Post by cornervizion on Mar 13, 2010 0:06:43 GMT 1
Just a small, kind request Dr. Petter could you put the defelector pool musics for download, I though they were fatastic. And suited the game very well, (I hum it to myself quite a bit) Taron I'm still going through the music files and enjoying them immensly. But "Questiqute" has gone over 120% of CPU usage, I know it's my PC being old but when that happened I thought..... Cool!
Questique chokes my computer as well. The good Taron likes to get quite excessive on the reverb. Doesn't help that my implementation of it is brute-force and very computationally intense. I wanted to try replacing it with a "proper" algorithm from the open source freeverb project, but I couldn't get anywhere in terms of understanding, compiling or using it... I have zero patience dealing with other people's code
Luckily wav recording will indeed always produce a clean file. You could also try increasing audio buffer size a little bit, if that's exposed in config.txt (I don't remember).
Try this curious test with the dev version! dev03d.smu Thanks to the grid I could easily invert the waveform and put it in stereo as phaseinversion on the other side... turn the inverted (reverbed) site off to see how the left sound drops back on the ear, while it gets elevated into phantomspace with both on....it's wonderful silly stuff. But to make a full arrangement will be quite stunning!
taron: It sounds 'swoozy', but I don't really understand the specifics of what you're doing. Inverted waveform, yes, but I have no experience in stereo separation and related effects, so it's wonderfully strange magic to me. I'm listening on stereo desktop speakers, so probably not getting the exact thing you're going for. It's definitely stereoy though, sounds like part of it is bouncing off my wall
Heads up if I'm really slow with responding to things on the forum. I am trying a higher gear with Sculptris coding this week.
Awesome rocksome, but that triangle thing is perplexing. Any idea if it happens with the older version, without smooth triangle? I prevent calculation of channels that have volume set to zero, and that has caused some issues before. Maybe I should just remove that special case and have all of them computed at all times.
Haha...QUESTIONS over questions! ;D Well, take a closer look at the different sections on each synth. But the first one you should have a look at is... (my god I'm writing a manual, here, haha...but isn't there one already!?! Yes there is, but anyway...)
"general options" (button on the right upper corner of the synth). In order of importance I'm listing what you can control there: - the speed of changes that can happen to the sound. (attack) - as you trigger (press down) a note, the synth advances through all the "drawn" envelopes at that speed. (decay) - as you release the note it finishes going through those envelopes at that speed.
(a.loop (arpeggio loop)) - on/off toggle. If it's turned on it loops through your arpeggio sequence (default setting). If you turn it off it only runs through it once! (arp spd (arpeggio speed)) - the speed by which it runs through your arpeggio sequence.
(mono) - on/off (sld) - it's important to mention those together, since this affects strongly the kind of behavior of your mono mode. It sucks, since you either slide from note to note or it always gets fully retriggered, sending the sound through the entire envelope from the start. Bad, bad...pfuiii! But well.
(vd - vibrato depth) - how strong swings the vibrato around your note (vs - vibrato speed) - how fast (del - delay) - how long before vibrato or slide kicks in (questionable to hook them together, but it's alright.) (ss - slight speed and direction) - how fast does the sound slide down or up (I'm not fanatic with the level of control, but it does the trick on some percussions and occasional effects)
Anyway, to get to your questions more directly, go to the second column of 4 buttons. It turns your adjustment window black with a few pixels in yellow followed by a vertical white line. Those are your arpeggio notes. With your left mouse click you can change the note of each step. With your right mouse button you can actually turn a note off completely! Each of the oscillators has its own arpeggio sequence. This allows you to give them different behaviors. With arpeggio loop turned OFF you can then for example have an oscillator only be on for one step and then go off. That's what I did to the noise.
The other way to go about it is to adjust the volume envelope, the first 4 button row. You can ramp down the volume of the noise before the other oscillators. A finer control for sure, but watch your looping range.
I recommend looking at the manual/tutorials a bit more closely. I would imagine that DrPetter was putting in all the important info to get started. But relax a little, take your time. Don't rush!
My eureka moment were the attack- / decay- knobs. Without knowing how this most basic part of the concept, all experiments were futile!
Again, take your time and don't give up. The moment you get it, a whole world of sound design and music making is opening up to you. And once DrPetter is in the mood and doesn't mind for us to look at some of the stuff together and have a chance to experiment with new possibilities, there may well end up being next to no limit for what you can do with this lil' piece of brilliant ingenuity! (forgive me, if it sounds a little arrogant, but I honestly just know what I know already and have a fairly reliable hunch that I'm aware of some very powerful innovations, particularely in regards to sound-design!)
...if it's really supposed to sound like this, and you find it beautiful and relaxing, consider this harsh but honest critiscism
EDIT: Ok, I restored the old version and both songs work fine in it. I guess you're keeping posts in this thread compatible with the official build?
test20 has that nice old chugga-chugga rock theme going. Straight from the 80's
singing is indeed more relaxing without the dot matrix simulation, but I find it a tad "invasive" when all channels kick in. Kind of feel like everything should be much softer in volume, except for the intro instrument and maybe the lead. Perhaps it's my speaker setup.
Last Edit: Mar 25, 2010 14:59:26 GMT 1 by DrPetter