Baervaag review – klevgrand add an fm synth to their ios au instruments collection – music app blog
Baervaag – where the name is derived from a Swedish word for ‘carrier’ – is a fairly simple FM synth. Pulse width modulation tutorial You get a single signal carrier and a single modulator. Pulse width modulation basics The carrier oscillator can be modified via the Carrier XY pad where you can adjust the shape of the waveform on the Y axis (from sine to square) and the pulse width modulation on the X axis. Pulse width modulation radiator fan controller The carrier also has an ADSR envelope although, via the Vel Mod switch, you can also control the attack time via MIDI velocity which is a nice touch.
The Modulator XY pad operates in the same way as the Carrier XY pad but its ADSR envelope interacts with the Carrier ADSR. Pulse width modulation experiment The Modulator also offers a ‘multiply’ button that adjusts the Modulator frequency relative to the note frequency. Pulse width modulation matlab In between the two XY pads is the Feedback slider and this controls the depth of modulation produced with higher settings meaning greater amounts of modulation. Pulse width modulation led driver Engaging the Vel Mod switch for this control brings an element of velocity-based modulation control into the sound also and can be very effective.
Other features include a low pass filter with standard Freq(ency) and Reso(nace) controls and, again, a Vel Mod option (which impacts of the filter frequency). Pulse width modulation dc motor It’s perhaps not the most sophisticated filter you will ever encounter but it does a decent job and adds extra sound-shaping possibilities. Advantages of sinusoidal pulse width modulation Between them, the Wbl Speed and Wbl Depth sliders add a subtle (and it is quite subtle; no Dubstep bass sounds here) ‘wobble’ to the sound by varying the pitch and amplitude. Pulse width modulation duty cycle Finally, you get a gentle chorus to fatten things up a bit and a master volume control. Pulse width modulation using 555 In use
You can use Baervaag as a standalone app and I also ran it as an AU plugin within Cubasis and AUM. Pulse width modulation synth Technically, I had no issues other than, in standalone mode, I found scrolling through the presets a bit fiddly for those categories that included more than a single page of preset sounds. Pulse width modulator hho I’m not complaining too much though; the presets are great to have and, divided into various obvious categories, they do a great job of demonstrating that Baervaag is actually capable of quite a wide range of sounds.
On a technical level, Baervaag worked happily with a connected MIDI keyboard via standalone or AU. Pulse width modulation and demodulation And, of course, the AU format means multiple instances. Uses of pulse width modulation As this is a compact app – both in controls and, I think, in terms of CPU resource demands, you could easily imagine building a project with several instances of Baervaag doing their respective thing. Pulse width modulation valve In summary
For some iOS musicians, the fact that Baervaag is a Klevgrand app will be enough to ensure a purchase; the developer has embraced the platform fully and their minimalist designs and simple(ish) apps have found a lot of friends. Pulse width modulation vape For other, the fact that the app is AU from the off will also be enough; most iOS musicians would see the benefits that the AU plugin format is bringing and, again, would want to support a developer that is getting behind that trend.
If you already own another FM-based iOS synth app (for example, Phasemaker, TF7, Mersenne or FM4), then maybe you might not be inclined to add another one to your collection. Sinusoidal pulse width modulation for 3 phase inverter It is, after, sometimes an acquired taste in synthesis terms. Application of pulse width modulation Given the compact format and AU support, perhaps Phasemaker is the most obvious and direct competition so check out my original Phasemaker review if you want to compare the details and listen to the sounds via the demo videos. Pulse width modulation microcontroller Of course, at their respective prices, lots of folks will just buy both and enjoy the variety 🙂
Where Baervaag will really score is with potential users who like Klevgrand’s minimalist approach to synth front-ends. Sine pulse width modulation In reality, this synth is a doddle to use as the control set follows the KISS approach that Klevgrand usually adopt in their UIs. Disadvantages of pulse width modulation For those that don’t want to get tied up in programming but want just enough control to roll their own sounds before getting on with actually creating some music, the design is right up your street. Pulse width modulation 555 timer If that sounds like you then check out the video below and hit the download button and grab the app at the special launch price…. Pulse width modulation and demodulation theory pdf Baervaag