Aug21

Additive Synthesis (MaxMSP)

Author // Stavros Didakis Categories // Sound, Code Examples

Additive Synthesis (MaxMSP)

This is a code example that demonstrates basic principles of audio digital signal processing and sound synthesis in MaxMSP. Specifically it shows how additive synthesis works.

The next example demonstrates the principles of additive synthesis, a very popular synthesis technique that essentially uses the addition of sine waves to create more complex timbres. The following code is also written is MaxMSP.

In order to open the file you need to install MaxMSP in your computer (Windows or Mac operating systems).

Here is the link to download the maxpat file.

About the Author

Stavros Didakis

Stavros Didakis

Stavros Didakis is the founder and managing director of SoniconLab, a media laboratory with a focus and interest in media, art, and technology. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Media Arts & Technology at the Institure of Digital Arts Technology (i-DAT), in Plymouth University (UK). His work focuses on the development of digital systems, programming, media design, interaction, and system installation. Stavros is also a scholar of Alexander S. Onasis Public Benefit Foundation.

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