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 Apr 1 comment How can I hear what a mathematical function sounds like? @sova: Yes, the numbers outside the `cos`s 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. Mar 31 awarded Notable Question Mar 31 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 31 comment Which (apparently keyboard) instrument is this? Mar 1 awarded Yearling Feb 18 comment What can I build into my guitar and use the “tone pots” buttons to adjust? This answer definitely needs more ALL CAPS. Feb 18 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). Dec 2 comment How is vocal fry used in singing? This kind of sounds like Tom Waits' normal voice Nov 17 awarded Notable Question Nov 9 awarded Caucus Aug 3 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. Aug 3 asked Rhythm notation for lyrics? Jul 28 awarded Popular Question Jun 5 awarded Popular Question Mar 1 awarded Yearling Feb 28 revised What did ancient cuneiform notation look like, and how did it work? link to wikipedia article Feb 28 answered What did ancient cuneiform notation look like, and how did it work? Feb 28 suggested approved edit on What did ancient cuneiform notation look like, and how did it work? Feb 19 awarded Popular Question Feb 13 asked transposing instruments: How to learn to play standard sheet-music?