Video Animoog Timbre Creation using TwistedWave | MasterClass

Create a tuned Animoog timbre file

  1. A tuned Animoog timbre file is a mono wav file with 16 single cycle wave forms.

  2. At a sample rate of 44100 samples/second (44.1kHz), there are 1024 samples for each single cycle (approximately 0.023 seconds) for a total of 16384 samples (0.371 seconds) per timbre.

  3. Create or sample a single cycle waveform of 1024 samples (approximately 0.023 seconds) or less. If the sample is larger than 1024 samples, the waveform will be distorted since you will lose information trying to compress the waveform into a smaller period of time.

  4. If the waveform isn't exactly 1024 samples, you can use pitch shifting and time stretching to create the sample of the correct length.

  5. Set the time to 0.371 seconds and the pitch will be the ratio of #samples in your sample divided by 1024 samples. You can use the NanoStudio 2🏪 audio editor to determine the number of samples in your wave sample.

  6. To minimize distortion, create a file with 16 copies of your single cycle waveform to stretch it. The errors in the stretching process will be distributed over 16 cycles rather than just one.

  7. Select a single cycle waveform from the stretched file of 16 single cycle waveforms. Use a single cycle waveform in the middle as it won't be distorted like the waveforms at the ends of the file.

  8. Duplicate the single cycle waveform you've selected from the stretched file so that you end up with a mono 44.1kHz file containing 16 single cycle wave forms and a size of 0.371 seconds (371ms).

  9. Transfer you timbre into Animmog via iTunes file transfer.

Which specific apps do I use?

AudioShare🏪

  1. Convert stereo files to 44.1kHz mono files.

  2. Store original samples, temporary samples being used to create a timbre, and the finished timbre files.

  3. Import/Export samples between apps and a PC for iTunes file transfer.

  4. Create a zip file of the folder creating the Animoog timbres I want to transfer via iTunes file transfer.

TwistedWave🏪

  1. Trim samples at zero crossing points.

  2. Normalize single cycle waveforms so there's consistent volume for the timbres.

  3. Duplicate single cycles waveforms to create 16 single cycle wav files for export into AudioShare via the filed app.

Files🏪

Export files from TwistedWave into AudioShare so that they'll go directly into the specific folder I want rather than just the main directory if you export directly from TwistedWave into AudioShare.

Caustic🏪

  1. Pitch and time stretch the wav file containing the 16 single cycle waveforms I want to have the correct tuning for an Animoog timbre. This is found in the tools tab.

  2. Set the pitch to the percentage of your single cycle sample length to the Animoog timbre single cycle length. For example, the Adventure kid samples are 600 samples (0.013 seconds) and the Animoog timbre single cycle is 1024 samples (0.023 seconds) which is 600/1024=58.6% rounded up. Using samples is more accurate than using milliseconds to calculate the pitch percentage.

  3. Use the cents knob to set the fraction of a percent value.

  4. Set the time to 0.371 seconds and Apply the pitch/time stretch.

  5. Export the stretched file to AudioShare and from there into TwistedWave for final editing as detailed in the TwistedWave section.

Screenshots of the Animoog Timbre Creation Process

  • animoog_timbre.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/05/10 07:39
  • by Paulinko