[linux-audio-dev] Mx44 update

Jens M Andreasen jens.andreasen at chello.se
Tue May 3 11:23:53 UTC 2005


As you might know, the initial phase relation between oscillators in an
FM synth is quite important for the resulting sound. Not least when you
are dealing with feedback loops.

I have had velocity sensitivity on phase for ages, but came to think of
that keyfollow on phase might be more useful? The rationale being that
adjecent notes would then have slightly different harmonic series (or
dramatically different, depending on other settings.)

One advantage would be that "clean" sounds (ie: Piano) could have some
unique harmonic space surrounding each note, so that blockchords can
live harmonically together in an even-tempered world, without too much
beating and without resorting to detuning, PWM and whatnot.

So I made this new button near the other phase parameters, added a few
lines of code and prepared a test patch called "Test III" located in
"H.4" (which at least to my ears and speakers is partially reminiscent
of a piano.)

The new button switches between phase-velocity or -keyfollow for the
slider just below. 


Oh ... Here:


(no new screenshot)

  c[]  //  Jens M Andreasen

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