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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:58

Moviemake :

Thank you! :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 06:43

Moviemake :
that's great! I'd like to see it in action :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:09

You're welcome :)

You picked a very tough nut to crack, the sound I linked was done inspired by a thread where the requester was looking for a realistic rendition of it, and even by working with samples that weren't exactly the right source would hardly get near enough.

Now, since you wisely want consistency along all the sounds for your project, I guess you can do with less realism, but I see your concern with laser-like "pew" sounds not being proper.

Anyway you might have to overlay different sounds, like it's been done with samples in that thread, as there are actually more sounds together, like the snapping cord, eventually the slide of the arrow body against the bow and a hiss from air resistance. The problem with bxfr is that most of its generators are too "musical", easily leading to the futuristic sounds you mention, and the noise generators may sound too bit-crushed for a smooth hiss, even with bit crusher disabled.

Your best bet for making things sound less musical even with regular waveforms is a slightly negative "Frequency Slide"

This one is an example of a short noise with a few things possibly in the right direction, it might be a start:



 ...more drastically high-passed:

This could be the base for the hiss before the string snaps:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:08


should you not find what you're looking for, I'd encourage you to experiment yourself with bxfr, starting from a sound and changing parameters one by one from minimum to maximum value (mind your ears! always keep volume at safe levels! :) ) and learning by ear how they affect the sound. In its relative simplicity, bxfr exposes concepts you'd find on more complex and powerful synths, so it could be a good way to introduce yourself to sound synthesis.

I'd also suggest at least some glossary-like short reading about some common terms, like this one on the envelope:

Of course, the more you'll feel like reading, the better :)

Incidentally, a sound similar to what you're looking for has been recently posted on Freesound, all synthesis and no samples:

It's been done with Analog Box.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 15:33


Indeed, it's like finding treasures in uncharted lands :)

If this kind of sonic exploration intrigues you, feel free to peek at the Freesound thread where it's happening:

Cheers! :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 13:23


Thank you very much! The sound source was very interesting (it comes from an image converted to sound) the only thing was playing it some octaves down in the LMMS sampler, it didn't even need reverb to be this intense :)

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 07:29


Thank you very much! I'm glad it turned out this good, and it has found some interesting uses, like this song

or the Let's PlayZ videos on YouTube

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 07:34

If you click on the file link with the right button, you can choose to save the file from the pop-up menu. Depending on the browser you're using, the option may be named differently and even sound misleading, e.g. Firefox calls it "Save Link As..."; you might think it will save a link/bookmark/reference but it will actually save the file located at the link.

Even if you do a left click and you get your browser's built-in sound player, you should still be able to issue a "Save Page As" either from the File menu or the pop-up menu via right click anywhere in the page; again potentially misleading, but if the "page" is a sound, it will save the sound :)


Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 06:54

dikshaets123 and pldtcomeback2014

Would a "report spam" function be doable?

Ideally, that should not generate PM to those with enough rights to deal with the issue, because those poor users would get spammed by messages in times of spam spikes.

It might feed a "reported posts" view, similarly to "unread posts", eventually only visible to users with unpublish/ban/block rights where they could quickly snipe the offenders.

Alternatively, automated unpublish could happen once enough reports happen on a post, but that might require limiting report ability to trusted users to prevent misuse.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 11:08

I have no direct experience with such kind of hardware, here's why listening with your ears would be the most reliable thing. Considering that even comments/reviews on the net sometimes are fake, if I had to buy such an interface I guess I'd check the most reliable audio production forums.

What I can tell you is that the USB mic I've used to record my own vocals is reasonably quiet; I still do noise removal on the recordings, but the result sounds good for a non-professional device. I'd expect any interface from at least the better known brands to be on par with my mic. By the way, although Linux is not mentioned at all on the specs of my mic, it works flawlessly like an extra audio card (which it actually is); its settings are all available in the ALSA mixer and Audacity can record from it.

As long as the interface is true to the standards, it should work with Linux even if not specified.

Oh, if you haven't yet, have fun with Guitarix and Rakarrack !