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bjporter
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2530 posts since 18 Dec, 2010, from North America

Postby bjporter; Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:20 pm One Synth Challenge #105 - Thorn by Dmitry Sches (New Prizes: Thorn, and updated JRR Shop prize)

**Special Note**
If you intend to enter the challenge, please PM me for the special one month OSC expiration code (just wait patiently). If you have the previous trial version, please use the latest version 1.02 or 1.03. And Thank you Dmitry for doing this, and eraze the borders for the idea! :hug:

*Must have done an OSC before, or have 40+ posts

*Lastly, do not use/load any custom samples* :tu:



Welcome to the One Synth Challenge #105! It's a friendly music competition where you can win cool prizes but most importantly, meet amazing musicians, and learn a lot about mixing, sound design, and more! :)


Here's How It Works:
    1.Download our synth of the month here
    2. You make an awesome track before the 1st of next month using only the chosen synth and some effects *Rules Apply*
    3. Announce your submission here on this thread, with proper details
    4. Submit your soundcloud link here following the correct format for title, download enabled, and submission description. Your song will be picked up on the OSC player
    5. Once submissions are over, the voting starts - you *MUST* vote to get a ranking or prize
    6. The voting link will be posted on the 1st, and OP will be updated.
    7. Maybe you win? You meet new friends? Learn something new?
    8. Most importantly... have fun!

    **MAKE SURE YOU READ THE RULES** | See Contest Page for latest track Submissions, Info, FAQ & More



Submissions will show up here once voting starts: (n/a)


Want a chat room with other OSCers? Join our slack here



"Thorn is a software synthesizer that was designed to be easy to use and deliver awesome sound. In Thorn, being simple means to be straightforward and provide advanced sonic control at the same time. Intuitive workflow, high quality processing modules, light on the CPU, Thorn is ready to be put at the heart of your mix, in any genre of modern electronic music production."
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0VWK-5xUVs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNhWQ6g5MdY


Prizes:
(Would you like to be a sponsor / prize donor? Contact me via PM or go ahead and post your intended donation here! Get a cool mention on our donator wall of honor)



Special Note:
Soundemote and Ridan is offering a secondary prize (on top of the normal prize): If you would like your winning track on spotify, please specify so as well, or you will be contacted by rghvdberg.


Dmitry Sches : Thorn
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Synthmorph: Any 1 soundset
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KV331 Audio : Synthmaster One
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Sonimus : Any one Plugin
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Tritik : Echorus (effect plugin)
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Soundemote : PrettyScope (beautiful analog oscilloscope), you may choose this as a secondary prize on top of your regular prize.
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Audio Thing : Outer Space (vintage tape echo plugin)
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NUSofting : 1 Copy of Modelonia v2 Synthesizer
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JRR Shop : UVI: Digital Synsations (vintage 90's synth sample library and player)
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Dmitry Sches : Tantra Multi-Effect + 3 Expansions
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Dmitry Sches : Diversion
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KV331 Audio : Synthmaster
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Touch The Universe Productions: LuSH-101 Cloud Layers soundset
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The FXB Project by alvfaria : Any 3 commercial sound banks. See the main site here
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Guda Audio : Euterpe XL
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Wusik : 1 bundle of Wusik 8000, Wusik Station 8, and Wusik EVE v3
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Abstract Cats Music : AbiTron Bank for Synthmaster
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satYatunes : One of any commercial product
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Xenos Soundworks : Choice of any 1 product
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Ghostwave Audio : Any two soundsets of Choice
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Twolegs Toneworks : Any one soundset
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The Unfinished : Any two soundsets of Choice
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Rob Lee Music or here : A soundset for either: Sylenth1, Predator, Largo, Blofeld, PPGV3 or Dune
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Luftrum : One soundset free of choice.
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Ridan: Any one soundset as a secondary prize, on top of the regular prize.
haunting soundscapes, atmospheric chords, layered pads, anamorphic guitars,
brass and woodwind-esque, rhythmic/melodic sequences, and macabre sound effects.

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Kreativ Sound: RAW Bundle
(RAW Bass, RAW Drums, RAW TranSID, RAW Textures)
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Aiyn Zahev Sounds: Any 2 Soundsets of choice from the website (Uplifting Trance Presets)
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Studio 13.37: Pro audio studio on a USB stick
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Pooya Payvar (Stonail) : 1 custom made Max for [Ableton] Live: controller, midi or audio effect
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Mulperi : 1 Soundbank of Choice
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Dream Audio Tools : 1 Indie Fingers bundle (Indie Fingers volumes One and Two)
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Bjulin : Inspire soundset for Zebra²
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LeapIntoTheVoid : Enchantment Of Absynth Trilogy
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Bluff Munkey - 2 soundsets of choice
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Solidtrax : 1 Soundset of choice
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Any other offers of prizes will be greatly appreciated. :hail: :hail: :hail:


Questions? Comments? Concerns? You want some love? Just post here in this thread :)


Want to try out your skills in other contests / competitions /challenges?
  • DiHalt Demoscene competitions
  • Indaba - Has a mix of popular and indie artists with various contests like remixing and song writing. Some people from OSC have had success here.
  • KVR Mix Challenge (see stickies) - Who can mix a song the best (Without adding extra recordings /musical additions)? Each person starts out with the same stems.
  • Music Cafe (KVR, see stickies) - A thematic monthly competition. Use recording, real instruments, synths and samples.
  • RemixComps - An aggregator for remix contests from a variety of artists and genres (mostly EDM) - indie and popular.
  • Skio Music Contests - Lots of remixes you can join (Mostly EDM) - big prizes.
  • Soundevotion (SDCOMPO) Competition - Even longer running than the OSC, the SDCOMPO is even more niche in that you must use a tracker, and set of specific effects. Great community.
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ATN69
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1408 posts since 5 Oct, 2015, from Swedish / Living in Hong Kong

Postby ATN69; Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:28 pm Re: One Synth Challenge #105 - Thorn by Dmitry Sches (New Prizes: Thorn, and updated JRR Shop prize)

I bought Thorn yesterday and it's a blast to play around with. Dmtry Sches is one great developer.
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cb8rwh
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267 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Postby cb8rwh; Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:36 pm Re: One Synth Challenge #105 - Thorn by Dmitry Sches (New Prizes: Thorn, and updated JRR Shop prize)

Looking forward to this one! I know there are lots of presets that come with Thorn, but here are some more that I created. Help yourself.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B57O1lMjOn8gZ3A2ODFkMElSejA

Question: I have created a couple of tunes already using mostly Thorn. If I changed the non-Thorn parts to be Thorn, could I submit one of them, or does a tune have to be started during the competition time?

**** NOTE: SOME OF THESE PRESETS CONTAIN CUSTOM SAMPLES - DON'T USE THOSE PRESETS IN THIS COMPETITION AS CUSTOM SAMPLES ARE NOT ALLOWED. ****


Cheers
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bjporter
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2530 posts since 18 Dec, 2010, from North America

Postby bjporter; Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:37 pm Re: One Synth Challenge #105 - Thorn by Dmitry Sches (New Prizes: Thorn, and updated JRR Shop prize)

cb8rwh wrote:Looking forward to this one! I know there are lots of presets that come with Thorn, but here are some more that I created. Help yourself.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B57O1lMjOn8gZ3A2ODFkMElSejA

Question: I have created a couple of tunes already using mostly Thorn. If I changed the non-Thorn parts to be Thorn, could I submit one of them, or does a tune have to be started during the competition time?

Cheers


It has to be a new, fresh tune for the month. And no covers. :tu:
cb8rwh
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267 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Postby cb8rwh; Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:52 pm Re: One Synth Challenge #105 - Thorn by Dmitry Sches (New Prizes: Thorn, and updated JRR Shop prize)

bjporter wrote:It has to be a new, fresh tune for the month. And no covers. :tu:


Hahah, you got me :)

Thanks, a new tune it will be.
Hanz Meyzer
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576 posts since 20 Oct, 2014

Postby Hanz Meyzer; Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:27 am Re: One Synth Challenge #105 - Thorn by Dmitry Sches (New Prizes: Thorn, and updated JRR Shop prize)

This round will be really fun! Such a sophisticated synth :tu:
ilmai
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Postby ilmai; Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:37 am Re: One Synth Challenge #105 - Thorn by Dmitry Sches (New Prizes: Thorn, and updated JRR Shop prize)

Nice! Thorn is on my "need to demo this when I have time" list, so this is a perfect opportunity to do so :)
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Taron
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1984 posts since 17 Apr, 2010, from Croatia

Postby Taron; Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:12 am Re: One Synth Challenge #105 - Thorn by Dmitry Sches (New Prizes: Thorn, and updated JRR Shop prize)

Puuuhhh, that thing scared me for a moment. I chose a pad as first preset listen and it had a very long tail, making me think that it idles at 37% cpu usage with a single instance, hahahaha. But, alas, no...it idles at the common 10%-12% on my machine. But a single sound- like this pad I chose- went right up to around 40% with a few notes played. So...that could get intense! :scared: :ud:

Sounds very interesting, though. With all the signal post processing happening internally it kind of lands in its own type of spectrum somehow. Clean in a frozen, but not sterile way. So...yeah...I'm very curious how this month will turn out. I should strongly consider dub step, I think, hahaha! :shrug: 8)

Thanks to Dmitry for letting us give it a shot! :tu: :hyper:
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eraze the borders
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97 posts since 4 Apr, 2012, from Berlin, Germany

Postby eraze the borders; Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:23 am Re: One Synth Challenge #105 - Thorn by Dmitry Sches (New Prizes: Thorn, and updated JRR Shop prize)

bjporter wrote:And Thank you Dmitry for doing this, and eraze the borders for the idea! :hug:


Thank you so much for making this happen bj and Dmitry! :hug:
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ckoe
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Postby ckoe; Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:28 am Re: One Synth Challenge #105 - Thorn by Dmitry Sches (New Prizes: Thorn, and updated JRR Shop prize)

Last competition done and the next knocks on the door.
Great I love Thorn. The demo I have had tested days ago was very good. I'm very curious about the entry from all of you.
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Taron
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1984 posts since 17 Apr, 2010, from Croatia

Postby Taron; Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:55 am Re: One Synth Challenge #105 - Thorn by Dmitry Sches (New Prizes: Thorn, and updated JRR Shop prize)

It's quite funny as this really reminds me of a musical evolution of Zebralette. Conceptually familiar, but sound and control on a next level in many respects. I'm super impressed right now about how organic and beautiful the sounds get so very quickly. Thanks to the familiarity with Zebralette, names of features and parameters are immediately clear. I haven't yet found a "zoom" function in the MSEG portion, but other than that it is very beautiful in terms of access.
To think that I started playing with it about a few hours ago and already feel such a nice level of control... yet, there surely is far more to discover.
Man, hats off to Dmitry for his musical intuition. This is clearly more than engineering, though, it's already a wonderful engineering achievement. It's always a bit dangerous, when ever I get excited too quickly and write about it right away, but... pretty freaking cool! 8)
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teilo
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Postby teilo; Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:06 am Re: One Synth Challenge #105 - Thorn by Dmitry Sches (New Prizes: Thorn, and updated JRR Shop prize)

This should be interesting. Most of my music tends to be more lyrical/analog, so it will be fun to see where this goes with a synth more targeted toward emp.

Despite the meager nature of my submission last month, I learned more doing the OSC than I have in months of tinkering. Limiting oneself to a small box of tools, far from constricting one's creativity, expands it where it matters most: in oneself.
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TrojakEW
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Postby TrojakEW; Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:27 am Re: One Synth Challenge #105 - Thorn by Dmitry Sches (New Prizes: Thorn, and updated JRR Shop prize)

Ahh trial. No thank you. :P Skipping this round. But I will be here to listen and vote. Good luck.
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Taron
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1984 posts since 17 Apr, 2010, from Croatia

Postby Taron; Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:39 am Re: One Synth Challenge #105 - Thorn by Dmitry Sches (New Prizes: Thorn, and updated JRR Shop prize)

Woooot, Trojak!? I believe, this would be a real pity, because you could do quite a bit more with this one, really. :|
I think, you should reconsider or at least take a look. It won't hurt! ;)

And, teilo, despite what I had said earlier, this synth can be tremendously lyrical. In fact, that's what impressed me after a bit of playing around with it. Very elegant, soft and deep sounds with great subtlety. You can modulate the harmonize section, creating these beautifully full bodies...it's quite amazing.

So, no need to stray from your musical preferences! :hyper:
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