VST/Sampler that mimics the characteristics of another signal?

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Mushy Mushy
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11443 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Post Sun May 19, 2019 1:32 pm

What I'm looking to do is take one sound and apply these envelope and EQ curves to another sound.

For example I'd like to have, say, a dog barking followed by a car engine. However, for the second sound I'd like it resemble the envelope of the dog and be EQ'd similarly.

Why? Why not. Could be rather trippy.

BTW, no I'm not drunk :D
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deastman
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7136 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: VST/Sampler that mimics the characteristics of another signal?

Post Sun May 19, 2019 3:06 pm

Melodyne is my favorite for that sort of thing. Also, there are various curve matching EQs out there... Fabfilter for example. I think Melda has something too.
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SoundPorn
KVRian
808 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: VST/Sampler that mimics the characteristics of another signal?

Post Sun May 19, 2019 3:17 pm

MSpectralDynamics all I can think of

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DJErmac
KVRian
828 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Re: VST/Sampler that mimics the characteristics of another signal?

Post Sun May 19, 2019 3:58 pm

Mmm... have you thought about morphing ? This can take you pretty close from what you're trying to achieve.
I use morphing all the time to get, for example, the envelope of one drum on another drum (and not only this), and so on...
Prosoniq Morph may help you to make your car engine bark.

yellowmix
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Re: VST/Sampler that mimics the characteristics of another signal?

Post Sun May 19, 2019 5:30 pm

Consider Zynaptiq Morph.

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DJErmac
KVRian
828 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Re: VST/Sampler that mimics the characteristics of another signal?

Post Sun May 19, 2019 5:36 pm

Why did I say "Prosoniq" ? Of course I meant Zynaptiq... Prosoniq doesn't exist anymore...

nordickvr
KVRian
1106 posts since 29 Sep, 2013

Re: VST/Sampler that mimics the characteristics of another signal?

Post Sun May 19, 2019 5:53 pm


Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
11443 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: VST/Sampler that mimics the characteristics of another signal?

Post Sun May 19, 2019 11:37 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. Will check them out shortly.

BTW the dog/car examples were just the first two sounds that came to mind. They will change once the track gains momentum.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

imrae
KVRian
683 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Re: VST/Sampler that mimics the characteristics of another signal?

Post Sun May 19, 2019 11:50 pm

You want to apply the amplitude envelope and frequency spectrum of one source to another? Sounds like an exact description of a vocoder!

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
11443 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: VST/Sampler that mimics the characteristics of another signal?

Post Sun May 19, 2019 11:54 pm

imrae wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:50 pm
You want to apply the amplitude envelope and frequency spectrum of one source to another? Sounds like an exact description of a vocoder!
And pitch I guess.

You could be right with this suggestion. I dismissed a vocoder because I associate them with synthy types of sounds but I guess that’s because of the carrier input. It could work if I fed it something different.

Hmmmmm, do I even own a vocoder?! :scratch head:
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

imrae
KVRian
683 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Re: VST/Sampler that mimics the characteristics of another signal?

Post Mon May 20, 2019 3:12 am

You do want your carrier to be somewhat consistent, but plenty of looping/freezing/limiting options there!

Kwurqx
KVRist
377 posts since 15 Jun, 2017

Re: VST/Sampler that mimics the characteristics of another signal?

Post Mon May 20, 2019 5:06 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:54 pm
imrae wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:50 pm
You want to apply the amplitude envelope and frequency spectrum of one source to another? Sounds like an exact description of a vocoder!
Hmmmmm, do I even own a vocoder?! :scratch head:
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