What Is An LFO On A Synth?

An oscillator generates the basic sound of a synthesizer. This is fairly static. With a Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO), you can change this.

An LFO is an oscillator that generates low frequency signals. They can be used to modulate other aspects of the signal. For instance:

• Wave-form
• Filters
• Effects
• Length of notes
• Panning etc.

Most synthesizers and VSTs also allow you to change speed and the waveform of the LFO. An LFO with a Sine form produces different results than a Square or Triangle.

The Frequency parameter determines the LFO’s frequency (in Hz). Modern synths and VSTs also have the option to distort the waveform’s shape. Stretching it, for instance, or compressing it as required.

TAL-ELEK7RO has 2 internal LFO’s.

Experiment with LFO’s with Arturia Pigments #

Arturia Pigments is a superb sounding VST. And it’s great to experiment with LFO’s.

Almost any setting on Pigment can be tied to an LFO. And you see visually directly what is going on. So it’s ideal for learning to program synths.

In Arturia Pigments you can easily add parameters to LFOs.
Visually, you can see directly what is happening in the synth.

Happy producing!

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These Are The Best Roland Juno 106 / 60 VSTs #

With its rich, full and fat sound, the Roland Juno-106 and Juno-60 are legendary synthesizers. These are the best Juno 106 / 60 VST emulations. 

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