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Tutorial: Recorded Audio to Pro 3 Wavetable

chysn

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Tutorial: Recorded Audio to Pro 3 Wavetable
« on: February 28, 2021, 02:34:19 PM »
Here's a tutorial for generating a Pro 3 wavetable from a recorded audio source using Serum and WAV2Pro3 (this is a second version which corrects the Serum import process):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjCCSY8WAGM
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Re: Tutorial: Recorded Audio to Pro 3 Wavetable
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2021, 04:22:56 AM »
Thanks, nice video! I don't own Serum and I'm not sure I want to buy it only for the wavetable generation alone. What other good alternatives are there to generate a wavetable from a wav file?

chysn

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Re: Tutorial: Recorded Audio to Pro 3 Wavetable
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2021, 06:09:45 AM »
Thanks, nice video! I don't own Serum and I'm not sure I want to buy it only for the wavetable generation alone. What other good alternatives are there to generate a wavetable from a wav file?

It depends on what your aims are, and how much work you're willing to do.

You can always use Audacity only, if you're really adept with Audacity. You can also take a look at a roundup of wavetable synthesizers. I don't really know the capabilities of many of them:

https://www.attackmagazine.com/reviews/the-best/ten-of-the-best-wavetable-soft-synths/

If you just want to maketables, not necessarily with recorded audio, Vital is nice (https://vital.audio/presskit/).

If you need to generate separate WAV files instead of using a wavetable synth export, you can use Sequential's wavetable converter. I think that's a more labor-intensive approach, but okay if wavetables aren't your main focus.
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Re: Tutorial: Recorded Audio to Pro 3 Wavetable
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2021, 07:12:21 AM »
Thanks, I'll check these! I guess I'd like something that could turn any wave file into a usable wavetable that can be loaded into the Pro-3.
Several years ago I experimented in Matlab with such a script, that would load any wave file, analyze the main pitch, divide the sample up in one-cycle pieces, and in the end generate a perfect, click-free, wavetable. Or back then it was in the format of a transwave for my ASR-10, but that is basically the same thing. I did get it to work but the results were not always great so I never followed through doing it properly. But it would be nice to find something that would do this in a way that works well with the Pro-3. 

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Re: Tutorial: Recorded Audio to Pro 3 Wavetable
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2021, 08:21:09 AM »
I guess I'd like something that could turn any wave file into a usable wavetable that can be loaded into the Pro-3.

Serum is probably as close as it gets to that.
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Re: Tutorial: Recorded Audio to Pro 3 Wavetable
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2021, 05:40:28 PM »
I've been playing around with Vital this evening, and I really like it. Its wavetable creation system is really good. You can create multiple "keyframes" with a waveform at a specific point, and the wavetable itself morphs between as many keyframes as you want to make.

But Vital also allows you to create modifier keyframes, like filters, and apply these across the wavetable as well. It's very cool.

The process for converting Vital wavetables to Pro 3 wavetables with WAV2Pro3 is identical to that of Serum. Export the wavetable, and upload it to WAV2Pro3 with the 2048-sample frame size.

I highly recommend it. I've been using the free version, and it rocks.

You can also import WAV files, although WAV import doesn't have as many options as Serum.
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