[Pd] Other synthesis methods

Jamie Bullock jamie at postlude.co.uk
Mon Feb 20 10:20:21 CET 2006

Dear badmuthahubbard!

Have you tried using waveshaping to add a some distortion? Can create some nice sounds, and not too expensive either.


On Fri, 17 Feb 2006 14:30:18 -0500
Chuckk Hubbard <badmuthahubbard at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi.
> My Pure Data Just Intonation sequencing program is up and running, and I'm
> in the process of making music with it for a dance/music ensemble at my
> school.  The problem is everyone says it sounds like Mario.  I tried making
> a granulator, and it sounded good but used so much CPU I couldn't
> incorporate it into my sequencer.
> What I do have is 16 harmonics, filtered noise, a bp/lp/hp selector with
> cutoff and Q control, and adsr sliders.  I have 8 copies of this, each of
> which only runs when it is changed, and writes its results to a graph, which
> the sequencer reads.  Thus it is also possible to draw the waveform with the
> mouse, which I've found can make it a little less predictable.  But too much
> of that makes it inharmonic, and even so it still sounds very 80's.  I'd
> like the freedom to work in more sophisticated synthesis.
> What can I do?
> Thanks.
> -Chuckk
> --
> "It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of
> knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters."
> -Friedrich Nietzsche, "Thus Spoke Zarathustra"

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