The Additive Synth is used in many forms of electronic music production. For example, one might use it for a sound effect or to create an atmospheric background when working with other sounds and melodies. It can also be utilized as the main instrument like chords played on keyboard instruments such as pianos or synthesizers that have been programmed using additive synthesis techniques rather than subtractive synthesis ones typically seen in pop hits where drums are usually mixed together from various samples recorded separately. The versatility of this type of synthesis is demonstrated by the wide range of styles that can be created with it.
The Additive Synth VST was first developed in 1975 as a means for synthesizing sounds through additive processes, which are also known as physical modelling synthesis techniques. This type of sound generation does not require prior knowledge about how audio waves work and instead relies on specific parameters which are then adjusted to create the desired sound.
An example of additive synthesis is as follows: A random waveform generator produces an oscillating frequency, such as a sine or square. The amplitude of these waves can be varied and their frequencies can also be swept by other modulators in order to produce additional sounds that have more complexity and depth.
In the 1970s, Japanese composer Isao Tomita was first to use additive synthesis in his music. His albums such as "Snowflakes are Dancing" and "Beauty", were digitally mastered using this technique instead of more traditional methods that used subtractive techniques like filters or EQing which resulted in a warmer sound with less harshness.
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