RMI Harmonic synth...

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Re: RMI Harmonic synth...

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:59 am

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:
ppg_wavecomputer wrote:Seriously, the sound is extremely raw and the single harmonics are no pure sine waves but closer to pulse waves. You have two filter sections, actually, a simple low-pass in each of the Harmonic Generator sections, and then a multimode VCF with independent outputs for LPF, BPF, and HPF, which can be modulated using a very simple envelope or an LFO.
Eeeuuuwww.
It's so hard to find a good hardware additive synthesizer with a great interface.
The Interface is lovely. If only they had incorporated some more modulation routings (like oscillator crossmod), more elaborate envelopes, another LFO, and a ringmodulator...

There is some RMI Harmonic Synthesizer stuff to be found here:

https://soundcloud.com/doombient-music

Stephen
Well, yes... that's a great linear interface... but if it's outputting anything but sine waves, and it doesn't have complex envelopes for each harmonic... it's ultimately worthless.

Crossmod has nothing to do with additive synthesis. LFO, again, worthless. Ring modulator? Dude, you're not looking for an additive synth at all.
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