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Exploration Of Audio Synthesizers, Timothy Lindquist Jan 2018

Exploration Of Audio Synthesizers, Timothy Lindquist

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In this creative component, I explore how synthesizers originated as well as the various techniques available for complex signal generation. The primary synthesis techniques researched were Additive, Subtractive, Frequency Modulation, and Sample-Based Synthesis. After extensive background information was examined, a series of MATLAB scripts were created to verify the synthesis implementation and demonstrate understanding. Following this, I set out to design my own hybrid synthesizer using a combination of the various techniques learned. The synthesizer created is a polyphonic composition device capable of audio generation as well as audio manipulation. It demonstrates core principles from each of the researched techniques ...