In music, portamento (plural: portamenti, from Italian: portamento, meaning “carriage” or “carrying”) is a pitch sliding from one note to another. [wikipedia]
For use with polyphonic instruments and effective as a function to switch between mono/poly with portamento on your instruments like synthesizer. Interestingly, there are almost a magazine for everything and anything, looking back in the history of design of synthesizer and keyboards. The more you understand the collection of type of style and instruments available, or perhaps understand Moore’s law to begin with in computer science. There is a lot more to offer your knowledge of music production process and computer music production generally. From example the Japanese company Korg first building of this Donca_matic DA-20 and others more modern and monsterious machine Korg (PS)UVS-3200
The term originated from the Italian expression “portamento della voce” (carriage of the voice), denoting from the beginning of the 17th century its use in vocal performances….
Some colloquial equivalents are slide, sweep (referring to the ‘discrete glissando’ effects on guitar & harp respectively), bend, smear, rip (for a loud, violent gliss to the beginning of a note)…
A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser)
Synthesizers use various methods to generate electronic signals (sounds). Among the most popular waveform synthesis techniques are subtractive synthesis, additive synthesis, wavetable synthesis, frequency modulation synthesis, phase distortion synthesis, physical modeling synthesis and sample-based synthesis. Other less common synthesis types (see #Sound synthesis) include subharmonic synthesis, a form of additive synthesis via subharmonics (used by mixture trautonium), and granular synthesis, sample-based synthesis based on grains of sound, generally resulting in soundscapes or clouds.
What I generally find time in producing is not just playing music in my studio or trying to sell records or dj mixing, but understanding this genre of production knowledge is extremely difficult to understand why everything sound the same. And created my record label NLS Records.