I know this is subjective but I’m trying to gauge a good number of samples for a wavetable synth. I feel like it should be a power of 2.
256 samples per wavetable row feels too small even though I know with simple interpolation you wouldn’t perceive any stepping and it has the ability to abuse a single byte overflow as apposed to using a modulus operation. But I feel I would loose a little bit of harmonic richness
I feel like going any higher than 1024 samples is overkill especially with interpolation and if the wavetable itself has a depth of 256 then that’s going to be quite large for saving presets e.t.c.
I feel that 512 samples is on paper the correct number to use but it kind of feels like punching for mediocrity.
I don’t want to use dynamic WT sample length as this would introduce unnecessary calculations and I want stability as this is for a pet project that could run on ARM processors like an RPi.
As stated I know this is all subjective but I was wondering if there’s any strong consensus going into 2019.