[sdiy] For you FM synthesis fans

Andrew Simper andy at cytomic.com
Tue Nov 18 03:01:52 CET 2014

The K5000 is all digital. If people want a digital additive synth that
can analyse and re-synthesise a .wav then check out the plugin called
Alchemy by Camel Audio as this sounds way better and has loads more
options than something like a K5000.

-- cytomic -- sound music software --

On 18 November 2014 02:15, Ben Lincoln <blincoln at eventualdecline.com> wrote:
> There was a Sound Diver module for the K5000 (produced by Kawaii, IIRC)
> that would allow for most of that sort of thing. It would also do a
> Fourier transform on a WAV file and attempt to recreate it using the
> K5000's synthesis model.
> It was still pretty time-consuming to build sounds from scratch :\. Having
> it as a touch interface on the actual synth hardware might help make some
> of that less of an issue. My memories of that were a big influence when I
> was playing around with using other statistical functions to combine sine
> waves a few years ago - I got much more interesting results from a lot
> fewer manual decisions.
> My memory is pretty fuzzy about this, but when I was studying electronic
> music in the late 90s, I seem to remember learning that analogue additive
> synthesizers were always a bit obscure because not only did they have the
> "adjusting a whole bunch of individual sine waves is tedious" problem, but
> keeping them in tune was a nightmare. I imagine some sort of DCO design
> would be necessary.
> On Mon, November 17, 2014 12:36 am, Roman Sowa wrote:
>> We are able, and alwas have been, but who would want to use it? Kawai
>> K5000 wasn't that succesfull IIRC.
>> Now if you had a touch display to draw a spectrum, and then use some
>> kind of 3-4 parameters to bend the spectrum in time like you can bend a
>> picture in graphic programs, that would be cool.
>> I can't imagine anyone setting 60 knobs for one static sound.
>> Roman
>> W dniu 2014-11-17 00:25, David G Dixon pisze:
>>> Wow!  That's a fantastic machine!!!  Very inspiring.  If they could
>>> build a
>>> machine to do Fourier analysis in 1901, then we should be able to build
>>> an
>>> analog additive synthesizer.
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