[music-dsp] wavetable and aliasing (Again)

Andy Leary andy at korgrd.com
Tue Apr 29 12:28:00 EDT 2003


On Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:00 PM, Urs Heckmann wrote:

>Exactly what you guess: When Oscillator A syncs to Osc B, everytime B 
>reaches a whole phase, A is reset as well.
>
>The fun starts, when A is modulated in frequency, typically by an 
>envelope. This effect is one of the most popular sounds of analog 
>synths. It's like a comb filter effect, but quite a bit more
>aggressive.
>
>Examples:
>
>"Why can't this be love" (van Halen)
>"Rockit" (Herbie Hancock, a bit more subtle there)
>"Birdland" (Wheather Report on 8:30 live album)
>that  first big song ("Smack my bitch up"?) by The Prodigy
>any song of a 80ies pop music style dubbed "acid"
>

Also, a classic example of Square wave sync is the synth lead
sound on "Let's Go!" by the Cars. 

-Andy







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