Optical Compressor

Opto-Compressor 101   An optical compressor, often called opto-compressor, is a dynamic range attenuator. In the first place, a light source in a photosensitive cell controls the gain reduction in a optical compressor. In the core of the mentioned compressor...

Phase Distortion Synthesis

What is PD synthesis?   Phase distortion synthesis (also known as PD) is a form of synthesis originally developed by Casio company. They presented it for the first time in their CZ series of synthesizers. In the 1980`s Casio`s engineer Mark Fukuda invented this...

Linear Arithmetic (LA) Synthesis

What is Linear Arithmetic Synthesis?   L.A. synthesis is a form of audio synthesis born in the late 1980`s. To be precise the first synthesizer that offered this new and unique form of synthesis was Roland`s D-50. The theory behind it rests upon the idea that the...

Physical Modelling Synthesis

Using mathematics to create sounds   Generating sounds through mathematical models to describe the physical characteristics of the material of certain instrument and its behavior. This would be the basic definition of physical modeling synthesis. Unlike other...

Additive Synthesis

Additive Organs   Additive synthesis is without a doubt one of the oldest and most researched type of audio synthesis. Its roots reaches back centuries to the time of the creation of first church organs. The mechanism in organs is controlled by register-stops and...