We all know the sound of Crickets - whether it's for the sound of a summer night, a tropical rainforest or just an awkward silence, but what if you had the convenience of 900 Chirps in One at your fingertips? Well now you can play it - all with pure synthesis.
After spending a few months investigating the simple and complex sound of Crickets, I am thrilled to announce that the Cricket Chirp Tool (CCT) for Absynth 5 is here. With a study combined with simple science and spectrum analysis, a realistic and totally flexible timbre of the Cricket Chirp sound can be achieved with what is called hybrid synthesis. I've also featured Brian Clevinger's input as he has been a great support in my learnings with Native Instruments' Absynth - a synthesizer that is aptly capable of multiple methods.
But while this hybrid synthesis approach offers detail and flexibility, there are still even easier ways to design chirp sounds with simpler synthesis methods. I will expand on the chirp synthesis tutorials and CCT Analysis in a future post, but for those of you who have used it - I want to ask you one thing:
Tell me how the Cricket Chirp Tool works for you!
What are your thoughts on this hybrid method, and how do you like the sound? I would love to hear your feedback on this tool. Please post your comments below or feel free to email me directly with any questions.