On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 7:18 PM, Thomas F. Burdick <tho...@burdick.fr>

> If you want to better understand why you need an envelope, it's a pretty
> fun part of synthesis. By clipping the sound, you square off your waveform.
> Square waves are made up of a lot of high-frequency components. To convince
> yourself of that, try to build a square wave by adding together different
> sine waves. It should give you a better intuition about the result.

Cool: Gibbs' phenomenon

Courtesy a previous life doing  *lot* of maths and physics I'm pretty good
of underlying theory — for me it's just a matter of understanding the tools.


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