I haven’t used wavetable samples before really, but I was curious about making my own… so I put together a script that will make a wavetable audio file from any input audio file. I’ve thrown a bunch of different audio files at it and somehow Falcon manages to keep everything in tune, so that’s cool.
The resulting wavetable file sounds like crap when modulated (at least for the files I’ve tried), but it is a quick way to get a variety of different timbres into the wavetable oscillator. The next step of my wavetable exploration will be creating wavetables that sound good when modulated 🙂
Okay another update. I’m going to keep exploring the wavetable stuff so I wrote a Ruby script to do the wave-to-wave interpolation, as well as support randomly chosen waves from a directory. It’s just a first pass but I plan to evolve it into a decent command-line tool for constructing wavetables.