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Creating FM / AM / Sync / Waveshaping / .../ sounds in Gladiator
« on: November 16, 2009, 11:59:25 AM »
Setting up an FM sound
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It is recommended to use static waveforms for FM ("WAVE" with "WV"). Select "\ stop" as "MORPHMODE".

There are 3 ways to do FM in Gladiator.


FM with one osc - using the modifiers:

- Use a "MOD" with "FM".


FM with 2 OSCs - using the combiner:

- Select a "WAVE" for OSC1 (modulator) and OSC2 (carrier).
- Select "Pitch tune" as "OSC1 MOD A".
- Select "Vol Ramp lin" as "OSC1 MOD B" (modulator envelope).
- Select "FM" as "COMBINE".


FM with the filter section:

- Select "FM" as filtertype
- Use "Cutoff", "Reso" and the filter envelope to shape your sound.



Setting up an AM sound
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It is recommended to use dull sounding oscillators for AM. Modifiers with "Thin" or "Filt" are recommended.

The are 4 methods for doing AM:


AM with one OSC - using the modifiers:

- Use a "MOD" with "Spec AM".


AM with 2 OSCs - using the combiner:

- Select a "WAVE" for OSC1 and OSC2.
- Select "Pitch tune" as "OSC1 MOD A".
- Select "AM" as "COMBINE".


AM with the filter section:

- Select "AM" as filtertype
- Use "Cutoff", "Reso" and the filter envelope to shape your sound.


AM in the mixer section:

- Use the "AM" knob
- Slightly detune ("Fine") OSC12 and OSC34




Setting up PWM
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Gladiator can apply PWM on every sound.
Select "/\/\/\" as "MORPHMODE".

Here are 2 common settings:


PWM on Squarewave:

- Select "WV Square" as WAVE
- Use "MUL PWM x1\" as MOD

PWM on Sawtooth:

- Select "WV Saw" as WAVE
- Use "MUL PWM x2\" as MOD



Setting up Synced sounds
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It is recommended to use static waveforms for FM ("WAVE" with "WV"). Select "\ stop" as "MORPHMODE". Use "Syn saw" or "Sync sin" as MOD.



Setting up PM sounds (Phase modulation)
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Select one of the "PhaseMods" as SPIRIT MODE. Use "Depth" to control the amount.



Setting up vocoder sounds
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Select "\ stop" as "MORPHMODE". Select a "WAVE" with "VO". Turn formant scale to 50%. Use the "Thin" as MOD for changes in the sound.



Setting up Waveshaping
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Gladiator offers 3 different ways of waveshaping. Waveshaping and distoring are volume dependend effects. A different volume will result in a different

harmonic content.

Waveshaping - using the modifiers (per voice):

- Select "Abs", "Waveshape", "Distort" or "Bitcrush" as MOD.


Waveshaping - using the distortion (per voice):

- Select "Waveshape", "Pow2" or "Presence" as TYPE.


Waveshaping - using the effects (all voices):

- Select "Waveshape", "Bitcrush" or "Presence" as TYPE.



Setting up supersaw sounds
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Gladiator can apply Supersaw on every sound. This makes one OSC sound like several ones. It is recommended to use static waveforms ("WAVE" with "WV").

- Select "/\/\/\" as "MORPHMODE".
- "KEY" to 50%.
- "SPEED" to 2 Hz.
- Select "Mul supersaw" or "Mul strings" as MOD



Setting up additive sounds
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- Select a WAVE for OSC1 and/or OSC2.
- Use modifiers "Mix", "Thin" and "Pitch" and "Spec" to add and manipulate the spectrum.
- Use COMBINE "1+2", "1" "odd1 even2" or "odd2 even1".



Setting up resynthesis sounds
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Resynthesis sounds are very difficult to build. That's why we recommend to select one of the Nature/Vintage patches and modify them.

- Select on one the resynthesis WAVEs ("OR", "PE", "BR", "ME", "GT", "FL", "ST", "VOX")
- Select "AUTO" or "\ stop" as MORPHMODE
- Use "Spec sueeze" and "Spec format" as MOD
- Use "SPEED" and sometimes "FORMANT SCALE" with 50%



Setting up phase distortion
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Select "\ stop" as "MORPHMODE".
There are 2 ways to do Phase Distortion synthesis in Gladiator.


Phasdistortion - using the preset waves
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- Select "EL Saw PD", "EL Square PD", "EL Peek PD" or "Sine" as WAVE for OSC1, OSC2, OSC3 and OSC4.
- You can use "Mix grunge" as MOD.
- Select "alternate" as COMBINE.
- You can add some AM. It is recommended to detune OSC12/OSC34 slightly.

Phasdistortion - building custom waves
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- Select static waveforms ("WAVE" with "WV") for OSC1 and OSC3.
- Use "Mul PWM x1\" as MOD
- You can use "Mix grunge" as MOD.
- Select "1" as COMBINE.
- You can add some AM. It is recommended to detune OSC12/OSC34 slightly.



Setting up wavetable synthesis
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- Use static waveforms ("WAVE" with "WV") for OSC1 and OSC2.
- You can use "Thin" and "Spec" as MOD to manipulate the waveforms.
- Select "crossfade12" or "crossfade21" as COMBINE.
- Select "\ stop" or "/\/\/\" as "MORPHMODE".
- Use "SPEED" to control the crossfade speed.

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Re: Creating FM / AM / Sync / Waveshaping / .../ sounds in Gladiator
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 11:37:25 AM »
Thank you! Very useful!  :)

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Re: Creating FM / AM / Sync / Waveshaping / .../ sounds in Gladiator
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2020, 09:15:37 PM »
 :angel:
This is very nice! Thnx man!