Tag Archives: field recording

VS 8: Pre-Enveloping

Hello. Pre-enveloping. Silly term right? You’ll hopefully see (and hear) what I’m talking about soon. I didn’t have a specific goal in mind this week but as I was messing around, I got lucky and came up with a concept. And a sound of course.

And here’s how it started. A random sample taken from a field recording I’ve made a while ago. It’s a short metallic hit. No big deals here.

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Vorpal Sounds 7

Hi. Last week I’ve barely touched the greatness that’s quite uninspiringly called “spec-magnify” so this week I’d like to revisit this awesome function.

“Spec-magnify” uses some clever spectral tricks (just guessing) to sustain any kind of sound for as long as you want. It seems to evolve slightly over time so the results can be very convincing. A great thing to have in your arsenal as there’s so much you can do with these kind of sounds when you add some volume, filter and pitch movement. And we’ll just do that in a most basic way for this tutorial.

The sample we’ll be processing is a little field recording from my Zoom H4n again. It’s just a basic rustling sound coming from pebbles or something. It’s short but duration is irrelevant for this process.

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