New tool: Harmoniks

Quick version.
It’s just an experiment where I wanted to test how to compose harmonic waves.
I just thought of trying phase distortion and so there’s a simple version.
Please note that it’s just a teaching aid for me.
No optimization.Random errors.

cz.martblek.Harmoniks.xrnx (4.0 KB)

  1. Buffer len settings (octave)
  2. Simple waveforms selector
  3. Resets all 256 harmonies
  4. Transforms the created sample into a full-fledged wave to which more and more harmonic components can
    be applied
  5. Toggle phase distortion
  6. Phase distortion parameters [x1, y1, x2 and freq]
  7. Just selector for harmonies
  8. Harmonies sliders
  9. Resets actual harmony to zero

@martblek No errors, but no waveform shows up. I set the buffer length, messed around with sliders, but no waveform. No error list to send to you, so I do not know how/why. Any advice? I LOVE sound generators :smiley:

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aha, the last Phase Distortion parameter has to be used - the ‘freq’ slider. Now there’s a waveform.

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wave appears after moving slider or selecting wave or buffer, phase enabled not needed.
win 11 test


Yep, noticed that too - thank you!

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another excellent tool, @martblek!

Thank you much

enjoying these tones!

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New version for testing is out.
Menu as usual in Sample Waveform :wink:
Check Renoise Tools page.


Cool! :sunglasses:

Is it possible you forward key presses from the computer keyboard while playing around with sliders in your tool, so every time you alter a value the keyboard playing isn’t stopped? Makes for easier previewing of sounds.

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Rewrite rendering.
Added more basic waves.
Added some saturators / waveshapers /
Added adjustable Morpher + master volume
Added still experimental formant filter. /need change few coeffs /

This sounds great. Looking forward to testing tomorrow :metal:

Love this tool for BASS

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@martblek I truly am loving the results that are coming from this Tool as well! Looking at the update, I notice that extra waveforms are mentioned to be added, but in my drop-down menu it only mentions


Here’s some images

Screenshot 2022-11-19 at 10.16.18 AM

Screenshot 2022-11-19 at 10.16.23 AM

On a separate note, the saturation on the sine-waves is really nice, gives them a bit more character!

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very nice update. Some great new features here. A++

dubstep style harmonic basses are a breeze with this

Awesome subs too, with simple fundamental and some tanh shaping. Sounds great

Will definitely be using this

@martblek I’ve got an idea for you if you’re looking for another tone generator project: a wavefolding sample generator - unless one of your tools already does this?

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There was some attempt at phase distortion
and another project to create sounds using splines.
B-Splines, Catmull-Clark etc. But it’s suspended for now.
I have a lot to do and that’s probably the problem,
that nothing is completed properly :frowning:


All good. Doesn’t matter if nothing is “complete.” All is very functional!

Thanks again for making renoise even better

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i need some debugger instead of my old “prints” :slight_smile:
I’ll try remdebug

Hello. I feel a bit lame but i can’t find this tool after installing. It shows in my tool brower when searching but cant make it pop. Shoud it appear in the tool menu or the instrument panel ?
Thanks !

right click on the waveform editor, or assign a hotkey :slight_smile:

It works , thanks ! Simple and powerfull. Already created cool sounding synths since my last post :slight_smile:

Yeah, harmoniks is great. Love the saturation/distortion curves :+1: