It looks like Wolfgang Palm – one of the fathers of digital synthesis – wants to blow your mind with his new synthesizer!
He responded to our post about his upcoming Waldorf wavetable synth for the iPad with a link to some information on his site about Sine + Noise modeling, an approach to synthesis he has explored with recent research.
Here’s what he has to say:
“Sine+Noise modelling is an analysis/synthesis technique, where an audio signal is decomposed into sine waves plus an additional noise signal.
I started developing such a system in 2003, and refined it over the years. It is now sold to Waldorf. The release is planned later this year.
The advantages of Sine+Noise modelling:
- all audio signals can be resynthesized
- each partial sine wave can be edited individually in its loudness contour
- time/pitch manipulation in a wide range
- morphing of totally different sounds possible
- arbitrary filtering in the frequency domain
My Synthesizer features 3D displays, which allow easy editing of the audio components directly.”
This video looks at sound editing in a spectral synthesizer, using Wolfgang Palm’s Sine+Noise modeling synth.
Note that this is not from a final app, so things could change!