WaveToZebra & Choir sounds in Zebra2

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KVRian
505 posts since 13 Feb, 2009

Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:20 am

:-o

I want that patch!

KVRAF

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2661 posts since 14 Jul, 2005 from Australia

Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:59 pm

Here you go fellas :)

http://users.on.net/~djbros/Boys%20Choir.h2p

It plays best in the low ranges since it is a boys choir after-all. Please post any variants you may come up with.

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KVRAF
4036 posts since 23 May, 2004 from Bad Vilbel, Germany

Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:43 pm

Wierd that people here have been mentioning bells and vocal sounds on Zebra - those are the main two I've been working on recently. Here's an example of two vocal sounds:
go to http://www.sendspace.com/file/e9fzek
...and click the download link at the bottom of the page.

KVRian
595 posts since 20 Jan, 2006

Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:40 pm

An inquiry of my dog concerning the missing vocalists has yielded the following:

http://www.hbci.com/~billstei/pub/zebra ... 0Choir.h2p

KVRist
88 posts since 26 Jul, 2003 from Los Angeles

Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:49 pm

soundpalace wrote:Cool, I'll be sure to bug him about it :)

I have just been toying around with your awesome tool and cutting up some soundfont samples! I have created my first choir attempt for Zebra2 and it doesn't sound too bad :) Certainly a lot closer than most other synths I've tried imho.

Check it out
http://users.on.net/~djbros/Zebra2%20Boys%20Choir.mp3
LOVE that sound...

So... how exactly did you do this?


G

(Sorry to be coming in so late in the thread, this sound is so cool, I had to comment)
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KVRian
505 posts since 13 Feb, 2009

Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:06 pm

soundpalace wrote:Here you go fellas :)

http://users.on.net/~djbros/Boys%20Choir.h2p

It plays best in the low ranges since it is a boys choir after-all. Please post any variants you may come up with.
thank you! :D

KVRian
505 posts since 13 Feb, 2009

Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:08 pm

Howard wrote:Wierd that people here have been mentioning bells and vocal sounds on Zebra - those are the main two I've been working on recently. Here's an example of two vocal sounds:
go to http://www.sendspace.com/file/e9fzek
...and click the download link at the bottom of the page.
8) 8)

when do they come out of hiding?

KVRAF

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2661 posts since 14 Jul, 2005 from Australia

Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:25 pm

Howard wrote:Wierd that people here have been mentioning bells and vocal sounds on Zebra - those are the main two I've been working on recently. Here's an example of two vocal sounds:
go to http://www.sendspace.com/file/e9fzek
...and click the download link at the bottom of the page.
Amazing! I love it! There's something gothic sounding about it, quite haunting actually :)
billstei wrote:An inquiry of my dog concerning the missing vocalists has yielded the following:

http://www.hbci.com/~billstei/pub/zebra ... 0Choir.h2p
Very nice. Thanks for sharing :)
georgelegeriii wrote:
soundpalace wrote:Cool, I'll be sure to bug him about it :)

I have just been toying around with your awesome tool and cutting up some soundfont samples! I have created my first choir attempt for Zebra2 and it doesn't sound too bad :) Certainly a lot closer than most other synths I've tried imho.

Check it out
http://users.on.net/~djbros/Zebra2%20Boys%20Choir.mp3
LOVE that sound...

So... how exactly did you do this?


G

(Sorry to be coming in so late in the thread, this sound is so cool, I had to comment)
Well here was how I went about creating this sound...

1) I grabbed one of the wave files from the free Choir Aahs soundfont and chopped up 14 single cycle waveforms from the wave file
2) I then used jupiter8's tool to convert them to a wavetable for Zebra2
3) I then selected the most choir sounding wavetable of them all, and added ensemble effects (unison, chorus) and reverb. In addition, I added some movement to the wavetable via a slow LFO, just so the sound morphs constantly.
4) At this point I wasn't satisfied it sounded enough like a choir, so I created a VCF formant filter in one of the lanes and tweaked until I got it sounding more like a choir, the result of this was mixed with the main sound. Also I added EQ, boosting the appropriate frequencies to emphasize the choir sound further.

Hope that helps :)

I should probably rename the title of this thread shouldn't I :hihi:

KVRAF

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2661 posts since 14 Jul, 2005 from Australia

Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:14 pm

Hey jupiter, I have a few requests for the wav tool if you would consider them...

1) The Clear All Cells button doesn't seem to work correctly
2) Can you possibly make the program remember all options that can be set in the "Preferences" menu

Thanks a lot :)

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KVRAF
4036 posts since 23 May, 2004 from Bad Vilbel, Germany

Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:58 pm

billstei wrote:An inquiry of my dog concerning the missing vocalists has yielded the following: http://www.hbci.com/~billstei/pub/zebra ... 0Choir.h2p
Nice sound, whacky name! :hihi:

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KVRAF
9383 posts since 17 Sep, 2002 from Gothenburg Sweden

Post Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:20 am

soundpalace wrote:Hey jupiter, I have a few requests for the wav tool if you would consider them...

1) The Clear All Cells button doesn't seem to work correctly
2) Can you possibly make the program remember all options that can be set in the "Preferences" menu

Thanks a lot :)
http://sites.google.com/site/wav2zebra2/

There's a new version that i believe fixes the clear all cells.

Revisited the code today and there was an embarrasing amount of bugs in that code. :oops:
Stupid newbie errors like i switched the source and target when i copied data.

I could'nt get the keyboard shortcut to work. I noticed it was CTRL-C which is system default for copy so i just tried CTRL-D instead and it worked fine. Not sure if that combination is reserved for the system but it works.

Regarding 2) i doubt that but maybe i'll look into it one day. There's like one thing to change so i don't quite see the big deal. I believe the preferences are quite an ugly hack so it could take some doing to implement this. I'm not sure.

I could make it default to your prefered settings though. That's a piece of cake.

KVRAF

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2661 posts since 14 Jul, 2005 from Australia

Post Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:32 am

jupiter8 wrote:
soundpalace wrote:Hey jupiter, I have a few requests for the wav tool if you would consider them...

1) The Clear All Cells button doesn't seem to work correctly
2) Can you possibly make the program remember all options that can be set in the "Preferences" menu

Thanks a lot :)
http://sites.google.com/site/wav2zebra2/

There's a new version that i believe fixes the clear all cells.

Revisited the code today and there was an embarrasing amount of bugs in that code. :oops:
Stupid newbie errors like i switched the source and target when i copied data.

I could'nt get the keyboard shortcut to work. I noticed it was CTRL-C which is system default for copy so i just tried CTRL-D instead and it worked fine. Not sure if that combination is reserved for the system but it works.

Regarding 2) i doubt that but maybe i'll look into it one day. There's like one thing to change so i don't quite see the big deal. I believe the preferences are quite an ugly hack so it could take some doing to implement this. I'm not sure.

I could make it default to your prefered settings though. That's a piece of cake.
Thanks a lot! The new version seems perfect so far, and it does save the export path in an INI file which is the main preference which is awesome :)

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KVRAF
4036 posts since 23 May, 2004 from Bad Vilbel, Germany

Post Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:30 am

jupiter8 wrote:
soundpalace wrote:http://sites.google.com/site/wav2zebra2/
There's a new version that i believe fixes the clear all cells.
Many thanks, JP8!

Does anyone here know of a good source for pure + short WAVs of acoustic instruments? I'm thinking flutes, church organs, stringed instruments...

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Urs
u-he
25634 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Post Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:56 am

Howard wrote:
jupiter8 wrote:
soundpalace wrote:http://sites.google.com/site/wav2zebra2/
There's a new version that i believe fixes the clear all cells.
Many thanks, JP8!

Does anyone here know of a good source for pure + short WAVs of acoustic instruments? I'm thinking flutes, church organs, stringed instruments...
HZ?

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KVRAF
9383 posts since 17 Sep, 2002 from Gothenburg Sweden

Post Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:56 am

Howard wrote:
jupiter8 wrote:
soundpalace wrote:http://sites.google.com/site/wav2zebra2/
There's a new version that i believe fixes the clear all cells.
Many thanks, JP8!

Does anyone here know of a good source for pure + short WAVs of acoustic instruments? I'm thinking flutes, church organs, stringed instruments...
http://theremin.music.uiowa.edu/MIS.html

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