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Smooth Clipping and Folding

a suite of pseudo ugens for smooth clipping and folding


Wave folding is a synthesis technique from analog days, going back to Donald Buchla and the tradition of west coast synthesis. Smooth clipping and folding pseudo ugens from miSCellaneous lib come in variants which include quadratic and sinusoidal waveshaping and allow clipping and folding without aliasing. This can also be used for buffer scratching, a synthesis technique which I have been experimenting with recently with great fun.



Ex. 1: Different types of folding


Ex. 2: Generating rich spectra by folding sine waves


Ex. 3: Applying modulated folding to LFO sources


Ex. 4: Buffer scratching with folded signal as position control