Hello all, I've been wanting to get into Soundfont making for a while (as I have many ideas swirling in my head for cross-over sabers/sounds), alas, I do not currently have a saber to test out my progress, and was wondering if there was any other way to test out how the font flows as it would when in use.
Also, what software would you recommend for font designing? I'm planning on starting with NEC and then playing around with PL ports down the line.
Oh man I wasn't expecting an answer from LB himself! Your fonts are top-tier. I'll definitely do that, I don't know why I thought people wouldn't be down for that-- it is for fun and free, after all.
Now I've just got to trudge through the (rather high) barrier of entry for getting started in this. It'll be a slow going process, but I know it will be worth it.
Follow-up question for somebody, when it comes to ripping sound bites, say, from a cinematic, how difficult is it to isolate dialogue and sounds from music?
I've tested sound fonts a few times and people have tested mine as well. It's a good community and people are willing to help each other. For your question, it is something you really just have to practice with. My advice is to download Audacity and start playing around with it. There are several tutorial videos on YouTube on how to navigate the program. Once you get comfortable, the zoom function will be your friend! :). Start with audio that you are familiar with such as the Star Wars films and watch the lightsaber battles to get a feel for how the audio is laid out. Start with small samples so you don't get overwhelmed. Again, experience is your best teacher. Enjoy the journey my friend!
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5