wavetable synthesis


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wavetable synthesis

wavetable synthesis

The technique used by MIDI for creating musical sounds by storing digitized samples of the actual instruments. It provides more realistic sound than the earlier FM synthesis method, which generates the sound waves entirely via electronic circuits. The more notes sampled in the wavetables, the better the resulting sound recreation. See MIDI, FM synthesis and sound card.
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They bought a Zeos Pantera, a 90 MHz Pentium with 16 MB RAM, 850 MB IDE hard disk, 64-bit video card with 2 MB RAM, 15[inches] monitor, 16-bit, 44 KHz wavetable synthesis audio card, and a 4x CD-ROM drive.
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Several models of Compaq's multimedia home PCs now come equipped with exclusive TrueQ Audio & Motion, a powerful collection of sound and video technology that is based on MPEG (Motion Picture Expert's Group) video, 3-D Spatialized sorround sound, high-fidelity speakers, and wavetable synthesis audio technology.
Wavetable synthesis, however, produces better sound because it uses digital recordings of actual instruments.