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

Loki Davison loki.davison at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 23:43:38 EST 2005

On 12/9/05, Pete Leigh <pete.leigh at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/12/05, Atte André Jensen <atte.jensen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 8) about 5 seconds (held untill the end of the sample, although barely
> > audible towards the end) into the sniplet a rising sound, resembling a a
> > wind chime is heard.
> That's the one my reply was about, I think - synthetic wind chime is
> a good description..
> Still sounds like an FM sound to me - modulating one
> or more oscs with one or more others at a more or less
> harmonically related audio frequency, then lots of reverb.
> There is a slower modulation going on in there too - might
> be envelopes or lfo modulated vcas on the modulating oscillators
> working to change the timbre.
> I associate it more with FM synths like DX7, etc., than analog.
> That'd be my guess anyway.

My summary still holds, however my roland MKS7, an analog synth has a
preset that sounds a lot like that, so it is doable with analog gear
as well. Ring mod is a good bet for that sound, though hard to get the
right freqs.

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