I am currently obsessed with the track by Celldweller called "Last Firstborn". Is there any name for the keyboard technique used in the chorus?

In this YouTube video you can hear it from 1:28 right until 1:57:

Edit: If it's not some particular technique with keyboard itself, then it has to be some synthesizer effect (it's an 50/50 electronic music after all) and identifying its name will be sufficient to.


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That is just a rapid arpeggio - most synths these days will auto-arpeggiate sets of chords you play in.

The Access Virus synth does this quite well. I couldn't find the video sample I was looking for, but this should give an example.


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