Changing timbre with the modulator


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Changing timbre with the modulator

The Modulator or modulation oscillator is really what's going to create the character of the sound. So essentially what's happening is the Modulator is just an oscillator, very much like the Carrier, and instead of sending a signal to the Amplifier, it's sending a signal to the Carrier. So it's modulating the pitch of this Carrier oscillator, but instead of it doing it at a low frequency, it's doing it at a very high rate. So when I play a note on my keyboard here, so I will play an A, so that's 220 hertz, and then my Carrier is set to a ratio of 1. Notice so is the Modulator.

So what that means is that this Modulator is going to be modulating the pitch of the Carrier 220 times a second. And in order to make that happen, I'm going to use this FM Intensity control to adjust the amount of modulation. (music playing) Turn this up. You can see that the waveform starts to change. When I have this at a low level we can see it starts to look more like a sawtooth wavefo...

Changing timbre with the modulator
Video duration: 6m 2s 13h 11m Intermediate Updated Mar 14, 2012

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Changing timbre with the modulator provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Brian Trifon as part of the Virtual Instruments in Logic Pro

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Audio + Music
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Logic Pro
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