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ARNK
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65 posts since 10 Jan, 2013

Postby ARNK; Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:25 pm Re: Is an oscilloscope a necessary tool for serious sound design?

himalaya wrote:
Aloysius wrote:If you sit on your speaker, you can check out all the infrasonics you want.


Absolutely. And if you insert your ear buds into your nose, you can smell the divine fragrances of the full frequency spectrum.


I can see & taste sound as well.
ARNK
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Postby ARNK; Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:31 pm Re: Is an oscilloscope a necessary tool for serious sound design?

cron wrote:Only to check for DC offset. I do a lot of processing which involves deliberately adding DC offset, processing as required, then removing it. I always check the result through an oscilloscope to see if I can get away without high-passing as a final step.

Other than that, I don't think it's particularly useful as a sound design tool. Not in the same way a frequency analyser can be. Artists like Cyclo and Jerobeam Fenderson have done some awesome stuff with oscilloscopes - well, lissajous phasescopes really - but other than such highly specialised creative use cases I'd say it's more of a technical tool.

Coincidentally, last month's One Synth Challenge used Spiral Generator which is designed to create patterns in a phasescope. Not sure how many entrants made a visual component though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XziuEdpVUe0


That sounds pretty hardcore, dig the video.
ARNK
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Postby ARNK; Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:37 pm Re: Is an oscilloscope a necessary tool for serious sound design?

Aloysius wrote:If you sit on your speaker, you can check out all the infrasonics you want.


Ah, the ole' third ear trick.
ARNK
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Postby ARNK; Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:49 pm Re: Is an oscilloscope a necessary tool for serious sound design?

himalaya wrote:Absolutely. And if you insert your ear buds into your nose, you can smell the divine fragrances of the full frequency spectrum.


That's an odd choice of vocabulary. How'd you know I was listening to Richard Divine?
Ah_Dziz
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Postby Ah_Dziz; Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:42 am Re: Is an oscilloscope a necessary tool for serious sound design?

Nope
Don't F**K with Mr. Zero.
dangayle
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Postby dangayle; Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:17 pm Re: Is an oscilloscope a necessary tool for serious sound design?

Watch this tutorial, see how he uses his oscilloscope to help prevent phase issues between his kick and his bass.

https://youtu.be/FSzP2_AO0DQ
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Postby aciddose; Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:32 pm Re: Is an oscilloscope a necessary tool for serious sound design?

himalaya wrote:Absolutely. And if you insert your ear buds into your nose, you can smell the divine fragrances of the full frequency spectrum.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_r_Edp8PWk
(22:24 for sweet sk-1 beats.)

Synesthesia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

Also this one:
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Postby Sparky77; Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:48 am Re: Is an oscilloscope a necessary tool for serious sound design?

I only use one to check my pacemaker to see if its working...
--After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

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