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2.
SYIMTHE
TABLETS
AND
INSTRUMENT
TABLETS
TABLET
FUNCTIONS
The 20
tablet
switches
in
the
Sigma's
SYN-
THE
and
INST
sections
are
firstly
for
switching
different
tone
colors
on and
off.
Since the
INST
section
has separate
filters,
VCA, and
EC
circuitry for
each
tab,
and
the
SYNTHE
section
has separate
VCA
and
EG
circuitry for
each
tab,
and each
section
has
its
own VCO,
you can
turn
on
as
many
tablet
switches as
you
like
at
the
same
time.
The
tone colors
of
the tabs
which
are
turned
on
will
be mixed
together,
thereby
making
possible
an
incredible
total
of
524,287
dif-
ferent
tone color
variations.
Also,
each
tone
color's
most
important de-
fining
characteristic
can be
adjusted over
a
wide
range,
to
give
even
more
possibilities.
SYNTHE
Tablets
O
RING
MOD
(ring
modulation)
A
metallic
percussion sound.
The knob
adjusts the ppitch
of
the
SYNTHE
section
when
the tab
is
turned
on.
Note
that
you
will
not get
any
effect
unless
you have
just
one
of
the other
tabs
in
the
SYNTHE
section turned
on
also,
along
with
just
one
of
the tabs
in
the
I
NST
section.
0\\A*
Noise
Good
for
gusting
wind
and
breaking
wave
effects.
The knob
adjusts the attack
and
release times.
32'
K
Sawtooth
A
low frequency sawtooth
waveform.
The
know
adjusts the attack
and
release
times.
O
16'
S/H Sample and
Hold
Gives a
random
stepped
variation
in
tone
color.
Use
the
right
joy
stick to
adjust the
effect,
the
knob
adjusts
the length
of
time
between
the steps.
O
16'
rm_
PWM
Pulse
Width
Modulation
Often
refered
to
as
a
"chorus"
effect,
PWM
gives
a
cyclic
tone
color
fluctuation
similar
to that
produced by
a
phase
shif-
ter.
The
knob
adjusts the
attack
and
re-
lease times.
8'
N
Sawtooth
A
conventional synthesizer
sound
that
is
easily
recognisable.
Make
full
use
of
the
right
joy
stick for
a
wide range
of
tone
color
variations.
The knob
adjusts the
attack
and
release times.
8'
n_
Pulse
Wave
A
rich
sounding
tone
color containing
plenty
of
upper harmonic
overtones.
The
right
joy
stick
makes
possible
wide
tone
color
variations.
The knob
adjusts the
decay
time
of
the percussive-like
volume
change
after
the
initial
sharp
attack.
8'
n_
Rectangle
Wave
A
woodwind
reed instrument tone
color-
Use
the
right
joy
stick
to
vary
the
harmonic
content.
The knob
adjusts the
attack
and
release times.
4'
f\ Sawtooth
Wave
A
bright,
percussive tone
color.
The
knob
adjusts the
decay
time.
INSTRUMENT
Tablets
32' Electric
Bass
The knob
varies the
tone
color
from an
acoustic
bass
sound
to
a "funky"
electric
bass sound.
32'
Tuba
The knob
adjusts the
tone
color
from a
muted
dark tuba
sound
to
a
bright,
clear
tuba sound.
Use
at
the
setting that
gives
the kind
of
sound you
want.
For
an
in-
teresting
and
unique bass
effect,
try
mix-
ing with the 32'
Electric
Bass.
16'Clavi
Can
be
varied
from a plump,
rounded
tone
color, to
a
sharp,
tinkling
clavichord
sound.
Setting the
keyboard sensor
for
a
rising
pitch
bend
will
increase the realism
of
this effect.
16'
Fuzz
Guitar
The knob
controls
tone.
A
practised
playing
style
can
make
this
sound
almost
exactly
like
an
electric
guitar
played
through
a fuzz box, or
through
the
MS-03
(Korg
Signal Processor).
16'
Horn
The knob
adjusts
both
the brightness
of
the
sound (LPF
fc)
and
the
way
the
volume changes
over time (envelope).
8'
Trumpet
The knob
adjusts the brightness
of
the
tone
color,
so
that
you can
get
effects
ranging from a
classic
trumpet
imitation,
to
a
jazz
trumpet.
For
the
most
natural
sounding
results,
use
quarter tone
and
multiple
trigger effects
together.
8'
Clarinet
The knob
adjusts
brightness
of
tone
color.
Adjust
to suit
music
and
playing
style.
©
8'
Double
Reed
The sound
of
a
double
reed
instrument
like
an
oboe.
Use
the
OCTAVE
doublets
to raise
or
lower the
pitch
to
get
charmel-
la
or
bassoon
effects.
Knob
adjusts
tone.
8'
String
Gives
violin
and
viola-like string effects.
The knob
adjusts attack
time.
4'
Flute
Knob
adjusts brightness. Adjust
to
get
the
flute
sound you
prefer.
©
4'
Hammered
Percussion
Like
a xylophone
or
other
hammered
in-
strument, the
knob
varies
tone
color
over
a wide
range,
from
xylophone
to
metallic
percussion
effects.

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