Using the ES P Oscillators

The ES P features several oscillators that output different waveforms. These signals can be mixed together—at different levels—providing countless variations of the raw material used for your sounds.

Figure. Oscillator parameters.
  • Oscillator sliders: Set the level of the waveforms output by the oscillators.
    • In addition to triangular, sawtooth, and rectangular waves, the rectangular waves of two sub-oscillators are also available. The left sub-oscillator fader is one octave lower than the main oscillators, and the right sub-oscillator fader is two octaves lower. Use these to fatten up the sound.

    • The pulse width of all rectangular waves is fixed at 50%.

    • The rightmost fader adds white noise to the mix. This is the raw material for classic synthesizer sound effects, such as ocean waves, wind, and helicopters.

  • 4, 8, 16 buttons: Allow you to switch the pitch in octaves (transpose it up or down). The lowest setting is 16 feet, and the highest is 4 feet. The use of the term feet to determine octaves comes from the measurements of organ pipe lengths. The longer (and wider) the pipe, the deeper the tone.