I've been playing around with Lennar Digital - Sylenth1, experimenting using just two sine wave oscillators. If I put them 180 degrees out-of-phase, I still hear a tone being played when I hit a key.

Are they not simply superimposing the two out-of-phase sine waves, which should result in no wave?

  • Are the oscillators detuned? – Linuxios Jun 27 '16 at 5:13
  • No I double checked that they have the exact same settings! – James Machin Jun 27 '16 at 9:39

It's hard to diagnose this type of thing without hands on, but here are a few things to try:

  • the phase control only works if RETRIG is active (in both OSCs, for what you want)
  • same number of voices in both OSCs?
  • INV should not be active in either OSCs (or active in one of the them but with PHASE realigned to 0 in both of them)
  • are you sure you don't have a sound active in the other part (A or B) that you are not working on at the moment?

If none of that works perhaps you can post a screen shot of the settings you're using.

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  • Ah, activating RETRIG did it. I'm guess it plays the wave from the start again on keypress? That would make sense. Thanks a lot. – James Machin Jun 27 '16 at 21:32
  • Yes, that's the meaning of retrig. – José David Jun 27 '16 at 22:14

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