Download Adaptive Phase Distortion Synthesis
This article discusses Phase Distortion synthesis and its application to arbitrary input signals. The main elements that compose the technique are presented. Its similarities to Phase Modulation are discussed and the equivalence between the two techniques is explored. Two alternative methods of distorting the phase of an arbitrary signal are presented. The first is based on the audio-rate modulation of a first-order allpass filter coefficient. The other method relies on a re-casting of the Phase Modulation equation, which leads to a heterodyned form of waveshaping. The relationship of these implementations to the original technique is explored in detail. Complementing the article, a number of examples are discussed, demonstrating the application of the technique as an interesting digital audio effect.
Download Digital Emulation of Distortion Effects by Wave and Phase Shaping Methods
This paper will consider wave (amplitude) and phase signal shaping techniques for the digital emulation of distortion effect processing. We examine how to determine the Wave- and Phaseshaping functions with harmonic amplitude and phase data. Three distortion effects units are used to provide test data. The action of the Wave- and Phase- shaping functions derived for these effects is demonstrated with the assistance of a superresolution frequency-domain analysis technique.
Download Virtual Analog Oscillator Hard Synchronisation: Fourier series and an efficient implementation
This paper investigates a number of digital methods to produce the Analog subtractive synthesis effect of ‘Hard Synchronisation.’ While the original effect is produced by an explicit waveform phase reset, other approaches are given that produce an equivalent output. In particular, based on measurements taken from a real-analog synthesizer, a comb filtering model is proposed. This description ties in with earlier work but here an explicit structure is provided. This filter-based approach is then shown to be far more computationally efficient than the synchronisation by phase reset. This efficiency is at a minor cost as it is shown that it has a minimal impact on the sonic accuracy.