FAVORITE WAVEFORM POLL

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What is your favorite waveform?

Sine
3
3%
Saw
31
34%
Square or pulse
19
21%
Unison saw (this includes Supersaw, Hypersaw, etc)
2
2%
Triangle
4
4%
PWM
18
20%
White noise
0
No votes
Tuned noise
1
1%
Other wave attainable by FM or ringmod or sync
4
4%
Other wave attainable by additive or wavetable synthesis
8
9%
 
Total votes: 90

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FAVORITE WAVEFORM POLL

Post by i_watch_stars » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:03 am

I've always wanted to ask this :)

There is no general "other catagory" or "I have no favorites"...bad idea for a poll like this. It you like a combination of waves, think of the most predominant one. Pink noise and triangle was left out due to number of poll options.
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Post by Carey M » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:41 am

I'm a sucker for PWM. With one osc synths it's a must, with several oscs it's a lush ;)

I can't believe you ditched the triangle waveform though. Gotta love that triangle.

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Post by i_watch_stars » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:48 am

Carey M wrote:I'm a sucker for PWM. With one osc synths it's a must, with several oscs it's a lush ;)

I can't believe you ditched the triangle waveform though. Gotta love that triangle.

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Hehe...it's too similar to a filtered square. Believe me though I wanted it on there along with about 5 other things...
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Post by Parsec-7 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:19 am

I like them all and the other waves that FM synthesis can deliver :-)

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Post by i_watch_stars » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:34 am

Parsec-7 wrote:I like them all and the other waves that FM synthesis can deliver :-)
I do too, and Welcome to VSE :)
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Post by Uncle Screwtape » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:54 am

I used to be a big Saw fan, but recently I've been riding the Pulse Wave. I think they're all great for their own reasons, though. Otherwise, there's no sense being into programming/synthesis.
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Post by Automatic Gainsay » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:55 am

Minimoog Sawtooth-Triangular
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Post by V301H » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:57 am

The Square Wave with Variable Pulse Width has the most versatility of any single Wave. It can go from a nice fat woody tone or thinned to where it practically disappears. When the Pulse Width is Modulated it can produce a nice Vibrato or Phasing effect without Modulating Pitch.

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Post by clusterchord » Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:31 pm

i love em all. never thought about it but perhaps mostly i use saw and pulse wave in all incarnations, sometimes triangle for leads n layered w other waves. strange how few synths offer a really nice triangle. pure square i dont use so often.

PWM and square on old roland synths are nothing short of pure bliss. i love the ripping saw on obxa. triangle on mks80.. etc. it's all good.
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Post by Cybananna » Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:06 pm

ring mod and FMed waves are my favorite. I love the stupid sounds they make. I can't get enough!

Other than that I seem to like square quite a bit.

At the time I looked, Square /pulse was ranked high and unison saw low. That kind of suprises me. Unison saw was so popular. I hate unison saw....Nothing screams generic dance music more...

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Post by Jack Spider » Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:31 pm

I like a nice raspy sawtooth 'splat', so I'll go for a saw - it cuts through the other waveforms for me!

That said, sticking a low octave square or triangle with it is rather dapper.
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Post by Clavier » Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:30 pm

Square's my favorite! :D

PWM is always a plus.

Now the question should be, "which LFO waveform is your favorite?"

In which case, square is still my favorite.
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Post by Alex E » Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:18 pm

I voted "unison saw" but I love PWM too. So it's a tie for me but I had to pick one.

Oh and, the CS01 has great PWM. Always sounds good slow and low. 8)
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Post by severen » Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:48 pm

my favorite : choir style wavetable.
and i like saw(for strings) too.

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Post by linndrum9000 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:19 pm

I really like sine waves. Wheres triangle? Thats my second favorite.

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