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Deep noise by FM synthesis

Is it possible to create a deep (eg. lower frequencies only) noise by the means of basic FM synthesis (like Yamahas DX system)? The usual procedure for noise is to raise the modulating operators ...
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What's the difference between “FM synthesis” and “MIDI synthesis”?

I'm trying to understand how "FM synthesis" and "MIDI synthesis" are relative to each other. For example, in one article that I found on the Internet (here it is) it is said that... the process by ...
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Is it possible to use frequency modulation synthesis to play human voice?

Wikipedia says "yes": It was initially designed for radios to transmit voice by modulating one waveform's frequency with another's. This is why FM radio is called FM (frequency modulation). -- ...
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Do Opus And AAC Use Artistic License To Improve Sound Quality By Sacrificing Accuracy?

I was reading a forum thread the other day and came across a post which claims that unlike MP3, other codecs such as Opus and AAC "[invent] audio data that's not accurate to the source" by "[...
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Suggestion on changing the quality of generated sound

I have built a text to speech system that is generating speech for a given text, however the generated audio has a lot of vibrations in it. Although the speech is clear, it doesn't really sounds ...
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How to make this huge distorted analog bass/pad sound?

Hello if anybody could help I would really appreciate on how to create this analog sounding bass/pad sound at 0:02 and 1:13 onwards it can be heard again?
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Sound Design: water, river, streams etc using a synth

working on a game here and need a whole bunch of water-y sounds like rivers, streams etc .. of various sizes and characters... but given the abstract visuals having realistic water recordings simply ...
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How to design squeak and creak sounds of metal objects?

Are there valid guidelines to design squeak and creak sounds produced by metal objects? Here are some examples: Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
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What is the effect used here that resembles a distorted guitar?

I am building a project for my music technology module in University and would like to know how to imitate this effect. Originally, I thought it was guitar but after having watched a video of the band ...
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How to make a basic thick soft bass

I am experimenting with VSTs lately to try to make some nice bass presets I can use (LMMS doesn't have many). So do you have tips on how to make a nice basic bass? I experimented a lot, I usually took ...
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making a tree crack and creak and falling with sound synthesis

I'm have a good grasp of basic synthesis but need to make some sounds synthetically quite quickly for a project, and am not sure where to start It is a the cracking and creaking as a tree or large ...
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How can I create this transition effect

I don't know what this popular transition effect that DJ's use is called, but I'd like to know how can I recreate it with common DJ programs (like Traktor) The effect I mean is the kind of noise in ...
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How to make this synthpop 80's style tom sound?

i would like to know where the kind of drum sounds heard in this video at 27m13s 36m56s and in particular the tom sound ("pew pew pew" tom )are from. And how to make them? The particular tom sound ...
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Possible Harmonium/Reed Organ Synthesizing Techniques

I am working on a project to make a synthesizer for RaspberryPi capable of playing Harmonium/Reed Organ using external MIDI keyboard. I am making it in Python 2.7 using Numpy. Till now I have ...
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Tool for creating a WAV given a function of time/sample

What software could I use to create a WAV file from a function of sample number? I am building an implementation of Group Additive Synthesis in a modular softsynth and I just need a simple way of ...
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Recreating This Bass with a VST Synthesizer

I'm hoping someone can put me in the right direction on what sort of bass this is from this dance track and how I'd go about re-creating it with any synthesizer VST, please. I'm using FL Studio, and I ...
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Miss Independent Synth

I've been trying to design a synth with the characters of the synth that occurs right at the beginning of this song. I get close, but there's something missing and I'm not sure what it is. I know that ...
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What is this sound? Some kind of LFO synth? Song: Heart of a Lion, Kid Cudi

I am wanting to create a sound like this one. It has something to do with LFOs with a degree of instability. [Shows itself at 0:25-0:30 as it rises in pitch and does so again a few times throughout ...
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Is it possible to synthesize speech?

All of my Google research gives me results for text-to-speech. This is not what I am looking for. Instead, I am wondering if it is possible to create a "voice" (or recognizable speech) from scratch ...
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Hardware FM synthesizer similar to DX-7?

I'm looking for a FM synthesizer (either keyboard or rack) that is similar to the Yamaha DX-7, but more modern and that would include the following features: Musical patches based on modulation ...
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What effect(s) are used to make this sweeping delay?

It sounds to me like possibly a delay plus a filter that are both sweeping upwards, though I'm not sure if there is some other common effect that would accomplish this sound. https://www.dropbox.com/...
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Modulating Ratio in FM8

It seems that there should be a way to modulate the ratio of an operator via an LFO in FM8. Why is this not a possibility? What are the alternatives?
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Tropical Ambience: creating a minimal background using synths

I'm working on a project that takes place in a small tropical village. The director clearly asked for a minimal background so the use of field recordings are not an option since they're so busy with ...
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Speech synthesis in MATLAB : diphthongs

I am trying to generate vowels on MATLAB by using source-filter model. In case of monophthongs I'm using Rosenberg pulse as my source signal and then this source signal is convoluted with sounds ...
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Japanese Anime/Arcade 'Shing' sound

I am trying to recreate the 'shing' sound which can be heard at 1:22 in this video - https://vimeo.com/106517842 and also another variation at around 0:32 in this one - https://vimeo.com/106517842. I'...
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Novation Bass Station II

I recently bought a Novation Bass Station II and am finding it considerably difficult to adapt to. Most notably, I'm finding it difficult to produce relatively simple tones/timbres. What parameters ...
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Mixing Subbass and kick. How to replicate this tech house bass

Im currently using the following track for inspiration: I've been really trying to understand/replicate the bass in this track, introduced at 1:02. Im wrestling ...
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How is this specific sound synthesized?

Would like to know what kind of synthesizer, with what all type of controls might be used to synthesize the dominant instrument (obviously apart from purcussion, guitar) playing in this clip: ...
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Examples of Synthesized Sound Effects

This question was asked a few years back and I actually supplied one of the answers (Examples of subtractive analog synthesis in sound design). I'm looking to expand on this and want to know of any ...
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Is there a way to synthesize somebody saying “Aah” like in melbourne bounce?

I have recently been listening to a lot of Melbourne Bounce and I was wondering how the producers of that music make the human-voice-like leads. So I fired up my DAW (Ableton) and started ...
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How can I achieve this sound?

I would like to achieve the main neuro sound (1:07 in the video) of this track. Any tips or tutorials? Best,
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Clap or Hi Hat? Whipping noise

trying to see how to reproduce this sound that you here in this track. They do it several times in the track and every other time it sounds quite different. To me it sounds like a clap or hi hat ...
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How to use unison without voice beating/phasing

I've been learning to make trance and progressive house for the past few years, and have always encountered the same problem when creating sounds with unison, eg. plucked saw chords. Every few stabs ...
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Any good quality neuro and reese bass tutorials [massive, FM8, Serum]

Do you have any links of quality for neuro and reese bass sounds tutorials. here is an example of neuro sound: here is a reese bass example: ...
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TR-606 hi hats oscillator running

Quick question, does anyone know the exact timing for the 6 square oscillators that make up the hi hat sounds on the TR-606?
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Start learning synthesis

I'm new to electronic music and this community (not to "regular" music nor SE). I'm thinking about getting a Bass Station II because I've been playing with NI Massive and some other VST's but I prefer ...
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Powerful sort of techno pad

Im trying to create this pad, its really nice and powerful. I tried creating it via Massive using a smooth and hard square wave, It seems like the attack is a bit fast but exponential. I also ...
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Reverb sort of airy synth note

trying to make this sound that you hear in this track starting at 1:28 and you hear it throughout the entirety of the track. Ive tried alot of things, using triangle waves or pulse waves, two ...
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Creating this Pitch bend noise

Hey guys Im trying to create this pitch bending synth sort of noise that I hear alot. I got pretty close to emulating this sound. You can here it in the following track at 2:51. It sounds like a ...
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MASSIVE: Is there a way to use macro so you can control OSC pitch and Rate of Dimension Expander/Reverb?

Is there a way to use macro so you can control OSC pitch and Rate of Dimension Expander/Reverb with the same macro button ?
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Simulating Resonant Bodies

Background I am working on synthesized patches using a combination of additive and subtractive methods to create a digital orchestra. The goal is not to recreate orchestral sounds, but rather to ...
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Where I can find database of samples of FFT coefficients for different musical instruments

I'm experimenting with AudioContext API and wonder where I can find data to create periodic wave imitating musical instuments. For instance, here's how hammond-like organ can be imitated: http://...
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Bubbly/Wet Sounds with FM synthesis

Here's an example: (wet/bubbly sounds all throughout, particularly in first 10 seconds) I'm wondering if anybody knows any tricks on producing these kinds of sounds, ...
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Help me make a patch for this bass stab/pluck?

I'm trying to recreate this heavy and interesting bass stab/pluck that comes over the vocal at the drop of No Quarter by Zac waters. Here's what I'm referring too! If anyone out there can tell me ...
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Help making this cool guitar sort of lead

Im trying to make this cool guitar sort of lead (I use Massive btw). I got a pretty cool sound doing the following: Three saw wave oscillators The first two detuned by three cents and a third an ...
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Synthesize droning strings

How can I synthesize something like a droning string, something like a tanpura. The main effect that I can't seem to get roughly periodic tambre variation over time. I tried using a phaser on some ...
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What type of filter is the “French Low Pass Filter”?

What kind of filter is a French Lowpass Filter? In one example I know of, the Serum soft synth, there is a lowpass filter called the "French LP" under the "Misc" set of filters. I suspect it may ...
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Tips on creating synthesized sounds? (Examples included)

I have been mainly working with "real" sound effects but in certain games I play I have no idea how they get certain sounds (by ear, it seems to be synthesized to me). The YouTube video linked has two ...
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JJJJJOOOP.. sound

I've been hired by someone developing a messaging APP and he wants a sound for when a message is sent and a message is received. It's hard to describe over text, but it would sound like "JJJJJOOOP" ...
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Tools, tips, tricks to avoid that “Machine gun” effect when designing sounds

was wondering which tools, tips and tricks we have at our disposal nowadays to avoid the "machine gun" effect, when creating sampled instruments but! also when designing sounds that we want to "...