you for downloading the Delay Lama. Read this documentation
for information on how to use Delay Lama. Delay Lama
is a VST instrument plugin and will run under a VST hosting application
such as Cubase or Logic. Delay Lama is the first VST-instrument
to offer both vocal synthesis and a real-time animated 3D interface.
Its advanced monophonic vocal synthesis engine enables your computer
to sound just like an Eastern monk, with real-time, high resolution
control over the vowel sound. What's more, the plug-in window displays
a 3D animation of a singing monk, that reacts directly to your input.
Lama is offered completeley free of charge. If you enjoy the
plugin as much as we did making it, you are kindly requested to
make a donation at www.savetibet.org
play the Delay Lama, you will need a VST host application.
To learn more about VST instruments you could take a look at www.sospubs.co.uk/sos/dec00/articles/vst.asp,
here you will find a lot of useful information about VST instruments
and how to use them. What basically needs to happen is that you
need to move the plugin to a folder called "VstPlugIns"
in the folder of your host application. If you (re)start your host
application now, you are able to open the Delay Lama and play
you have the plugin up and running you are able to play it
both from the on-screen interface and with your midi keyboard.
For the full midi implementation specifications, see the 'Midi
Implementation' chapter of this document. Lets take a look
at the on-screen interface:
the above screenshot of the interface there are some indicated numbers.
About the indications:
1: This is an on wood painted tibetan flag which here functions
as an XY-controller. Click your mouse on the surface of the flag
to let the monk sing. On this surface the Y-axis controls the vowel
sound en the X-axis controls the pitch of the singing. The two little
triangles (in dutch: 'dingetjes') will indicate your position on
2: This is the 'Glide' knob, which is used to set the portamento-time.
It will only be useful when the Delay Lama is played from
a midi keyboard.
3: This fader is used to set the level of the delayed signal.
Fully opened (most right) the monk will sound like in a echoing
environment, fully closed (most left) it will sound completely dry.
4: This is the 'Voice' knob. In center position the monk
will sound like the monk he is supposed to be. Turn it left to make
the monk more bariton. Turn it right to make more soprano.
5: The '?' button will show the quick-help window.
fun playing the Delay Lama.
Delay Lama can be controlled with a MIDI keyboard.
In this case pitch will be controlled by the note you play on the
keyboard, and the pitchbend controller acts as a high-resolution
vowel controller. Futhermore all the knobs in the interface are
remotely controllable by MIDI and all incoming events are handled
with sample-accuracy. So how does it work? It's easy, if you want
to control the knobs, here is the controller list:
Midi pitchbender controls the vowel sound of the voice.
Midi controller 1 controls the vibrato of the voice (not available
in on-screen interface).
Midi controller 5 controls the portamento time.
Midi controller 7 controls the volume of the voice (not available
in on-screen interface).
Midi controller 12 controls the amount of the delayed signal mix.
Midi controller 13 controls the voice caracter.
more, you can record your moves made on the XY-pad of the
interface. If your host application supports the plug to send
midi data, it is able to record the midi data coming from
you want to play the plug by midi, or want to record your
moves from the XY-pad, you will have to select the plug as
the midi output destination. The picture left here shows how
this can be done in Cubase.
A PC or Macintosh computer capable of running a
VST host. At least 8 MB of free RAM for the plugin. If you open
the plugin in your host and do not see the animated monk, you should
reserve more memory for the host application.
On Macintosh platform this is possible by selecting the host application
in the finder, then selecting 'Get Info' from the 'File' menu (or
pressing command-i). Select the 'Memory' option from the 'Show'
dialog box and increase the amount of memory in the 'Preferred Size'
box. Restart your host application to see the result.
On Macintosh computers it is highly recommended to disable Virtual
Memory. This can be done in the Memory control panel.
On PC's it is highly recommended to enable the hardware acceleration
of your graphics card driver.
AudioNerdz would like to thank (in no particular
-Tibet Support Group, The Netherlands.
-AudioEase: Arjen van der Schoot and Peter Bakker.
-Xavier Rodet (IRCAM) for for the original algorithm.
-Faculty of Art, Media & Technology of the Utrecht School of
AudioNerdz would like to hear your results from
the Delay Lama or find out about your experiences with the Delay
Lama. You can contact us at:
or visit us at www.audionerdz.com
Any resemblance to a person either in existence
or deceased is strictly coincidental and not intended as such.
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Delay Lama is supplied as is. AudioNerdz hereby disclaim all
warrenties relating to this software, whether express or implied,
including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability
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