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#1 2019-03-29 03:14:56

anthony77
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Registered: 2019-03-29

Using your voice as a midi controller

Hello everyone..

Okay this is some far out stuff. But I went down this rabbit hole the past few hours. Step one, I got crappy ribbon mic, placed D harmonica in front, wrap in sound proofing foam square and tape it snug around the mic. Then ran that mic through my daw input with guitar to midi software. I set it to be very sensitive but only monophonic. Then I set a sustain effect, then a transpose by -1 octave and - 5 semitones when the sound exceeds 50 velocity. But then another one after it with -2 octaves at 80 velocity. Then to finish the guitar to midi plugin effect chain, I set a fixed velocity dialed in near 85. Then that through Halion 6 with a couple instrument voices (exploring this is where the good times reside FYI), Inserted a midi modifier to filter for the F# phrygian scale notes only, as well as more velocity parameters, and you can even do a random + and - semitones at this level too. The end result is a barrel of fun. It makes music just based on where you point it in the room lol

Thank you!

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#2 2019-04-04 21:10:24

Evan
creator of imitone
From: Ames, IA
Registered: 2014-05-23
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Re: Using your voice as a midi controller

Hello, Anthony —

This sounds nuts!  You can do semitone transpose in imitone by control-clicking on the octave shift buttons.  Volume gate is similar to the velocity threshold you describe, and you can set up multiple MIDI channels in imitone studio in order to get layered sounds.  I've had some fun with audio feedback and sub-octave transpose in the past...  But it gets a little outside the typical usage of a voice-to-MIDI tool.  :)

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