[sdiy] Mozart on a Karplus-Strong 16 Voice

rsdio at audiobanshee.com rsdio at audiobanshee.com
Sat Dec 16 01:19:15 CET 2017

Hi Scott,

Seems to me that you should be able to find an arrangement of a piece by Mozart or some other composer for up to 16 different instruments, and then play that MIDI file to a multi-timbral setup with your synth. Assuming your hardware can handle multiple MIDI channels, each with a different MIDI Preset active, you could show off many of the different settings that you think sound good, all within a single piece of music that’s already been arranged to blend different tones into a single coherent piece.

If you don’t already support multi-timbral setups (e.g. MIDI Mode 3 or MIDI Mode 4), then you might have to rearrange your firmware to separate the processor-intensive effects from the voicing parameters - otherwise the CPU might not be able to handle multiple settings at the same time. In other words, the synthesizer itself should be easy to convert to multi-timbral support, and you could place the chorus on a bus where it is shared among different voice settings.

Brian Willoughby
Sound Consulting

On Dec 15, 2017, at 4:01 PM, Scott Gravenhorst <music.maker at gte.net> wrote:
> Yeah, I do too.  The thing is, this device has 8 controls for what it sounds like and
> these are only two examples  :)
> Quincas Moreira <quincas at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So cool! For this piece I like the harp the best :)
>> On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 5:44 PM, Scott Gravenhorst <music.maker at gte.net> wrote:
>>> I've written the code for a MIDI 16 voice Karplus-Strong synth on a
>>> STM32F746G-Discovery board.
>>> I've used two different timbre settings to record them.  They are found
>>> here:
>>> http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=69449&
>>> start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
>>> One is more harp like, the other is more harpischord like.  The synth has 8
>>> controls for timbre and chorus effect, so there are many more ways to set
>>> it's timbre than just these, these are sort of extremes for this piece.  I
>>> can sit and twizzle knobs for hours with this thing.
>>> More info on the synth is at: http://scott.joviansynth.com/STM32/KS16/
>>> -- ScottG

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