Electrical sounding synth based on the physical modelling of a capacitor
I wondered how the waveform generated by a capacitor would sound. It should be both smooth and sharp, because it has the shape of a shark fin. One could never get such a shape from filtering the traditional square, pulse or saw. I programmed a core module that integrates an arbitrary one-dimensional differential equation in real-time, and fed it with the parameters of a capacitor circuit. Out came an oscillator that, combined with one standard oscillator and two special filters, sounded really ELECTRIC. Indeed, it is almost impossible to have this synth produce some natural sounds like flute or so. But I like that. Maybe you too...
- fixed a bug that caused Shark to sound less sharp when legato is enabled
+ Polyphonic mode can now be activated in GUI
+ Revamped modulation section with improved routing
+ Improved Glide + Legato
- Only 1 LFO
- Amp AHDSR -> ADSR
- Higher CPU load due to polyphony
The Shark is now polyphonic, but it sounds as great (or even greater) in mono, so those who don't need the poly feature can decrease the number of voices to 1, as in previous versions, to reduce the CPU load.
Hope you enjoy the new version!
PS: For those who own Novation Automap to control their gear with the corresponding hardware (SL MkII), I have included an automap template in the zip file.