[LAU] PHASEX-0.11.1

William Weston weston at sysex.net
Sat Aug 18 19:55:28 EDT 2007

On Wed, 15 Aug 2007, Sebastian Gutsfeld wrote:

> Hi William,
> William Weston <weston at sysex.net> writes:
> > As usual, source tarballs and FC6 RPMs (src, i386, i686, and athlon) 
> > are available at:
> >
> > 	http://sysex.net/phasex
> first of all: Thanks for this great sounding softsynth. It's really fun
> to play with PHASEX, especially when modulating with external input and
> adding some dirt and punchiness with the CAPS: AmpV LADSPA. It took me
> some time to understand the internal signal flow and to see that you can
> control the individual oscillator levels by setting one lfo to identity
> wave and modulating the amplitude of the oscillators with this "lfo".

This is one of the reasons why the Identity and Null waves were 
included for both oscillators and LFOs.

> Regarding the amplifier section: Is it intended that you have to wait
> for the attack and decay phase to finish after releasing a key? Normally
> those get interrupted by releasing a key and the envelope jumps directly
> to the release phase.

Yes, this is intentional.  At one point, I experimented with the 
behavior you just described, and found the current behavior to be a 
lot more predictable for shorter attack times.

> Is there a way to detune oscillators just a little bit and not only by
> chromatic steps?

Currently, no.  A Detune parameter is on the todo list, and will be 
implemented down the road as part of a batch of parameter additions.

> Can you explain what the rate parameter in the oscillator sections
> controls?

The Rate parameter is only used when the Source is set to Tempo or 
Tempo+Trig, essentially turning an oscillator into another LFO.

> It would be really nice if the filter lfo section gets replaced with 4
> lfo amt dials, so one can mix the different lfo waveforms to get new and
> less predictable waveforms for filter modulation.

Excellent idea!  The filter section really should support more
modulation sources.  Filter Resonance should also handle modulation
sources along with Cutoff.  I still haven't decided wether to handle
these extra modulations directly, or to implement them through a
more generic parameter modulation matrix.  Any feedback on this 
issue is highly welcomed.

> Keep up the good work!

And thanks for the constructive feedback.  My main goal for new
features is to make PHASEX more useful without making it more
difficult to use.


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