I have re-uploaded the police whistle
@AlienXXX nice detailed info, I did try that in audacity.... a sample is really small! Any particular reason for such a low frequency?
After reading up a bit on algorithmic stuff I have decided it's fascinating, but a bit beyond me at the moment. I have discovered enough new freeware and info to keep me going for a while.... my brain hurts a bit now.
I stumbled across this website while researching the history of a subject totally unrelated to sound and recording.
I was struck by a couple of threads requesting the sound of an old-fashioned Metropolitan-style police-whistle, as carried by the Bobbies of London back in Victorian times.
It is a very unique sound, and can only really be produced by the whistle itself. I have an authentic bobby whistle in my possession (a souvenir from a trip to London). I blew out a recording of it and submitted it to your library or archive. Hopefully it makes someone happy!
If you ever want a longer, louder or different variation on the police-whistle sound, I'm happy to oblige. Although I can only make the recordings when the house is empty! For an item only three inches long, it makes a LOT of noise! I've only ever blown it at full-strength twice in my life. Once when I bought it, and once at an empty railroad station when nobody was around, and it's absolutely deafening!
Oh yeah. I can also provide sounds of Air-Raid/Civil Defense Sirens, desk-bells, typewriters and old-fashioned sewing-machines if anyone wants that...
OK, here's mine:
I used four samples:
And a few effects. Enjoy! Or don't! I have no control of what happens now!
"Shorn Is My Leopard", by Jezkova, available on Soundcloud for the low, low price of no dollars. It makes extensive use of several freesound sounds, though only one is even remotely identifiable. Here it is: https://soundcloud.com/jezkova/shorn-is-my-leopard
I've sent you two emails. The files are linked to dropbox.com and about 1MB a piece.
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Hi, guys! I need electronic sample from a piece of record according to the link (http://rghost.ru/56867542)? How it can be picked up? What tools or it is in pure form?
Thanks for help!
I do not really care about the accent but would love to hear both
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AlienXXX has illustrated the principals perfectly.
Well my suggestion was actually a bit tongue-in-cheek, being fully aware of the impracticality of stacking individual bits(well Bytes actually,)together to construct every possible sound, of any length, that has ever been made - or not made!
Very happy to have stimulated some thoughts though.
Don't know much about cryptology or data compression, but I'm sure I've read somewhere that any numerical sequence, repeating or open (infinite) can be totally characterised (described) by it's own unique mathematical equation. Sine, square and sawtooth are quite simple, and the equation requires less space (bytes) than a full cycle sample of the waveform itself, but the equation for Sergeant Pepper in 16bit 48k resolution would likely require more factors than the number of photons that have hit the earth in the last 4 billion years. Cloud computing still has a way to go.
Got to go and find my brain brush now. Untangle a few trillion knotted synapses!
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@strangely_gnarled: Only 65536! Why hasn't anyone done this yet!?!
I am intrigued by the modelling/sequencing software you hint at . . .
The first time I heard of audio/music being put together with samples and algorithms was this track on soundcloud. It's entirely made from samples from freesound and the description about how it was done is really interesting.
I think what strangelygnarled is saying is: create a sample 65536 samples in lenght that contains all the different possible digital values for a 16-bit waveform.
Sounds more difficult than it actually is. You can do it by follwoing the steps below:
At a typical 48,000 samples per second sampleing rate, 65536 samples lasts 1.36533s.
I am sure you are familiar with the Tone Generator function in Audacity. Go there and generate e tone with sawtooth wave form, amplitude =1, Frequency 0.73242 (i.e., 1/1.36533).
Your tone must be at least 1.36533s long, but I recommend instead making it a bit longer, then trimming the excess.
So, once you generated your tone, zoom in at the end portion until you see individual samples (they show up as little dots) and cut it at the end of the first wave cycle.
There you have it - A "sound" that contains every single possible sample value @ 16 bits.
Won't sound as much, since you cannot hear a sound below 20Hz. If you play it all you will hear is a loud pop at the end of the sawtooth wavecycle (which is actually not heathy to your speakers, by the way)
Now, in theory... you could pick samples from this "sound" and create any sound that is possible at 16-bits. But that is an academic discussion.
There are many forms of so-called algorithmic composition.
And plenty of programs around that do that, some of which are free.
Perhaps the simplest ones are those that create sequences of notes (which can be exported as midi files) - These sequences are created from different types of mathematical algorithms.
Other types of programs do things more similar to the example you posted - they create sequences from a set of predefined samples.
I have made some experiments in this area. Usually by constructing very complex feedback loops (sometimes the loops handle sound signals, other times they can even handle midi signals).
If a simple sequence of notes is fed into these virtual circuits (sometimes a single note) they can go on forever (or for a longtime) generating sound.
Some of the sounds are musical or quasi-musical. Others are... erm... I don't know what they are...
hello everybody! I'm an hardstyle producer, and for my new project, i need a man or woman who can and want to say this:
welcome to my dream, a dream with dragons and elfs and all kinds of other magical creatures.......
in my dream, there is also a lake, hidden under the giant tree's of my beautifull forests.
and if you listen carefully, you can hear this lake singing a song, a song that will calm your mind and will carry
you away from all your worry's and frustrations, it will make you feel happy and it will make you love your life
and everything that ever exist's...... and then..... it will let you walk to it's water and you can't resist.
and when you are under water, you can't do anything as if you are frozen, and then you will drown....
welcome to my dream
I'd be very happy if one of you guys can do a VO for this , but if you want to do it, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, because behind the voice, there's a background music, so if you want to help me saying this, please contact me then, i'll send you the background music so it's a bit easyer for you to do the VO, but you don't HAVE to contact me, i just recommend it
I hope one of you guys can and want to help me
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