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RagTag

By Ipaghost on July 12, 2020 11:53 pm

This is probably the wrong way to synthesize a piano!
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July 13, 2020 12:06 am

Might be the wrong way to synthesize a piano, but it's got some good melodies! Nice work.

July 13, 2020 12:07 am

Pretty unique twist on ragtime style. big_smile Love it!

July 13, 2020 12:13 am

Fun times! ye olden tymes! hapi tymes!!!

July 13, 2020 1:38 am

Seems like this calls for one of the classics....

July 13, 2020 2:06 am

There's a few chords in there that got me all nostalgic for Undertale all of a sudden. Great work.

July 13, 2020 2:41 am

I'm enjoying the hell out of this!

July 13, 2020 3:49 am

The key change!

July 13, 2020 6:51 am

Yea, it just might be. But there's an old adage going on: "close enough".

Nice little rag too.

July 13, 2020 5:47 pm

I liked those time stop/repeat things at around 0:45 smile

July 13, 2020 6:37 pm
Mission Crossing wrote:

Might be the wrong way to synthesize a piano, but it's got some good melodies! Nice work.


I essentially used dozens of oscillators to recreate every individual overtone in 3 piano samples. So in a way, it is additive synthesis using Sytrus! It worked surprisingly well, yet the nuances are very difficult to get right, I wanted a softer more mellow piano, but it sounded more honky-tonk, so I went with it!

Reilly Farrell wrote:

Pretty unique twist on ragtime style. big_smile Love it!


I probably should have done more ragtime research before writing this, but the synthesis took up all my time!

Wisefire wrote:

Fun times! ye olden tymes! hapi tymes!!!


7506 wrote:

Seems like this calls for one of the classics....


Classic!

hent03 wrote:

There's a few chords in there that got me all nostalgic for Undertale all of a sudden. Great work.


Sodabelly wrote:

I'm enjoying the hell out of this!


Chrisfoo wrote:

The key change!


When you're short on time, just transpose your melody! It's a cheap way to keep things interesting without writing anything new!


Devieus wrote:

Yea, it just might be. But there's an old adage going on: "close enough".

Nice little rag too.


Sytrus let's you create operators with 128 harmonics, which can perfectly recreate any wave cycle from a sample. But I wanted to recreate the entire sample using dozens of oscillators, essentially additive synthesis. Surprisingly it works ok for a single note, but there is a lot of differences in the amount of harmonics between the high and low end of the piano keyboard. The low end is heavy with overtones, the high end is a lot simpler. I tried to counter this by making 3 zones, C3, C5, and C7. But it seems like I would have to recreate way more zones to be halfway decent.

July 13, 2020 6:39 pm
Phil Harmonic wrote:

I liked those time stop/repeat things at around 0:45 smile


Yet another cheap trick when short of time, just cut up and rearrange what you've already written!

July 13, 2020 6:58 pm

Yea, close enough would be good to go for then, otherwise you'd have to make a zone for every single note.

July 15, 2020 4:40 pm

This is so cooool, I absolutely love it.

July 15, 2020 8:08 pm
Devieus wrote:

Yea, close enough would be good to go for then, otherwise you'd have to make a zone for every single note.


I think even just 1 or 2 zones per octave would be nice, but I doubt I'll try this method again, it's a pain to create an envelope for every single overtone!

hieme wrote:

This is so cooool, I absolutely love it.



July 16, 2020 6:33 pm

This is hilarious. Nice work. The drums are actually my favorite part - that snare's got potential smile

July 17, 2020 8:24 am

haha you sir win the week. Much awesomeness!

July 17, 2020 4:18 pm

Awesome! Wish I could play this happily on a piano lol.

July 17, 2020 7:24 pm
license wrote:

This is hilarious. Nice work. The drums are actually my favorite part - that snare's got potential smile


Kedbreak136 wrote:

haha you sir win the week. Much awesomeness!


Tone Matrix wrote:

Awesome! Wish I could play this happily on a piano lol.


wish i could play anything on a piano, lol!

July 20, 2020 3:06 pm

I shall test your bbcode plugin, meow! Did it work?

July 20, 2020 3:06 pm

Yayyyyyy! Thank you smile  (back to your regularly scheduled tunage)

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