KarmaFX Synth Modular 2 User's Manual
KarmaFX Synth Modular 2 is an advanced simulated analog modular
synthesizer that can be used in the studio either as an
instrument or as an effect. It delivers superb sound quality and
offers powerful modular flexibility while still being very easy to
Like a true modular, the Synth consists of modules that can
process audio and control signals and be patched into other
modules. This offers far more versatility than a
fixed path synthesizer that only allows you to adjust predefined
This 120 page manual covers how the Synthesizer works. It describes the functionality of every available module in detail. After reading this, you should be able to roll your own patches with ease. A basic understanding of fundamental sound synthesis is recommended but not required. Section 1 is an introduction. Section 2 is a brief overview of the Synth's features and its System Requirements. It also contains a detailed rundown over the most important new feature introduced in version 2. Section 3 shows you how to install KarmaFX Synth Modular in your favorite Host. Section 4 introduces the general concepts of modular synthesis. Section 5 and 6 describes the user interface and how to operate the Synth. Finally, section 7 is a reference that lets you dive into the details of every available module.
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KarmaFX Plugin Pack User's Manual
This document is the User's Manual for the KarmaFX Plugin Pack.
The plugin pack contains the VST effect plugins:
and KarmaFX Reverb
The manual features an installation guide plus
in-depth techical information and instructions on how to
operate each of the plugins.
MIDI Polyphonic Expression Setup in KarmaFX Synth 2.01
MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) is a MIDI mode that enables adjustment of pitchbend,
and other types of expressive control, continuously for each individual note. It works by
assigning each note to its own MIDI channel, so MIDI messages can be applied to each
note individually. Support for MPE was added in KarmaFX Synth Modular 2.01. This
document is a quick guide on how to setup and troubleshoot MPE inside the synth.
Practical Linear And Exponential Frequency Modulation For Digital Music Synthesis
This paper explores Frequency Modulation (FM) for use in music synthesis. We take an in-depth look at Linear FM, Linear-Through-Zero FM, Phase Modulation (PM) and Exponential FM, and discuss their pros and cons for sound synthesis in a digital system. In the process we derive some useful formulas and discuss their implementation details. In particular we derive analytic expressions for DC correcting Exponential FM, and make it match the modulation depth of Linear FM. Finally, we review practical antialiasing solutions.
Winner of the Best Independent Paper Award eDAFx 2020.
A Collection of Float Tricks
This document is a collection of functions and information for doing fast floating point calculations. Mainly
Intel CPU/FPU specific but in many cases apply to other platforms as well. Some of them were made by me,
but most have been found on the Internet, in papers, or given to me by generous contributors.
Digital Filters For Music Synthesis
The goal of this paper is to explore the use of digital
filters for music synthesis, in particular subtractive
synthesis. An introduction to filters and their use in
synthesizers is presented. The related signal
processing theory for low order digital IIR filters is
described, and simple filters are designed directly in
the digital domain. A set of guidelines related to the
control and implementation of a filter is discussed,
and possible design method for extending and
transforming filters are explored. Several digital IIR
filters based on analog prototype filters are
explained, and the filters advantages and
disadvantages are discussed. The covered analog
filters are the Sallen & Key filter, the Butterworth
filter and the State Variable Filter. Issues related to
the implementation of digital filtering is described,
and the filters' behavior when implemented, is tested
and compared. The State Variable Filter is found to
have properties, with regard to both functionality and
speed, that in relation to computer music synthesis
makes this filter very advantageous.