Superchord: users suggestions for future versions

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XComposer
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210 posts since 18 Aug, 2006 from Italy

Post Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:20 am

Good evening,

I am a new user of Superchord, which I like very much! Endless possibilities, precise control of tone color and many other unique features that I didn't find in any other resonator software so far. Anyway, I would like to start this thread where the users can put their suggestions for the future versions of Superchord (I hope that the developers will appreciate).

I start with my two first ideas about some features I would like to see added to a future version, after a few minutes of use:

- The possibility to enter not only notes, but also frequencies, with an automatic conversion of frequencies to note + octave + detune values (I know of one similar software that does this).
This would be very useful in order to apply resonances taken from the frequency values of a sound spectrum, for example (I need to do so quite often when I am composing, it's one of the possible ways to apply the "sound fingerprint" of a second sound to the original sound).
- The possibility to make easier for the user to obtain different decay times for different resonators, for example if one wants the higher notes to last longer than the lower notes. I think that this is already possible by setting the levels and other values carefully (Tracking and so on), but I would like the possibility to do it easily and very quickly, with very few clicks and a more evident result.
- Regarding the Filter Mode, the manual says: "BP (band pass): removes content around the cutoff frequency". The world "around" is not clear to me, it would probably be clearer by saying "below and above the filter frequency", but perhaps this is because English is not my native language.
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lorcan
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136 posts since 26 Sep, 2001 from Paris, France

Re: Superchord: users suggestions for future versions

Post Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:18 pm

XComposer wrote:Good evening,

I am a new user of Superchord, which I like very much! Endless possibilities, precise control of tone color and many other unique features that I didn't find in any other resonator software so far. Anyway, I would like to start this thread where the users can put their suggestions for the future versions of Superchord (I hope that the developers will appreciate).
Thanks, your kind words are much appreciated!
I start with my two first ideas about some features I would like to see added to a future version, after a few minutes of use:

- The possibility to enter not only notes, but also frequencies, with an automatic conversion of frequencies to note + octave + detune values (I know of one similar software that does this).
This is technically entirely possible, it's just I need to find a way to avoid cluttering the already quite busy UI even more ...
The next update, which should be out shortly already features presets for various alternative temperaments, and scala microtuning file import.
This would be very useful in order to apply resonances taken from the frequency values of a sound spectrum, for example (I need to do so quite often when I am composing, it's one of the possible ways to apply the "sound fingerprint" of a second sound to the original sound).
Ok, I think I see what you mean, although I had never thought of it myself :oops:.
So as I understand it, you want to do some form of modal analysis / cross-synthesis, by finding the peaks in the source spectrum and using the resonators to emulate the source modes ?
- The possibility to make easier for the user to obtain different decay times for different resonators, for example if one wants the higher notes to last longer than the lower notes. I think that this is already possible by setting the levels and other values carefully (Tracking and so on), but I would like the possibility to do it easily and very quickly, with very few clicks and a more evident result.
Absolutely, this is already on the todo list (a.k.a. frequency2damping, one knob | range +[-100%, 100%]).
Will attempt to put it in the next update, or the one after that if not.
Tracking is different, it's for cutting out some of the bass from the input, with respect to the resonator frequency.
- Regarding the Filter Mode, the manual says: "BP (band pass): removes content around the cutoff frequency". The world "around" is not clear to me, it would probably be clearer by saying "below and above the filter frequency", but perhaps this is because English is not my native language.
Yes, using 'below and above' is probably clearer, I'll amend the manual for the next revision.
Thanks for all this detailed feedback.

Cheers,
Lorcan

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XComposer
KVRist
210 posts since 18 Aug, 2006 from Italy

Re: Superchord: users suggestions for future versions

Post Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:37 pm

lorcan wrote: This is technically entirely possible, it's just I need to find a way to avoid cluttering the already quite busy UI even more ...
The next update, which should be out shortly already features presets for various alternative temperaments, and scala microtuning file import.
That's very interesting, though I wasn't thinking to that, but, yes, this would be interesting for sure.
Ok, I think I see what you mean, although I had never thought of it myself :oops:.
So as I understand it, you want to do some form of modal analysis / cross-synthesis, by finding the peaks in the source spectrum and using the resonators to emulate the source modes ?
Yes, exactly! :hyper: Cross-synthesis and spectral hybrids are absolutely one of my favorite and chief interests when I am composing, so I like to achieve them in many different ways (sound morphing, vocoders, crossed resynthesis of the sound parameters) and also in this way with resonators. Superchord seems to me the ideal tool to achieve them with resonators.
Absolutely, this is already on the todo list (a.k.a. frequency2damping, one knob | range +[-100%, 100%]).
Will attempt to put it in the next update, or the one after that if not.
Tracking is different, it's for cutting out some of the bass from the input, with respect to the resonator frequency.
Wonderful… or could it be done graphically (a sort of editable horizontal curve, like that of an EQ, but controlling the decay time for each frequency)? Perhaps, sometimes one (me… :oops: ) would like to have long decays in the middle frequencies and short decays in low and high regions of the spectrum, or the opposite, or long decays in specific areas… :wink:
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