I’m trying to create a soundfont of me
ok…here’s the easiest way for me to explain what I want to do.
I want to “play notes” on the piano roll with my voice singing the notes.
How do I take a recorded audio file and set it as a soundfont to be used in midi?
I used to have an old keyboard where I could take an audio sample and play it back and it would change the pitch as I went up or down the scale.
I hope this makes sense.
Hi, Optimus. There are countless way to achieve your goal. Tell us what hardware and software you have.
If you want to built an actual soundfont with proper key grouping etc then here are a couple editors/players. Althouh, at least with Alchemy, you can load a single sample and play it via a midi keyboard through n-Track but it will get Chipmunk-ish at the top end. So it might be worth building a decent sample group of at least a couple of sung notes per octave.
Thanks Krackpot, I’ll look into those two links.
Currently I have a Yamaha PSR-293 keyboard and running ntrack studio 7 EX in a Core i5 with Windows 8.
I don’t need to control the sounds with the keyboard but it would be nice.
Open n-T and record your voice - one note per track, over a whole octave. Working on one WAV at a time, tidy the start and end of each note (using the “volume Draw” function, adding EQ/FX etc as required) and then “Mix Down” a tidy sample of each one individually and titled respectively (A Bb B…). You can then, either load and organise them with a VST sample player (as above etc(or n-TDrums), which will allow you to place and manipulate them in a pianoroll and play them with your keys. Or you could “Import” them into n-T, onto a Timeline/Audi Track and drag them around.
cakewalk made a vst a few years back that made SFZ’s out of your samples,
one thing I remember about it with longer samples was I had a hard time keeping the pitch in concert as you go up an down the scale.
not so much noticeable with single note samples, but take a arpeggio for example and forget it, especially with tempo changes.
I do wonder if either of these other two are more accurate in that respect?