Synth Update

Just a real quick one today. I’ve made a new version of my software synth Golden (that uses the golden ratio as its sound source!) and you can check it out here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LnacJhq6x6Zuam2NLdw2seiM93gbcf2Q/view?usp=sharing

I simplified the interface a lot, mostly by removing unnecessary options. There are no longer two instances of the additive synthesis engine bundled together – a more flexible way to experiment with that stacking effect is to use multiple tracks in your DAW.

For example, you can get instant deep drones by making three identical tracks with a long MIDI note, and then setting track 2’s instance to “First overtone” and track 3’s instance to “Second overtone”. This will get you a chord tuned according to golden ratio intervals! The sound is a little harsh but it’s amazing with the well-known free delay effect NastyDLA providing some dusty air.

I also fixed the polyphony/retriggering issue so notes will behave as expected. And I fixed a bug in the 8th voice and standardised the startup values.

As always with additive synthesis, watch out, it can get very loud.

That’s it from me, have fun if you download it!

Author: drumchant

I'm a student software developer in Dublin, Ireland. Until November 2019 I was a full-time bass player. My old posts were about black music, plus some cultural and tech criticism; now I mostly write about programming. Thank you for visiting Drum Chant!

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