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The Oscillator Section > Oscillator 2 - Pg. 201

Let's have a look at an example of frequency independence: 1. 2. 3. 4. Load the Singing Synth patch from the Monosynth folder in the Reason Factory Sound Bank. Once it is loaded, notice that Filter 1 is set to BP 12. Arm the Subtractor sequencer track and play a couple of MIDI notes. Notice the vowel-like texture of the patch. Notice that Filter 2 is activated but it is not linked, so its Frequency slider is running independently. Try turning off Filter 2 to hear the difference between using one and two filters. When Filter 2 is deactivated, the patch really loses its originality and sounds like a standard run-of-the-mill synth patch. Let's look at an example of linking up the Frequency sliders of both filters: 1. 2. Load the Fozzy Fonk patch from the PolySynth folder in the Reason Factory Sound Bank. Notice that Filter 1 is set to Notch mode. Arm the Subtractor sequencer track and play a couple of MIDI notes. Listen to the sound that is being generated from the Subtractor. There is no way a Notch filter could sound that way on its own, because it has a very nasal timbre to it and has far too many mid-frequencies in the mix. Notice that the Filter 2 Link button is now activated. This means that the Frequency slider of Filter 1 will affect the Frequency slider of Filter 2 as well. Note 3.