Making an owl sound

Apr 21, 2010 at 11:25am

Making an owl sound

I’m just beginning to learn using max/msp and I’m trying to make a nature soundscape. To do this I need to create the sound of an owl.

I’ve tried using tremelo function and what I have so far is a robotic owl sound.

Ideas? I’ve done a bit of experimenting but it sounds nothing like an owl.

#49916
Apr 21, 2010 at 11:26am

oh, i mean tremelo AND function

#179265
Apr 21, 2010 at 11:27am

buy an owl

#179266
Apr 21, 2010 at 11:32am

seems cheaper not to

#179267
Apr 21, 2010 at 11:44am

it would be nice to see your patch, go: View/Edit, then go Edit/SelectAll/CopyCompressed and post your patch here; I’m guessing some formant synthesis and glissando function might help

#179268
Apr 21, 2010 at 12:02pm

All i'm getting is a lot of numbers when I try to post it here so here's a picture instead

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9498/owli.jpg

[attachment=130598,419]

Attachments:
  1. owl.jpg
#179269
Apr 21, 2010 at 12:44pm

What's missing is some glissando:

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

copy the text between and including (—-begin_max5_patcher—-, and —-end_max5_patcher—-); in Max go: File/New From Clipboard.
Here's a screenshot too

[attachment=130602,420]

Attachments:
  1. toWitToWoo.jpg
#179270
Apr 21, 2010 at 12:53pm

Thank you! I’ll try it!

#179271
Apr 21, 2010 at 1:32pm

To qualify my original post, I simply think that any synthesised version of a real world sound never quite captures its quality. Though I guess it is fun to try :)

#179272
Apr 21, 2010 at 1:49pm

physical model of an owl anyone?

and no, not

[attachment=130615,421]

Attachments:
  1. owl.jpg
#179273
Apr 21, 2010 at 2:38pm

It sounds better than before, but I think it needs delay BUT when i put delay in it simply play the sound later in the left speaker than the right.

solution?

here’s the patch

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –
#179274
Apr 21, 2010 at 3:06pm

use the [meter~] object to verify signal flow in a patch:

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –
#179275
Apr 22, 2010 at 8:11am

Thanks! Now how do I regulate the amount of delay?

#179276
Apr 22, 2010 at 4:50pm

I am tempted to resort to the international acronym…..but if you right/alt-click on any Max object and select help, it will guide you. Oh, and the tutorial is one of the best ever written.

#179277

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