Need documentation on how digital synths are made

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  1. SceleJohn

    SceleJohn Ultrasonic

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    Hello guys,


    I am looking for any good documentation on digital synths for my next project. I have done a quick google search but I was wondering if somebody here has anything better than what I have found on this subject. I'm trying to make a synth with COMPLETE freedom of customizability. You wanna gave 15 OSCs with 200 voices each ? You're free to do so. Wanna have 10 different filters on a single OSC ? You're free to do so. That's the kinda synth I'm trying to make. So any info on how digital synths are made would be appreciated.

     
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  3. junh1024

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    Satai Platinum Record

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    I'd try to custom build monsters like these in NI Reaktor. Not sure if you were looking for ready-made stuff.
     
  5. Riot7

    Riot7 Producer

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    Few years ago I had what I thought was a neat idea for a somewhat basic subtractive synth with a twist.

    I did some research what it would take to make it happen. This was the first time I was really forced to think about how these things are architectured. I completely gave up after a day or two when it started to dawn on me how fucking complicated it gets really fast.

    Good luck.
     
  6. SceleJohn

    SceleJohn Ultrasonic

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    Well, reaktor is 200€, mine is going to be free and im probably going to make it open source at some point. Also ,i don't know if realtor can do this, but iIwas thinking of having different modes like subattractive, wave table or sample mode so you could use it as a normal synth or turn it into a rom synth or anything tgetuser desires
     
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    SceleJohn Ultrasonic

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    What do you mean ?
     
  8. SceleJohn

    SceleJohn Ultrasonic

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    Ohh come on dude, there's no point if it's not complicated and hard.
     
  9. Qrchack

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    The reason why there's not many products like that is no one needs 15 oscillators with 200 voices each. You'll never need that for a song. If you still wanted that, there's Reaktor, PureData, Max/MSP and plenty of other options.
     
  10. SceleJohn

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    My idea was that instead of having to layer 3 different synths for example you could do that with only one. AND it's going to be FREE and open source
     
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    Cool. Start with SynthEdit, Max/MSP or Reaktor. You'll spend more time testing your ideas instead of making sine wave generators that lead to nowhere. Get your ideas working first and then port as needed.
     
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