Straight Maths

A generic percussive instrument emulator powered by Maths...

The story

“Your stuff is all dark and gloomy. Can’t you do anything nice and bright?,” they enquired.

“Of course. All I need is some maths…” I replied.

Here, with some help from Fourier, Risset, Karplus and Strong, is Decent Sampler pretending to be a generic percussive instrument emulator.

S is the basic underlying sine wave that probably plays the fundamental pitch.
M is medium length percussive metallic timbres. Tizz is oftne the word people use…
W is short length (fast decay) percussive wooden timbres. Tumb is one word people assign to woody sounds…

Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to set a couple of Mic sliders from the left from S, M and W, and then set the sliders on the right to taste.


Leave a review to let others know what you thought of the instrument!

  • Hilariously quirky and very 80s

    For all you 80s 8-bit needs. This library is very quirky and has a range of interesting synthy percussive sounds. the GUI takes a minute to get used to but is simple enough after a while.

    R.Treves18 October 2021
  • Interesting, but the GUI wasn’t my thing.

    Math huh? Maybe the reason I didn’t get along with it, hahah. And I do like my stuf dark and gloomy, not nice and bright. Sorry mate, thanks for the effort though.

    electri-fire18 October 2021
  • Interesting Sound!

    This pack has a very interesting percussive sound. It could almost be used as a bass element, although I find it sounds quite good when played in higher registers with lots of verb. The "SMW" menu is a little confusing to operate at first, but the inclusion of this feature is much appreciated. Good for people who are looking for 80's-esque sounds.

    Jake17 October 2021
  • A bit comical and unique texture

    Very nice synth!!! You can control and create your own sound. I like the sound from the middle range, I thought that it could be used for a robotic featured film. A little comical and interesting texture.

    Asuka Amane16 October 2021
  • A hint of the 80s...

    Really cool synthesizer that holds up on for both the low and high ends. It reminds me of the one used in the Stranger Things introduction. One thing that I notice as a common theme among your instruments are fantastic interfaces, but also very complicated ones. We might benefit from short tutorial videos on how to use them and get the best sounds out of the instrument. This is definitely a go-to download for anybody looking for a powerful synth with a slight 80s vibe. Great job!

    christopher13 October 2021