by Quilcom
5.0 / 5     (1 votes)
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SIM-DIDGE is designed to simulate sounds of the Australian aboriginal Yidaki, better known as a didgeridoo,  using synthesis methods only, along with optional vocal input.

The SIM-DIDGE aims to provide a subset of some typical sounds, but since the player relies so heavily on vocal techniques I provided a microphone “VOICE” input. This can add your vocalisations which can be lip-gated or direct into the tube for “beat boxing”. To synthesise all possible vocal sounds would be an immense task, calling for a voice synthesiser which would be immensely difficult to create and to program by the user. So I hope you find this more of a fun plugin which can create sounds suggestive of the instrument, rather than a full-fledged all-encompassing emulation.

Another element in traditional and modern Didge music is when the player taps a rhythm, usually on the tube using a piece of wood. The SIM-DIDGE provides for this TAP sound. The synth can generate a wide range of percussive sound ranging from a drum, through a tube strike to tap sticks.

woodenleg22 Feb 05 2022
(5 / 5)
Feb 05 2022
How impressive is this? This isn't a simulation. It IS a didgeridoo! It may be the best Quilcom instrument yet. It isn't easy to program the complex playing techniques of an instrument like a didgeridoo AND to make them easily playable with a keyboard, but wow they've done it. Once you get the hang of this, it's surprisingly easy to play. The tone has excellent balance. Unlike some samples I've heard, it sits easier in a mix, although how you play it is important of course. If you want something that sits at the back, you don't want to play it too raspy. Thankfully you finally have the choice because unlike many samples where the raspyness is baked in, you can control the playing. This is probably the closest thing to a real didgeridoo. Phenomenal and unprecedented work Quilcom.