SH-201

Synthesizer

Q.The SH-201 has an "AMP ENV" section on the right side of the front panel that's equipped with A, D, S, and R sliders. What can I control with the AMP ENV section?

A.


The SH-201's AMP ENV (Amp Envelope) section allows you to control the way the volume of the sound changes over time.

When you play a note on a piano, the sound begins the instant you press the key, and gradually diminishes over time. In contrast, when you play a note on an organ, the sound stays at a constant volume as long as you hold down the key.

The AMP ENV section lets you create these types of time-varying volume changes.


  • A (attack time) slider
    Specifies the time it takes for the sound's maximum volume to be reached after the key is pressed. Moving the slider upward lengthens the time, and moving it downward shortens the time.
  • D (decay time) slider
    Specifies the time it takes for the maximum volume (after it's been reached) to fall to the sustain level. Moving the slider upward lengthens the time, and moving it downward shortens the time.
  • S (sustain level) slider
    Specifies the volume that is to be maintained (after the attack time and decay time has elapsed) until the key is released. Moving the slider upward increases the sustain level.
  • R (release time) slider
    Specifies the time it takes for the sound to fall to its minimum level after the key is released. Moving the slider upward lengthens the time, and moving it downward shortens the time.


(2006/03/06)

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