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Discussion in 'Recording' started by Tonefloater, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. Tonefloater

    Tonefloater Guest

    Well hi ,

    Nowadays I am working on a song. And I have came with a strange idea.
    I want to load my voice to my computer. Then combining with some nice sounds. Then to be able to play it with my keyboard ( MIDI ) with the pitch I want to play.

    How can I learn to do something like that in Cubase or Sonar?

    Cheers
    Atay
     
  2. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    I don't understand the "combining" part, but the device you are looking for is a Sampler. A sampler allows you to record a sound (your voice) and then play it back from any MIDI device (your keyboard). When you play different keys, the sound will pitch up or down from the main key that you used to record it.

    One drawback of this is that the sound will also speed up or slow down as you play higher or lower notes and thus it will not be in time with your music. That said, there is some good sofware out there that can help lessen that effect.
     
  3. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    It really sounds like you're wanting to do something like the Mellotron did/does... maybe?

    X
     
  4. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Yep...a mellotron is basically an analog sampler...sort of. A sampler is really what this guys needs.
     
  5. Terr-orForm

    Terr-orForm Guest

    Hope this helps and yes, as everyone has stated, I believe a sampler is what you need.

    I run two triton keyboards (Triton Studio and Triton Extreme) and they work magic with what I (and the others) think you want.

    I record directly into the keyboards input and then I can do several things at this point.

    1) I can process the voice (not recommended for recording a demo or final cd) and then use one key to recall the recording.

    2) Just use one key to recall the recording or

    3) Break my voice into multi samples - like:
    Let's say I record, "My music is cool." I can break up the recording across several keys. So, I can hit C note on the keyboard and you would only hear, "My." then C# (the next key) and you would hear, "music." then D, "is." and then D#, "cool."

    You can resample the voice with effects or and this is the cool part -

    turn your voice into an instrument!!

    You can add another program like Crystal Ice Flows and sort of vocode your voice!! You can break it up into multi samples or just have one sample. What's even better, you can arppegiate (hope I spelled that right) that voice with or without effects into the beat of the music!!!

    Sky is the limit with this one. You might think spending $1800 for a keyboard is overboard for just voicing but, you will have the entire workstation to go with it. From a sequencer (which is easier to use than any DAW) to programs, combinations, sampler - ALL IN ONE!!! You can record these to your DAW or bring them into your DAW as a .wav file.

    Of all things, whether it be a keyboard or a soft sampler, samplers and sampling is one of (along with a sequencer) the best tools a musician can own. After learning how to use them (and it can be learned in days (mastered, well never - like all music) you might just find it a crutch you won't want to be without!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Terr-orForm

    Terr-orForm Guest

    Hope this helps and yes, as everyone has stated, I believe a sampler is what you need.

    I run two triton keyboards (Triton Studio and Triton Extreme) and they work magic with what I (and the others) think you want.

    I record directly into the keyboards input and then I can do several things at this point.

    1) I can process the voice (not recommended for recording a demo or final cd) and then use one key to recall the recording.

    2) Just use one key to recall the recording or

    3) Break my voice into multi samples - like:
    Let's say I record, "My music is cool." I can break up the recording across several keys. So, I can hit C note on the keyboard and you would only hear, "My." then C# (the next key) and you would hear, "music." then D, "is." and then D#, "cool."

    You can resample the voice with effects or and this is the cool part -

    turn your voice into an instrument!!

    You can add another program like Crystal Ice Flows and sort of vocode your voice!! You can break it up into multi samples or just have one sample. What's even better, you can arppegiate (hope I spelled that right) that voice with or without effects into the beat of the music!!!

    Sky is the limit with this one. You might think spending $1800 for a keyboard is overboard for just voicing but, you will have the entire workstation to go with it. From a sequencer (which is easier to use than any DAW) to programs, combinations, sampler - ALL IN ONE!!! You can record these to your DAW or bring them into your DAW as a .wav file.

    Of all things, whether it be a keyboard or a soft sampler, samplers and sampling is one of (along with a sequencer) the best tools a musician can own. After learning how to use them (and it can be learned in days (mastered, well never - like all music) you might just find it a crutch you won't want to be without!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Tonefloater

    Tonefloater Guest

    Well many thanks for your replies.

    And I am thinking about getting Halion v.3 as a sampler. Any otner advices? And maybe I get Logic's sampler.
     

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