Originally Posted by BTByrd
ONLY NEWBS USE SQUARE/SAW WAVETABLEZ! PRO TRAXX NEVRBHURTIN MY EARZ! NO 1 WITH HALF A BRAIN EVEr oPeNZ A FILTER ALL THE WAY!
But yes, I often use wave shapers, FM, and other techniques to generate harmonics from simpler waveforms.
but sometimes it may not be what it looks like.
some mindnumbingly different approach may perhaps be useful to fuel a discussion. (or it may not be, let's see
frier tuck also has to realise that many already have thought about this, and have our own personal preferences. and he might be preaching to the choir.
you need an avatar frier tuck!
of course the use of any filter, and what source will determine if it's ear-shattering needles, or thick lush pads. but who am I to say ear-piercing sounds are "wrong"? or even decide if any music is "wrong"? I may find it repulsive, and when my GF plays Justin Biebers last track on my main system one more time (to spite me) I might lose it, but.......... I don't have any reason to regard one way of synthesis above another as an ethical issue.
frier tuck, time to post some examples perhaps? what are your favorite sounds, tracks, filter types etc.? It's all a little vague