Could somebody describe me what’s happening when i play this file? I’m trying to add 2 high frequency Cycle~ signals…
There are 2 HighFreq -6dB signals there (above the average hearing limits)… sometimes one is played alone sometimes the other… all good, can’t hear anything…
But when the 2 signals are added, then there is some digial artifact i can hear on a lower frequency… What is strange as i can’t see that on a spectrum analizer…
Do you hear that artifact too? Any ideas how to get rid of it?
Probably a difference tone?
Not so much a digital artifact as simple physics. < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Difference_tone>.
Might also have something to do with aliasing.
[cycle~] is not alias-free. At least it used to be, back in the days…
But wait…if it was aliasing it should show up in the spectrum analyzer, right?
yeah, i was thinking maybe it can be some kind of harmonic distrotion on the D/A converter?
btw, do you hear any sounds if you check the file?
I’m hearing high pitched (>2khz) chirp like bursts.
Using a really cheap onboard sound card.
If you substract the frequencies of the two cycles~ and compare it to the frequency you hear you can tell if it is the difference tone.
Because of the chirp like sound i suspected aliasing
Could also be a combination of d/a artifacts, aliasing, difference tones and the harmonic distortion of your ear ;)