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Chapter 9. Subtractor -- Close Up > Your First Subtractor Patch - Pg. 212

Sustain--Set to 37. This will create a fast drop off from the peak value. Release--Set to 37 as well. This will introduce a slight sustain to the envelope, but not too much. WATCH THOSE LEVELS Because you are using an LP 24 filter on this patch, you will surely notice how much fuller and louder the patch is getting. That said, you might want to turn down the Level slider of the Subtractor to avoid any potential digital clipping. Now the patch should sound much more like a pad than before. Notice how the filters fill out the sound nicely by using a slow attack on the envelope. Another texture to note is the "wavering sound" between the two oscillators, courtesy of the fine-tuning Cent value of 20. Try changing the Cent value to 0 and notice the difference. Let's continue working with the envelopes by using the Amplitude Envelope. Set this envelope to the following values: Attack--Set to 60 for a slow attack. Decay--Set to a high value of 100 for a prolonged peak level. Sustain--Set to 60 for a slower drop off from the Decay. Release--Set to a low value of 0. SAVE YOUR WORK Don't forget to occasionally save your patch by clicking on the Save button at the top-left corner of the Subtractor interface. The last envelope to program is the Modulation Envelope, which is going to modulate the FM knob of the Subtractor. Set the Envelope Destination mode to FM, and adjust the parameters of this envelope to the following values: Attack--Set to 0 for a fast attack. Decay--Set to 70 for a long, sustained peak level. Sustain--Set to 10 for a fast drop off from the Decay. Release--Set to 0 for a fast release. Programming the LFOs Adding the LFOs to this patch is what will help give it originality and character. As you know, there are two LFOs in the Subtractor. In this tutorial, you will start by creating a tempo-synced LFO for the Filter Frequency; and you will then use the second LFO to modulate the phase of the two oscillators.