Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

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Andrew Souter
KVRAF
2528 posts since 12 Sep, 2008

Post Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:12 pm

This thread is for discussing compatibility, installation, and usage of the Galbanum Architecture Waveforms 2010 Wavetable Format. As I do not own every synth in existence, it is cool to know what you guys have tried and what works and what does not, and what is highly requested to look into and attempt to support.

No sales discussion in this thread. Just technical and usage things please.

Tech specs are:

2048 samples per waveform
32-bit floating point
256 max waveforms per wavetable

Sample Rate header is set at 44.1K, but this is generally irrelevant to a proper wavetable synth.

I will keep a list of checked synth hosts here. I will adjust this as people post their experiences below, and I have an opportunity to look into the reports over the next week.

EXPLICITLY CONFIRMED TO HAVE OPTIMAL COMPATABLITY
  • Xfer Records Serum
  • UVI Falcon (must append "_2048" to the file names currently)
CONFIRMED TO HAVE OPTIMAL COMPATABLITY IN A FUTURE UPDATE
  • Synapse Dune
  • Tone2 Icarus
CONFIRMED TO LOAD AND USABLE BUT POTENTIALY LIMITED
  • Waves Codex (max 64 samples per waveform)
REPORTED BY USERS TO LOAD
  • MuTools Mux
UNKNOWN & REQUESTED
DEMO WAVETABLE FORMAT FOR TESTING IN YOUR SYNTH HOST

http://www.galbanum.com/content/product ... leDemo.zip
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dayjob
KVRian
1312 posts since 6 Nov, 2006

Re: Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

Post Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:50 pm

for Falcon you can just drag and drop right into the wavetable osc display no issues. waveform shows up in display as well.

asseca
KVRAF
1985 posts since 29 Feb, 2004

Re: Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

Post Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:00 pm

Spectral - SPM - Log 01.wav only loads correctly as a wavetable by renaming it to Spectral - SPM - Log 01_2048.wav

[edit] for Falcon [/edit]
Last edited by asseca on Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:34 am, edited 1 time in total.

rustman
KVRian
1123 posts since 29 Sep, 2013

Re: Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

Post Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:40 am

Cool. I'll follow this and make sure I don't overlook any opportunities. These things are burning a hole in my drive waiting to be further unleashed. Andrew, do you want me to play typo fascist regarding your OP? :roll:

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Andrew Souter
KVRAF
2528 posts since 12 Sep, 2008

Re: Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

Post Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:02 am

asseca wrote:Spectral - SPM - Log 01.wav only loads correctly as a wavetable by renaming it to Spectral - SPM - Log 01_2048.wav
Do you mean specifically for use in Falcon? So falcon requires that the file name be appended with the number of samples in the individual waveforms? That's simple enough.

Anyone know what the limit is, if any, on how many waveforms per wavetable Falcon can handle?

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Andrew Souter
KVRAF
2528 posts since 12 Sep, 2008

Re: Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

Post Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:06 am

rustman wrote:Cool. I'll follow this and make sure I don't overlook any opportunities. These things are burning a hole in my drive waiting to be further unleashed. Andrew, do you want me to play typo fascist regarding your OP? :roll:

:tu:

I think I got em. :wink: if not, sure, let me
Know.

bibz1st
KVRAF
1620 posts since 29 Mar, 2013

Re: Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

Post Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:07 am

Well the demo file seems to load and work OK in Mutools Mux
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otristan
KVRAF
1943 posts since 28 Mar, 2005

Re: Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

Post Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:14 am

Galbanum wrote: Do you mean specifically for use in Falcon? So falcon requires that the file name be appended with the number of samples in the individual waveforms? That's simple enough.
Yep. Or we do read Serum custom wav chunk if any.
Galbanum wrote: Anyone know what the limit is, if any, on how many waveforms per wavetable Falcon can handle?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkEXGgdqMz8
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Daags
KVRAF
2196 posts since 19 Dec, 2014

Re: Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

Post Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:59 am

please also provide in the Zebra format.

ya, i noticed that some people said in the other thread 'oh, you can use such and such a tool to create them' ... but that's true of all the wavetable formats - we can use a tool to create our own either from Architecture waveforms or otherwise. the whole point of this wavetable bundle is you're doing the conversion for us - which is why we're paying you, etc.

at least that's why I will pay you - it's not because I don't know how to make a wavetable from a selection of waveforms, or lack the tools.

asseca
KVRAF
1985 posts since 29 Feb, 2004

Re: Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

Post Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:28 am

Galbanum wrote:
asseca wrote:Spectral - SPM - Log 01.wav only loads correctly as a wavetable by renaming it to Spectral - SPM - Log 01_2048.wav
Do you mean specifically for use in Falcon? So falcon requires that the file name be appended with the number of samples in the individual waveforms? That's simple enough.
Yes, I mean for Falcon. Sometimes Falcon can automatically read the 2048 samples per waveform without the "_2048" at the end of the file name, don't really know how this works...

kv331
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5726 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Re: Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

Post Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:42 am

Hey Andrew,

The documentation links didnt work for me.

also, do you use any custom chunks in the WAV file?

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kokotte
KVRian
698 posts since 17 Sep, 2014

Re: Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

Post Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:44 am

your waveforms are really top notch
but,just a question, the wavetable are"interpolate" with crossfade or spectral ?
are they ready to be modulate like in massive, because, for the price, it's a no brainer

Daags
KVRAF
2196 posts since 19 Dec, 2014

Re: Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

Post Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:22 am

kokotte wrote: just a question, the wavetable are"interpolate" with crossfade or spectral ?
that will depend on the instrument that the wavetable is loaded in to, surely.

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Andrew Souter
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2528 posts since 12 Sep, 2008

Re: Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

Post Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:34 am

Daags wrote:please also provide in the Zebra format.

ya, i noticed that some people said in the other thread 'oh, you can use such and such a tool to create them' ... but that's true of all the wavetable formats - we can use a tool to create our own either from Architecture waveforms or otherwise. the whole point of this wavetable bundle is you're doing the conversion for us - which is why we're paying you, etc.

at least that's why I will pay you - it's not because I don't know how to make a wavetable from a selection of waveforms, or lack the tools.
Yes agree if you have a previous format of the library such as wav-32 you are paying now for "conversion service". That's why it's only $15 ATM for crossgrade. It did take a few full days to study, convert, and check them all. Prob it can't be done much faster and I guess most people have a higher hourly rate than that.

Re Zebra, I'd love to do it. I've talked to Urs many times about it and for some reason it did not happen yet. I'll investigate again. I think Urs is doing really great work. :tu:

lofty
KVRist
160 posts since 13 Nov, 2011

Re: Galbanum Architecture Wavetable Usage

Post Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:39 am

^'wavetable "interpolate" with cross fade or spectral?'

- no, they're just static things. I think sometimes similar words are used for a waveform and the wavetables in Vember Surge / Absynth / Massive etc than can be swooshed up and down.

I have the set of these running fine in Alchemy - but honestly it's far too many to be much use. It is fun being able to set as LFO too and they sound nice but thousands of variations to every existing pre-set is just inefficient.

Unless I missed something, they don't animate in any way. Same company sold shapes to Massive tho - guessing that they could be stacked up in Serum but at 256? slices on a table that's a lot of mouse faff to build a swooshable wave table thing. If these shapes were bundled up with swooshable waveforms and new presets in Serum then it would be neat - as it is maybe just opt for a smaller number of Great sounding shapes rather than thousands of fairly similar at times ones - which does hint that they would work brilliantly stacked for swooshing up and down like a hi-tech PPG.

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