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Cosine waves warmer, fatter, deeper than Sine waves?

Great for bass imo, especially when you round it out by multiplying by pi.
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This thread has great potential!
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Aahhh. Warm pi.
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Sine wave is 90 degrees happier than cosine. Use cosines for dark music.
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Use Cosine Wave to avoid click with short attack

Your music will sound warmer
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be sure to use the latest version of pi though. there have been some updates recently to improve its warmth.
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[edit] Oops. I destroyed teh Internets by quoting Pi to the millionth decimal place. I promise I will not play with Pi and cosines anymore.
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I prefer e over pi. Gives it more grit.
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You guys are NOT using digital Pi, I hope. Looking at taigareverie's post, I mean...look at that truncation. You can practically see the aliasing pouring off it. For that super round warmth, analog pi is the only way to go.
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Joking aside, the early EML synths DID offer sine and cosine waveforms on the VCOs. When they hired a marketer he asked them why they designed waveforms that sound the same. The response was they looked different on the 'scope.
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Here is a sneak peak at a Reaktor Ensemble I am working on:
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Joking aside, the early EML synths DID offer sine and cosine waveforms on the VCOs.
FM synthesis was based on sine waves. Mess with VCOs, cosines and Pi and you get PiTA (Pi Total Analogue) synthesis. What's the point when FM was a PITA from the start? Or was PiTA the inspiration for FM? When was this EML synth introduced?
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I knew this thread would go off on tangents.
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erm.... uhm... can't think of any relevant puns. puns are integral to any good gearslutz thread.
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erm.... uhm... can't think of any relevant puns. puns are integral to any good gearslutz thread.
Yes, they are a sure sine of a great thread.

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Cosines? Is that like having 2 sine waves and you detune them?...than what?

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FM synthesis was based on sine waves. Mess with VCOs, cosines and Pi and you get PiTA (Pi Total Analogue) synthesis. What's the point when FM was a PITA from the start? Or was PiTA the inspiration for FM? When was this EML synth introduced?
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I cosine this thread
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erm.... uhm... can't think of any relevant puns. puns are integral to any good gearslutz thread.
Give me a secant and I'll come up with one for you.
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Wait.. aren't sin and cos waves how you make triangle wavs? And then if you add two of those you get rectangle wavs? (not square wavs rectangle wavs... much fatter.. I think Skrillex uses them to drop the bass?!?!?)

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The best tones can only be made when you mix sine and cosine waves of equal amplitude and frequency. So sweet.
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get a prophet vs for those sick vector drops
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The best tones can only be made when you mix sine and cosine waves of equal amplitude and frequency. So sweet.
These days I actually only listen to dubstep songs where the midrange bass does this.. sounds so much better than other sound creation techniques
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The best tones can only be made when you mix sine and cosine waves of equal amplitude and frequency. So sweet.
Dude I tried this and my song got a lot better. Thanks!
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I cosine this thread
lol!
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Tangent Bass FTW
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Wait.. aren't sin and cos waves how you make triangle wavs? And then if you add two of those you get rectangle wavs? (not square wavs rectangle wavs... much fatter.. I think Skrillex uses them to drop the bass?!?!?)

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this thread is proving once again that synth gearslutz are complete nerds
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detune 2 cosines than what ?
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I prefer floating point pi.
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I only use complex exponentials.
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I only use complex exponentials.
Get real.
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