I'm working on a game with chickens and I would love to have the chickens sing songs, pretty similar to Gonzo Chickens from "Muppets show". But I'm having a hard time finding a way to do it.

I found this cat keyboard that does something similar to what I want, however it produces cat meow sounds.

Any tips on this? If there is not an instrument, is there any way to accomplish this with software? Maybe with a midi keyboard? Or another way to get the effect?

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    (to voters-to-close) I don't know, guys. I think this would be off-topic, except that OP clearly satisfies "Describe the required setting and function [...] ask what you should look for to achieve that". – user45266 Apr 13 '19 at 4:45

Here's a video talking about the more general case of the problem you want to solve.

In it, Neely explores a few (rather extreme) ways that historically the problem has been solved in the past, even mentioning the very product you mention in your question, if I'm not mistaken. I believe one trivial solution he mentions is literally to assemble a chicken-abusing apparatus to make noise, which has got to be the funniest idea I've ever heard of for a musical instrument.

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  • So I need to find and torture some chickens, that happens to have the right pitches. That's the right answer to the question, for sure! lol – Rinaldo Bueno Apr 14 '19 at 5:03
  • @RinaldoBueno Maybe you could train your chickens to produce the right note every time or something! (can chickens have perfect pitch? and other absurd musical studies) :) – user45266 Apr 14 '19 at 5:07

No, this is not a serious answer. Please don't treat it as one ;)

Cue obvious YouTube link...

Ray Stevens - In The Mood

& The live cover...

Carol Burnett

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  • Yeah, you got the idea. That's pretty much what I want to achieve. but it can have like less quality, since the idea is to have midi files played with chickens sounds – Rinaldo Bueno Apr 12 '19 at 15:42

That cat keyboard doesn't really make the most realistic cats sounds. And the muppets were just people making chicken sounds.

So you could record 5 or 6 (or more if needed) chicken sounds with your voice and then map those samples with a sampler.

There is lots of info about this on the internet. That's how I'd approach this.

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  • Could you please refer a good reference? It seems that I'm having a hard time to find the right key words... – Rinaldo Bueno Apr 12 '19 at 15:40
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    What software do you have? – b3ko Apr 12 '19 at 19:56

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