Shepard Tone Maker (Free) *Update*

Discussion in 'Sound Design and SFX' started by Anders Bru, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Anders Bru

    Anders Bru Active Member

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    Hello.

    I wanted to share a fun, little effect I made that turns any sound into a shepard tone.
    Simply hold down a note, hit "Start", keep holding for 2 seconds and it's done (you don't have to keep holding the note anymore). Add a good doze of reverb and experiment with lots of sounds! Render an empty midi clip or resample to a new audio track to get it to audio. Hit "Start" again to stop the tone.
    Update: I've done some changes on the interface and added a button for changing the direction of the tone, as well as a knob for adjusting the range.

    1. This plugin requires CSound installed to run. CSound is the programming language that this effect was coded in. Download link, should be a quick and easy installation. You can read more about CSound here and here if you're curious.

    2. Download the effect here. Just hit the green download-button and "Download Zip".

    3. Unzip and move the version you want to the corresponding folder.
    For Mac this is usually:
    /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins
    For Windows this is usually:
    C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins

    Windows users make sure all three files are in the same folder.

    Enjoy!


    Here is a quick demonstration with a couple of different sounds.



    Feel free to use it however you like, and let me know if there's any bugs or features you want added! :2thumbs:
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
  2. N.Caffrey

    N.Caffrey Senior Member

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    That's really cool and useful, thank you!
     
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  3. chrisr

    chrisr Active Member

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    How generous! Thank you.
     
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  4. Jaap

    Jaap Yes, that's an alto flute

    Nice Anders! A big thanks!
     
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  5. munician

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    Thank you very much!
     
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  7. Thomas Kallweit

    Thomas Kallweit Member

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    oh, mac only? then lucky mac users. sounds really good and useful.
     
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    Anders Bru

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    Looking into getting it to Windows now
     
  9. LamaRose

    LamaRose Gato Mighty!

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    Nifty... thank you, Anders!
     
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  10. Thomas Kallweit

    Thomas Kallweit Member

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    Thanks,
    that would really great!
     
  11. Firstfewbars

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    Anders Bru

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    Added now :)
     
  13. Firstfewbars

    Firstfewbars Member

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    Hm, for some reason the plugin won't validate in Logic (10.4.4).
     

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    Anders Bru

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    I'm not on Logic, so unfortunately I don't think I can be of much help. Have you tried the "Reset & Rescan Selection" in the Plugin Manager?
     
  15. Firstfewbars

    Firstfewbars Member

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    I´ve tried everything, no luck... :(
     
  16. jbuhler

    jbuhler Senior Member

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    Maybe I don't understand where to install these, but neither the AU nor the VST is working for me either. Logic says that the AU is incompatible.
     
  17. Firstfewbars

    Firstfewbars Member

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    Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Components (or VST)
     
  18. DivingInSpace

    DivingInSpace Active Member

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    I can't get it to work in Logic Either, what a shame, it seems fun :)
     
  19. MillsMixx

    MillsMixx Production Director/Sound Designer

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    Very cool. Please let us know when it's available for windows! Thanks
     
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    I'm not sure why Logic isn't able to open it. Unfortunately I'm not very tech-savvy, just had an idea for an effect and tried my best making it work. Can someone confirm that it works on their system?
     

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