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by briandc
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes a wave a wave?
Replies: 20
Views: 3753

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: 3753

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: 1204

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: 1204

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: 1204

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: 1204

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: 1204

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: 1204

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: 1204

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: 2820

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?)


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by briandc
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 6462

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: 3508

Re: Random Synth Manual Humor

Nice posts everyone! :thumbsup:


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by briandc
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 6462

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.


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by briandc
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 6462

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: 6462

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

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

:D

(Found it here: FFTW )