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captain lysergicacid
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Postby captain lysergicacid; Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:51 pm What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

Hi guys!

What are your faveourite parameters for making sounds interesting?

For sure,
Frequency is a very important one
Pan is very effective as well

What parameters or effects do you use, to make sounds "interesting"?
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Postby vurt; Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:54 pm Re: What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

my mind :D
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Postby vurt; Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:56 pm Re: What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

more seriously, extreme pitch manipulation (towards the low end normally) or bit reduction can yield interesting results, to feed in to delays/filters and such.
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Postby dark water; Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:05 pm Re: What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

ADSR (seriously), as it allows me to morph a synth's sound from short stabby to long legato, and from slow building to fast fading etc, to add intrigue to a (usually supporting) element.
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Postby Lotuzia; Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:18 pm Re: What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

Afaik,, every parameter in a synthesizer must have a setting, and most will be active, so that in the end, the sound is usable for a specific task. Or interesting. So I'd unfortunately say : all :shrug:
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Postby vurt; Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:33 pm Re: What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

Lotuzia wrote:Afaik,, every parameter in a synthesizer must have a setting, and most will be active, so that in the end, the sound is usable for a specific task. Or interesting. So I'd unfortunately say : all :shrug:



pssst... he didn't specify "synth" ;)
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Postby Lotuzia; Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:38 pm Re: What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

vurt wrote:
Lotuzia wrote:Afaik,, every parameter in a synthesizer must have a setting, and most will be active, so that in the end, the sound is usable for a specific task. Or interesting. So I'd unfortunately say : all :shrug:



pssst... he didn't specify "synth" ;)

Ooops :dog:
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Postby phace; Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:58 pm Re: What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

in FM - operator ratio
in VA - sync/ring mod, Filter distortion, osc phase, pitch lfo, unison detune, chorus parameters
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Postby captain lysergicacid; Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:27 am Re: What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

Thanks a lot for all the inspirational answers! :)

Do you only use these parameters for designing your sound, or do you also use them to make the sounds "evolve",
like, for example,
starting an intro with a certain sound and slowy faiding it in
or slowly raising the frequency etc.

What is the correct name for having a sound and making it "change" while it's played?

And are there interesting combinations of these "morphings" or "evolvings" that go together very well?

For example, playing a sound sequence, and both,
changing the pitch and changing the pan

or somethin like this...
i hope you know what i mean, i am very new to this topic and i don't know the correct names of techniques yet.. But i want to research and learn! :)
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Postby AnX; Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:03 am Re: What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

captain lysergicacid wrote:
What are your faveourite parameters for making sounds interesting?


Randomise :lol:
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Postby recursive one; Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:42 am Re: What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

captain lysergicacid wrote:Frequency is a very important one

Frequency of what?

just curious.
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Postby thecontrolcentre; Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:57 am Re: What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

recursive one wrote:
captain lysergicacid wrote:Frequency is a very important one

Frequency of what?

just curious.

:ud:
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Postby fluffy_little_something; Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:38 pm Re: What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

Attack and Decay of the envelopes and filter cutoff frequency 8)
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Postby Music Bird; Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:59 pm Re: What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

Filter envelopes and resonance, pitch envelopes, and PWM on analog or VA.
Pitch envelope on FM and the many ways to make different sounds on it too.
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Postby captain lysergicacid; Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:36 am Re: What are your favourite parameters for "designing a sound"?

recursive one wrote:
captain lysergicacid wrote:Frequency is a very important one

Frequency of what?

just curious.


I was talking about the frequency of the LFO
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