Pitch Shifting Synth style
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Author:  lotspoop [ Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Pitch Shifting Synth style

So if I want to make a noise with my voice and then use that sample to create a bunch of other notes and play them via keyboard, what would be the best route? Just a Cubase plug-in or something?

I have Cubase LE but I dunno if that has anything like that or not. I was thinking hardware would be the easiest because I've yet to sit down in front of the computer much since I have hardware stuff to play with. The sp-505 can only do an octave so I guess that won't work.

Author:  niq names [ Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:09 pm ]
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as long as u can record urself and export that sound as a loop in wav or aiff u should be cool. ive used sony sound forge for things like that plenty of time. if u have a board with vocoder capablities i would start experimenting there then jump to cpu with a better understanding.

Author:  lotspoop [ Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:42 pm ]
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I have a micron which does have some vocoder capabilities but I can't record my voice onto it really. I dunno if I can do what I'm talking about with my micron though but thanks for the info.

Is sound forge free?

Author:  niq names [ Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:31 pm ]
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without burning my self it is and it isnt... i got mines from my nephew that works in a studio but its widely spread across the net its a sony product

Author:  Lopar-XL [ Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:51 pm ]
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The SP-505 lets you do that, and it can function independant from a PC.

EDIT: However, you are limited to the internal memory, which isn't much. Here's how much time given the sample quality settings:

Standard (44.1KHz): 2 minutes
Long (22.05KHz): 5 minutes
Lo-Fi (11.025KHz): 17 minutes

Also, the tempo of the pitch shifted samples remains the same. Timestretching afterwards is kinda dodgy, and makes it distorted.

For a really inexpensive idea, you could try the old Casio SK series of sampling keyboards. While their sampling time is extremely limited, they can also pitch shift a sample and map it out chromatically accross the keyboard. The tempo changes with the pitch, at least on the SK-1 (which, by the way, only has 1.4 seconds of sampling time and the memory is erased when the power goes off, and it also goes off after a while if you don't use it). The sound quality is really lo-fi, if that interests you. Yamaha also made some of these types of keyboards, too.

Author:  lotspoop [ Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:25 pm ]
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but with the 505 it only does one octave of that, which I guess could still be cool. Is there a workaround for that by resampling the new pitches made and then applying the pitch thing again to the highest or lowest pitch?

Author:  Headphones [ Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pitch Shifting Synth style

Maybe octave pedals from EHX or Boss might be the answer. But sometimes pitch shifting in the extreme just makes things go weird quickly.

Author:  ryba [ Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pitch Shifting Synth style

Any keyboard sampler?
Depends on What leght of sample do you want to use and polyphony limit..
Go lo-fi with Casio SK series, Yamaha VSS series.
Or eg. Korg Microsampler.
Or Ensoniq.
Or some rack sampler like Akai.

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