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Help with synthesizing a high pitched hissing sound

Post by dajones » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:15 pm

Hello, any idea's to get me in the ball park? I know noise will be a component but I'm just not getting a high pitched hiss sound. Thanks for any help. Cheers

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Re: Help with synthesizing a high pitched hissing sound

Post by Weirdofromouterspace » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:32 am

White noise (since it features all frequencies) through a HP filter 8-) :) .
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Re: Help with synthesizing a high pitched hissing sound

Post by dajones » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:42 pm

Thanks for your reply. I tried that this morning and has helped me get a bit closer. I still can't seem to get that sssss or well defined hiss sound. I'll keep tweaking, thanks again.

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Re: Help with synthesizing a high pitched hissing sound

Post by Weirdofromouterspace » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:40 pm

dajones wrote:Thanks for your reply. I tried that this morning and has helped me get a bit closer. I still can't seem to get that sssss or well defined hiss sound. I'll keep tweaking, thanks again.
Don't know if that's what you're after, but high resonance settings can lead to really cool sounds =D> . Just tweak the cutoff and resonance on the filter. I'm pretty sure you'll end up with something you like and can use!
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Re: Help with synthesizing a high pitched hissing sound

Post by dajones » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:31 pm

Thanks again. I'll play with that and see if I can get any closer.

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Re: Help with synthesizing a high pitched hissing sound

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Re: Help with synthesizing a high pitched hissing sound

Post by Big Gnome » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:38 am

Hard to say without a clearer idea of what type of thing you're after. I can't think of a more appropriate approach than the aforementioned white noise through HPF thing for a static, undifferentiated hiss. (A BPF with high resonance--or a few in parallel--might be a useful variation thereupon.) For more of a mechanical/electrical whine, I'd suggest something similar with a comb filter to bring out some annoying resonances. Alternately you might try something with one or more narrow pulse waves through a BPF with noise modulating the cutoff frequency. Or you could experiment with FM using high/non-integer ratios; or sample rate reduction to generate aliasing artifacts...there are a bunch of ways to get those sorts of sounds. I hope that provides some food for thought.
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Re: Help with synthesizing a high pitched hissing sound

Post by iowagold » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:00 am

dajones wrote:Hello, any idea's to get me in the ball park? I know noise will be a component but I'm just not getting a high pitched hiss sound. Thanks for any help. Cheers
hey dajones quick question, and a good one too!!
what make and model of synth do you have??
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