Simulating Phase Shifter Pedals in Software, Using Math for MIDI

In answer to my earlier question, yes, people are using circuit simulation software to develop music software. Chris Randall of the very cool plug-in development house Audio Damage writes us: We use SPICE when we’re modeling for Audio Damage products. We recreate the circuitry of whatever unit we’re modelling in order to better understand the signal flow; we also do some analysis using the SPICE model. (By “we” I mean Adam, of course. I sit in my office and play Rise Of Empires until he sends me a build to test.) To which I say — hey, Rise of Empires …

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Music for Engineers/Scientists: LabVIEW as a Synthesizer

Please ensure your seat belts are tight and low across your waist, because here’s the most limited audience for a CDM post ever (and yet it’s still an interesting story). Ryan writes us: Long-time reader, first-time commenter 🙂 I am a technical writer at National Instruments in Austin, TX. NI has a graphical programming language called LabVIEW. A couple months ago, we released the LabVIEW DSP Module, which is an add-on for LabVIEW that targets a DSP board we produce called the NI-SPEEDY 33. My friend Brady Duggan is a developer for the LV DSP Module and created a program …

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