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  1. Joakim Bang Larsen
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  3. Friday, 17 March 2017
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Hi! I'm a potential buyer of Layr.

I want to set up Layr to play 32 different sinewaves, each with their own frequency and if possible amplitude and pan modulated by a LFO. I don't need to play it as an instrument, just wanna hit a play button and hear the sinewaves dance around. How would I do this in Layr?
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Hi! I'm a potential buyer of Layr.
I want to set up Layr to play 32 different sinewaves, each with their own frequency and if possible amplitude and pan modulated by a LFO. I don't need to play it as an instrument, just wanna hit a play button and hear the sinewaves dance around. How would I do this in Layr?

You can do this. There is even a preset demonstrating almost exactly the same technique.
Performance/Factory-Drones/Evolving-Drone-c4

Basically you create an instrument and add a layer for each sinewave, then, in each layer, you can assign LFO 1 to amplitude modulation and LFO 2 to pan modulation. ( you could also use Env 1 and 2 in loop mode for other modulations )

To set frequencies, you would use a combination of the layer transpose and tuning parameters.

To play and hold you could press the hold button on the keyboard and press a note and will be sustained.

Hope this helps :)
Andy
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Joakim Bang Larsen Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Hi Andy!

Yes, this helps.

So I guess my drone composition is really a timbre with a base frequency determined by what key I set to be held down on the keyboard?

If I wanted my 32 sinewaves to be harmonics of 48 hz for instance, is there any way to do this without having to grab a calculator and calculate the Hertz value for each one of my sinewaves?

I'm asking because you seem to say there are some transposing or tuning parameters:
"To set frequencies, you would use a combination of the layer transpose and tuning parameters."

-Joakim
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Living Memory Software Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Hey Joakim!

So I guess my drone composition is really a timbre with a base frequency determined by what key I set to be held down on the keyboard?

Precisely.


If I wanted my 32 sinewaves to be harmonics of 48 hz for instance, is there any way to do this without having to grab a calculator and calculate the Hertz value for each one of my sinewaves?

Tuning is achieved by specifying Semitones for transpose and Cents in the tuning parameter. Layers can be transposed 3 octaves up or down giving a range of 6 octaves.
To achieve more than 6 oct, you could use multiple instruments and transpose an instrument which also has a range of 3 octaves up/down. Instrument transpose is added to layer transpose.
:)
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Ayepad Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Hi! I'm a potential buyer of Layr.

I want to set up Layr to play 32 different sinewaves, each with their own frequency and if possible amplitude and pan modulated by a LFO. I don't need to play it as an instrument, just wanna hit a play button and hear the sinewaves dance around. How would I do this in Layr?



The first shared presets (in AB Forum) I've installed were actually drones, so I think LayR serves this purpose very well. :)
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Joakim Bang Larsen Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Thanks for your answers!
My final question is:
Can I set each layer to be a frequency in Hertz or does Layr only work with semitones and cents.

-J
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LFOs in LayR can have cycle times of many minutes, envelopes can be 100 seconds per stage and also have a start time delay. It's possible to make extremely long evolution cycles in LayR.
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henrik Accepted Answer Pending Moderation

Are you trying to create complex

fm sound ?.

 

As far as i know, i dont  think

each layer in LayR can interact

with itogether, like with a real 

software fm synth (fm operators).

 

I could be neat if LayR could do 

FM with 4-6 operators, chosing from a algorithm list!.

 

 

 

 

 

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