Date of Award
Master of Music
School of Music
Wavetable synthesis is a powerful tool for music creation that helps composers and producers develop their own unique sounds. Though wavetable synthesis has been utilized in music since the early 1980s, advancements in computer technologies in the 2000s and the subsequent releases of software synthesizers in the late 2000s and early 2010s has led to the increased presence of wavetable synthesis in commercial music. This thesis chronicles a historical overview of the use of wavetable synthesis in commercial music and demonstrates the accessibility and power that wavetable synthesis delivers in music creation. The demonstration portion of this thesis features two original compositions in the style of electronic dance music (EDM) that prominently incorporate original wavetable instruments created from recordings of two motorized vehicles, as well as an overview of the processes of their creation.
Scroggs, Garrett Norman, "THE RISE OF WAVETABLE SYNTHESIS IN COMMERCIAL MUSIC AND ITS CREATIVE APPLICATIONS" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 498.
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