AES E-Library

AES E-Library

Band-Limited Simulation of Analog Synthesizer Modules by Additive Synthesis

Document Thumbnail

Analog synthesizers continue to be used by many musicians because of their distinctive timbres, intuitive real-time control and flexible patching. There has been recent interest in simulating the analog signal chain with digital techniques. However, a literal time-domain translation of analog VCOs and VCFs is surprisingly challenging. This paper presents a new strategy for digital simulation based on spectral descriptions of analog modules and additive synthesis techniques. A real-time software analog synthesizer has been implemented based on this strategy. Audio output is qualitatively close to that of analog synthesizers.

AES Convention: Paper Number:
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper as a non-member or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!

This paper costs $33 for non-members and is free for AES members and E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!

AES - Audio Engineering Society