Bell like sounds


    May 24 2008 | 11:34 am
    Hi,
    Are there any patches in existance
    designed to emulate bell- type sounds in MSP?

    • May 24 2008 | 11:44 am
      Try the FM, Ring modulation and additive synthesis tutorials in MaxMSP. Also in Max5 there is a great new FM synth with lots of nice (bell) sounds.
    • May 24 2008 | 12:01 pm
      All the FM examples/patches can easily generate bell sounds with a
      little tweaking. The trick is to generate non-harmonic spectra by
      choosing rational(non-integer) c/m frequencies.
      Op 24-mei-2008, om 13:34 heeft Harrison Ford het volgende geschreven:
      >
      > Hi,
      >
      > Are there any patches in existance
      > designed to emulate bell- type sounds in MSP?
      >
      >
    • May 24 2008 | 1:03 pm
      If you want something nice and easy just use 7 or so sine waves: All that matters is that the ratio of the harmonics "fans out", i.e. they get farther apart as they get lower.
      Example for traditional Hemony bell in which F=Frequency of bell:
      Hum Tone-0.5*F
      Prime-F
      Third-1.2*F (That's a minor third up...you can get a non-traditional but more consonant sound by using a major third-1.25*F
      Fifth-1.5*F
      Octave-2*F
      Upper Third-2.5*F
      Upper Fifth-3*F
      A big part of synthesizing a bell sound is getting the amplitude envelope correct-very short a attack-short decay-long sustain/release. If you are using [adsr~] something like (5 80 0.2 1000) sounds fine.
    • May 27 2008 | 8:39 pm
      Quote: notmyfaultford wrote on Sat, 24 May 2008 04:34
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      > Hi,
      >
      > Are there any patches in existance
      > designed to emulate bell- type sounds in MSP?
      >
      >
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      I use resonators~ for this:
      mz