[PD] Analog square wave?

chris clepper cgclepper at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 18:03:28 CET 2012

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 10:01 AM, Peter Plessas <plessas at mur.at> wrote:

> > For a digital square wave you would want to use band limiting to avoid
> > alias artifacts which are quite severe for a square or sawtooth wave.  As
> > the frequency goes higher both of those waves will begin to look more
> like
> > sine waves as the partials are filtered out.  Pretty much every
> commercial
> > digital synth and plugin uses anti-aliased waveforms.
> out of interest Chris, do they use wavetables (possible of different
> lengths for different octaves) or internal oversampling a la Millers
> example in the doc patches?
I can't really speak for any manufacturers but it probably varies based on
the hardware being used.
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