Nitrox comprises three wave shapers to be used with the oscillators. The wave shaper window can be opened with the following button which is located in the main window's tool bar:
Wave shapers calculate a lookup table according to some specification. The lookup table is applied to the sound to be processed by the wave shaper. Usually the wave shaper enriches the spectrum of the processed sound. The effects can range from increasing or decreasing saturation to aggressive distortion.
The wave shaper window has a tool bar with open, close, copy and paste buttons on the right hand side and the wave shaper selector on the left hand side:
Note, that enriching the spectrum can produce aliasing. So be careful!
The wave shaper has two basic modes, which can be mixed:
Saturation controls the wave shaping curve of the saturation mode. Set Mix to 0% to purely apply this curve.
Frequency controls the the amount of sine waves of the wave shaping curve of the distortion mode. Set Mix to 100% to purely apply the distortion mode curve.
FM applies frequency modulation to the wave shaping curve of the distortion mode. A negtive value concentrates the waves around the mid point whereas a positive value shifts the waves the left and right border of the curve. Set Mix to 100% to purely apply the distortion mode curve.
Emphasis controls the amplitude of the waves of the wave shaping curve of the distortion mode. If the value is 0 the amplitude is highest at the left and right border of the wave shaping curve, whereas if the value is 1 the maximum amplitude is around the mid point. If the value is 0.5 the amplitude is uniform over the whole range. Set Mix to 100% to purely apply the distortion mode curve.
Mix morphes between the saturation mode and the distortion mode wave shaping curve.
Dry/Wet sets the intensity of the wave shaping effect. Note, that this setting is not reflected in the wave shaping curve.