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Name/Version: Sine3GeneratorDark 0.02
Author: synthesizerwriter  
Description: [Dark Version] Sine3Generator is a sound generator. It does not respond to MIDI inputs - it just sits there and makes noises continually...

Based on the thinking behind my old 'Reaktor' series of generators, this represents a revisiting and updating of those ideas in M4L.

The basic idea is very simple. A sine wave oscillator with LFOs that can modulate the pitch and the output is frequency modulated by another similar oscillator, which is modulated by another similar oscillator. It's a simple FM generator with a lot of controls, and a flexible output stage. The output allows mixing of three harmonically-diverse outputs: the third modulated oscillator itself ('Sine'), the ring modulated output of the third and second oscillators ('Ring') and the output of the second oscillator 'sample & hold' processed by the third oscillator, with LFO modulation of the mixing, plus LFO panning as well.

A good way to start is to turn all the controls to the leftmost minimum position, and then to select the Sine button, adjust the volume to your preference, and choose the pitch you want in Oscillator 3 (there's just a Pitch control there, so it is easy to find!). This is a good place to learn the output options: LFO modulation of volume, plus LFO panning. Once you have that under control (some ping-pong echo is very often applied to the output of this type of generator...) then there is the LFO modulation of the pitch of the oscillator to try out. When you are comfortable with all of that then you can try moving to the left and try exploring the pitch and modulation controls for Oscillator 2, then the LFO pitch modulation for that oscillator, and so on. Because Oscillator 1 is at the top of a stack of FM then it can cause big changes to the oscillators underneath it, so be cautious at first with the pitch and modulation controls. If everything gets too much, then just go back to the 'all leftmost' and start again from Oscillator 3.

There's a lot to explore in Sine3Generator, and a lot of sounds waiting to be created. Recording the output and processing it further is thoroughly encouraged!

(As always, this is a work in progress, so it may not be perfect, and early versions tend not to have very much help on controls included in the M4L. Please feel free to report bugs via the comments, and I will try to fix them when I can find time.)

Device Details

Downloads: 640
Tags other, beta
Live Version Used: 9.5
Max Version Used: 7.1.0
Date Added: Dec 20 2015 10:16:52
Date Last Updated: Jan 24 2016 14:47:10
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Device File: Sine3GeneratorDark0v02mr.amxd


Thanks, really like this, looking forward to more of the same.

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