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Bleys
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sample based synthesis?

I'm looking for a program that allows sample based synthesis.
Let's use the Subsynth as an example. That one gave me the idea.
Each oscilator would be loaded with a wave file rather than a waveform.
I'm sure something like this exists but my searchterms lead me far away.

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Pcm synth?

Pcm synth?

James
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The Subsynth in Caustic

The Subsynth in Caustic accepts single cycle waveforms in the way you describe. 

A Granular synth takes samples and does weird things with them. There will be stand alone and VST versions of all of these.

A quick Google tells me there a bunch of Android Granular Synths out there.

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http://www.singlecellsoftware

http://www.singlecellsoftware.com/node/1197

There are 4k(!) Single Cycle Waveforms that can be used in the Subsynth if you follow the link from this old thread.

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Many moons ago I asked for a

Many moons ago I asked for a sample input for the Modular synth, which was kinda half agreed as doable... If you want to mess with samples quite a bit you can use the PCM (or PCMs) as a machine input(s) (and set send notes to source) on a modular and then cross fade between inputs and whack on some crazy filters. It's qutie a lot of fun, but you do eat up machines quite quickly.

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Also, if you set a PCM to a

Also, if you set a PCM to a monosynth (polyphony of 1) if you set the sample to note on/off and use the glide function you can make a sample stutter as it continues where it left off, which can be interesting if messing with a vocal sample or similar.

Bleys
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PCM

James, I meant a wave file. (sample.wav)
The subsynth does allow me to load a wave file in the waveform editor.
But even the smallest file gives me "WAV file is too big (+4096 samples)"
Close, but no cigar.

RobFarley, you seem to be talking more up my alley.
My PC is a lot more powerful than my phone. And easier to work with.
So how would you do that double PCM>modular>crossfade, outside of Caustic?
My other DAW is Fruity Loops but I'm willing to switch to whatever your familiar with.

And thanks for the PCM monosynth idea.
I do like messing with vocals, approaching them as instruments instead of just voiced lyrics.

*Ahh.. nevermind I just read your profile. No worries, I've got a lead to try and translate to another program.

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There's also a trick you can

There's also a trick you can use to load longer samples if you have something that can resample to a lower sample rate. I use donnin, but basically the formula is:
4096 ÷ hz = maximum sample length (seconds)

So...
4096 ÷ 44100 = .0928sec
4096 ÷ 22050 = .1857sec
4096 ÷ 11025 = .3715sec
4096 ÷ 8000 = .512sec