Algorithm And Feedback

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The algorithm determines the function of each operator in the voice. Each numbered box in the diagram represents one operator. The operators in the bottom row represent carriers. A carrier is an operator that produces sound directly. Operators above the bottom row are modulators. A modulator modifies the sound of the operators it is connected to via frequency modulation (i.e. FM synthesis).


The line going around operator 4 represents feedback. Feedback is the amount of self-modulation operator 4 has.