Additive versus subtractive synthesis

Additive (+) and Subtractive (-) Synthesis

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Subtractive systems use multi-layered colored dyes to reconstruct the spectrum on the film and then white light projects through the image onto the screen.

In more simple terms, Additive color systems use black and white film which carries the records of the color in the photographed scene.

ou will notice that the color records are the same regardless of whether we're using additive or subtractive colors.

The Additive and Subtractive color palettes

Features:
- subtractive synthesis
- antialiased oscillators with hard-sync
- filters and amplifier with ADSR
- modulators with tempo sync
- waveshaper / eq
- stereo-delay with filter and tempo sync
- modulated spatial effect
- poly-, unisono and legato-mode
- random preset generation
- midi learn

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is trying to achieve the same result as Subtractive Synthesis, but approaches the method from a constructive philosophy, rather than carving. Rather than presenting a wall of harmonics and carving out the harmonic structure desired (Subtractive Synthesis), in additive synthesis multiple sine waves of varying levels and are combined together to build the harmonic structure desired. Simply put, instead of starting with everything you need and throwing away what you don’t need, you start with nothing and build harmonic structures from scratch.


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Claude Debussy once responded to the question of how he composed by saying he starts by taking all pitches and then leaves out the ones he doesn't like. He foresaw the idea of filtering. In contrast to additive synthesis - which uses what might be considered the 'atom' of sound, the sine tone, as a starting point - subtractive synthesis begins with all sound and reduces it. It is actually possible to produce all sound. Causing a speaker membrane to vibrate completely chaotically and randomly will produce all audible frequencies simultaneously. The Pd object used to accomplish this is called "noise~":

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Examples of where you find additive colour are: Subtractive colour synthesis uses paints, dyes, inks, and natural colorants to create colour by absorbing some wavelengths of light and reflecting or transmitting others.