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Offline Artem Rose

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Finding Chromatic .Wav Files
« on: February 02, 2005, 09:01:35 pm »
Okay, I'm going to be creating a music creation program, just a simple thing in Visual Basic. Yet, I can't find the musical files that I need to complete it. I think that, at most, I'm going to need individual, chromatic, .wav files ranging in pitch from low C to high C.
Does anyone know where I could find said files? I've googled it already, with quite a few failed results... Blah. Any help you could give would be handy.  M'kay! Thankya! '<img'>
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Finding Chromatic .Wav Files
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2005, 11:43:40 pm »
Why not save yourself the trouble (and HUGE .wav files) and send raw MIDI data to the soundcard? That way, all soundcards will make use of the sound and can change the instrument as to needs.

Or you just need sinewave "tuning fork" files?

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2005, 09:52:56 am »

I'm not sure exactly what you are trying to create, but you may want to check out Synth Edit.  It's a modular environment for creating computer audio instruments and effects.  It's shareware, but I believe it works in the free version and the pay version is only $20.

You may also want to check out KVR Audio.  You can find links to many free computer instruments/sound generators, etc.. that would let you quickly generate your own set of wav files.  You would at a minimum need a host (look for Toybear's minihost, which is free) and a basic vst synth (many are free).  Once you have these, just record your self playing notes.  Toybear also has a template for programming software synths and effects on his site, however I believe it is in Delphi.  The site is a forum for developers and users of software based music technology.

You can also download a program like Audacity (again free), which would let you change the pitch of any wav file and record it at the new pitch.