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What's the difference between "FM synthesis" and "MIDI synthesis"?

There's really no such thing as MIDI Synthesis. Synthesis is the process by which sounds are 'synthesised' using various modulation and generation techniques. MIDI is the "Musical Instrument ...
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Tropical Ambience: creating a minimal background using synths

First, you should have some field recordings to use as a reference, at least. Depending on the verisimilitude you are looking for, you might need to really hone in on the exact type of forest that is ...
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Is it possible to use frequency modulation synthesis to play human voice?

The way to understand this is to break down the terminology. First one to look at is "Modulation" which is the term used to describe the encoding of a "carrier" signal with another "source" signal. ...
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Tool for creating a WAV given a function of time/sample

The first thing that comes to mind is a tool like Matlab (from the Matthworks). You can download a free trial, but you would have to learn some prograsmming (or Matlabs language). But I believe it ...
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Sound Design: water, river, streams etc using a synth

guess I've found a good starting point for bubbling: pink noise --> plugin called "Hysterisis" --> preset ASD_Juicer but also pink noise --> plugin called "Molekular" --> preset Sheperd_Sortie ...
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Modulating Ratio in FM8

Actually, you can. If you use the Pitch Envelope, you can set it to loop (or use one of the "Loop" presets). Turn off Pitch Envelope modulation for all the ops except the one you want to modulate. ...
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Does shifting harmonics change the resulting sound

The effect of changing the phase of a harmonic, might simply equate to (acoustically) that particular harmonic coming (to the ears) from a slightly different distance than the fundamental. Thinking ...
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Do Opus And AAC Use Artistic License To Improve Sound Quality By Sacrificing Accuracy?

You can read up on how the Opus codec works here: http://opus-codec.org/ Opus is entirely open-source, so you can even read the source-code to determine how it works. Here is a paper on how MP3 and ...
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How to make a tone that theoretically sounds like it's coming from infinitely far away?

How to make a tone that theoretically sounds like it's coming from infinitely far away? In a word: don't. To simulate a physical phenomenon at some infinite distance, it's useful to evaluate how it ...
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How to make a tone that theoretically sounds like it's coming from infinitely far away?

You're confusing several issues here - not least of which is that there is no true directionality in headphones other than an artificial left & right. There is no 3D positioning information at all,...
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Sound Design: water, river, streams etc using a synth

I'm kinda late, but maybe I can add some things here and there. When I go for more watery sounds, I often use this tools: (Ableton) Vocoder + as many bands as possible + turning up the gate threshold ...
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Tropical Ambience: creating a minimal background using synths

this is a perfect example of what I'm looking for .. https://soundcloud.com/matzo/jungle-sound-design all synth-based made on Serum .. now I have to figure out how he did lol
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Tropical Ambience: creating a minimal background using synths

I remember a patch on the Roland D5 that had a nice jungle patch - it had a mix of sounds - jungle drums, crickets/frogs. I dont recall the patch number though! Outside of that I would suggest ...
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How to design squeak and creak sounds of metal objects?

Sound Design is a creative pursuit. Consequently the way to progress in Sound Design is to learn the common techniques involved, such as: Sound Recording Editing Layering Pitch and Tone manipulation ...
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What is the effect used here that resembles a distorted guitar?

In the Softare FL Studio you get FL Slayer and you can also install other VSTs like LABS (free) or AmpleGuitar SC (paid) that include electric guitar sounds like in this demo:
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What is the effect used here that resembles a distorted guitar?

It sounds like a distortion effect like Rory Alsop mentioned. On synths there are a lot of ways to achieve this: In case the synth does not have effects: You can increase the volume to get digital ...
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How to make a basic thick soft bass

In LMMS have you used the LFO controller this signal is a low frequency oscillator it is used for controlling pan for phasers or volume if you want but perhaps you can do a ring mod on it or use it in ...
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making a tree crack and creak and falling with sound synthesis

I used Odin 2 (a free VST) and used the Drum sounds there (specifically hihat and snare) of which I changed the lowpass filter. Also I used an equalizer to add mid frequencies Then I added a reverb ...
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How can I create this transition effect

That is white noise with a subtle filter and volume sweep on in. Try a low pass filter on white noise with a 24db slope, and bump up the filter resonance a little under half way. Then slowly sweep it ...
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Possible Harmonium/Reed Organ Synthesizing Techniques

I later recorded the base note/frequency (C4) and resampled it to other notes. Although the quality is not studio level, it is still pleasant. A good recording sample would improve quality. Finally, I ...
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Tool for creating a WAV given a function of time/sample

If simple waveforms are enough, Audacity is a (free and) convenient tool to go for. In the version I use (2.1.2), the following are creatable per default (please see below for plugin add-on): Simple ...
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Recreating This Bass with a VST Synthesizer

You can make this quite easily with Massive but it won't sound like this (produced) bass without a lot of EQ and compression. It sounds somewhere between sawtooth and square to me so just use the ...
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Miss Independent Synth

The sound is created by a low pass filter sweeping up very quickly on the sound, creating a subtle, but distinct attack profile. Start with the detuned saw you were working on (this part is correct). ...
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Miss Independent Synth

First things, first.. The original song (I heard the synth in) is much, much different than the link you shared. FYI - it is NSFW!-- https://youtu.be/oXfMoXIWfcI . I guess it would be helpful to know ...
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What is this sound? Some kind of LFO synth? Song: Heart of a Lion, Kid Cudi

long story short, experiment with the lfo on the pitch, and the volume, im not in front of my daw at the moment. but thats a good place to start. Also it sounds as though some of those sounds have a ...
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Is it possible to synthesize speech?

"Is it possible to create a voice from scratch with no recordings." One system I was looking at is from the 1970's called VOSIM. (Just wrote a Java version of the basic algorithm about a month ago. ...
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Hardware FM synthesizer similar to DX-7?

Korg Kronos will do all you want and import dx7 patches. You may also look for older synths like the sy77 and sy99 or yamaha synths that will accept an add-on card (plg-150dx) like motif es or S90es ...
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Hardware FM synthesizer similar to DX-7?

Yes , the new Volca FM, takes up all the DX 7 stuff & sounds: the Volca FM is set to be its finest example so far: a three-voice polyphonic FM synthesizer, which is FULLY compatible with the old ...
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What effect(s) are used to make this sweeping delay?

It's pitched up and the time interval is exponentially shortened. If it wasn't done manually with a sequencer or sampler, which it most probably was, then it would most likely be a delay module with ...
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