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#1599080 - 01/17/11 02:49 AM Slide Whilstle sound on a Synth?
russ2246 Offline
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Registered: 09/05/09
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Hello everyone,

I'm planning on playing the synthesizer part for an upcoming local production of Little Shop of Horrors, and the keyboard Synth's score in a few of the numbers calls for a "slide whistle" sound, mainly used in the title song Little Shop of Horrors and the plant's wilting noises.

I was just wondering the following are there any synthesizers (preferably vintage- early 1980s) or sampling programs (through Native Instruments/Kontakt) that have a slide whistle sound in their sound banks?

I have seen and listened to all of the samplings and descriptions of the most famous synths I can think of from that time: the Yamaha DX7, and the Roland D-50 and although I have indeed found "Whistle" tones, the actual 'slide' isn't believable with my pitch bend on my Roland 700GX.

Normally, I'm not such a purist, but these little instrumentations in Alan Menken's score make it 110% more quirky and interesting.

I've even thought about just buying a slide whistle to make the sound (I have nothing else to do for 7 measures), but the pitches are written on the staff and the score indicates the use of a pitch bend, which means there must be some keyboards that have this sound.

Ideas? Thanks in advance!!!


-Russ
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#1599084 - 01/17/11 02:55 AM Re: Slide Whilstle sound on a Synth? [Re: russ2246]
Kawai James Online   content
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Can you provide an example of the sound you're after?
A clip on YouTube perhaps?

Cheers,
James
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#1599090 - 01/17/11 03:08 AM Re: Slide Whilstle sound on a Synth? [Re: russ2246]
Dr Popper Offline
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Kontact has it ....can't remember the patch name.Also the motif has one too....
And you can do it on almost any analog or modeled synth ...or any softsynth
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#1599370 - 01/17/11 02:52 PM Re: Slide Whilstle sound on a Synth? [Re: Kawai James]
russ2246 Offline
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Registered: 09/05/09
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Can you provide an example of the sound you're after?
A clip on YouTube perhaps?

Cheers,
James
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The original score of the OBC recording doesn't have it prominently featured like I've heard in other productions and recordings.

I have an 11 second clip on YouTube for reference:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXyu5OC2SqQ

Also, if possible, I'd like to produce the sound in real-time live during the performance, so as ideal as using a player such as Kontakt to make the sound, there's always that 1 second delay between the striking of the key and the sounding of the note with midi.

Thanks to everyone again,
-Russ
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#1599447 - 01/17/11 04:57 PM Re: Slide Whilstle sound on a Synth? [Re: russ2246]
Kawai James Online   content
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Ah, I see, thanks for the clip.

Regarding the 1 second delay in Kontact (?), could you perhaps press the key 1 second early?

Alternatively, some instruments allow .wav files to be played back (and assigned to a key), so even if you cannot generate the exact sound on your board, it may be possible to get the same effect using a pre-made audio file.

Cheers,
James
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#1599555 - 01/17/11 07:09 PM Re: Slide Whilstle sound on a Synth? [Re: russ2246]
R0B Offline
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Posts: 1457
Loc: Australia
I found a free slide whistle for Kontakt, here:

http://www.wavelore.com/extras.shtml
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#1600516 - 01/19/11 02:03 AM Re: Slide Whilstle sound on a Synth? [Re: R0B]
russ2246 Offline
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Registered: 09/05/09
Posts: 19
I have Kontakt 2 player, but when I tried opening the file, it didn't work frown

Anyone else have any ideas?
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