desmond wrote:Getting back on topic - how would you classify/tag your "growing pineapples" synth sound, and what synth and approach would you use to synthesize it?
Good question, Desmond.
As a rough outline: That tangy mouthfeel that pineapple has (courtesy of an enzyme called Bromelain) suggests to me that the basis should be sawtooth - possibly two of, offset, and with some cross-modulation. I'm feeling a bandpass filter too. Amp envelope has a sharp attack, as the natural acid component hits the tongue fairly quickly, not too much decay, and a bit of a release tail as that zingy effect tends to linger. Probably a bit of modulation to the filter frequency, moving around between certain components of the flavour profile - the fruity "body", the sharper acid element, that strange sensation of having your mouth tenderized by the enzymatic content etc.
As for synth of choice, I'm on a very slimmed-down setup at the moment, but I'd start by knocking up a rough idea in Helm (which has continued to impress me since I used it for one the One Synth Challenge) and decide if it was missing anything that I needed to go elsewhere for.
I think one would play it polyphonically, almost like a deranged electric piano sound, but I might change my mind on that later.
This is unquestionably the most I've ever thought about the sound of a pineapple, and I'm going to have to try it once I've taken the dog for a walk :mrgreen: