Go from one frequency to a full spectra white noise


I'm making music for a performance where I would like to create an instrument or setting where I can go from a single sound wave (for example a sine wave) to a white noise with all frequencies represented. Ideally it would be nice to have some control so I could go via a harmony, then to a cluster, then finally to the white noise. 

I could just fade in the white noise over some synthesisers, but instead I was thinking if anyone could think of another smart way to do it?

Maybe build a max4live instrument that can generate more and more frequencies and do so in some kind of harmonic elegant mathematical manner so that the human ear can follow, at least in the start, before it all turns into delicious noise...

All ideas are welcome!



Frank Julie 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • mcbpete
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    Thinking about this on the way to work, I reckon some sort of additive synthesis is the way forward especially given the start requirement of a pure sine sound. Dark Synth ( https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/dark-synth/ ) might be just the thing - I know it can do waveform morphing, I just don't know if it can create a 'noise' waveform for you to morph into.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Frank Julie
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    Thank you! I'll definitely give it a try

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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