Hello. I just got the 2.3.3 upgrade of Audacity on my Mohave Mac. I heard a rumor that there’s a vibrato effect in the program. I don’t see this listed in the effect menu, nor in the FAQ page of this website. Does this belong to an optional plugin that I need to download?
Similar to Mario where you collect coins and hear a “ting”, in my video game you collect bubbles and hear a pop.
Now I want to make an altered version of the pop that sounds like it’s underwater. That would work great for the underwater bubbles in my lake stage. I would guess a vibrato effect would be the way to make a sound change pitch over time, so it sounds liquidy.
There’s a Nyquist plug-in that can do vibrato: https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/off-center-filter/20260/2
A limitation of this effect is that if applied to long selections (more than a few seconds), the sound quality gradually deteriorates, but for short selections it is good.
Up to date instructions for installing Nyquist plug-ins on macOS: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/installing_effect_generator_and_analyzer_plug_ins_on_mac_os_x.html#nyquist_install
Thanks. I’ll check out the features of Nyquist. Actually the pop wav is a tiny fraction of a sec. In the meantime I found the “sliding stretch” effect that let me bend the pitch. Combined with a dose of reverb, it has a kind of humorous underwater sound.
I believe I remember Super Mario 64 using a watery variant of a sound for an item collected underwater.
Thanks. I just installed TremVib, and it does just what it should. This time I added reverb with a 1-sec ringing space. Then I put in the vibrato afterward.