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What make to sine wave look like this?
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What make to sine wave look like this?

Hi. I hope this is the correct thread to ask this question.
The picture below is a kick drum sound from commercial track.
I'm curious. What software or hardware make to sine wave look like this? It looks like added harmonics, but I have tried several saturation plugins and the results are not even close.
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That's just how the sound is stored. The actual waveform doesn't look like that on either recording or playback.
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It's nothing but a really low-resolution render of your Sine Wave, that's how waves are stored, something similar to a digital image.

Since no one zooms that close except for fixing critical things, Softwares use low resolution processing to load the wave faster and allow you to work smoothly.

It's a perfect sine wave on the basis of your zoomed out snapshot (the one on the far left). If you wanna confirm whether these are harmonics or not, then play this wave and put on an analyzer (most EQ's have one) and see if you see any frequency except the fundamental.

Hope this helps!
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That's just how the sound is stored. The actual waveform doesn't look like that on either recording or playback.
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Originally Posted by darkalex View Post
It's nothing but a really low-resolution render of your Sine Wave, that's how waves are stored, something similar to a digital image.

Since no one zooms that close except for fixing critical things, Softwares use low resolution processing to load the wave faster and allow you to work smoothly.

It's a perfect sine wave on the basis of your zoomed out snapshot (the one on the far left). If you wanna confirm whether these are harmonics or not, then play this wave and put on an analyzer (most EQ's have one) and see if you see any frequency except the fundamental.

Hope this helps!
I learned something new today. Thank you guys.
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