Re: Anyone use QS+ to create sound FX?
Posted by JP on December 18, 1997 at 01:40:20:
In Reply to: Anyone use QS+ to create sound FX? posted by Mitch Brink on October 27, 1997 at 09:53:56:
: I'm not very knowledgable regarding creating patches from scratch.
: I was wondering if anyone uses the QS+ to create sci-fi type sound FX.
: If so, I could use some help getting started (books, resources, etc.)
O.K., Mitch, no problem. I am a composer and theatrical sound designer who has used the QuadraSynth Plus to create sound FX. Basically, what I would do as a beginner is to download an editor/librarian for the QuadraSynth, because this piece of software makes editing easier for many people. A couple of tips:
The most powerful tool in editing is definitely your ADSR envelope (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release). So when you're messing with a sound go to this for the least subtle changes. Just go to "edit 1" or "edit 4" and select which of the four sounds make up each patch. Then, go to your Amplitude section and mess with your ADSR. The rest is experience and art, and the best synth sound designers are basically wizards. It's like woodcutting or cabinet making; it is a craft that can be learned, but not overnight.
Also, remember to save any changed patch to the User section with the "Store" button. Don't worry about the original; it'll remain where it is. Oh, and don't forget that the powerful effects section (flange, chorus, etc.) can also make many sounds sound entirely different when turned up all the way. Hope this helps!