OpulenZ is an emulation of the Yamaha YM3812, a.k.a OPL2, FM synth chip which was used in sound cards around 1990 - the Adlib and Sound Blasters. It generates sound through frequency modulation or adding 2 oscillators.
The two oscillators are called operators. In FM mode (bottom left), operator 1 modulates operator 2. Otherwise both operators are routed to the output.
For each operator, the controls are:
- FM - when this is on, frequency modulation is used. Otherwise the operators are mixed together.
- DEPTH, TREM and VIBR - these select deeper tremolo and vibrato. Applies to both operators.
Getting started with FM: http://www.gorenfeld.net/lou/fmguide.html
Programming the AdLib/Sound Blaster FM Music Chips: http://www.shipbrook.net/jeff/sb.html (some of the controls are presented inverted in LMMS, to fit better with other synths)
|Prev: Nescaline||Up: Plugins||Next: Organic|