So it’s been a while – life and all that – but I’ve somehow found time to rekindle my love for the Tempest. Let’s get back to the business of making sounds on this thing.
To start, a nice ‘n’ easy analogue take on the apito – the brazilian samba whistle – otherwise used world-over by your friendly local match official.
- Start with 2 Triangles – around F6 and F#6
- Apply extreme detuning to Osc 2 (fine +/-40)
- For the Amp envelope, use ADSR with a decent amount of sustain and shorten the default release time to around 30.
Sounds vaguely familiar, but needs some movement…
- Arm LFO1 with the random waveshape map it to Osc1 frequency – a high rate 126 but only a small amount 5.
- Map LFO 2 (square) to Osc 2 frequency and give it some welly with a rate of 120, Amount 83. This mimics the little ball inside the whistle.
- Try both filter slopes with lots of Filter FM and a slight envelope to emphasise the attack. Also, use the high-pass filter with a setting of about 50.
As always, not set in stone – play around with it. You can spice it up, perhaps by adding a little pitch envelope or noise to model referee spit. :P
Plenty of bonus sounds open-up when played chromatically, especially at low and high octaves where Tempest’s analogue character really shines through.
Try it through a nice delay. Mmmmm.