Getting More Out of Absynth LFOs
Nick’s video on Absynth LFOs should be insightful and inspirational for anyone who is just getting started with Native Instruments Absynth. And for everyone else, it should at least provide a few ah-ha moments for you. The LFOs in Absynth are incredibly flexible and a very powerful tool to have in your sound design sessions. When used in tandem with the flexible envelope system, this synth is downright unstoppable! As the lesson progresses and the Absynth LFOs are explained, you will also be designing a nice organ to help put the ideas shared to good use.
An LFO, Low Frequency Oscillator, is an electronic signal that is usually below 20Hz and creates a rhythmic pattern based upon the type of waveform it carries. Since it is not directly audible, we hear it’s impact upon the other sound wave(s) it comes in contact with. In the video, we see it first applied to pitch and then panning. It can also be applied to amplitude, or virtually any other parameter you can imagine as long as the synth allows it. And lucky for us Absynth LFOs can be used just about anywhere.
One of the unique features of the Absynth LFOs is the option to add and use your own custom waveforms that you create on-the-fly within the synth itself. Absynth actually allows for the creation of custom waves in three different manners. The first is a waveform of the classic interpretation, the second is a spectrum approach and the third very unique in that it lets you morph between different waveforms. The traditional wave approach is used to set up the LFO and then the Spectrum approach is used to shape the actual sound of the organ instrument being made in this lesson.
Join The Conversation!
Want to ask a question about this tutorial or perhaps you have something to add to it? Click through to our forum post about this tutorial and join the conversation!
Thanks for stopping by!