Introducing the Triangle Wave
Although its shape looks totally different at first glance, the triangular waveform only represents a variation of the square wave. Just like the square wave, the triangular is made of odd harmonics, only at lower amplitudes.
Because of its soft harmonic content, the triangle wave sounds similar to a sine wave but with
that subtle square flavor, due to the presence of odd harmonics.
Generating a triangular waveform in the digital "sampled" world is not as easy as it seems. Our algorithm has been designed to deliver the closest triangular sound instead of the best looking waveform.
The triangle wave compared to...
Listen to how the triangle wave sounds in comparison to other classic waveforms such as the sine
. Try to isolate the fundamental frequency by ear (it sounds equivalent to the sine tone) from its harmonics. Our default values are used here (1000Hz, 3s, -3dBFS).