User talk:Arseniiv

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Getting Started

Hello there! I'm fairly new to this wiki myself... I hope we can talk about stuff. --Aura (talk) 04:16, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

Although I'm not too new, I also hope that we'll be able to talk about cool things eventually! --CritDeathX (talk) 13:46, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
Hi all! Why not. Right now I’m still in the proccess of sorting out my microtonal VSTs and playing a bit with scales via Sevish’s Scale Workshop—no big ideas to share yet.
Though maybe you know something about synthesizing a timbre without 5, 10, 15, … overtones? (To try it in 17edo: I imagine subminor and supermajor thirds would look more consonant without ghosts of detuned minor and major thirds interfring.) IIRC Xenharmonic FMTS allows to generate specific overtones, but is it possible to somehow filter them out instead?
[I spaced our replies a bit from each other to make reading in the editor more comfortable.] --Arseniiv (talk) 13:56, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
The trick to overtone elimination is careful use of Pulse Width Modulation. Get a synth with a square or tri/saw that lets you alter the width/angle of the waveforms and carefully adjust it until the right ones are misssing. On ableton live's Analog a no 5's pulse wave is conveniently at precisely 35%, for example. That or if the synth has a notch filter, set key tracking to 100% and the Q right up and put it directly over the harmonic you want to eliminate. This won't get rid of all it's multiples as well in the same way, but it's a good start, especially if it has 2 or 3 filters you can use in tandem. Yourmusic Productions 19:30, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
You may not have big ideas, Arseniiv, but I already seem to have a few... Feel free to check out my own personal pages for all that stuff! If I need to improve on something, let me know! It may be true that you'll get some measure of resistance out of me at times, but even then, I seem to have a way of warming up to good ideas eventually... --Aura (talk) 20:02, 28 September 2020 (UTC)