3 voice experimental waveshaping synth with its unique ability to change the transfer functions while playing! Transfer functions are generated or taken from arbitrary selected sample in form of grains or windows. Each voice can even have some of its own settings.
IRCAM’s FTM (Faster Than Music) add-on to Max is required in order for this synth to Work. Version 2.5 is included in Max patch package. For later versions see http://ftm.ircam.fr/index.php/Download.
ADSR – Volume Envelope
“Distortion index modulation frequency multiplier” is a factor with which the frequency of a pressed note is multiplied. The range for that modulation can be set by “Distortion index modulation range” (middle section of the interface).
Volume & Modulation Envelope
That envelope modulates the “distortion index modulation frequency” (beside volume). The highest frequency of modulation is set by “distortion index modulation range multiplier”. This is a factor with which the frequency of a pressed note is multiplied.
Choose a sample that will be granulated and used as a constantly changing transfer function. You can affect the transfer function by changing the playing speed.
The lower left window represents the window function. The lower right window represents the actual transfer function (normalized grain).