< Back to IRCAM Forum

Creating new datasets / soundbanks for Orchidea

Hi all — new to Orchidea, and wondering if anyone in the community has created databases with their own sampled sounds / if there’s any information on how to do so.

I was considering duplicating the pre-existing TinySOL bank and replacing each .wav with my own samples, but am also wondering if that process could be automated / expedited … Thanks in advance!

Check out the orchidea.db.gen object help file, it shows how to do it.

Basically, you just need to setup a folder with .wav sounds with 16 or 24 bit depth and you use orchidea.db.gen to create the .db file.

To query the database, orchidea expects you to use the convention “instrument-style-note-dynamics-others.wav” to name the files.

Hope this helps!


Wow, thank you @RaphaelVilani — much appreciated! Best of luck with your own music!