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UncleAfx
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Subsynth Harmonics

Have a look...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lq6djo5jc11vsu4/SubsynthHarmonics.zip?dl=0

4 folders, (saw, sine, square, and triangle) each with 16 samples designed to be used in the subsynth (or bassline). Each sample set starts with a single cycle waveform, and every sample after adds one cycle. In other words, they have from one to 16 cycles.

Of course you can load any combination into the oscillators, but to know the precise harmonic relationship between the two, I recommend loading the "fundamental" sample into osc 1 and any of the others into osc 2. Then turn osc 2 down one or 2 octaves.

Still not making sense? For example, here's how I labeled the saw samples:

Saw 1 Fundamental
Saw 2 Octave
Saw 3 Perfect 5th
Saw 4 Octave
Saw 5 Major 3rd
Saw 6 Perfect 5th
Saw 7 Minor 7th
Saw 8 Octave
Saw 9 Major 2nd
Saw 10 Major 3rd
Saw 11 Augmented 4th
Saw 12 Perfect 5th
Saw 13 Minor 6th
Saw 14 Minor 7th
Saw 15 Major 7th
Saw 16 Octave

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Nice work UncleAfx!

Nice work UncleAfx!

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I'll have to have a play with

I'll have to have a play with this later, sounds interesting! Without going into it too much having not tried it yet, why not just for example have a sine wave on osc1 then another one on osc2 pushed up 5 semis? For a fifth harmonic? Or am I missing something?

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No you're right. You'd get

No you're right. You'd get the same results that way. I was pretty sure that would come up. It was more just an experiment after stumbling across an article:
https://soundpossibilities.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/restoration-of-the-m...
...to see how it would turn out. I guess the biggest difference though is now you can put those harmonics in osc 1 where there was no tuning control before.

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Ah cool, I was messing with

Ah cool, I was messing with that kind of thing a while back...

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Nice! Yeah just using the

Nice! Yeah just using the built in shapes I think sounds a lot cleaner. For comparison, I loaded another machine with a couple of the samples I posted. And actually now I'm starting to question the accuracy of how they're labeled. My 5th sounds a little out of tune with yours... or is it just the timbre? Also just for fun I made a clap and added it.

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Yeah, I think yours is a bit

Yeah, I think yours is a bit 'off'... Claps are awesome though! Subsynths are fun!