Hey everyone! I have been following the livestream tutorials that @biminiroad created a while back on the official Audulus youtube channel, most recently, Modular Synth 101. I got about halfway through, and I thought I was doing something wrong, as it was 3am this morning, and not wishing to wake the neighbors with my little jam sesh I had planned, I had gotten out my Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones and connected to my Mac before starting out.
I had noticed some weird audio anomalies that I wasn’t so worried about (ex. clicks, chords that sounded terrible, things that seemed like they might be due to user error in the setup phase (things I had also previously encountered on iOS with wireless headphones as well, but chalked up to myself not knowing completely what I was doing)), but when I connected my triple oscillator MIDI cascade to the mixer and then to the filter, it sounded so bad, I decided to give up as I had followed all the instructions, re-checked all my math expressions and checked the output numbers, and everything seemed to be just as the video displayed and exactly what Mark was describing.
I figured maybe in my sleep deprived state, I might be missing something that was the key, and so I went to bed and started again today. No headphones this time because I don’t worry as much about the neighbors during the day. Now, everything I set up sounds beautiful, just like in the stream, how could this be? I re-connected the headphones, played a couple notes, it seems to clip the peak of the attack of each note and cuts back in at the sustain phase and no problems with release.
This is really bothering me, and I tried to find exact audio specs about the headphones, and see if there could be some kind of definitive information that I could find to tell me why my headset was doing this. Then I tried another set of headphones, this time, some wireless Skullcandy Hesh 2 headphones. Same result as with the Beats.
I don’t have any wired headphones to try at the moment, but I am sure hoping this is something I can remedy in some way as this will seriously limit my ability to test and develop patches while I am not at home if only my computer speakers will provide reliable sound. I will include my half completed patch below for reference. Can anyone provide help, advice, insight, etc.? I will settle for any one of those three things, but if possible, I would love to have all of the information so I can better understand what is happening here. Thanks guys! Mod Synth 101.audulus (10.3 KB)