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Easy Formants for Renoise 2.8 !!! V2 !!! [English]

08/04/2013 Commentaires fermés

Hey folks I’ve just received the help of Bit_Arts himself to improve the concept !

Even more easy than easy, now.

What’s new ?
– 4 Formants Filter Bands instead of 3, and everything is still packed a just 1 chain
– Virtual Keyboard Based Formants Control
– Formants Feedback control
– Auto Q
– Auto Bot Voice
– fixed RExciter ™ position 😉
– replaced the detuned wobble sample by a more typical chipsound


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.

How to modify Formants ?

  • Formants here are « Keyboard Controled ».
  • Use the C-0 to C-2 Keys to modify formants.
  • Go into the Sample Keyzones.
  • Modify your Sample Layer so that it doesn’t use notes from C-0 to C-2.
  • 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 5 cycles of 5 ‘aeiou‘ vowels.
  1. the first cycle is adapted to « Basses » sounds
  2. the second cycle is adapted to « Tenors » sounds
  3. the third cycle is adapted to « Contra-Tenors » sounds
  4. the fourth cycle is adapted to « Altos » sounds
  5. the last cycle is adapted to « Sopranos » sounds
  • Selecting the right cycle can’t be automatic.
  • Just use your own ears for that !

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 ?

  • Don’t delete the DSP
  • 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 to high parameters will produce a glassy/metallic effect, stange but 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 sounds 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 chain, and raise sliders to revive the flat sound.



Still featured in the french portal.

have fun with Renoise !