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Easy Formants for Renoise 2.5 Final

09/04/2013 Commentaires fermés

After a few more hours on it, I’ve improved the precision of the « aeiou » vowels and reduced a bit the required ressources.


– optimized formants filters system
– high precision vowels (x2)
– a bit more CPU friendly (5% Faster)
– simplified keyboard based formants control
– improved file size (2K lighter)
– formants feedback control
– auto Q
– auto bot voice mode (robotizer)
– RExciter ™ powered 😉




How to install it in my own song ?

  • Right-click somewhere on the Track DSP chain.
  • Select Device Chain => Save As…
  • Select your target directory and give a name to the chain.
  • It must have the .XRNT file extention.
  • Then when you edit your song, right click somewhere on your Track DSP tab.
  • Select Device Chain => Load…
  • Find your .XRNT file, load it.
  • That’s all. Yep.


What input sounds / samples does it require to work well ?

  • SAW based samples (oblique waveform) with notes/tones within a range of 300 to 3400 Hz in the Renoise spectrum.

How to modify Formants ?

  • Formants are « Keyboard Controled ». Both the Qwerty and the MIDI keyboard can be used.
  • Use the C-0 to D#1 Keys to modify formants while the music is played.
  • You can modify them while you record notes, or play LIVE, with your QWERTY or MIDI keyboard.
  • Go into the Sample Keyzones.
  • Modify your Sample Layer so that it doesn’t use notes from C-0 to D#1.
  • By this way you’ll be able to both play your sample & control the filter in the same track.

How exactly did you placed formants on the low notes ?

  • Formants are composed of 1 cycle of ‘ieawyuw’ vowels fragmented in 16 different notes and subtle differences.

C-0 ========================> D#1
i – y – e – ø – ɛ – œ – a – ɶ – ɑ – ɒ – ʌ – ɔ – ɤ – o – ɯ – u

  • you’ve got to use your ears to know these vowels !

How to sound lika robot ?

  • Completely drag the Humanize slider to the left.

I don’t like the robot sound. How do I delete it ?

  • Drag a bit the Humanize slider to the right.
  • Or uncheck « Bot Voice »

What is the Feedback parameter ?

  • This is something that adds some personnality to the sound.
  • Warning, too high parameters will produce a glassy/metallic effect, that is stange, but however interesting.

What is the Auto Q parameter ?

  • The Auto Q parameter slightly increases the Q factor of bandpass filters when formants deal with higher frequencies. You can switch it off if you want to use the Bandwidth slider like a Wet/Dry signal slider.


My filtered sound is poor compared to yours.

  • It’s logical. Some harmonics have been removed by the chain. Put the *Exciter DSP and the end of the road, and raise the DSP sliders to revive the original sound.


have fun with Renoise !