Usually a synth will come bundled with many, often hundreds of presets. They showcase the synths capabilities as well as provide quick easy access to a good range of sounds which can serve either as starting points or can be left and used as is.
Convolution reverb takes an input signal (the sound to be reverberated) and processes it with the sound of an actual or virtual acoustic space to create the illusion that the input was recorded in that space.
Three different signal levels which you will come across in audio recording are mic level, line level and instrument level. These terms refer to the voltage level of a signal. Instruments, microphones, outboard equipment ...
Not all synthesisers work the same. In fact there are many different ways to create a sound, from Subtractive to Phase Distortion. We take a look at the most common types of ways to make a sound electronically and talk a bit about each.