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Lee

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[muso] Dalek simulator?
« on: February 13, 2006, 07:36:16 PM »
Does anyone know a good way of taking a speech sample and making it sound like a Dalek? And before you all say:

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I know this is the easiest way, but I don't have a decent backing sample. If anyone can supply one...

Thanks.

[muso] Dalek simulator?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2006, 07:39:18 PM »
The original effect was a Ring Modulator.

You can find this effect on a lot of digital mixers and I'm sure that you can find a soft version online.

Lee

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[muso] Dalek simulator?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2006, 07:42:57 PM »
Nice one, cheers big man.

Now, can anyone recommend a free plugin of some kind? Google seems to be coming up with a lot of big bulky pieces of hardware...

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[muso] Dalek simulator?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2006, 05:07:11 PM »
Ring modulation is essentially multiplying two audio signals together.  This is tricky in analogue hardware, but piss-easy digitally in something like http://puredata.info , the main author of Pd has a book with explanations of the maths:
http://crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/techniques/latest/book-html/node72.html#sect5.ringmod

[muso] Dalek simulator?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2006, 06:12:19 PM »
I think there's a ringpiece moderator around here somewhere ...


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[muso] Dalek simulator?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2006, 03:28:18 PM »
If you have Adobe Audition you can Dalek-ise a voice by going to the 'Generate Tones' feature and selecting 'modulate' with a base frequency of 30Hz.

So now you know.

Oh - it helps if you boost all the mid-range frequencies using the graphic equaliser first, too.