I understand that this might be an extremely silly question, and I apologize beforehand if it is, but I'm quite the opposite of a synth guru, and trying to learn right now, anyway here goes:
Is there a soft synth out there that let's you attenuate a certain harmonic of an oscillators wave? Say where I just get to choose to filter out the fundamental and 5th harmonic, as a completely random example?
I understand that the normal filters work based on frequency and by using some math I could get rid of the fundamental, but what if I need to filter more than one harmonic, and leave harmonics in between them? It also sounds like an awful job calculating all the frequencies if I know particular harmonics that I want to get rid of, is there an easy way?
What if you were to use a bunch of precise BP filters to attenuate certain harmonics?
And yeah, additive.. But I do not want to touch that subject yet. Trying to learn all the possibilities of subtractive
How come something like this has never been implemented on any of the synth? It doesn't sound like it would be technically impossible to do? Surely it could be helpful when trying to reproduce some sounds.
Yes, the effect would be closely related to that of the comb filter, however I'm particularly interested in the appeal of just picking which harmonics I want to attenuate, say the fundamental, and a bunch of other ones. In my head it just seemed like a cool feature to play around with.
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