Importing Samples into Kilohearts Phase Plant wavetable editor
Importing samples and editing wavetables with the host of effects built into Kilohearts Phase Plant wavetable editor.
I’ve mentioned various times that one of my favourite things about Kilohearts Phase Plant is the fact that all of the advanced editors and menus use popup windows, allowing you to resize and really fine-tune certain parameters.
This is particularly handy for the wavetable editor, which is a whole world of its own. This makes it much easier to edit sounds while you’re auditioning them, without having to jump backwards and forwards between GUIs.
Another huge plus side is that most of the parameters in the Phase Plant editor only actually apply their settings on-call. This allows you to really dial in the exact sound you want, apply the settings and move on.
While importing samples into the wavetable editor, you also have live control over certain parameters. You can choose the pitch alongside the start and end point of the loaded sample; you even have the ability to modulate these parameters between the frames. Another great feature in the wavetable editor is the ability to fine-tune how the frames are morphed, for gradual fades or abrupt changes.
Internal wavetable effects…
So, this is something very unique to Kilohearts Phase Plant, the wavetable editor has a variety of interesting effects built-in, ranging from the Disperse effect and Comb Filter to various Sync and FM capabilities – you even have the choice of which frames get the effects applied to them.
When you click “done”, these effects apply directly to the waveform – allowing for almost endless sonic possibilities when combined with traditional effects.
For those who struggle with CPU performance, crafting your own unique wavetables can be a great way of creating complex sounds without killing your resources.
For a walkthrough on how to import and edit wavetables in Kilohearts Phase Plant, check out the tutorial video here: