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The Library Voices

By BTS on October 30, 2016 9:43 pm

I decided to continue working with the Vocoder in Reason and Librivox files. Also, I decided to finish out the Holloween season with another unusual recording with voices.

For this piece, I used three different stories, A Ghoul’s Accountant by Stephen Crane, read by Paul Curran; John Mortonson's Funeral by Ambrose Bierce, read by Frobisher Smith; The Woman In Green by Songling Pu, read by John Burlinson.

I then put the three stories into Reason, where I cut up, re-ordered and reversed some clips. Each track then had a Combinator as an Effects insert. For the first track’s Combinator a Spider Audio into the BV512 Vocoder’s Modulator input, then into a LeSpace. The vocoder’s Carrier input used a Parsec with a Matrix.

For the Combinator on the second track, Vocoder Modulator’s input was setup the same as the first track, with CV Control coming from a Pulsar. The carrier input was a Solaris with a Matrix. The third track’s Combinator Was again setup like the first track for the Vocoder’s Modulator input, but using a ST-1 with Matrix for the Carrier and Little LFO for CV Control.

After mixing and equalizing the tracks, I used an Audiomatic and two RV7000 mk2’s as Main Mixer Insert FX. For the Master FX, I used a Dual Band Compression Combinator into an Ozone.

I finished the track in Audacity, where I used a Reaktor FX ensemble and Normalizing.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike (BY-NC-SA)

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October 31, 2016 3:23 pm

Very cool concept, and creepy execution for Halloween. Nice vocoder tonalities!

November 4, 2016 11:07 pm

this both has some very cool sounds, and is technically impressive!

November 6, 2016 11:55 pm

Thanks for the feedback, everyone!  I appreciate the feedback!

November 28, 2016 9:23 am

Creepy use of some vocal material... or did you messed with the text files also?

December 4, 2016 10:54 pm

I just used the audio recording.  I didn't use a text-to-speech program.   Though I did chop up some of the voice recording snippets.

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