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samuelous

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Sawtooth waveform
« on: October 30, 2018, 04:49:45 PM »
Hi all!

I just got my preenfm2 this week! I am really loving the device, so much good stuff to say.

I am wondering some things about the default saw waveform, it sounds a bit muffled, is this because its a low ramp? Is this a conscious design decision perhaps because a pure saw is less usable in FM synthesis?

I was also wondering if someone here has a a nice pure saw waveform that they would be willing to share here, or if this is perhaps impossible on the pfm2.

Thanks!


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Re: Sawtooth waveform
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 10:36:59 PM »

Hi,

Have you try feeding the attack with a short modulator ?
Or use an eveloppe to pitch shift the first ms ?
That often gives punchier attacks.

Xavier

samuelous

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Re: Sawtooth waveform
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 01:48:03 PM »
That makes sense for an FM way, I was more wondering if I could use the custom waveforms to blend a more "regular" saw shape on a carrier with my FM operators to create unique combinations. But perhaps I should first explore FM more and create a saw-ish shape using your suggestion :)


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Re: Sawtooth waveform
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 10:24:23 PM »
You can also try loading your own user waves. I tried using sampled saw waves from analog gear and ended up hating it for FM purposes. I also tried a more “accurate” saw wave and the reuksts were too buzzy and filled with unwanted artifacts.

samuelous

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Re: Sawtooth waveform
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 10:22:40 AM »
You can also try loading your own user waves. I tried using sampled saw waves from analog gear and ended up hating it for FM purposes. I also tried a more “accurate” saw wave and the reuksts were too buzzy and filled with unwanted artifacts.

Would you mind sharing some of those sampled saw waves? Now a few weeks further I see how saw isn't the ideal shape for FM synthesis and I probably won't be using it a lot. But I am curious :)