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by briandc
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Aliasing
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: Aliasing

Ok. Do applications exist that can detect/indicate if the audio signal I'm working with contains any aliasing? (other than just what's obvious with my ears, of course... :) )


brian
by briandc
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Aliasing
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: Aliasing

I guess that makes sense. So then the aliasing itself always comes from the sound source (oscillators)? Is the aliasing due to having too much high-end signal?


brian
by briandc
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Aliasing
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Aliasing

Hi all,
I've seen where some softsynths have "anti-aliasing" oscillators. --But isn't the filter key follow control supposed to work to reduce/eliminate aliasing in the first place?

brian
by briandc
Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Comparing apples and ...
Replies: 17
Views: 1642

Re: Comparing apples and ...

So, do hardware (digital) synths have something "under the hood" that a modern computer does not? Apart from maybe a special soundcard or similar?


brian
by briandc
Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Comparing apples and ...
Replies: 17
Views: 1642

Comparing apples and ...

Hi everyone,
simple question: how do computers compare with hardware synth engines, in terms of capability?

Curious to hear everyone's input,
brian
by briandc
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Neuron vs. Fizmo vs. K5000 vs. Morpheus vs. FS1R
Replies: 15
Views: 10979

Re: Neuron vs. Fizmo vs. K5000 vs. Morpheus vs. FS1R

Sure would be nice to read some responses to this one! ;)


brian
by briandc
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 5585

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

If you want an easy-to-use additive plug-in to noodle with, Minky Starshine from Expert Sleepers is quick and pretty intuitive. I've gotten some pretty interesting bell and tuned-percussion sounds from it. It only does 16 harmonics, but that's part of what makes it easy -- you have the controls for...
by briandc
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How do you feel about mini-keys
Replies: 43
Views: 4634

Re: How do you feel about mini-keys

I don't like the mini keys, basically because I feel like I'm using a toy, and because I feel as though I would have to start all over again in order to have the control I want. (It's the same with computer keyboards-- I have laptops, but I prefer an external, "standard"-sized keyboard because my ha...
by briandc
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 5585

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

I've been doing some renewed exploring with an additive software synth called Add64 . It has two filters that can be arranged in parallel or series, as well as interesting morphing between the two "scenes" (each scene has 3 oscillators and noise). I think it runs on Windows too, although I use it on...
by briandc
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Firewire Audio Interfaces and Linux
Replies: 1
Views: 2072

Re: Firewire Audio Interfaces and Linux

Hi!
you might check out the Linux Musicians website; I found lots of posts about the Focusrite (seems it may work fine, maybe some models better than others).
Here's more:
LinuxMusicians.com

hth!

brian
by briandc
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4431

Re: Sample behavior across the keyboard

Looks like sample mapping and looping has to be done manually? PITA. I'm currently recapping the PSU in a Yamaha SPX90ii, hoping to bring the machine back to life. Does the pitch shifter thing. Also is a sampler itself, but not at the same time. I've been playing with the sampler in the Alesis Quad...
by briandc
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4431

Re: Sample behavior across the keyboard

Hi all (and thanks for the input!)-- I haven't abandoned this topic, and today I found another suggestion that might get similar results: use something like the application Rubberband (see here: rubberband ) to change the pitch of the original sample. So, basically making 87 new samples to fill the ...
by briandc
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4431

Re: Sample behavior across the keyboard

Perhaps there would be two ways to go about this:

using the same sample but changing pitch based on midi note number,

or, using the sampled sound as scaled in a regular sampler, but with a "time block" that would stretch or shorten the note, depending on the midi note played. ??


brian
by briandc
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4431

Re: Sample behavior across the keyboard

Pitch shifter slices the waveform in real time. Basically removing slices to speed it up, and repeating slices to slow it down. Well there is a short processing delay. You need to set the sampler to not transpose at all. The pitch shifter then does the transposing, so the length never changes, trig...
by briandc
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4431

Re: Sample behavior across the keyboard

I'm still not exactly sure as to how to implement pitch shifting. To get an idea of it: I have my midi controller, which sends note signals to the sampler. The sampler produces a waveform in length depending on the frequency assigned to each midi note on the keyboard. So how do I make the sampler se...