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Open Source Music FM Synthesizer Challenge Discussion

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Re: Open Source Music FM Synthesize Challenge

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ok, don't laugh
how the heck do I rename patches in oxefm + ardour ?
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Oh, I can add / name the presets but not in the plugin itself but in menubar of the plugin window :?

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rghvdberg wrote:how the heck do I rename patches in oxefm
Yeah, I was wondering about that myself. The 'name' button seems to do nothing. There's a ticket here, which went nowhere: https://github.com/oxesoft/oxefmsynth/issues/15

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Changing the skin of OxeFM

There are a number of alternative skins for OxeFM
https://github.com/oxesoft/oxefmsynth/tree/master/skins
Download a skin of your choosing , rename the folder to 'skin' and put it where the vst file is.
In my case /usr/lib/vst
I chose the lcd skin btw
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oh lemme explain the snaredrum patch above
I've used https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques ... snare-drum as a guide.

operator A ; sine wave ≈ 180hz
operator B ; sine wave ≈ 175hz
operator C ; sine wave ≈ 224hz
operator D ; sine wave ≈ 330hz
mix these tones to make up the 'kettle' drum sound of your snare drum

for the snare, let's make some noise
operator E (square) -> F (triangle with max self modulation) -> X (noise) -> Z filter

I've kept the kettle sound rather short and the snare sound a bit longer.
Compress and EQ as you see fit.

I route the snare through the LSP Impulse Reverb Stereo with an IR file from Big Gee's Lexicon 480L IR files (Drum Plate.aiff)

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trying to growl ..
https://clyp.it/21qpzfct

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BTW, I've updated the descriptions of the different FM synths on the site, and added some more links to AUR packages. I've noticed that the LV2 version of Dexed is in the DISTRHO ports, which I somehow overlooked before.

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FZ - Does humor belongs in Music?
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experimenting with FM growls
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Uh, didn't know that growling was still a thing ;)

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FM Theory And Aapplications >> http://www.burnkit2600.com/manuals/fm_t ... ations.pdf

##
Synthesizer Manuals Collection
Collecting several hundred manuals in one location, this collection of information about Music Synthesizers spans over 40 years of technology and products. Most consist of information about programming, usage and operation of synthesizers, as well as software products that emulate synthesizers. Additional scans are always welcome.
https://archive.org/details/synthmanuals
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If you want to learn about FM, I wouldn't start with the Chowning book. Here are several, shorter alternatives:

Basic FM Synthesis on the Yamaha DX7

How To Program The DX7

There are a few more documents in that same folder on my web server (among them also the Chowning book): https://chrisarndt.de/files/yamaha/fm/

And there also tons of tutorial videos on YT. This one is particularly entertaining:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziFv00PegJg

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Flexible formant synthesizer : a tool for improving speech production quality >> https://archive.org/details/flexibleformants00lalw
A flexible and high quality articulatory speech synthesizer >> https://archive.org/details/flexiblehighqual00hsie
http://synthzone.com dx7 >> http://synthzone.com/midi/yamaha/dx7/
patches >> ftp://ftp.ucsd.edu/midi/patches/DX7/
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SpotlightKid wrote:Uh, didn't know that growling was still a thing ;)
I'm done with making beautiful music.

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