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==

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#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!

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#3

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

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#4

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

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#5

Still waiting for the drop

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#6

Wow that sounded weird as hell. Cool find tho lol

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#7

This is so cool.

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#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…

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#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:

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#10

Reminds me of pamtri lol

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#11

Image result for thx logo

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#12

well, kinda…

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#13

Is the volume automation by decibels (logarithmic)?

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#14

:joy::skull: lol

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#15

august 2017
Ok

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#16


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

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#17

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

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#18

dude the project made my app crash :joy:

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#19

Yeah, sorta. The recurring theme in Dunkirk (The Oil) uses it, though it’s not a pitch shift, just a bunch of notes going up and up (on the bassline).

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