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Postby syntheticillusion; Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:03 am wav2zebra like software

I found this audio wav to zebra application on sourceforge, it's like wav2zebra but it's new, blueberry thing

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Postby perivar; Sun May 31, 2015 11:01 am Re: wav2zebra like software

Updated post with the latest releases.


I wasn't completely happy with neither Blueberry Thing or the original Wav2ZebraJava so I made a couple of utilities for windows to enable me to use some waveforms I really like from Mini V and Massive.

You can find an "updated" version of Wave2Zebra here:
https://github.com/perivar/AudioVSTTool ... 2Zebra2Osc
and the releases here:

The latest version as of now are v.0.5:
https://github.com/perivar/AudioVSTTool ... .v.0.5.zip

It's really a completely rewrite of Jupiter8s original version which had a lot I really liked.

Question: What does this program do?
Answer: It converts audio files to sampled waveforms (aka wavetables) which can be used in the awsome u-he Zebra 2 Synthesizer. The tool converts up to 16 audio files (or an interpolation between one or more waveforms) into one wavetable preset.

Question: How do I do this?
You load waveforms into one or more cells (16 in total) either by doubleclicking on an wave cell or by using "Load cell(s)" from the File-menu. You can load several waveforms at once.
You can either see the "raw" (i.e. not-processed) waveform or you can see the waveform after it has been morphed.
(The imported audio files will always be downsampled to 128 bit). Choose where you would want to save the sampled waveform and click "Export to Zebra 2".
Once the file is in the right place you start Zebra2 and on the oscillators there's a small tab on the lower left that probably says default. Click that and a browser for oscillator presets comes up. Locate the exported file and click on it. Voila you have a sampled waveform in Zebra2.

Tips: You can also generate a waveshape by rightclicking on a cell and select a waveshape you like, e.g. "Saw Rising" or "Triangle".
These are all the waveshapes found in Sylenth.

In addition you can play the waveshape and navigate using your arrow keys.
Drag and Drop onto cells also work.

A massive amount of credit goes to jupiter8 who developed the original wav2zebra utility:

If you are interested in the NI Massive wavetables I suggest two other tools:
1. ExtractMassiveWavetables to extract the wavetables from NI Massive tables.dat

https://github.com/perivar/ExtractMassi ... esdat-file
https://github.com/perivar/ExtractMassi ... s/releases

2. ConvertMassiveWavetables to convert the extracted wavetables to Single Cycle Wavetables and Zebra 2 OSC presets automaticaly
https://github.com/perivar/ConvertMassi ... s/releases

All of these tools need .NET runtime installed to work.

Per Ivar Nerseth, 2015
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Postby drzhnn; Sun May 31, 2015 3:14 pm Re: wav2zebra like software

Thanks for bringing this up, syntheticillusion!
Wow, this tool is really handy! Love the drag-n-drop to individual cells and keyboard shortcuts.

Thanks so much for making this app, perivar!
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Postby Howard; Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:09 am Re: wav2zebra like software

Mac? :-/
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Postby ere2learn; Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:07 am Re: wav2zebra like software

very cool software,so easy to use,nicely done sir
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Postby Breeze; Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:33 pm Re: wav2zebra like software

Howard wrote:Mac? :-/

Parallels? :D
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Postby Guenon; Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:45 am Re: wav2zebra like software

Thank you! Much appreciated (and bookmarked for future updates :) )
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Postby david.beholder; Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:25 pm Re: wav2zebra like software


I think proper waveform import is good RQ for Zebra 3
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Postby The Traveler; Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:59 am Re: wav2zebra like software

[EDIT] I worked out what I was doing wrong. :dog:

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Postby Autobot; Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:03 am Re: wav2zebra like software

Thanks for this great handy tool. For some reason drag'n'drop did not work. Win7 64-bit. All admin rights reserved :hihi:
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Postby TomKern; Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:43 am Re: wav2zebra like software

Howard wrote:Mac? :-/

Thanks to the OP, great tool!!! :)

Gives my Galbanum waveforms a new life :party:

BTW, I'm on Mac too and I found that Paralles is not needed (I personally find it to cumbersome for the few times a year I'd need it).
Wine (free, light) can run this tool just fine.
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Postby JiggaJogie; Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:38 pm Re: wav2zebra like software

Is there any way to convert an existing wavetable in .wav format to a Zebra oscillator in .h2p format? As far as I know, you can only build a wavetable out of 16 separate single cycle waveforms. Thanks!!
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Postby TMW; Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:53 pm Re: wav2zebra like software

Can anyone offer any hints to how we can create a waveform LARGE enough to fill one cell?
I can isolate a single waveform easily enough, but it just comes up as a blip in the converter.
How can we get one wide enough to fill the entire space?
I'm using deep notes but still nowhere close.

This tool looks awesome, but I'm not having any success getting a single waveform imported.
(Trying to get my Erebus waves into Zebra)
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Postby TMW; Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:26 pm Re: wav2zebra like software

Nevermind - figured it out.
Reaper had added a tail to the render of my waveform.
Deselected that option and now it's importing as expected.
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Postby Chris-S; Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:40 am Re: wav2zebra like software

Do I understand correctly, that I have to splice up my wave into 16 128 sample pieces prior to load it into the Wav2Zebra2Osc tool?

What I have is a 12.2 sec long sweep through the PPG WT #24 on note C3.

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