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Old 27th August 2007
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how is this effect achieved?

ive heard this alot before but never thought much of it until now..

zSHARE - bts.mp3

its a grainy, encoded effect. it almost sounds like it's reversed..
just curious, if anyone is willing to share the knowledge..
how is this effect achieved?
Old 27th August 2007
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Sounds to me like one of those speech synths. Here is a link to a free one.
Audio Downloads : SayIt /// AnalogX
Hopefully that works for you.
Old 27th August 2007
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Sounds to me like one of those speech synths. Here is a link to a free one.
Audio Downloads : SayIt /// AnalogX
Hopefully that works for you.
...
i dont mean the sythn voice.
i mean the effect on it.
listen again...
Old 27th August 2007
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some gating, and comb filtering going on.
could be some plugin, also heard something simular (effect) come out of a spectrasonus stylus tonight. the plugin surprised me, with the random section. the rest, not so much.
very easy to use though....
Old 27th August 2007
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some gating, and comb filtering going on.
could be some plugin, also heard something simular (effect) come out of a spectrasonus stylus tonight. the plugin surprised me, with the random section. the rest, not so much.
very easy to use though....
i dont know if its a plugin..
it sounds like a sampling technique or something...
sampling from a reduced medium
Old 28th August 2007
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i dont know if its a plugin..
it sounds like a sampling technique or something...
sampling from a reduced medium
I thought digital comb filtering
maybe you're right, bitcrusher in logic can be automated.

hard to tell, but I'd look in that corner heh
Old 28th August 2007
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Originally Posted by Ranen Beaver View Post
Sounds to me like one of those speech synths. Here is a link to a free one.
Audio Downloads : SayIt /// AnalogX
Hopefully that works for you.
yeap, its sounds to me like speech synth, i use to have one of those softwares once installed ... sounds exactly like that. but that can be done with filtering and editing easly as well.
Old 28th August 2007
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yeap, its sounds to me like speech synth, i use to have one of those softwares once installed ... sounds exactly like that. but that can be done with filtering and editing easly as well.
here's the same effect only on music...

zSHARE - strapped.mp3

it sounds like a broken cd or something
Old 28th August 2007
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Originally Posted by 2586391652 View Post
ive heard this alot before but never thought much of it until now..

zSHARE - bts.mp3

its a grainy, encoded effect. it almost sounds like it's reversed..
just curious, if anyone is willing to share the knowledge..
how is this effect achieved?
On a Mac running Mac OS X,

1) Open up TextEdit
2) Type "bts radio.net"
3) Select the text you just typed
4) Open the "TextEdit" menu (next to the apple) and select Services->Speech->Start Speaking Text.
5) Open the System Preferences. Go to "Speech" and select a voice that sounds similar to what you want. Test it with the TextEdit app (see step 4).

See if that grabs ya. Use Audio Hijack to make an audio file of the speech.

Cheers,
++aldo
Old 28th August 2007
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On a Mac running Mac OS X,

1) Open up TextEdit
2) Type "bts radio.net"
3) Select the text you just typed
4) Open the "TextEdit" menu (next to the apple) and select Services->Speech->Start Speaking Text.
5) Open the System Preferences. Go to "Speech" and select a voice that sounds similar to what you want. Test it with the TextEdit app (see step 4).

See if that grabs ya. Use Audio Hijack to make an audio file of the speech.

Cheers,
++aldo
i'm not talking about the voice.
Old 28th August 2007
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There seems to be two separate effects. One is causing some distortion, and the other is making a jangling noise in the background. The jangling sounds like something you could replicate pretty easily with a synth and a s/h lfo. The distortion is harder to pin down, but it could be a bitcrusher of some kind. I've heard sounds vaguely similar to the whole package from the frostwave sonic alienator, but nothing exactly like that. IMHO most of the sounds the sonic alienator makes are actually way cooler than that, but ymmv. It is certainly the best hardware bitcrusher I've ever heard.
Old 28th August 2007
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i dont know if its a plugin..
it sounds like a sampling technique or something...
sampling from a reduced medium
the lofi bitrate effect you are thinking about is in the voice i think...it´s the low bitrate and bad old school speech synthesis that produces this character, like speech and tell, or sam reciter from back in the days....
i don´t think that there´s any special additional effect on the voice....

my 16 cent....
Old 29th August 2007
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i'm not talking about the voice.
Did you try my suggestion? On my computer it sounds just as robotic and choppy as your sample.

Cheers,
++a
Old 29th August 2007
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On a Mac running Mac OS X,
Easier way: Fire up a Terminal window. Type "say bts radio.net".
Old 30th August 2007
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Did you try my suggestion? On my computer it sounds just as robotic and choppy as your sample.

Cheers,
++a
im not running a mac. and its not the speech im concerned with..
can u run the effect on any peice of sound?
Old 30th August 2007
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i hear what you're tlaking about

i've done a similar thing buy slicing up the audio by 1/32 or 1/64 and then pitch shifting the different parts and you get those beep/glitch like sounds.
Old 30th August 2007
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i hear what you're tlaking about

i've done a similar thing buy slicing up the audio by 1/32 or 1/64 and then pitch shifting the different parts and you get those beep/glitch like sounds.
yeah but it sounds too natural to me to be that...
im still convinced it's some process with a reduced quality medium that causes it.
ive heard messed up cd's make a very similar sound before but i dont know how your would manipulate a cd to do it to be able to sample from it...
Old 30th August 2007
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Originally Posted by 2586391652 View Post
yeah but it sounds too natural to me to be that...
im still convinced it's some process with a reduced quality medium that causes it.
ive heard messed up cd's make a very similar sound before but i dont know how your would manipulate a cd to do it to be able to sample from it...
just put in the hard yards and try what i said, takes a lot of fkn around to get the sound you want but it's worth it.
Old 30th August 2007
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uhmm

i have have heard it before, sounds verry familiar,

im shure i have done that signal chain before, some how
but i ended up doing something so much better for me (i was looking something else)
wanna hear?
in .mpc = will need free decoder Musepack
why .mpc ? sounds better and its smaller than .mp3

arboretum.com hyperprism 2.5 dx its the best vocoder, all others sound like crap, akai, waves, etc... etc...
i think was a vocoder with inputs swapped, carrier in modulator
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Old 30th August 2007
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i have have heard it before, sounds verry familiar,

im shure i have done that signal chain before, some how
but i ended up doing something so much better for me (i was looking something else)
wanna hear?
in .mpc = will need free decoder Musepack
why .mpc ? sounds better and its smaller than .mp3

arboretum.com hyperprism 2.5 dx its the best vocoder, all others sound like crap, akai, waves, etc... etc...
i think was a vocoder with inputs swapped, carrier in modulator
post an mp3 and ill check it..
Old 1st September 2007
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Izotope Vinyl plugin is my guess. The voice synth that you posted originally just sounds like it is distortion from being a lousey voice synth / recording IMO.
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