Wave Machine explores the idea of a âperfect soundâ. What do we consider to be perfect, and how do we create it? Analog instruments are limited to the waveforms they can produce. A car horn cannot replicate the sound of a cello, and every cello will sound slightly different to each other. Digital waveforms are generated with the precision and accuracy of mathematical formulas â we can make a waveform to any specification, altering and inventing sound. Digital signals can be replicated perfectly, over and over again. Is an electronic musical note more âperfectâ than its analogue counterparts? Synthesizers use a combination of many layered electrical waveforms to approximate real-world instrument sounds. Be part of a live, visual juxtaposition of synthetic sound and the familiar human voice amongst a wall of oscilloscopes.
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