64 ARTURIA – ARP2600– USER’S MANUAL
The saw tooth presents the richest audio signal of the four waveforms (it
contains all of the harmonics at decreasing volume levels in high frequencies). Its
sound is ideal for brass sounds, percussive bass sounds or rich accompaniments.
The square possesses a more “hollow” sound that the saw tooth (it only
contains odd harmonics) but none the less, its rich sound (notably in low frequencies)
can be used for sub-bass sounds that will come out well in the mix (the square
oscillator is often set an octave below that of the saw tooth), wood sounds (clarinet, if
the square signal is a little filtered), etc.
The triangle can be considered like a very filtered (and soft) square
signal. It is very low in harmonics (odd only) and will be very useful for creating sub
basses, flute sounds, etc.…