INSTRUMENTS / GENERATORS

MiniSynth

MiniSynth is a fully featured synthesizer with a low processor overhead and great sound. There are 6 tabs covering the synthesizer controls making it perfect when working with a touch interface (for which it was designed) or for the new user learning how to program synthesizers. MiniSynth is also included with FL Studio Mobile and is used when converting FL Studio Mobile projects to FL Studio format. Even if you don't use FL Studio Mobile, you will find MiniSynth a great addition to your library and you can still share patches with FL Studio Mobile users on the FL Studio Mobile forum.

See the video tutorial here.

FL Studio Mobile home page

TIP: Create patches using MiniSynth in FL Studio and save them for use in FL Studio Mobile, so you can take the same sounds on the road with you.

MiniSynth Controls

Controls are spread across 6 tabs making them perfect for touch-screen control.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Effects

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

Delay

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

Chorus

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

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 ;)

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.

Sharing MiniSynth Presets With FL Studio Mobile

You can save patches/presets from MiniSynth and load them in the FL Studio Mobile version and vice versa. Why not visit the FL Studio Mobile forum where you can download and share MiniSynth presets with others, even if you are not using FL Studio Mobile. Save to *.flms format rather than .fst format to maintain inter-application compatibility. The following instructions explain how to load .flms presets in FL Studio Mobile:

Click the preset name to open the browser and use the Load/Save functions here to import/export *.flms format

Using .flms Presets with FL Studio Mobile

WiFi Server Transfer

iTunes Transfer

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.

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