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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: 1071

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...
by briandc
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What type of synthesis technique is best to do this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

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

In a way, I suppose *all* synthesis is a type of modulation, isn't it? Well, classically, synthesis involves *generators* (things that generate signals) and *modulators* (things that change other signals). And both can be done in a variety of ways and implementations (eg, oscillators are generators...
by briandc
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What type of synthesis technique is best to do this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

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

This isn't really a "type of synthesis" question, but a "modulation" question. Any synth that lets you use an EG as an LFO speed and depth modulation will do this. Brilliant! That was easier than I thought. :D In a way, I suppose *all* synthesis is a type of modulation, isn't it? And, aren't there ...
by briandc
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What type of synthesis technique is best to do this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

What type of synthesis technique is best to do this?

Hi everyone, I would like to start a thread where people can discuss different synthesis methods a bit more in-depth, such as by trying to obtain a certain sound. This idea was born from the following: - what type of synthesis method would be best for allowing the LFO pitch to vary in speed, dependi...
by briandc
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Moppeltron--morphing synth
Replies: 5
Views: 2589

Re: Moppeltron--morphing synth

Well no, I'm not particular about synth-edit. But I do kinda prefer the more "vintage" ones! :)

(btw: does synth-edit have a negative connotation/reputation?)


brian
by briandc
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 5839

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

think of additive synthesis kind of like a morphing filter... the k5 has 128 partials per oscillator, but you only get 4 harmonic envelopes, so you have to group harmonics... K3's user waveform is a simple fixed spectrum (single cicle waveform)... you have 2 memory slot only with a cartridge, and y...
by briandc
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Random Synth Manual Humor
Replies: 17
Views: 3021

Re: Random Synth Manual Humor

Nice posts everyone! :thumbsup:


brian
by briandc
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 5839

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

And of course, there's ZynaddsubFX software synthesizer out there (multi-platform) that has a wonderful additive synthesis section in it, too. Yoshimi is a fork of Zyn, both projects quite active (at least for linux) right now, so there's bound to be more neat features up ahead.


brian
by briandc
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 5839

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

Virtual ANS does weird things to images... Thanks for pointing that out! It just so happens today I've been looking at the Warmplace.ru website regarding Sunvox for linux, and low and behold.. Virtual ANS is another one of Alexander's projects! Guess I've got my plate full for a bit now!.... :) brian
by briandc
Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 5839

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

Speaking for Fouriers.... a song! (not mine) Fourier Song

:D

(Found it here: FFTW )
by briandc
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Random Synth Manual Humor
Replies: 17
Views: 3021

Random Synth Manual Humor

Synth manuals sometimes come with a light sense of humor and colorful language. Here are a few quips I've found browsing synth manuals: "You will need a strong stand to support both the MATRIX-12 and any additional punishment that you dish out." -Oberheim Matrix-12 "..Modern microprocessor technolog...
by briandc
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 5839

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

Cool! I saw a demo once (don't remember where) with audio "interpreted" from an image. It wasn't particularly "musical" in the traditional sense, but interesting nonetheless. Definitely worth exploring! (and definitely not something I've ever seen a synthesizer do!)


brian
by briandc
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 5839

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

Baus wrote:I am into Transwave synthesis

Robin.
Is that the same thing as Transwave Wavetable Synthesis? (ie. Esoniq VFX?) Or do you use a software synth with Transwave Synthesis? What kinds of sounds do you use it for?


brian
by briandc
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 5839

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

So why is it so rarely used? Because it takes more time to work with? This. Quick, describe how the harmonics of a piano change over time, including factoring in velocity, sustain pedal, etc. That's what you have to program. Some things are easy to program like sine waves :lol: but if you want to e...
by briandc
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 5839

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

Well, if you go read up on Fourier, you will realize that additive can, theoretically, make any (periodic) sound - as long as you have enough sine oscillators with level control. Cannot really say that for FM or subtractive. FM is extremely easy compared to additive. Four operators with, say, ten f...