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The input types are colour coded so you can tell which types of signals go where. So connect the first two outputs to the first 2 inputs.

For each, bidul the same loopback port and increment the EMI’s midi channels so they should read channel 1, channel manuak, and channel 3 for each of the rack units respectively.

ADSR stands for Attack: So lets start with a really simple sequencer, something that will just play a different note after some time passes.

B-Step Sequencer Manual – Getting started VST / AU

And also you can lock a setting, so when you use either random or mutate, it wont change. There wont be any sound just yet though. Do a copy and paste and you should have almost everything ready to go.

Open the ADSR panel and reduce the sustain to about 4. Check your multitimbral VSTi’s manual for information on how to configure this specifically.

You should be able to play it again from your midi keyboard and change the settings from its panel. For our simple synth we will use an envelope and lfo for the filter, and one envelope for the amplitude control. The basic oscillator has 4 audio rate inputs and 1 output. It should now look a bit like this Now we can test that the audio is working. That’s all we need for the VST part, now lets add 3 mix channels to the rack. The complete layout should look like this: I’ll then route audio out 1 and 2 to the first mix channel, audio out 3 and 4 to the second mix channel, and audio out 5 and 6 to the third mix channel.


You can download this layout here PolySynth. The sequence will probably now sound like little chirping sounds. You should now hear a steady sine wave tone and the layout should look like this: For this example I’ll choose the instance with 16 outs.

So if you see 10, that means ten thousand. If only 1 out of 12 maximum voices are needed at one point, then only 1 out of 12 is effectively taking cpu resources To make our group, select everything starting from the note extractor, up to the mixer.

Although there are 18 sliders manuwl quite simple. Blue inputs can have multiple cables connected to them, and when that happens all the numbers coming in are added together.

I always like to give things names, so I always go back to the preset menu, select rename and try to think of something appropriate.

I wont go into details here, but you can read more about filter types in these great articles from Sound on Sound Synth Secrets 1 Synth Secrets 2 The whole series is definitely worth reading. If you are already used to how ibdule work then you will no doubt realise that these two signals are perfect for controlling the envelopes we will be using to shape the sound.

Thanks for that, never thought about this. You can download the layout so far from here: This will require a little bit of maths, but its nothing scary, just multiplication. Try these settings for the ADSR: If you dont, first check the mixer panel double click it and see if the level meters on the right show some signal.

This is because of the frequency variable input to the oscillator is shifting all of the frequencies, so delete it and everything should be normal.


Connect the sequencer output to the input of the note extractor. White for midi, blue for audio rate audio vidule means that the signal is sampled at the audio rate, it doesnt have to be an audio signal. Mqnual wire up the note extractor to the oscillator, we wont use the control key while wiring the note extractor because we dont want to wire up all 4 outputs to all 4 inputs.

Feel free to play around with the settings of the envelopes, the oscillator wave type and the filter type. You can download this layout here Simple Synth. Lets put minimum to 50 and maximum to Who is online Users browsing this forum: This is a low-pass filter which means that it will let through frequencies lower than the cutoff frequency i. First lets check that everything is working and you can hear some audio.

Bidule makes this really easy, but we have to do a little bit of preparation first. For the second point about changing the high limit to 10, Random just changes the unlocked controls to a random setting, whereas mutate will change the current value of a setting by the amount set in the params dialog. Sorry for the confusion.

Bidule Tutorial 1 : A Simple Synthesizer

If you see This means it outputs MIDI data, not just raw numbers like the blue connections. Now connect this box to the second input of the oscillator. You can also open the panel for the 16 Steps Seq and play around in there. You should now have something like this for the oscillator section: You should have a layout that looks like this: The level at which the envelope holds while it receives a gate signal.