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Following on from my sound design competion post for the new Sound Design Suite from Waves, the folks at the Designing Sound blog have posted an excellent series of tutorials on how to start getting the best of the the plug-ins featured in this bundle. Inside the Waves Sound Design Suite [Pt 1] – Frequency and Dynamics Control Welcome to the first of a series of posts dedicated to explore the whole Sound Design Suite of Waves. Apart of my own review, I’ll also include anecdotes, opinions, tips and tricks from professional sound designers that use these plugins everyday. Today I’m going to talk about several tools designed for dynamics and frequency control, including the following: L1, L2, L3 and L3-LL C4 H-Comp Linear Phase Multiband and Linear Phase EQ Q10 I know there are other special tools included in the suite that also work with dynamics and frequency processing, such as the Renaissance plugins, V-Series, and tools like Trans-X and DeEsser. Inside the Waves Sound Design Suite [Pt 2] – Renaissance and V-Series Continuing with this series of articles dedicated to explore the Waves Sound Design Suite, now let’s move to a very special plugins included in the suite. I’m talking about the amazing Renaissance and the (recently added) V-Series. The Sound Design Suite doesn’t include the whole Renaissance Maxx Suite, but it includes enough tools for sound design purposes. All those Renaissance plugins were based on vintage gear, so all they add a really nice warmth to the signal processed. The same happens with the V-Series, three plugins that were also modeled from vintage gear. These plugins were recently added to the Sound Design Suite, and although they’re not “essential” tools, it’s very useful to have plugins with such incredible vintage warmth. The processors included were modeled from different hardware processors of Neve, including several legendary models, such as the 2254 compressor and the 1073, 1066 and 1081 equalizers. Inside the Waves Sound Design Suite [Pt 3] – Modulation Effects Welcome to the third part of this series of articles dedicated to explore the sound design suite of Waves. Today the turn is for five powerful modulation-featured plugins included in the bundle: Enigma H-Delay MetaFlanger MondoMod SuperTap Inside the Waves Sound Design Suite [Pt 4] – Transformation Tools Fourth article in this series dedicated to explore the plugins included in the Waves Sound Design Suite. Today’s topic is transformation, featuring five effects: Doubler Doppler Morphoder SoundShifter UltraPitch Doubler, Morphoder and ShoundShifter are included in the Waves Transform bundle, so reading its description could give you a basic overview of the kind of plugins we’re dealing with in this section. I shall be working my way through these tutorials as soon as I get a bit of down time.
These tutorials are so simple but very effective to show how to use these new plug-ins. Tutorial 4 shows how how to change the age and gender of a spoken voice using the Voice Forger in IRCAM Tools TRAX Transformer. Tutorial 5 shows how to make a normal spoken voice sound like it's whispering, using the 'Breathy' function of the Voice Forger in IRCAM Tools TRAX Transformer. Tutorial 6 shows how to transform the voice of a singing woman using the Voice Forger; Young/Old, Male/Female, Transpose and Formant controls. Tutorial 7 shows how to Transform the age of a singing woman using the Voice Forger and the Transpose (Pitch) Modulator in IRCAM Tools Trax Transformer. Tutorial 8 shows how to adjust the expression and tuning of a singing voice using the built in tuning modes in the voice forger in IRCAM Tools Trax Transformer. Tutorial 9 demonstrates how the pitch change on a polyphonic instrument is done in order to achieve the best possible result. Tutorial 10 shows how to pitch and remix a loop and change the characteristics of it completely. Tutorial 11 shows how to use the Spectral Envelope in TRAX Transformer to create a special effects sound from an instrument sound loop. and tutorial 12 shows how to transform an ordinary acoustic guitar into a twelve string guitar with a little chorus effect on, using Transpose and Modulation in the Trax Transformer.
These are simple tutorials that show how to use these clever but at times complex tools to do some very smart tricks. The first set is all about the Transformer plug-in and demonstrates how to change the gender of a speaker as well as some finer adjustments.... Apparently there are more of these in the pipeline so either subscribe to the Flux channel on YouTube of follow them on Twitter.