Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E09 - title screen
September 22, 2020

Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E09 – Making Smooth Monophonic Response Control and an ADSR Envelope

Share this…FacebookLinkedinPinterestRedditTumblrTwitterIn order to make a smooth-playing monophonic synthesizer, we need to update our synthesizer with some logic flow that discriminates between different MIDI note off messages to make sure that none of them cut off notes that are currently being held from a MIDI note on signal. Additionally, the […]

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Wayfarer Plays Rising World S01E01 - title screen
September 21, 2020

Wayfarer Plays Rising World S01E01 – Surviving the First Few Days

Share this…FacebookLinkedinPinterestRedditTumblrTwitterWayfarer begins his adventure in Rising World with some tips on how to survive the first few days and how to get some shelter and get started on mining in a fruitful way. It is a gradual process, and it’s not too hard to avoid danger, but it is […]

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Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E08 - title screen
September 21, 2020

Wayfarer Forges Sound s01e08 – Making a Simple Synthesizer in Pure Data Part 2

Share this…FacebookLinkedinPinterestRedditTumblrTwitterIn this episode, we continue building our synthesizer in Pure Data. Now that there is a MIDI input module, this episode shows how to make a multi-oscillator module that has selectable waveforms. One can shoose between a sine, triangle, square, and sawtooth waveform. This episode shows how to convert […]

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Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E07 - title screen
September 21, 2020

Wayfarer Forges Sound s01e07 – Making a Simple Synthesizer in Pure Data Part 1

Share this…FacebookLinkedinPinterestRedditTumblrTwitterPure Data is a graphic programming environment that allows you to build your own software. In this part of the series, Dr. Lawrence W. Moore show how to build a simple modular synthesizer. Because the construction is modular, different components can be added with each upcoming episode. In this […]

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Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E06 - title screen
September 21, 2020

Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E06 – Amplitude, Compression, and Gating

Share this…FacebookLinkedinPinterestRedditTumblrTwitterThis lesson is a primer on dynamics processing. It covers the concept of amplitude and sound intensity and the two major forms of dynamics processing that are regularly used in a variety of media, compression and gating. Utilizing Adobe Audition, this tutorial goes over how to smooth out spoken […]

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Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E05 - title screen
September 21, 2020

Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E05 – Sine Waves, Triangle Waves, Square Waves, and Sawtooth Waves Part 2

Share this…FacebookLinkedinPinterestRedditTumblrTwitterIn this episode, we look at wavetable synthesis and how to create the four basic wave shapes in by using additive synthesis. Additive synthesis is when sine tones are combined together at different strengths in order to make more complex wavefroms. Sine tones are used at different harmonic strengths […]

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Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E04 - title screen
September 19, 2020

Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E04 -Sine Waves, Triangle Waves, Square Waves, and Sawtooth Waves Part 1

Share this…FacebookLinkedinPinterestRedditTumblrTwitter The four basic wave shapes in synthesis are the sine wave, the triangle wave, the square wave, and the sawtooth wave. These wave shapes are also different variants of the harmonic spectra that help to illustrate the different harmonic structures of sound and how they affect tone color. […]

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Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E03 - title screen
September 16, 2020

Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E03 – Frequency, Overtones, Harmonics, and Partials

Share this…FacebookLinkedinPinterestRedditTumblrTwitterOne of the most fundamental concepts that must be understood in the fields of sound recording, sound design, synthesis, and audio production, in general, is that of frequency and the frequency spectrum. The frequency spectrum of a sound not only contains its fundamental pitch, but it also contains a […]

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September 14, 2020

Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E02 Pure Data Basics & Digital Audio Fundamentals Part 2

Share this…FacebookLinkedinPinterestRedditTumblrTwitterin this episode of Wayfarer Forges sound, Dr. Lawrence W. Moore furthers the understanding of digital audio fundamentals, such as sampling, sampling rate, oscillators, and phase. Within this episode one can learn how to create an oscillator in Pure Data, attenuate that oscillator in pd, establish the cycle and […]

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Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E01 - title screen
September 14, 2020

Wayfarer Forges Sound S01E01 – Pure Data Basics & Digital Audio Fundamentals Part 1

Share this…FacebookLinkedinPinterestRedditTumblrTwitterThe Wayfarer Forges Sound series includes various topics within the realms of computer music and electro-acoustic music. Dr. Lawrence W. Moore covers topics that range from synthesis, electronic music composition, audio engineering, signal processing, sound design, and interactive media. In this first episode and season of the series, Moore […]

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