«UI sounds (pt1)» by nicolaariutti

on 02 Jan'19 15:05 in soundfminterfaceui

This code is an attempt to recreate a sound inspired from some technological/science fictional UI interface.

Sounds are created using FM technique. Play around FC, FM, ATK and RLS to obtain different sound characters.

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// UI sounds
// this code is an attempt to recreate a sound
// inspired from some technological/electrical UI interface

// 1. first define the synth
// Here we are using the FM technique
(
SynthDef(\fmmod, {
	|
	amp=0.2,
	fc=1000,
	fm = 100,
	idx = 100,
	atk=0.01,
	rls=0.1
	|
	var env = EnvGen.ar(Env.perc(atk, rls), doneAction:2);
	var modulator = SinOsc.ar(fm);
	var carrier = SinOsc.ar(fc + (idx*modulator) );
	var sig = carrier *  env * amp;
	sig = HPF.ar(sig, 1000);
	Out.ar(0, sig!2);
}).add;
)

// 2. then define the Pbind which will play the sequence
// of UI sounds simulating variuos characters showing up on an
// imaginary display.
// Play around FC, FM, ATK and RLS to obtain different sound characters.
(
p = Pbind(
	\instrument, \fmmod,
	\fc, 10000,
	\fm, 100,
	\idx, 100,
	\amp, 0.6,
	\atk, 0.01,
	\rls, 0.001,
	\dur, Pwhite(0.1, 0.05, 10)
).asEventStreamPlayer;
)

// 3. play it
p.play;

// 4. Here are some presets

// "cricket" preset
(
Pbind(
	\instrument, \fmmod,
	\fc, 10000,
	\fm, 100,
	\idx, 100,
	\amp, 0.6,
	\atk, 0.01,
	\rls, 0.001,
	\dur, Pwhite(0.1, 0.05, 10)
).play;
)

// preset 2
(
Pbind(
	\instrument, \fmmod,
	\fc, 10000,
	\fm, 1000,
	\idx, 100,
	\amp, 0.6,
	\atk, 0.001,
	\rls, 0.01,
	\dur, Pwhite(0.1, 0.05, 10)
).play;
)

// preset 3
(
Pbind(
	\instrument, \fmmod,
	\fc, 10000,
	\fm, 100,
	\idx, 10,
	\amp, 0.4,
	\atk, 0.01,
	\rls, 0.01,
	\dur, Pwhite(0.1, 0.05, 10)
).play;
)

// preset 4
(
Pbind(
	\instrument, \fmmod,
	\fc, 1000,
	\fm, 100,
	\idx, 1000,
	\amp, 0.2,
	\atk, 0.01,
	\rls, 0.001,
	\dur, Pwhite(0.1, 0.05, 10)
).play;
)


// preset 5
(
Pbind(
	\instrument, \fmmod,
	\fc, 5000,
	\fm, 1000,
	\idx, 1000,
	\amp, 0.4,
	\atk, 0.01,
	\rls, 0.001,
	\dur, Pwhite(0.1, 0.05, 10)
).play;
)

// preset 5
(
Pbind(
	\instrument, \fmmod,
	\fc, 8000,
	\fm, 1000,
	\idx, 1000,
	\amp, 0.7,
	\atk, 0.01,
	\rls, 0.001,
	\dur, Pwhite(0.1, 0.05, 10)
).play;
)
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