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  • n. A collection of many single-cycle waveforms with subtly changing harmonic contents, sometimes based on a sample of a real musical instrument, used in sound synthesis.

Etymologies

wave +‎ table (from waveform) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Newer OSs, generally include some kind of wavetable setup that redirects the samples to your sound card, this takes only a trivial amount of modern processing power.

    LinuxQuestions.org

  • You may have a synth like the famous opl2 and 3 series that directly creates the analog sounds you hear or you may have a "wavetable" setup which references small recorded samples for the notes.

    LinuxQuestions.org

  • It's a bit like Reason for your PDA - sample playback, virtual instruments, effects, wavetable synthesis, and a special mode for live performance.

    Back by Popular Demand: Bhajis Loops & Chocopoolp

  • It features drones generated by wavetable sound synthesis and a built in metronome.

    Burns Night Special: MIDI Bagpipes are everywhere!

  • This helps creating wavetable scans without always keeping an eye of not hitting those accidentally.

    VeryCD - 电驴资源订阅

  • The ZingerDx VST plugin was developed to be a polyphonic wavetable synth.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • The thing that makes it different from other wavetable synths is that it doesn't feature any waves for its tables.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • 'Prefer experience with audio data compression and lower resolution audio, wavetable music engines, audio development hardware for game platforms, or audio development hardware for mobile/embedded technology.

    Gamasutra Feature Articles

  • • Develop music in recorded (wave) formats and for wavetable (MIDI) synthesis engines.

    Gamasutra Feature Articles

  • Oscillators include wavetable sources in addition to the more-common types, and the Ladder Filter, Comb Filter, and Formant Filter are particularly gorgeous.

    Macworld

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