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  1. by a cd from target or walmart or the wherehouse or something in the sounds of nature series and there should be one fo them to do with wind and then just rip the audio. As soon as I get my new computer this is the route im going to go and im gonna have samples up the wazoo as far as nature sounds and animals and thunder and water and etc
  2. I think you are thinking of the coarse knobs (when you say that only go by semitones). The coarse is what you can adjust to make one oscillator a semitone, tone, to an octave or two higher... The fine tuning works with cents, far less than a basic coarse adjuster. Fine tuning tunes in degrees smaller than note of a single note distance. If you wanted to do what you just described you would still move each note up one half step (440 to 476, 220 to 238) but for the oscillator of the 238 you can adjust the fine tuning to reach values of each hz inbetween that and the next semi tone. Fine tuning is basically to get to all the frequencies between the fundamental note frequencies. You are probably wanting something that does this automatically after you've set up the amounts right? This seems to me like it might sound ok when the notes are even octaves apart but once you start raising notes you will just run into more and more dissonance until you reach some point where the harmonic levels are a fifth apart or something.
  3. are you looking for a woodblock you can pitch up and down? You'd probably be able to do this if you just find a wav sample of a woodblock and just pitch it how you want. If you can't find a good sample, then go to hammersound and check through a lot of the drumkits (i dont mean just look for a woodblock drumkit, i mean look at the regular drumkits that may have woodblocks in them) until ou find a good sounding woodblock then make a single strike of the block at like 280 bpm so you can get a short sample (should give a smaller file size this way) and just export it to wav and use it this way. (make sure you have the volume adjusted because the wav sample will be at the volume exported but then when you load the sample the channels volum will be down to 75% or whatever again.
  4. cant you do that with fine tuning? (not trying to sound smart assed or anything, but is this what you mean?)
  5. i do believe there were some fonts at hammersound... people really should at least try to look for sounds before requesting them... i cant believe somoene actually requested a nice piano on here a page back lol, if you dont find what you want at hammersound check google. I know theres a like 120 meg piano font floating around the net. I really miss the soundsite though, that was my friggin heaven. The best soundfont site that ever existed I wish i could find an archive or something from them.
  6. I was messing around with ovation the other day and it is very good. all you need is the proper eq, reverb, and velocity adjustments and note placement (i get the feeling most of the bad reviews are from the people who would write a guitar chord with every note hit at once and shit like that lol) You just have to think about how it would sound if you were actually playing the song on a guitar. how your hand would hit harder on the bass strings on the way down and harder on the high strings (and missing the low strings practically) on the way up. Strumming... hahaha... good luck, but it can be achieved well enough to fool some people so give it a try. and again, not much your gonna find better for free so listen to compy.
  7. yeah, i think it was beatdrop who mentioned mutant koto in the original thread where the guy asked for ethnic vst's. He didnt have the link so I just found it and threw it in the post. I am pretty sure he mentioned mutagene making it too. I think analoq should make some vst's. He seems to be "one of" the most knowledgable people on the site when it comes to synthesis.
  8. I really like the feel of egokiller for old school sounds. Like so > I have made a lot of old school synths while messing around with egokiller. I rarely use oldschool stuff so I dont have any other samples, but if you want old school bass patches you can work something out with this and its fairly user friendly. Not too much to control but enough to make it versatile. And yeah, fm7 is what everyone says for old school shit, so take zircons advice.
  9. COPY FROM THREAD ABOUT ETHNIC VST'S... You should probably be more specific than ethnic instruments... are you looking for percussive, pitched percussive, plucked, blown, bowed, etc? If you want some plucked instrument sound you can get the slayer 2 vst which has a preset for a sitar which you can alter to get other similair instrument sounds from it. Its not the best for modeling guitar (well i guess its probably one of the best in the market, but its nothing compared to the real thing) but for other picked/plucked instruments you may find a good use for it. http://www.kvr-vst.com/get/245.html There is also a vst that is called plucked string which i have not used but may help you out, again for the same style of sound but it looks like it may be more effective than slayer since this looks to model acoustic rather than electric which has a completely different timber. http://www.kvr-vst.com/get/129.html Wow, I just now found this and actually I may shell out the money for this myself soon. It is called smart flute and samples from "indian flute", pan flute, piccolo, "Shakahuchi", and flute tong which i have actually never heard of but sounds ethnic. This obviously makes use of ethnic flutes so it may be worth your checking out. http://www.kvr-vst.com/get/587.html You may get some ethnic orchestral strings out of this with some tweaking but either way I loved this vst when I used to use it myself. From what I remember the vst can get rather loud in DB without actually sounding very loud (but this was way back when i really sucked at synthesis so I probably was just fucking up). When i had good sounds they were really good. Modeled only for strings. http://www.kvr-vst.com/get/177.html (copied from kvr-vst) Culture contains over 9GB (2 DVDs) of authentic, highly-optimised sounds of world, ethno, industrial and orchestral percussion. Included are instruments from all over the world, with nearly every sound detail, which help make Culture sound so incredibly real. In order to achieve such a high level of authenticity, the instruments were recorded with nearly all playing techniques, for example, a djembe contains: bass tones, closed, half closed, half open, open, damped, fingered, flams, rolls, ghosts, drags, ... nearly all instruments with 16 velocity splits for left AND right hand. http://www.kvr-vst.com/get/325.html (again copied from kvr-vst, but I used to use this synth and I had so much fun with it. Seriously one of the FUNNEST synths out there IMO. Great in happy hardcore ) Delay Lama is a VSTi for Mac & PC that makes your computer sound and look like a singing Tibetan monk. Delay Lama is the first software synthesizer that features both vocal synthesis and a real-time 3D animated interface, which dynamically reacts to musical gestures from the user. http://www.kvr-vst.com/get/226.html (This sounds perfect for you, just wish I could try a demo to see how this sounds... again copied from kvr-vst) Ethnosphere comes with over 300 pristine quality sound banks and includes several kinds of Buzouki, Sitar, Koto Shamisen, Santur, Dulcimer, Psaltry, Harp, Zither, Saz, Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, Pipe, Ethnic Orchestral Ensemble, Accordion, Musette as well as tons of percussion instruments and loops. http://www.kvr-vst.com/get/489.html Mutant koto here: http://www.kvr-vst.com/get/1071.html (again, kvr says it best, and this sounds like it could very well be worth the moeny... its too bad im a cheap bastard) A wonderful and unique sample library for everyone who would like to discover the rich sounds of the South Pacific and use them in their music. The library was produced by Airileke ('Airi') Ingram who recorded a host of indigenous instruments. There are also village ambience tracks from Airi's village Gabagaba in Central Province of Papua New Guinea and Munum village in the Morobe Province, and spoken and chanted vocals. Most of the instruments in this CD come from Papua New Guinea ('PNG'), a nation in the western region of the South Pacific Ocean, to the north of Australia. It is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world with over 800 languages and over 3000 dialects. http://www.kvr-vst.com/get/478.html I have looked at well over 70 vst's and I did skip a lot that the name suggested it was non-ethnic or purely synth so if there is anything I might have mised sorry, but this hsould definately give you some ideas or starting points. I am going to copy this into the vst thread so that this post does not end up lost as I put a good hours work into finding this all out, and I also want to keep a lot of these in mind for myself in the future. I hope this helps and everyone should check most of these out If anyone has any experience with these let me know so i dont waist my money soon because i am very interested in some of these that cost.
  10. I very much enjoyed this piece, seriously this is going to get a ton of play by me in the future. The only thing i dont like is the sorta high hatty sound i hear like at 0:23 (this is the best example because the sound actually occurs when no notes are playing. I dont know what this is, maybe just recording fuzz, but it really got annoying to me). Then there are sudden bassy plunks like at 0:27 which dont happen to often and i know this is just due to the bass notes in the piano but it still kinda got to me. But like I said, I enjoyed this piece on many levels... musically, mentally, emotionally, it was relaxing and at the same time jerked emotions around in me without actually bringing them forward. Makes me want to feel somehting without knowing what the feeling is. I have posted maybe ten reviews in the past two years so a song has to really really grab my attention to get a review, thats how good this was. Everyone should enjoy this for its artistic experimentation on the themes. Wonderful music, wonderful.
  11. This might have been answered in the beginning of the thread because this was the reason for my first post in it and started the whole thread, lol. I remember someone linked me to one, but I didnt like it that much.
  12. the sounds are just quiet in squidfont from what I remember. Throw on a compressor with no compression at all and just up the amp until the sounds to the level you want
  13. I dont even remember saying that, lol... I have been sick for a few days, i might have been out of it. I would normally not try and describe the way an lfo works or what its purpose is. I understand it but I know I can't explain it... so my trying to was pointless and i really dont know what i tried for.
  14. so your looking for help with fruityloops? Instead of reading 6 pages, read just one, the page that has all the topics for remix 101 in it oh yeah, and then when you find the fruityloops 101 thread... Then you have like a thousand pages to read, heh, good luck
  15. A wah effect can be produced in multiple ways actually. The most effective, from my personal experience, is have an envelope adjusting the cutoff and reson, and you can even adjust the amp if you want the Wah to come out from no sound, or if you want sound that wahs through. Basically work with your cut off envelope and get a decent wah sound then fiddle with the reson and amp a bit and the cutoff some more. This method works for the type of wah sound I like...
  16. http://www.kvr-vst.com/get/871.html http://www.kvr-vst.com/get/1138.html ($25) Might find something useable in this http://www.kvr-vst.com/get/465.html Thats all I can really find right now, I had to go through he quick list on the right, I cant seem to find anyhting using their new search system.
  17. Play with your eq my friend, youd be surprised what you can do. Also, the reason for ska sounding so different is the way its played. Ska is meant to sound live. Unless your really recording its gonna be a tough challenge. If you want your brass to sound a little honkier (that obnoxiousness) you may want to try boosting the 250 hz range a bit. At least, thats if i remember right. Also, you can try adding slight flange or chorus or something like that to give it a slightly more human feel. Get used to editing the amp envelopes from note to note. Ska is just waaaay to real to easily recreate digitally. Its like guitar stuff. Its just better to go live.
  18. This man speaks the turht, as youve all probably already seen, ive recomended this series already. The compressor is one of the best compressor utilities ive used and it is very user friendly yet powerful. If you want a compressor for single instruments, this is it, and i even use it for that final export when i need to just level things out a little more... A multi band compressor would probably work better for finished mixes but i think this is just fine for my tastes and my personal sound. Also, i find the classic reverb to sound very very clean and full, and very very very effective on realistic type instruments (if you want that piano in a grand hall feel, or a violinist playing in a small auditorium, or maybe a string orchestra playing at a venue in a big open space, etc). The presets are really good too and just like the other classic vst's its so user friendly and easy to use without being cheap and crappy. I recomend the set to anyone who uses free effects. Oh, and i mentioned it before in a post, but there is a light on the compressor that tells you when you actually compress the audio and not just lower the threshold level, say you want to just "barely" compress your sounc, you can guesstimate it with fruity compressor and think youve done something or wait til you hear a sound difference (which would probably be more than just "barely" compressing) but with classic you can keep lowering the threshold or attack or lengthen the decay until you see the light just flicker every so often. Trust me, its a lot more useful to actually have something tell you your compressing than you realise. I want to take this chance to put out two new demos (and show my mad skillz, jk) for 3xosc. Im no sir nuts but these are some pretty ok sounds. This first one is just 3xosc sounds and its only three of them (my computer im using sucks and im getting my mixing computer back soon, i cant fit too much in one song or i cant listen to it). I made the lead thinking about the thread about "generic trance leads" and figured id make one myself (for the first time i think i actually did a good job) and the bass i wanted to sorta sound like some of kylie minogues stuff, but not quite... either youll get what i mean or you wont. just sorta eighties sounding bass i guess. The arrpeggios i dont know, i just needed to demo another sound for 3xosc. The beat was so complicated and i usually suck at beats so it was hard to pull one off in this, especially when it had weird timing, the first beat was like not really on the first beat... i dont know how to explain. BUt yeah i do the same thing i did in a couple demos, i changed the style of the song in the end to show a different way of playing the same sounds. this next one i only made the bass and the arrpegs (and its waaaaaaaaaay longer than it needs to be because i like it and want to hear it loop, lol). The arrpeggios were made with the fruity arrpegiator (a great addition to the already powerful 3xosc, not saying its new, but its a great part of 3xosc that is often overlooked). The bass is very deep so you need headphones or you need a sub to listen. The string is just a violin soundfont. The bass is like perfect for hiphop and stuff like that, very deep. This one isnt that great of a demo for the 3xosc, but i like doing this and if it makes poeple get into making their own synths more or using the synths i demo then its all worth while. plus i need the practice badly so i can get better at making my own synths, like i said, im no sir nuts (or GLL or beatdrop, or zircon, or xelebes or etc... wow i suck more than everyone... that sucks)
  19. its when a squid passes gas or it could be when you write with the ink of a squid
  20. Heres a new egokiller demo. I think analoq will like this one, because when i hear the main synth i used it just makes me think of synths i have heard analoq use before, not this exact kind, but similair styling. I dont know, i just thought of analoq when i made this. The sounds in this fit together a lot better than the other egokiller deom mixes, and this one has some processing done to it and a much much better drumset and melodic value. In my opinion this is a very nice synth... I tried saving the preset but fruitydemo didnt let me save it, it saved it as a wrapper file or some crap and doesnt even work as a preset so its lost but i am sure i can reconstruct it easily. I have a wav sample of the synth if anyone wants it at all.
  21. I have noticed a lot of sample based vst's sound like crap. There are some nice ones like sampletank (though ive never used it and have no idea of its editability or anything like that) and a couple others. ooooh, like the ummm... the series of sampled vst's with a rhodes piano one, a piano, electric piano, and a bass guitar... thats it, its bugging me (looks for the name) Ok, found it, the 4front series found here>>> http://www.yohng.com/ Maybe the stringer was just updated or something because when i go to kvr to see whats new, i set the search to show the most recently added stuff and its like one of the most recent three or something.
  22. Has anyone had a chance to try out the new stringer vst over at kvr? I was wondering if it sounds pretty nice because it doesnt look too editable and i imagine if it has crappy sounds to start off with then you would just be editing crap (like the wombat solina series vst's IMO).
  23. Heres another demo type thing for egokiller. So far you can tell its pretty good for dirty bass synths and detuned stuff. The cleaner sounds are pretty hard to produce especially since if you have the built in distortion turned all the way down you hardly hear anything. This time i used multiple types of oscillators. For the lead, glassy, synth i used the doublesine for the main and sub oscillator. (i probably might have had a bit cleaner sound for that lead had I used no sub oscillator, oh well). For anyone who has used egokiller, what is the doublesine? is it a sine oscillator with another sine right after it so that they follow each other and add just a bit of detuning, or do they fluctaute at opposite times like when the first sine wave reaches the top peak the other sine is at the bottom? Im just curious as to how the double sine option works. The arrpegio is also made with a double sine in both osc's but it has different filtering and amp envelope. The bass is two square wavs. and the chord stabs are i think saw/pulse and saw. Again i didnt use any kind of processing, not even a limiter or compressor. Nothing on the drums either. Listening now i would have boosted the bass and probably threw some reverb on the chord stabs and definately proceess the drums a lot, i would eq everything so its not so cluttered. This would sound better with processing, but i want to show the synths on its own abilities. I dont know, this isnt that great but its probbably better sounds than the last demo. I didnt make this to sound good as an arrangement so its pretty flawed in that department, but i want to show a little different sounds from the generator. Like i said, if you like kinda dirty grungy basses or detuned leads, etc then you should definately become familiar with this synth.
  24. most of them used saws and pulse/saw oscillators. I didnt really mean to make this to show off the synth or anything, I was just messing around and made that lead melody and rather liked it so i just added stuff to see hwo it would sound in a mix so I just rhew random crap into it so i can mess with egokiller some more. I was bored and just wanted to make sounds. I plan on making a demo for egokiller that actually is meant to be a demo. After "Ego Killer" I am going to do a pentagon demo because I really like that synth generator, if not that then I am going to make one for "Triangle II" or maybe even "3Xosc" from fruity loops... though I should probably just direct people to old mixes from sirnuts to show the capabilities of 3xosc. I dont remember who, but someone in this thread said they used superwavep8 a lot, maybe they should make a demo for it, others should demo their favorite synths too.
  25. I was bored the other night and made this... every sound you hear except the drums was made with egokiller (which i talked about earlier in the thread). I think I used six egokillers in this and part way through just changed octaves or pitches for certain ones. This is basically to show a little of what the synth can do, dont think everything you make will sound this dirty, I didnt use a single bit of processing (no eq, no reverb, any delay was from the synth itself) the only thing i did was threw a light limiter on to the master fx channel. I guess i would like opinions on this since it only took me about ten minutes to make and i havent been doing much with my own synths so i was wondering if any of these sounds are good, or if they work well together. Prolly not its all pretty weird.
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