[sdiy] Waveform mixing - normalization?

Mattias Rickardsson mr at analogue.org
Tue May 10 10:48:28 CEST 2016

On 10 May 2016 at 00:28,  <eidorian at aladan.net> wrote:
> Re: osc sync you raise a good point - mixing different types of waveforms
> from unsynced oscillators would probably be subtly different to mixing those
> same types from the one oscillator, due to detuning and beating.

I wouldn't call the difference subtle, but perhaps it's a matter of taste! :-)

> I interpreted the original poster's use of "normalising" to mean "making all
> the waveforms sound like they're the same volume to a human" which is not
> the formal definition of normalising, but which I thought was the intent of
> the original comments.  Are you suggesting he means "keep the same total
> volume when two or more waveforms are selected and mixed" (by attenuating
> each waveform when mixing more than one?)

Yep! Like Neil just chimed in.


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