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Old 01-02-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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Soft Synth Alternate Tunings

Hi all, this is my first post here.
I'm looking for some sort of soft synth which will allow me to directly manipulate the characteristics of waves and create new sounds. I also want to be able to create electronic music which uses alternative musical tuning (just intonation and stuff) and switches between tunings. Is there anyway I could do this? I know this pretty vague but can you help me out?
Suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:34 PM   #2
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Re: Soft Synth Alternate Tunings

Absynth can do that. Probably some others. I made a list for someone ages ago, but I can't remember what was on it.

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
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Re: Soft Synth Alternate Tunings

Oatmeal (free) VSTi have micro-tuning abilities.
I have some machines that can micro-tune synths in Buzz, but I wouldn't wanna go there if I were you.


edit: Oh, forgot about Madrona Labs Aalto.

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Re: Soft Synth Alternate Tunings

One time I used pitch bend or a pitch shifting plugin or something (I can't remember) and sampled the synth note by note to make a shitty 8-tet synth. It was a pain in the ass, but I bet if you did it with a few simple waveforms you could filter them or whatever to make all the instruments you need

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Re: Soft Synth Alternate Tunings

What you're talking about is a synthesizer...most of them have the features your on about. Some have buttons that will allow you to select the tuning range of the octave. 4", 8" or 16"

Conventional subtractive systems often give the same waveforms plus or minus others. Some also have wave shapers which allow a user to modify their existing waveforms to create totally new and unusual ones. Depending on a few factors of the synth in terms of what's accessible to modify the sound and how well the person knows and understands the synthesis being used you can create some cool new sounds.

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Re: Soft Synth Alternate Tunings

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What you're talking about is a synthesizer...most of them have the features your on about. Some have buttons that will allow you to select the tuning range of the octave. 4", 8" or 16"

Conventional subtractive systems often give the same waveforms plus or minus others. Some also have wave shapers which allow a user to modify their existing waveforms to create totally new and unusual ones. Depending on a few factors of the synth in terms of what's accessible to modify the sound and how well the person knows and understands the synthesis being used you can create some cool new sounds.
Uhm. He is talking about [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
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Re: Soft Synth Alternate Tunings

Thanks.

OP, ignore my post.

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Re: Soft Synth Alternate Tunings

Not sure what you mean by "directly manipulate the characteristics of waves". All synthesizers do that.

As for microtonal synths, there's quite a few. I'm gonna go on a limb and assume you want a microtonal additive synth, and suggest camel audio alchemy or virsyn cube
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Re: Soft Synth Alternate Tunings

Thanks guys, I really appreciate your input.
I'm sorry if I'm being a bit vague, to be honest I don't really know what I'm looking for myself. I looked up the synths you've suggested so far and they all look great.

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