Why not register your copy of FL Studio Mobile and visit the MiniSynth presets and programming forum where you can download and share MiniSynth presets (see the sticky topics list) with others.

WiFi Server Transfer

iTunes Transfer

7.1 Using MiniSynth Presets

Select the Synths > My MiniSynth Presets folder from the Instruments tab then double-tap to load presets. After a single tap you will have the option to delete presets as shown below.