formant synthesis

Oct 31, 2010 at 12:14pm

formant synthesis


Im trying to recreate this sort of thing:

and I’ve created something vaguely similar. Please could someone show me where the problems are within this patch. I know there has to be some kind of vibrato but finding the right depth is proving difficult. Any help would be greatly appreciated

here is the patch

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Oct 31, 2010 at 12:35pm

Have a look at
download the objects and patches, and you’ll find a “singing voice” in:

also worth having a look at the old “chant”- objects by IRCAM…

hope this helps,

Oct 31, 2010 at 3:15pm

The trick is to tune the bandpass filters in a way that the sound like a vowel:

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Oct 31, 2010 at 4:00pm

i also prefer biquad over chant/resonators … more flexible … and 3-5 fruqency bands are enough
to create a recognisable vowel.

for generic (non-vowel) formant synthesis [paf~] has alwas been a good basis.


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