Modulation Matrix

“Music is an aural art. If it sounds good, it’s good music.”

–Duke Ellington

The modulation matrix is used to modulate different parameters in the synth. This can add movement and complexity to the sound. For example, an LFO signal can be sent to modulate the filter cutoff. Up to eight modulation destinations are supported.

Polarity controls which direction the desitnation parameter is modulated in. There are three polarities that may be used when routing modulation: negative, positive, and bipolar. For example, negative modulation routed to the oscillator level will duck the gain of the oscillator. Positive will increase the level. The bipolar type is most useful with pan and pulse witdh, but it can be used for any destination.

Multiple modulation sources can be routed to the same destination. This can be used to generate organic or complex movement that isn’t periodic. The amount parameter can then be used to dial in the mix of each modulation source.

The amount parameter controls the level of the modulation signal being sent to the destination. This allows you to precisely control the depth of modulation. A 100% amount represents the full range of a destination. An amount that is turned up too high will clip the modulation signal.

Modulation is important if you want to design interesting sounds. We suggest you experiment with different modulation routes. The factory presets have some modulation routing to get you started. Don’t be afraid to try something new, and always trust your ears.