[linux-audio-dev] the bandwidth of the each harmonic

michael tewner tewner at jct.ac.il
Sat Feb 5 16:09:59 UTC 2005

On Sat, 5 Feb 2005, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:

> On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 14:45:24 -0800 (PST)
> Paul <paulgfx at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > ...a simple, but powerfull paradigm that helps to make
> > simple algorithms that produces very beautiful sounds.
> What you are describing is basically extensions to the
> technique of additive synthesis.
> However, many of these same results can be achived at what
> may be a reduced computation cost using extensions to FM
> synthesis where both the carriers and the modulator are
> complex sinusiods rather than real valued sines.

Natural Instument's (?) FM7 DX-7 emulator allows you to use complex
waveforms as carriers and modulators in FM synthesis. These include
complex sinusoids, triangles, even noise. Great tool. (DX-7
left at parents house, far, far away).

> There was an AES Journal article (somewhere around 1998)
> describing Complex FM
> HTH,
> Erik
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