Pulse Width Modulation Four Ways with U-He Zebra
[aside title=”Pro Tip!“]Finding several ways to accomplish pulse width modulation is just one way to test your synthesis skills in Zebra![/aside]
Because of Zebra’s unique approach to the use of wavetables, and synthesis in general, there are many ways to accomplish a simple task such as pulse width modulation. These three quick video tutorials share just four different methods, and we would love to hear from our community members, in regards to how all of you go about it yourself. This incredibly deep synth feels more like an open sandbox experience at times, and you quickly learn that there is no single ‘right’ way to go about anything in a program as robust as Zebra.
Pulse-width modulation (PWM), or pulse-duration modulation (PDM), is a modulation technique that conforms the width of the pulse, formally the pulse duration, based on modulator signal information.
But there is more information and insights to glean from these videos, other than just different ways to accomplish a traditional pulse width modulation. For instance, in the first segment of the first video, there is a sweet little tips shared. How to figure out the number you need to dial in on the oscillator module to get the specific sound(s) you are after within a specific wavetable set-up. This is a priceless little tip, and in no time at all you’ll be doing these types of calculations in your head without even really thinking too hard about it. The intuitive nature of Zebra allows you to absorb information like this and apply it without realizing it.
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