I just wanted to thank you all for trying to help me here!
coda reached out to me first on dicksword, then petet, and then Sintel!
Now, call me crazy if you want, but given what I know about audio synthesis and in looking at the bytebeat visualizer, I think my approach resembles the functionality of a filter best. But, of course, there was the clicky glitch which I found unsettling.
@petet -- I thought your fiter solution fixed the clicks, but later I realized they were only slightly better when I got back on the macbook. Speakers make a big difference! On my desktop they are much more negligible. I decided to use it because it was more concise than mine and this was a 1k entry. I think your filter is interesting because instead of minimizing slope, it rounds the bottom.
@Sintel -- congrats on your filter being glitch free! I didn't have enough time to really play with it yet. Your LFO is kind of cray cray: it seems to oscillate down twice and then up twice (but I'm not sure about the up because it just stays completely open for a while)? Also, I wasn't sure how to fit it into my 1k entry. I'll do my best to try and remember to come back here next time I do a full-size bytebeat entry!
Thanks y'all so murch!!! <3