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If you were assigned to synthesize the sound of an airplane passing by above, how would you go about it?


Ott responded on 03/15/2017
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Jet or propeller?

For a jet I'd used low-pass filtered white noise with either a sine wave or filter resonance for the turbine whine and a slow filter sweep/pitchbend to simulate Doppler-effect.

Propeller is a bit more difficult but I'd start with sawtooth waves at various pitches to simulate the various overtones created by engine, exhaust and propeller[s] and then apply low-pass filter and pitchbend to create the Doppler effect.

After 45 minutes of that bullshit I'd probably go 'Fuck it' and grab one off a sample CD.

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