[linux-audio-user] Re: how to synthesize this sound

Loki Davison loki.davison at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 06:18:31 EST 2005

On 12/8/05, Michael T D Nelson <m_nels at gmx.net> wrote:
> Atte André Jensen wrote:
> > james at dis-dot-dat.net wrote:
> >
> >> Do you mean the one that sounds like bells?  If you do, then I'm
> >> guessing it's... bells.
> >
> >
> > I guess that's the one. But I don't think it bells (unless you mean
> > synthesized bells), actually I'm quite sure esp since I know what
> > instruments are used on this record (they are: analog synths, fender
> > rhodes and toy-piano).
> >
> > I don't know Jean Michel Jarre too well but I seem to remember the same
> > sound being used on the Oxygene (the swing one that was a big hit).
> > Maybe that could ring a bell (pun intended)...
> Just a guess... Try to Google for something like "bell synthesis -labs
> -speech".
> http://www.acoustics.hut.fi/demos/dafx02/
> http://www.crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/techniques/latest/book-html/node67.html
> http://www.ec.vanderbilt.edu/computermusic/musc216site/Simple.bell.tutorial.html
> Alternatively, buy some books on synthesis methods - visit your local
> bookshop/library and take your time! I remember studying one at
> University which described methods of synthesising different percussive
> sounds, but I can't remember the details.
> Have a go! You might fins a sound which you like even more...
> Michael

Seeing as you're wanting an om solution, try the smack fm drums
patches, you can use them quite nicely for bells. I've got some
physical synthesis stuff that sounds a lot like bells too if you want
to have that. If it's actually the pad you mean then lots of osc's
with a bit of detuning always makes for nice pads.


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