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Toxic Biohazard - Matrix

Toxic Biohazard Matrix

The FM Matrix is where you route each oscillator to another or itself. The matrix is laid out as follows: Oscillators 1 - 6 (top to bottom) down the left, and oscillators 1 - 6 (left to right) along the top. The modulation intersections are multiplier controls (0 to 100%). To modulate the frequency of Oscillator 2 by Oscillator 1's frequency, for example, increase the value of the cell located in the 1st column and 2nd row.

Controls

Frequency ratios

Once an oscillator is set to modulate another the table below shows how to set the source (columns) oscillator's Pitch and Detune settings to achieve a particular frequency. The table shows the approximate FM Frequency Ratios (from 0.25:1 to 32:1). The first column is the frequency ratio (1:1, 2:1, 3:1, etc). The second column is the equivalent course tuning on Toxic Bio, while the 3rd column is the equivalent fine-tuning on Toxic Bio (when necessary).

Frequency Ratio

Pitch

Detune

0.25:1

- 024

000

0.5:1

- 012

000

1:1

000

000

2:1

012

000

3:1

019

002

4:1

024

000

5:1

028

- 014

6:1

031

002

7:1

033

069

8:1

036

000

9:1

038

004

10:1

040

- 014

11:1

042

- 049

12:1

043

002

13:1

044

040

14:1

046

- 031

15:1

047

- 012

16:1

048

000

17:1

049

005

18:1

050

004

19:1

051

- 002

20:1

052

- 014

21:1

053

- 029

22:1

054

- 049

23:1

054

028

24:1

055

002

25:1

056

- 027

26:1

057

- 060

27:1

057

006

28:1

058

- 031

29:1

058

030

30:1

059

- 012

31:1

059

045

32:1

060

000

NOTE: Table courtesy of Frank Genus, master synthesist.