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Adding Sonic Variety To Your Synth Solos Part 2—Pitch Possibilities

We’re having fun exploring ways to manipulate your lead sounds while soloing, to add some variety and sonic diversity to your performance. This month we’re exploring things related to pitch/tuning.

Sub-Octave Ideas

Adding another oscillator tuned to a different pitch during your soloing is a great move. The simplest approach is to add an octave below your main pitch, to fatten up the sound. If your synth has a sub-oscillator this is simple: just assign a controller to modulate the volume of the sub-oscillator and bring

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