This is the first-ever didgeridoo library that doesn’t rely on sampled phrases or generic uncontrollable drones. Emulating a didgeridoo is just as challenging as emulating the human voice. Therefore, we’ve developed a custom hybrid solution that not only morphs between different vowel samples but also enhances the vowels using a custom formant filtering engine. With this, you can create virtual didgeridooist pronunciations for different vowels and smoothly transition between them.
DidgHybridoo allows you to design your own rhythms by customizing the 12 rhythm patterns. The VowelWheel enables users to fully customize which vowel the virtual didgeridooist will sing.
Moreover, there are numerous ways to alter the sound of DidgHybridoo: you can change the formant frequencies, adjust one or more overtones, modify the gain of a single overtone, or add a resonator to enhance specific frequencies. This versatility makes the instrument suitable for various sound design experiments. To offer more options, we’ve included multiple NKI files with morphable drones, didgeridoo-based soundscapes, and rhythmic resonant sequences. The sequences can be smoothed or randomized to add realism to the final performance.
DidgHybridoo consists of three main patches: an ambient-filmscoring patch, and two different sounding ones that work best for modern music. This instrument serves as an all-in-one singer, allowing you to develop your own rhythms and play with creativity!
VOWEL FILTERING ENGINE
RHYTHMIC MODULATION TABLE
DidgHybridoo features up to 12 customizable rhythmic patterns which control the cursor position between the Start/End points, the intensity and the amount of growl sound. Patterns are assigned to keyswitches so they can be mixed together to create more interesting sequences!
The settings view offers many options to customize and redesign the sound of the instrument. Each vowel can be altered by changing the fundamental frequency of its five overtones. This is a great tool for sound design as shown by the drone atmospheric patches. For example, if you set the frequencies to the overtones of a single note you can make resonant metallic sounds. In this panel you can also control the volume of the drone, the bass part, the attack of the instrument and the one-shots sound.
- 326 MB Sample library (compressed in Kontakt’s NCW Format)
- 519 Samples (44Khz/24Bit)
- 13 NKI Patches
- Advanced formant filtering engine
- Rhythmic Modulator with Start/End, Intensity and Growl control
- 8 Resonator presets based on the selected drone note
- 18 unique Convolution IRs
DidgHybridoo was realized in collaboration with Christian Muela.
Instrument design, GUI and scripting by Paolo Ingraito.
Additional scripting aid was provided by the use of Math Library from Robert Villwock, aka “Big Bob”.
Thanks to Luca Thomas and Olmo Chittò, for their support and suggestions.
Finally, many thanks to Mario Krušelj, aka “Evildragon”, for his invaluable KSP tips and for our nice conversations.