My starting point has been to establish as much sonic differentiation between 'yes' and 'no' as possible; to find a language which is easily distinguishable. This process has led me to create a vast array of different accents for the yes/no actions. However, the selection of sounds here are the ones which I'd like to put to the elders at our next research & development day.
Tone with a quick attack. Mixture of 'Piano', 'Rohdes' and synthetic layers. The attack of the sound has been set to have a small hint of 'click' - Emphasising the button push.
Tone with an added 'click' sound. Like sound 1, this clip has strong ties back to 'Piano' & 'Rohdes' . However, in this instance, the tonal layers have been blended with some percussive elements to further emphasise a 'click like' quality to the button push.
Staggered 5th' s on a 'Rhodes'. This clip draws on the major chord. I created a vast array of variations of the interval timings on the notes. I've attempted to tune this in to the action of the physical kraydel remote buttons.
This clip is the only one in this batch that does not include tone. I experimented with multiple widely 'recognisable' sound sources to see if any could be appropriate for the push of a button. This clip is the sound of a pull switch. It's been heavily edited and manipulated so that it's timing could be adjusted. Although this sound may be too subtle, it works surprisingly well in punctuating a button push. I'm very interested in getting some feedback from the focus group on this one
Clip 5 merges tone from clip 2 with the switch from clip 4. In this instance I also added some higher frequencies by slightly incorporating a glockenspiel...it's subtle but makes a significant difference to the timbre and overall aids in direction.
This clip implements click and tone, just way more more subtle than clip 6.
A very short synthetic percussive sound. There's a tiny amount of tone (from a bass guitar) which forms a greater contrast with yes sounds.
A very short droplet sound. Works particularly well with the more sustained yes tones.
Short percussive sound. Made with pebbles in a plastic container. A good contrast to the sustained yes tones.
Short percussive sound. Single knock on wooden surface. There is no tone on this clip.
Synthetic percussive sound with a small amount of post processing. Due to the nature of the source, this clip can be retimed to syncronise with potential animations.
A mixture of synthetic and organic percussive sounds. Like N5, this clip can be retimed to syncronise with potential animations.
26 - 04 -2018
HOME BUTTON PUNCTUATION
I haven't created as many variations for this function as I'm under the impression that this aspect is still in development. These are some initial ideas. My thinking at this stage is that there would be a unique animation when returning to the home screen. Whatever is used here, I see it also functioning as the overall Kraydel sonic brand - for all promotional content too.