|How to create a singing
I'm working on a Tolkien project based on Lord Of The Rings that has
location (Nimrodel) that has a singing river. I'm trying to do something
different here. I'd like it to sound as if the river itself has a wonderful
singing type voice within it. I've tried morphing, vocoding, mixing, you
name it, and nothing has that natural feel to it.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Have you tried dribbling water onto some metal chimes and mixing that
sound in as an element? It's not a vocal element itself but it might give
you a wet but "musical" bed that would allow you to more easily blend in
some vox-type elements. (I'm guessing that so far your voice elements have
been "sticking out" from the river sounds in an unnatural way. Something
like this might help tie it together.
Filters, comb filters, and time-varying comb filters are able to produce
I have been recording a lot of water sounds up here in Idaho. The Salmon
River and the Big Wood. By mixing a sound of the Headwaters trickles and
adding to that the sound of eddys, surges it creates an almost tickling
sound with a lot of variation. Some of the stereo tracks have been pitch
shifted down as well
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