[sdiy] ADSR Trigger/Retrigger behaviour

Ian Fritz ijfritz at comcast.net
Sun Jun 29 17:40:44 CEST 2014


At 01:03 AM 6/29/2014, Mattias Rickardsson wrote:

>Den 29 jun 2014 00:23 skrev "Ian Fritz" 
><<mailto:ijfritz at comcast.net>ijfritz at comcast.net>:
> >
> >Â The standard ADSRs became popular only because they are simple and cheap
>
>They are also a *very* good simple amplitude envelope model for simulating 
>"all" acoustic instruments played by a synth keyboard, something that was 
>central in the '60s and '70s. :-)
>
>/mr

Well, of course that was the excuse back then.  But you can do a lot better 
by using separate sounds for the attack and steady-state phases, IMO.  I've 
never had a standard ADSR in my system, although I can easily mix an AD 
with an AR to get the same effect.

Ian 




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