The following is a guide to get you more familiar with modular synthesis and using the app.

But first, here are some tips:

Explore the preset patches. Load up a patch, check out what modules are needed to make a particular sound.

Explore the help files. A synthesizer basics section is included, but if you need deeper knowledge, the internet has excellent resources on the topic, such as "Sound on Sound Synth Secrets" by Gordon Reid.


MAKING A PATCH

1. Add a source module such as the VCO-01. If you wire the source module output straight into the Master module output socket (left or right), you should hear the unaltered source signal.

2. Add a filter module such as the LPF-01. Wire the output of the source module into the input of the filter module. Then wire the output of the filter module to the Master module output socket to hear the filtered signal. Try turning the cutoff and resonance knobs to see how they affect the sound.

3. Add an amplifer module such as the VCA-01. Wire the output of the filter module into the input of the amplifier module. Then wire the output of the amplifier module to the Master module output socket. There may not be much of a sound difference, but adding the amplifier module allows you to alter the amplitude over time.

4. Add an envelope generator module such as the EG-01. Wire the Master module GATE socket to the GATE socket on the envelope generator module. Then wire the output of the envelope generator to the CV socket on the amplifier module. Turn the amplifier module intial level knob to minimum and the CV amount knob to maximum. Now you won't hear any sound until you touch a note on the keyboard. What is happening is that the keyboard is sending a gate control signal to the envelope generator which in turn creates an envelope which raises and lowers the amplifiers level.

5. From here, your options are unlimited. Add an LFO, effect, more oscillators, etc.


USING MULTIPLE OSCILLATORS

1. Add two oscillator modules.

2. Add a splitter module.

3. Add a mixer module.

4. Wire the Master module 1v/oct socket to the splitter input.

5. Make sure the splitter module knobs are maximum so that you do not alter the 1v/oct signal.

6. Wire the outputs of the splitter module to the 1v/oct socket on each oscillator.

7. Wire the outputs of each oscillator to the input sockets on the mixer module.

8. Wire the mixer output to the Master module output socket.

9. Change the waveform and tuning of each oscillator to create a complex waveform.

10. From here, you can add more modules such as filters, amplifiers, and controllers.


ADDING A MODULE

1. Open the modules view.

2. Scroll view to select module.

3. Drag module from module view to workspace.

Note: You can only add modules from the module view that you own.


WIRING A MODULE

1. Touch an unconnected module socket. Available sockets that you can connect will highlight.

2. Drag wire end to target module socket.

Note: Only one wire can connect to one socket.


MOVING A MODULE

1. Touch a module in any location other than a control. The module will pop off the synthesizer rack.

2. Drag module to desired empty synthesizer rack location and release touch.


REMOVING A MODULE

1. Touch a module in any location other than a control. The module will pop off the synthesizer rack.

2. Drag module to outside of the synthesizer rack and release touch. The module and the wires connected to it will be removed.