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Minisynth

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.

Video Tutorial

Parameters

Minisynth is fully compatible with the FL Studio Plugin version. You can share presets between the two. Download them from the Minisynth Users Forum and put them under Your Data > My Presets. As the plugin controls are identical, the following tutorials are relevant to MiniSynth on FL Studio Mobile: See here.

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.

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.

Master 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

Effects

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

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.

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 ;)