Shepard Tones in Auxy


#1

Hey!

I was fiddling around & ended up sorta recreating a Shepard Tone (in Auxy, of course). If you don’t know what a Shepard Tone is, you can read about it here. Apparently a true Shepard tone uses sine waves, so this may not be pure, but it has the same illusion. As for production, I filled a 1-bar pattern with 32nd notes, duplicated the instrument, and did some automation:

First pattern:

  • Pitch -100% to 0%
  • Volume 0% to 100%

Second pattern:

  • Pitch 0% to 100%
  • Volume 100% to 0%

Ran into some problems because Auxy’s volume automation isn’t linear, so I slightly adjusted the volume automation (made a fake curve) to fit.

:soundcloud: Listen:
https://soundcloud.com/stereofld/shepard/s-gjdx9

:auxy: Open the project:
https://app.auxy.co/projects/VR0utj8xkaMFP4jTPyiw5Q==


#2

My man, very cool. I never knew the name of the sound but was familiar with the sound itself. I love seeing this kind of stuff, it’s researchy, it’s fun, and it’s a great exercise.

Good job @stereofield!


#3

P sure these are the things that Christopher Nolan uses in his movies for intense scenes? Like in Dunkirk?


#4

this could make a cool effect inn some future bass or dubstep songs


#5

Still waiting for the drop


#6

Wow that sounded weird as hell. Cool find tho lol


#7

This is so cool.


#8

I can’t listen right now, but I thought I should probably pop this post from the thread Cool Sound Illusion from @AzureOnyx here…


#9

LOL

Nice one, I tried this actually but I used notes instead of a pitch bend so it didn’t really work :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


#10

Reminds me of pamtri lol


#11

Image result for thx logo


#12

well, kinda…


#13

Is the volume automation by decibels (logarithmic)?


#14

:joy::skull: lol


#15

august 2017
Ok


#16


Reminds me of this…
Anybody recognize it?.
(I think you have to tap the screen once the page loads on mobile for sound)


#17

Yeah, I’ve seen that site before. It uses the same effect, pretty convincing too.


#18

dude the project made my app crash :joy: