Well if you're going to use manufacturing decisions to decide what is synthesis and what isn't, then yes you are wrong. Based on your own bizarre criteria. Could you clarify what you mean by authorship of timbre? How is that different from synth programming? Bear in mind that both terms are jargonized and slightly bend the common usage e.g. "toAutomatic Gainsay wrote:No, you're right. I must be totally wrong about what I'm saying.commodorejohn wrote:Well, I suppose you might not have heard of it, but there was an obscure little synthesizer called the "Odyssey" back in '72 that had independent PWM controls for both of its oscillators.
Everyone: I take back what I said. Synthesis can't be achieved without PWM. It's how we make sound.
Thank you, commodorejohn, for setting me straight.
program" usually implies the use of a computer, but it still applies to synths that don't have computers.