Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

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Tj Shredder
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1245 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Mon May 14, 2018 2:55 am

If you look at the physics of a chainsaw, it should be possible to create a chainsaw patch in any wavetable synth. Get samples of a real chainsaw, look at the waveform at different pitches, and different pressure levels (weather you drive it into wood or you just play with the gas...). Then set up your wavetable accordingly and move through it depending on the pitch and pressure of your controller. I bet you get a better and more expressive chainsaw than with just samples...

gonzomaster
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37 posts since 29 Dec, 2011

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Mon May 14, 2018 10:38 am

Do you have a recommendation for a (free) wavetable synth?
I have no experience with this kind of synths.

BrenzyB
KVRer
9 posts since 10 Apr, 2018

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Mon May 14, 2018 11:03 pm

I don't think there are any chainsaw vsts. Might want to try sampling the sound of a real chainsaw with a field recorder.

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Tj Shredder
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1245 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 2:20 am

gonzomaster wrote:Do you have a recommendation for a (free) wavetable synth?
I have no experience with this kind of synths.
Fathom solo is a free modular synth with wavetables. That should be able to do it. In this case monophonic is fine, but the developer does need support as well, so if it works out, consider getting the full version...
It won't be easy though, but you can get inspiration from the Fathom OSC challenge, there is some cumulated knowledge in the community...

emef
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470 posts since 5 Jun, 2001

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 3:08 am

pdxindy wrote:Here's my attempt at a chainsaw in ACE

https://draigathar.org/sounds/Ace3.mp3
great chainsaw patch

emef
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470 posts since 5 Jun, 2001

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 3:09 am

pilotredsun wrote:Tone2 RayBlaster comes with a chainsaw preset. It's quaint. Also, AudioGaming is probably cooking up a $400 VST specifically for chainsaw sounds :hihi:
i was gonna mention that, it's a great sound

gonzomaster
KVRist
37 posts since 29 Dec, 2011

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 3:27 am

At the end, I downloaded a sample at freesound.org and put it in the Kontakt-player.
It works great.
Much better, than with a softsynth! Thanks for your advice!

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Niowiad
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196 posts since 25 Jan, 2017

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 6:20 am

emef wrote:
pdxindy wrote:Here's my attempt at a chainsaw in ACE

https://draigathar.org/sounds/Ace3.mp3
great chainsaw patch
Agreed, that was amazing :clap:
I wonder how he obtained that :oops:

Halonmusic
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1601 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Chainsaw as vst-instrument?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 10:21 pm

pilotredsun wrote:Tone2 RayBlaster comes with a chainsaw preset. It's quaint. Also, AudioGaming is probably cooking up a $400 VST specifically for chainsaw sounds :hihi:
Wouldn't surprise me :hihi:

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