Mike Wilson's Blog

I was a MA/MST student at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Accoustics.

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I (very quickly) wrote a simple drawbar organ for Wilsynth.  It was
simple to do and worked just like I expected.  It sounds ok; it needs
a bit of tweaking and a leslie simulation to really get going but the
basics are pretty straightforward additive synthesis.

Getting the sound right is only one part.  Playability is very
important.  My keyboard has eight sliders, but a Hammond B3 has nine
drawbars per setting.  I'm starting to think about adding different
modes to Wilsynth.  Maybe I can build or purchase a drawbar controller
and pass a parameter to set things up for that.

I really like separating the interface from the synthesis engine.  It
gives me a lot of flexibility.

email mwilson@alumni.caltech.edu
Disclaimer: the views herein are my own and do not represent the views of Stanford University. All material copyright Michael J. Wilson.