Warping/making something sound weird, easily and freely?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by thegrandmaster, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. thegrandmaster macrumors regular

    thegrandmaster

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    I need to take a song and make it sound strange and warped, its for a scene in a play I'm working on where someone accidentally moves from one dimension to another.

    Basically I'm just looking for an easy (and free) way of taking a song and warping it and making it sound strange, I want to go for something like the noise the Tardis makes in Doctor Who, except its the song that's being 'warped'.

    All help is appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. faintember macrumors 65816

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    Audacity is a free audio editor, and I think the phaser effect may work for you (though I have no clue what sound you are referencing in Doctor Who).

    After you import the audio, select the section you want to "warp" and select Effect>Phaser, and try these settings:
    Stages >8
    Wet (all the way to the right)
    LFO 3
    Depth 200
    Feedback 60-80

    The wahwah effect can be used in a similar fashion.

    If you want a smooth transition into this, put the same audio into Audacity on separate tracks, apply the effects to one track only, then do a fade between the tracks. Do this as many times as necessary, with a new track per "effect". It's a bit messy, but it should work.

    Best of luck!
     
  3. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    phasers are cool, but i think you'll get closer to what you want with some filtering plugins, something like psp's nitro.

    they have a demo, but i don't know how fully functional it is.
     
  4. thegrandmaster thread starter macrumors regular

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