Replicating Harmor’s “Pluck” and “Phase Random” with Falcon


  • Horizon
    Participant
    • Posts: 6

    Hey everyone!

    I am trying to replicate the “PLUCK” button found on ImageLine’s Harmor soft synth. I kinda get close but I can’t make it work. It just sounds infinitely better with Harmor, though I want to do it in Falcon so I can use Falcon’s event processors.

    Also, Harmor has a phase randomize (spectral randomness) button, that when turned 100%, gives a saw wave a very edgy sound. Not really sure how this could be achieved with Falcon either.

    Any advice would be awesome!

    Thanks,
    Horizon


    Sampleconstruct
    Keymaster
    • Posts: 248

    Welcome to the forum. As I don’t know Harmor I can’t help you here. Falcon does not have a spectral oscillator so achieving identical sonic results as in Harmor might be impossible. For edginess, check the available distortion modules on keygroup level (per voice) and apply a random modulator to various parameters so that with each new note played the parameters are changed randomly (does not work on layer/program level). Maybe the additive oscillator comes closest to the Harmor sound.


    Horizon
    Participant
    • Posts: 6

    Hey Simon,

    Super sorry for the late response! Been away over Christmas and have only come back now.

    Thanks for the answer, I appreciate it! Well, if it would help, I could create a sound sample in which you can hear what the pluck and phase randomization do. It’s both kind of simple but at the same time hard to replicate in Falcon.

    I have not had any success using the additive oscillator in Falcon. Given what additive synthesis can do, I find Falcon’s additive oscillator leaves a lot to wish for (but that’s another topic).

    Now something else: When I try to modulate a filter cut off on Program level, it seems not to be possible to use Envelopes (which is a shame). LFOs do work, but how can I make them trigger only once? I can’t seem to get this done and having to apply the same modulation on every keygroup seems very inconvienent. Any tips on that?

    Cheers,

    Horizon

     


    Sampleconstruct
    Keymaster
    • Posts: 248

    Well that’s how it is by design, if you want retriggering/polyphonic behavior, use things on keygroup level.

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