A Wavetable editor and Sampler AUV3/VST host - been done, good idea, or not?
First off... apologies for not describing this very precisely. I don’t think one such app or program exists (though there are similar for mobile or desktop discussed below) but would love to be informed if there is something already out. If there isn’t and there is any need, please steal this idea and make it, devs out there! Just maybe give me a copy of the finished program.
Ok... the general idea is a program that both samples and/or creates wavetables from the audio fed into it. As an example.... think of some combo of Serum’s wavetable creation and Image Line’s Directwave VST which samples and acts as a VST host. I think the advantage of being a AU/VST host would be to directly sample multiple sources if need be. Sample files could of course also be loaded if desired.
But doing almost everything within the program itself would seem to be an advantage, ie “one-stop shopping”. And could be used for both keyboard and pads, synth and drum sounds... like Battery or Geist. Possibly could include some type of sample organization like Sononym or Algonaut’s Atlas... as long as we are imagining!
The possible use for such a program is rather simple. In creating all sorts of sounds with various synths and drum machines... one looks for different ways to capture the sound. Something that includes the various sample-synthesis techniques of waveforms and wavetables, PCM-type samples and multi-samples, granular, and loops. Resampling, effects, and additive re-synthesis, and so forth. Could be as simple or complex as desired.
There are countless other programs that do some or most of this, like Halion 6, Tone2 Icarus, VirSyn Audio Layer, PPG WaveMapper, UVI Falcon, Sugar Bytes Obscurium, and many others. Both the advantage and the tricky part is combining the features into one central hub. (For this, i would nominate either VirSyn or Sugar Bytes, for their presence on both desktop and mobile platforms. And for their forward thinking, innovation, and wonderful software instruments. Or maybe Bram Bos or Jordan Rudess’s Wizdom Music?)
Thoughts? Would you use such a program? What additional features would you recommend?