Crash couse in Harmonics and Wavetable Editor

Crash Course In Harmonics and Wavetable Editor

Learning about harmonics and the Vital Synth wavetable editor modifiers will give you a better understanding when creating or modifying your own wavetable.

For more details watch this video which covers:

  • understanding harmonics and Phase settings in the Vital Wavetable editor
  • creating wave shapes from scratch in Vital Wavetable Editor using the harmonic grid
  • creating Vital wavetables using keyframes
  • creating wavetables using Vital Wavetable editor in either grid or freehand mode
  • Vital Wavetable editor Settings including grid, zoom, amplitude, power
  • tips using Vital Wavetable Editor Modifier including Wave Window, Wave Folder, Slew Limiter and Frequency Filter

After watching this crash course I hope you will be able to apply the knowledge to create better wavetables.

Watch the Video or carry on reading below.

TIP: Right click to download and keep this diagram!

Overview of the Vital Synth Wavetable Editor

Wavetable Editor View

Screen Shots from the video..

Creating Basic Vital Waveshapes from Scratch

The video includes demonstration of creating various basic wave shapes using harmonics rather than the grid. Here are some you can try using the harmonic grid:

  • Sawtooth = even and odd harmonics in equal proportion. Good for lead sounds
  • Sine = single fundamental (1st harmonic). Good for sub bass
  • Square = odd harmonics each decreasing in amplitude. Quickly create it by subtracting the even harmonics from a saw tooth wave! Good candidate for pulse width modulation and bass sounds!
  • Trinagle = difficult to create using odd harmonics; try creating it in the grid instead!
  • Pulse (Sqaure wave) = again easier to draw in the grid!

With the knowledge you gain from this video I hope you will be better able to polish your own wavetables!

Harmonics and Phase diagram