While I\'m anxiously awaiting Nuno\'s Wordbuilding Utility, I\'m also keen to know more about the basics of wordbuilding with VotA.
The library throws me into rapture sometimes... the voices work so well for the type of music I\'m creating. Still, the progress I\'m making in blending consonants with vowels is slow indeed!!
I wonder if Nick or anyone else is willing to shed some light on how to overcome some of the problems I\'m having in this regard.
First, I find that the vowel samples seem to have a beautifully shimmery and dispersed stereo image. The consonants, on the other hand seem to be somewhat blunter and (as to the stereo image) more centered. Thus I\'m finding it hard to match and blend the consonants and the vowels. What I end up with seems like a choir singing oohhhhh, and another choir singing toh or sheh or tzah (etc) on top of the beginning of the first choir\'s note. It seems like a superimposition much more that a blending.
Secondly, I\'m trying to do this, somehow, in real time, rather than with a sequencer. If I\'m trying to blend a pitched \"t\" with \"eh\" of the same pitch, how would I do that? I can imagine schemes for remapping the consonants to different octaves (without pitch shifting) so that the two samples would be independent, but don\'t know if this would be a waste of time to try. There might be some more straight-forward method.
What would be a good way of ending a word with a consonant, as the consonants seem to have a tailing vowel sound, rather than a leading vowel with a consonant ending (such as aaahhck).
I still haven\'t figured out what the usefulness of the unpitched consonants would be? Any guidance here?
If I\'d never heard the demos with words, I\'d be a much happier person. I\'d just aaahhhh and uhhhhhh myself into oblivion, the sounds are _that_ gorgeous. I\'d like to get better at making words, and any help would be much appreciated.