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#1 neutrient   Members   -  Reputation: 118

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

I am working on a bunch of 8 bit / 8 bit sounding FX for a game and have been struggling with sounds like 'water splash', 'drink potion' etc. I am using various free 8 bit and chiptune VST synths (Ym, BitBoy, Peach, NESPulse, etc).

 

I'm wondering if anyone has some suggestions on how I should approach achieving liquid sounds in 8 bit?

 

Thanks in advance!



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#2 Moritz P.G. Katz   Members   -  Reputation: 1049

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

Hey,

For watery sounds, using a pitch envelope / quick resonating filter sweep can work wonders.

Here's a link to a little splash sound I created using Bfxr as a reference:
http://www.bfxr.net/?s=7%2C0.5%2C0.05%2C0.4686%2C0.0037%2C0.27%2C0.095%2C0.16%2C0.105%2C%2C0.475%2C%2C0.248%2C%2C0.7953%2C0.4275%2C0.7463%2C0.1956%2C0.788%2C0.629%2C0.663%2C-0.8366%2C%2C-0.9907%2C0.7512%2C0.7521%2C-0.1018%2C0.401%2C%2C-0.3401%2C0.0486%2C-0.5666%2CmasterVolume

Play around with the parameters a bit and I'm sure you'll see what I did there - you'll be able to come up with your own sounds in no time. smile.png

If you want to add some spray and spume, combine this with some white noise - a volume envelope will give it some dynamics (flooOOoosh).

Cheers,
Moritz

Edited by Moritz P.G. Katz, 29 January 2013 - 11:56 AM.

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#3 neutrient   Members   -  Reputation: 118

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

Thanks for the tips! That web based synth is cool! I've been toying a bit with a pitch envelope but just not sounding right. I'll try messing with Bfxr see what I come up with. My troubles may be partly due to the synths I'm trying to use - the ones I've messed with so far are either so restrictive they may as well be soundFonts, or they lack elements I need - no pitch control, no white noise etc - some don't even have editable envelopes. If I get more 8 bit projects in the future I'll probably have to explore the commercial chiptune synths that are out there.

 

Thanks again!



#4 Moritz P.G. Katz   Members   -  Reputation: 1049

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

Glad I could be of help!

If you're looking for genuine chip sounds, try Plogue Chipsounds - it's more a sampler than a synth, but it has a lot of editing options and features recordings from the most popular chips. (Atari, C64, NES...)

Cheers, Moritz

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The reply editor on this forum... is it just me and my browser, or does it keep messing up other people's posts too?

Edited by Moritz P.G. Katz, 29 January 2013 - 01:09 PM.

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