Waveshaping (MaxMSP)

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Waveshaping (MaxMSP)

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

The last synthesis method uses a waveshaping technique to generate the new sound spectrum. With a Chebyshev polynomial a non-linear function is used to modulate the carrier oscillator. The transfer function that is created distorts the original signal in unlimited different ways. You may have a look at this tutorial in Waveshaping, and check the following code written in 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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