To download the album go here:
I like synthesized string instruments and this one sounds more expressive than most.
Here is the explanation stolen directly from the post in the SunVox forum (where also a link to the instrument is.
SloBo - a synth made purely with SunVox modules, no samples involved. It's my personal study case of synthesizing a raw approximation of bowed instruments and learning about the articulation techniques of cellos, violins & Co. It's called SloBo because as of now it allows only relatively slow bowing articulation. Future versions or derivations might include other playing styles (need to dig deeper into the topic).
Important note: The patches below were not tested with any traditional MIDI keyboard. They were designed for Linnstrument in first place. They expect ModWheel and Aftertouch action for successful expression.
ModWheel - sets the vibrato speed, from rather slow to faster, both set by ear to sound as human as possible
Aftertouch - tries to imitate harder bowing
While playing a single voice, you should avoid playing legato otherwise it will sound too synthetic while 'gliding' between notes, so always lift one finger before pushing another note. But this prevents faster playing.
Ideally you would play the 4 voices patch, each voice on it's own channel (1-4). This will give you smoother overlaps between notes and will sound more natural.
All resources about cello/violin synthesis I've studied so far are having one thing in common, they all state that the key is the playing technique. And it seems to be true. Sometimes these patches can sound pretty acceptable, other times, when screwing the technique, they simply sound too artificial. Anyway, SunVox is so much fun! Thank you Alex for the latest update which opens the MPE world!
So the latest SunVox is here:
To read the full list of updates go here:
* Android 4.0+: Preferences -> Interface: new option "Hide system bars" for true immersive fullscreen mode;
* sound engine optimization;
* the biggest Sampler update since 2008;
* Pattern Editor: new function "Place evenly" (place events evenly in the selected area);
* lists of the recent files and folders have been added to the file browser;
* new instruments and effects (see the folders instruments and effects);
* see the full list of changes on the site.
There has been some waiting for this since the development was at 95%.
As usual there is a lot of improvements and with a couple of them being a little bit leftfield.
The biggest so far is the sampler update which brings a lot of more functionality and possibilities to it. Just check out the video and as you can see it is possible to use effects modules directly in the sampler, with envelopes (amongst other things)!!!
There is supposed to come some more stuff that is not announced yet... suspect that it involves more Pixilang integration as there already is some ways to use Pixilang inside Sunvox for some cool things...
To test it on a PC/Mac/Linux go here (aso a list of all the new stuff):
SunVox music Youtube channel have been operating for a while now and it is good that there is a outlet for SunVox musicians to get heard. To submit music go to the channel.
In either case here is a video with a selection of music.
A hardware workstation of SunVox goodness made by Transient that have made excellent music with both SunVox and Caustic. Pretty funky looking project if you ask me.
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