SV: Re: SV: Re: [sdiy] Analysis of frequency variation in analogue synths

karl dalen dalenkarl at
Sat May 5 14:46:16 CEST 2007

Take for example a one bit PCM wave, its very cousin in where the bits that
represents the one bit wave are feed in parallel to a DAC sounds the same
but the waves look entirely different, on a bit level so to speak.

But isn't that strange shouldn't the wave actually look the same 
when the one bit wave are converted trough the RC time constant?

--- Magnus Danielson <cfmd at> skrev:

> From: karl dalen <dalenkarl at>
> Subject: SV: Re: [sdiy] Analysis of frequency variation in analogue synths
> Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 23:57:33 +0200 (CEST)
> Message-ID: <360334.63407.qm at>

> To the best of my knowledge the ear does not care about the relative phase
> between the overtones in a signal. Thus, various phase-shifts of the
> overtones  will change the shape but not perception.

Im not so sure on that, if that would hold you would be able to shrink
the complexity of a Fourier oscillator dramatically, one of the complaints of
non phase'able additive synths are just the lack of phaseability among

Any papers on the web on that overtone phase thing maybe?
It would be interesting to read!

Are there any simple additive/Fourier VST's outthere that one could test
Magnus idea?


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