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comment How can I hear what a mathematical function sounds like?
@sova: Yes, the numbers outside the coss are basically scaling factors. The number inside the brackets defines the frequency. Try putting *cos(b*x) (replace a and b with real numbers) into desmos.com/calculator, and mess around with the values for a and b. You'll quickly understand how those two coefficients affect the plot. Then try something like cos(x) + cos(2*x) to see how the addition works.
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Mar
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comment How can I hear what a mathematical function sounds like?
You don't need to do a Fourier analysis - it's a linear combination of cosines. The Fourier coefficients are 16/15 and -1/15, right there in the equation, and all of the other coefficients are zero. You could re-create this in any addative synth, e.g. ZynAddSubFX, or operator in Ableton. It will sound like a sine wave with a quiet second-octave harmonic.
Mar
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comment Which (apparently keyboard) instrument is this?
Ok, done: meta.music.stackexchange.com/questions/2443/…
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Feb
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comment What can I build into my guitar and use the “tone pots” buttons to adjust?
This answer definitely needs more ALL CAPS.
Feb
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comment Sidechain Gating vs Sidechain Compression (Ableton)
@JCPedroza: Your first comment is a little patronising, and not very useful for other users interested in this question. It might be worth explicitly mentioning the differences. i.e gating is basically similar to compression, except that instead of being slow, smoothed function of volume (controlled by attack, release, and ratio), it is a faster step function, with a hold time (still triggered by a threshold).
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comment How is vocal fry used in singing?
This kind of sounds like Tom Waits' normal voice
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comment Rhythm notation for lyrics?
In hip-hop, melody can be irrelevant. Also, it can be useful for other melodic styles if the melody hasn't been decided on yet, I think.
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revised What did ancient cuneiform notation look like, and how did it work?
link to wikipedia article
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