New Artwork

Check out one of my latest metal sculptures, a Morgan Horse.

This was a commission from an engineering client I worked with a few years ago, a sculpture for his daughter's room.

Hammered Steel & Copper


FS1R Fseq Editor

Hi Guys!    Lately I've been programming a new Fseq Editor for the Yamaha FS1R synthesizer.  I want to set up a program to make the FS1R sing and speak words and I need to create an Fseq with all 44 of the standard English phonemes in it.  The existing Fseq Editors just don't do what I need, so I'm programming my own.

Here are a few Screen Shots:


This is an Alpha version, so please email me with the bugs you hit in the code so I can fix them (email button on the lower left panel).

Rather than spend time coding wavelet transforms for spectrum analysis I've used the export results from both Audacity and Spectrogram16 instead, and focused my efforts on creating more accurate formant sequences.  If you listen to the clips I've linked below, you should be able to identify who the clip is spoken by.  I've gone for tonal accuracy.  The other fseq editors out there are great, but their timbre is too scratchy for my purposes.

  FS1R Stubborness of Dwarves clip 

  FS1R Ave Maria clip clip  (upgraded from my original attempt)


Yes, these clips are recorded fseq's played back on the FS1R!  Not perfect, but pretty close to the original.  Not bad for using formant's.  The first one is obviously Gandalf, the second is Christina Aguilera. I picked two entirely different types of recordings to sequence, one is a breathy whisper to target the unvoiced operators, the second is a harmonic voice with higher quality timbre.  The third is a singer humming a single note.

I've also tried to convert instrument samples to formants using the editor, but it takes a lot of fiddling with the formant frequencies to get it to work right.  Voices are much easier.  Instruments are better duplicated using the guidelines in my FM Programming Guide on my other webpage.

You can download the Javelin Fseq Editor and manual using the button below.  It runs on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7-10.  I don't have a Mac compiler for Delphi, sorry guys.  

I've updated the editor with buttons to save and load pieces of fseq's and I made a couple of other minor upgrades.  All of the features I was intending on installing are there.  Unless you guys find some bugs, the editor is complete.  

Download  Javelin FS1R Fseq Editor v1.11 4.88 MB