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Help with an exercise

Sep 10 2010 | 8:29 am

Can anyone help me with this exercise?

Build a monophonic synthesizer patch with 3 different basic oscillator waveforms to choose from. It should be possible to modulate the oscillators frequency and amplitude. Also add a filter of some kind and optionally some effects (delay, distortion etc.).

Design a graphic user interface that makes it possible to play the synth and change its parameters easily.


Sep 10 2010 | 11:14 am

Why don’t you ask your lecturer/tutor who evidently set this task for you? After all they are being paid to help you.

Sep 10 2010 | 1:36 pm

Is it the end of term already?

Begin with the MSP tutorials, and you should have something functional in about a week or two.

Sep 10 2010 | 2:26 pm

Ok, thanks! No I´m not taking a course. Got some old papers from a friend and trying to learn the program on my own.

Sep 10 2010 | 3:13 pm

also look in the Cycling74/Examples folder; lots of nice synths in there

Sep 10 2010 | 3:52 pm

Maybe be of some use. It is pretty straight forward to create a basic 3 osc synth. Oscillator/Filter/Amp = Saw~/Lores~/*~ into a DAC. Connect up a few float number boxes to the various inputs on the objects and your done. Create a few oscillators like (saw~/cycle~/tri~) and use selector~ to select which one goes to the output.

Reading the manuals is best. But if you like vids check out –


both of which I found very useful.



Sep 11 2010 | 3:39 pm

wow, thanks for the tip on Bachelor’s vids! i was looking for vids like those.

Sep 12 2010 | 4:31 am


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