Created an amazing soundscape with a simple synth drone and the DX by automating Delay Time and Repeat to each slowly sweep a through range of levels. The result is a very cool morphing / evolving pad. Only issue is that sweeping delay time produces very mild zippering glitches. Curious if this is resolvable. It may well be due to my under whelming system, yet CPU consumption is low for this edit.
Well, your system is not at fault (as also your CPU attests). To get that authentic sound I went with a slightly different algorithm than what is usually used for tape echo emulations, alas it has those "vinyl static" artifacts you've encountered when changing the delay time. Essentially it's a discontinuity in the buffer playback. To be honest, I have currently no clue how to (efficiently) solve it, while also preserving the sweep timbre. After the initial release I tried some things, but without much luck (most of the attempts make it even worse). However, I'm playing with some ideas that are loosely tied to it, so, if some "eureka" moment strikes me, I will definitely address this issue - it's basically the only thing that is still lacking in D7 (though I plan to leave that "scratchy knob" as an option too).
Thanks for your articulate, and super helpful response.
Very cool that you're experimenting with possible solutions, and that even if you do come up with a resolution, you'll leave the vinyl static as an option. Brilliant! That's exactly what it sounds like, and actually sounds great for a noise artifact. In certain production applications, this would be very welcome. My drone pad isn't a great place for it, yet because it does sound very vinyl-ish, I found myself imagining I was listening on that format. :).
LOL, yeah I got what you meant;) Anyway, it really may seem strange, but only after our back and forth on the topic of "vinyl static" the solution suddenly came to me without much effort on my part. Make of that what you want ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ but this universe we live in is simply marvelous :D.
> I joined your Patreon at the minimum, in that I'm suddenly an unemployed musician due to the pandemic.
Thank you very much, the way you put it reminds me of an ancient story about a poor widow, rich men, and their respective offerings. Just please don't starve because of me, you don't owe me anything after all;).
Yes, we do live in a marvelous universe, which includes the ability to communicate and collaborate on these channels. It gives me great pleasure to have helped simplify your resolution process by simply showing up and having a conversation that you were gracious enough to respond to and helpfully engage in.
You are welcome. My gift is a tiny token of support, which I feel compelled to give, in that I deeply appreciate what it takes to offer and support gifts such as yours.
Hey Yo, I just made a number of comments on your WordPress site, which I'm hoping made it to you for review. I got onto a WordPress account sorting issue that makes me wonder if my comments went into the void of no return. Hope Not.