Serum in Depth #9 – Clicks and Pops

Serum in Depth is a series focused on more advanced sound design and synthesis theory for Xfer Records new Wavetable Synthesizer – Serum. Serum in Depth #9 -…
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Serum in Depth #34 - Unison Blend Knob

Serum in Depth is a series focused on more advanced sound design and synthesis theory for Xfer Records new Wavetable Synthesizer – Serum. Serum in Depth #34 …

 

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  1. willmattwood says:

    The first patch’s noise happens because the waveform is being forced to
    reset/change it’s phase when it is restarted, so you are jumping from
    something besides the initial amplitude value of the next waveform, and
    there is an amplitude jump resulting in a click. You can hear the same
    thing if you record any wave to audio and cut it “mid cycle” so that it has
    to jump back to zero. Same reason for why a super short release results in
    the click… your jumping from mid wave cycle to 0 amplitude.
    Theoretically you should be able to draw a note which is as long as an
    exact multiple of one cycle of your OSC, and the click would go away…
    (although having a phase retriggering setting might affect that as well.)

  2. SerumPresets.com says:

    Thanks Dorian, solved a lot of problems I had when designing some pad
    presets.

    Keep up the good content!

  3. spaaske says:

    Thanks for doing all these tutorials, they’re great :)