What is CV Gate

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What is CV Gate

Post by KennaOkoye » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:46 am

Sorry for the Noob question. thanks!

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Re: What is CV Gate

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:58 am

This link explains it pretty well.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=cv+gate

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Re: What is CV Gate

Post by space6oy » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:59 am

control voltage and gate signal. pre-midi methods of controlling what notes are played and when they are triggered.

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Re: What is CV Gate

Post by space6oy » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:26 am

there's actually also a glossary on the main site with brief explanations of both as well as variations used by different companies.
http://www.vintagesynth.com/resources/glossary.php

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Re: What is CV Gate

Post by snod_donkey » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:21 pm

CV stands for control voltage - Old synth use a voltage which changes from the bottom key you press on the synth and the voltage will slowly increase with each key press upwards on the keyboard. The cv socket on the back of the synth is like having an external keyboard connected but instead it is replaced with a slowly increasing voltage to mimic what the keys would do.

The gate is like a switch being turned and and off or your garden GATE being open and closed. Again to mimic the key (switch) on the synths keyboard. The gate is the same whatever key would be pressed - on/off

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