|Author||Topic: Can someone help me with Crystal 2.21|
Posted: 18th February 2003 09:23
I'd like to use soundfonts in Crystal 2.21, but don't understand how to load them in the machine....
Posted: 18th February 2003 09:28
Make a folder in your VST folder named CrystalSoundFonts and move or copy the soundfonts you want to use to that folder.Crystal scans that folder when starting up.
Posted: 18th February 2003 23:56
Yes, i've done that yesterday, but i only find the soundfonts in the "voice" section were i can load it as an oscillator type. Then it makes a part of the sound, weird and funny but to keep it simple maybe just one question.
Is Crystal a soundfont player or not and is it only monophonic?
Posted: 19th February 2003 00:54
No, Crystal is not a soundfont player, and it is true stereo. It's a complex hybrid synth that allows you to load soundfonts as oscillator waveforms... as an addition to the native osc waveforms. Which is great, because Crystal features also wave sequencing (tempo synced or not, LFO, MIDIcontrollers or 9-stage envelopes as modulation source ) which allows you to "scroll" through oscillator waveforms as the sound evolves!
I guess there are free soundfont players made with Synthedit out there.
Posted: 19th February 2003 01:22
Thank you, pakana.
It's what i wanted to know.
Crystal is great fun, very surprising stuff.
btw, i tested the new version of Speedsoft VSampler3.0 and it sound very powerfull, soundfonts plays very nice, warm. This beta looks to do it very well.
Posted: 19th February 2003 03:33
Your soundfonts probably sound weird because you have loaded them into a patch which is using Crystal's amplitude envelopes, filters and/or effects. (That's what Crystal's for, after all.) If the sound is being cut off too early, for instance, the amplitude envelope might need lengthening.
You might want to try going to one of the 'Unused' patches near the end of the presets before loading in a soundfont. This will give you the basic soundfont sound, which you can then mangle to your own satisfaction.