Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

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gonzomaster
KVRist
43 posts since 29 Dec, 2011

Post Sun May 13, 2018 3:43 am

Do you know an vst-instrument which can play the sound of a chainsaw?
Perhaps there are also other possibilites to generate this sound (library, sampleplayer or something like that). If you have an idea, this would be great!

counterparty
KVRist
127 posts since 21 Jul, 2016

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Sun May 13, 2018 7:21 am

https://www.sampleism.com/Soundholder/product/chainsaw/ is a chainsaw sample library in WAV format. You could use your DAW or a sampler to include it in your track.

Cinebient
KVRAF
3738 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Sun May 13, 2018 7:38 am

Waverazor sounds like a chainsaw massacre :D
But if you really want a kind of tuned chainsaw you might import it into some synths which do resynthesis.

gonzomaster
KVRist
43 posts since 29 Dec, 2011

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Sun May 13, 2018 8:22 am

Perhaps you have also an idea for a free synth. It must not be perfect, something like that would be great...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l71EAoaEItY

AnX
KVRAF
3344 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Sun May 13, 2018 8:29 am

There are loads of free samples around. Use them in a sampler. A synth alone wont make a convincing chainsaw sound.

gonzomaster
KVRist
43 posts since 29 Dec, 2011

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Sun May 13, 2018 10:34 am

I want to play it live with a midi controller. That is why a synth would be better.

starflakeprj
KVRian
849 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Sun May 13, 2018 10:41 am

gonzomaster wrote:I want to play it live with a midi controller. That is why a synth would be better.
And this you can do with a sampler of any kind :)
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KVRian
649 posts since 14 Dec, 2014

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Sun May 13, 2018 1:46 pm

For cheap/free: as others said, any sampler, probably the one already in your DAW.

For $$$$: Reformer Pro

https://www.krotosaudio.com/products/reformer-pro/

If a Buzzsaw is good enough, £10.00 (I think it can be used in the free non-Pro Reformer):

https://www.krotosaudio.com/products/re ... s-buzzsaw/

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layzer
KVRAF
5736 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Sun May 13, 2018 2:09 pm

use a real chainsaw in your gig :idea:
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KVRAF
1811 posts since 24 Apr, 2010 from Nottingham

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Sun May 13, 2018 2:32 pm

get yer sen virtual machine by xoxos;
https://web.archive.org/web/20171228043 ... t/vst.html

scroll down to Models: Virtual Machine for the download.

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KVRAF
6160 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Sun May 13, 2018 2:43 pm

It reminds me this track by 16bit :lol: :love:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCYaKdaQ5h4
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pdxindy
KVRAF
14153 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Sun May 13, 2018 3:17 pm

Here's my attempt at a chainsaw in ACE

https://draigathar.org/sounds/Ace3.mp3

pilotredsun
KVRist
46 posts since 16 Sep, 2016

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Sun May 13, 2018 7:29 pm

Tone2 RayBlaster comes with a chainsaw preset. It's quaint. Also, AudioGaming is probably cooking up a $400 VST specifically for chainsaw sounds :hihi:

gonzomaster
KVRist
43 posts since 29 Dec, 2011

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Sun May 13, 2018 8:45 pm

I have Kontakt 5. Is it also possible to use this or would you use another sample player? I have a midi breath controller (ewi from akai).

gonzomaster
KVRist
43 posts since 29 Dec, 2011

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Mon May 14, 2018 12:37 am

Perhaps a short addition...
It would be nice to start the sample when blowing in the midi-controller. It sends Midi CC2 and Midi CC11.
With these midi-signals it should be able to control the volume of the sample.
By ending breathing and beginning again, the sample should start again.
Is it possible? Which (free?) sample player would you recommend to do this?

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