Examining the Oscillator Waveform Animation Effect

Timoney, Joseph and Lazzarini, Victor and Kleimola, Jari and Välimäki, Vesa (2014) Examining the Oscillator Waveform Animation Effect. In: 17th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-14), 1-5 September 2014, Erlangen, Germany. (Unpublished)

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An enhancing effect that can be applied to analogue oscillators in subtractive synthesizers is termed Animation, which is an efficient way to create a sound of many closely detuned oscillators playing in unison. This is often referred to as a supersaw oscillator. This paper first explains the operating principle of this effect using a combination of additive and frequency modulation synthesis. The Fourier series will be derived and results will be presented to demonstrate its accuracy. This will then provide new insights into how other more general waveform animation processors can be designed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Oscillator; Waveform; Animation Effect; Supersaw oscillator; Sound and Music Technology research group;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Music
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Item ID: 5851
Depositing User: Joseph Timoney
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 16:57
Refereed: No

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