Hello - I am having an issue with crackling/noise using Beads and cannot figure it out. My simple patch notes (numbers based on clock position):
Ripples freq. @ 12
Resonance at 5
PNW decay env on level
Low-passed output into In L of Beads
Beads L out into output module
Beads knobs as follows:
No other modulation, attenurandonizers at 12
Turning the knobs does not seem to lower the crackling/noise. Going straight from Ripples to my output module has no crackling/noise. Using different inputs on output module does not have any impact. Using Bead’s wavetable oscillator does not have this issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Ok I just tried it with a DFAM and had no noise issues. It has a 4ms attack mode on its env., so I’m thinking PNW has less than that which, as you mentioned, probably is the cause of the result I heard. Couldn’t find the exact value in the PNW manual.
Sorry to have wasted your time. Cheers, and thank you.
if the PNW decay env is literally a decay envelope, it will have a null attack (or more accurately, digitally, one sample long), causing a very sharp transient in the source material (Ripples’ VCA goes to audio rate, so it won’t smooth the envelope at all). This click can be picked up and repeated over and over by Beads.
It is not because the envelope on Beads is set to something smooth (eg, the bell) that the signal will necessarily be smooth. If, for example, a sharp transient in the source material is right at the apex of the bell, this transient will be very audible, even enveloped!
Beads’ doesn’t have Clouds’ transient smearing bank of all-pass filters.