Rather than start with a full-bodied oscillator and modify it with filters and envelopes that subtract from the original sound, additive synthesis builds timbers up by layering and merging together tens or hundreds of separate sine waves '" resulting in some truly unique and richly nuanced sounds. Getting a handle on this style of synthesis can be tricky even for those well versed in other forms of sound science, but Loom makes it easy: with this exquisitely implemented soft-synth, you'll be generating lush and dynamic sounds in no time at all.
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Before getting into Loom's genius time-saving tools, let's take a look under the hood. Of Loom's two main views, Edit mode is where you can build your sinusoidal sounds up from scratch.
Starting with the default Spectral Distortion unit in the upper left of the Edit mode, we begin by choosing from seventeen spectral distortion types, which determine how our sine wave partials are spread out, and, if we want, modulated. From there, we have up to ten sequential modules, each of which can be selected from eight 'basic'