Plaits Clipping in Organ Mode


#1

Just had a quick question, my mutable Plaits has some soft audible clipping/distortion when using the softer organ modes. Is this normal for this mode?

Knob positions where I notice it:

Frequency: 11 o’clock
Harmonics: 12 o’clock
Timbre: 12 o’clock
Morph: 1 o’clock

All smaller potentiometers at 12 o’clock position.


#2

I’ll have a look!


#3

If Its the sound i think it is, I love it! Giving me trip hop organ vibes


#4

I can’t reproduce this… On the scope the signal stays between -6V and +6V (the clipping points of the DAC are at -8V and +8V).

Maybe there’s something in your signal chain that clips when the signal exceeds 10Vpp?


#5

Maybe you could post a recording?


#6

if its not the signal chain, like i said, some of the less bright wavetables can sound a bit wooly/clippy o their own…


#7

Thank you for all your responses.

Yeah you’re probably right, it’s probably just the way the waveform sounds in that mode with the different chords creating the sense of a bit of overdrive. I am not hearing it with a solid tone only when I’m triggering notes, I think it’s clicking coming from the internal envelope when fed a gate from what I can tell. It’s just easier to hear the click with softer tones than ones with more high frequency content.

Could someone explain the following. I can clearly hear the difference in audio when adjusting the morph to change the envelope decay time however I’m not hearing much of a change when adjusting the response of the LPG. Is this a pretty subtle effect on the sound? Or could someone provide a patch note on how I can hear the difference in use?

Turn the TIMBRE knob to adjust the response of the LPG, from VCFA to VCA.


#8

Its for sure not super duper obvious. Try it with a bright sound and a longish decay, youll notice immediately


#9

Oh ok, yeah just tested with a really bright sound and can hear it.

Thanks again.