August 28, 2018 at 12:02 am #18390
I’m trying to get a better understanding of what Unison is, as it’s not explained in a lot of detail in Syntorial. It’s similar to doubling and detuning, but with more “voices”. Are the additional “voices” additional oscillators? Instead of 2 oscillators, we are adding 4 oscillators when there are 2 voices involved, then 8 oscillators when there are 4 voices involved? When adding 4 or 8 oscillators, they are all the same cents apart? Is all this correct? I’d appreciate any help, thank you!August 28, 2018 at 9:48 am #18397Joe HanleyKeymaster
One voice consists of all 3 oscillators – Osc 1, Osc 2 and the Sub Osc. So Syntorial’s Unison takes those 3 oscillators, in whatever state they happen to be in, and doubles (2 voice unison) or quadruples (4 voice unison) the entire set.
And as you turn the detune knob up, it shifts each voice’s overall pitch up or down. So in the case of 2 voices you have two entire sets of 3 Oscillators. And as you turn up the Detune knob, the overall pitch of the first voice is lowered, while the overall pitch of the second voice is raised. The detuning is symmetrical around the center pitch (the pitch you actually play) so the first voice is lowered the same amount that the second voice is raised.
So with 2-voice unison you have a total of 6 oscillators. With 4-voice unison you have a total of 12 oscillators.August 28, 2018 at 4:11 pm #18433
Ok, thanks for the reply!
Just to clarify, for 2 voices, there are 6 oscillators, two sets of osc1, osc2, and sub osc. When it comes to cents, osc1a = +3 cents, osc1b = -3 cents, osc2a = +3 cents, osc2b = -3 cents, then subosca = +3 cents, suboscb = -3 cents? Is that correct?August 28, 2018 at 4:12 pm #18435
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