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Fourier Analysis Software

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:02 am
by MrFrodo
This isn't specifically a Software Synth question, but I figured I'd post it here, anyway.

Half a decade ago, I went to what I called an "exhibit of the Senses" in the gallery of the college I attended. One of the booths was ased on sound generation. It included a number of acoustic/mechanical instruments, a Yamaha DX21 w/ headphones and a rather old-looking Mac model. On the screen was an oscillascope. You could make any sound in the vacinity of the computer, and what you got was a waveform analysis of the sound.

In the General synthesizers section of this forum, I accidentally started a little debate over the Yamaha Dx7's ability to re-synthesize "sampled" sounds. What I'm curious about is whether there is any "Fourier Analysis software" available today that could take ambiently-generated sounds, generate waveforms based on those sounds, create patches and transfer them into the DX7's architecture.

Probably a wild goose chase.

It's for future reference, anyway.

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:30 am
by Dr. Sound
There are a few Reaktor 5 ensembles that can do this (probably more than just these): ... tchid=5269 ... tchid=3815 ... tchid=4792

Of course, there is always the Fairlight CMI, Synclavier or PPG Waveterm A/B.