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by briandc
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: The "other side" of syncing
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: The "other side" of syncing

vicd wrote:It's got Super Cow Powers! :lol:
Indeed! My wife even got scared..!

Of course, if this synth had a pitch envelope, or a way to control pitch detuning through velocity or aftertouch... there'd be more control..


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by briandc
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4451

Re: Sample behavior across the keyboard

madtheory wrote:There has to be a MIDI controlled pitch shifter VST you can use?
It would appear so:
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Now to find out how to use one of them...!


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by briandc
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: The "other side" of syncing
Replies: 2
Views: 632

The "other side" of syncing

Hi all! Usually, on subtractive instruments, I have come to do syncing like this: set osc 1 to sine set osc 2 to square-pulse activate sync detune osc 2 up a couple of octaves set the osc mix to only osc 2 modulate the pitch of osc 2 (either by LFO or pitch envelope, if available) to get this: http:...
by briandc
Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4451

Re: Sample behavior across the keyboard

Hi guys, thanks for your help. Ironically, I was looking at some V-synth vids just yesterday! :) And, although I purchased a Motif back in 2001, I don't have it around at the moment to test out, and I couldn't recall if it is capable of doing the time stretching that you mentioned. (But I don't thin...
by briandc
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4451

Sample behavior across the keyboard

Hi all, I would like to ask a question about sampling: usually, when playing back a sample (let's say it's a sample of a voice saying "I love you"), the speed of the sample and the frequency of the sample change, depending on the key played. But what if I want the speed to stay the same, so that the...
by briandc
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes a wave a wave?
Replies: 20
Views: 3286

Re: What makes a wave a wave?

Is the high CPU usage due to a higher bit-depth? (similar to resolution quality in digital photos?) If so, perhaps trying to emulate an analog digitally is kind of useless. (Like buying a sampler synth just to play a sampled piano, it kind of defeats the purpose of it.) Bitdepth is a factor, but no...
by briandc
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes a wave a wave?
Replies: 20
Views: 3286

Re: What makes a wave a wave?

We now know that the real limitation in emulating analog tone is CPU power. I just downloaded u-He's prototype Pro-One clone and that thing is the most CPU hungry synth I have used yet...one voice hits 50% on a quad core iMac. Sounds real good, though. Don't worry, the real thing will be far less h...
by briandc
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes a wave a wave?
Replies: 20
Views: 3286

Re: What makes a wave a wave?

madtheory wrote: I doubt the filters are running in parallel. That would actually be kind of hard to do in software, and anyway there is no reason to do it that way.
Why is it so hard to do? I have seen several VST synths offer filters running in parallel..


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by briandc
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes a wave a wave?
Replies: 20
Views: 3286

Re: What makes a wave a wave?

I can't answer the questions, but some interesting discussion here: http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=81819 A very interesting thread! And quite on-topic, actually. It would indeed appear that a saw is not always a saw! Here's a few things I have deduced from it: - most people w...
by briandc
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes a wave a wave?
Replies: 20
Views: 3286

Re: What makes a wave a wave?

Yes, in a way, I was thinking that a synth made with, let's say, C+, might produce a different wave than a similar synth made with Python or maybe Java. The synths made with SynthEdit (I imagine) all use the same programming language, and so probably produce the same-sounding waves. -?


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by briandc
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes a wave a wave?
Replies: 20
Views: 3286

What makes a wave a wave?

Hi everyone, I've become a bit of an "obscure softsynth" junkie over these last few years, and I especially like synths that have unusual synthesis control options. (I found one recently that had separate filters for resonance and cutoff, I thought was pretty unique. ZynaddsubFX is another (definite...
by briandc
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What type of synthesis technique is best to do this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: What type of synthesis technique is best to do this?

Thanks for both your replies, ninja6485. I'm becoming kind of a junkie for obscure softsynths, and there are so many out there (most without any manual) that it makes the venture daunting and head-spinning. Some are not so great, but there are some really interesting ones around, no matter the synth...
by briandc
Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What type of synthesis technique is best to do this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: What type of synthesis technique is best to do this?

Thanks for the helpful information guys! Ok. So romplers play back sampled sounds. If you want a sound that's exactly what you hear in a recorded piece of audio, then this would perhaps be the easiest/quickest/most faithful reproduction of said sound. And a bell sound is composed of inharmonics, and...
by briandc
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What type of synthesis technique is best to do this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: What type of synthesis technique is best to do this?

Example: let's say I want to make a bell sound. Would FM be more recommended because it has some particular bell-like modulation capability? Or would AM or additive synthesis be better because of how they build sounds? Etc, etc. There are some sounds that suit some synthesis techniques well - eg, F...
by briandc
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What type of synthesis technique is best to do this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: What type of synthesis technique is best to do this?

Aren't there some types of modulation that can be done well with certain types of synthesis approaches that can't be done so easily with other approaches? It's more of a question of "what does synth X allow as far as modulation?" Here's a very simple example: Let's say I want to modulate filter res...