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One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion

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TB4C
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270 posts since 9 Jul, 2008, from SOUTH AFRICA

Postby TB4C; Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:05 pm Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

I am looking at this months contest with great interest...... only one problem is that i am a Muso and not a sound designer, so my focus should stay with the song composition without being too wrapped up in sound design... now my dilemma is this, that i wanted to use The Korg vsts like Wavestation and M1, especially because i cant design drums and now i realize that "romplers" are not actually allowed>>>... so i was thinking of going other routes with synths that have drum presets and this where i need your guys advice..... these are the following candidates that i own that came to mind>>>> Synthmaster, Electrax, Saurus, Nemesis, Ace, Diva, Pedator, Blue, Harmor, Bio Toxic, Sylenth and Dune >>> what makes it tricky is as far as i understand that no third party presets maybe used so that cancels allot of sonic options in these synths in terms of third party presets like the expansion packs found for Synthmaster and Tone2 synths... so i am wondering....
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V'ger
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3921 posts since 15 Dec, 2009

Postby V'ger; Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:20 pm Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

Yes, the drum sound is typically the biggest challenge with this competition, not an easy thing to make from scratch..

In my opinion, the best synth drum sounds I know are from Zebra (From your list I own Diva, Predator, Sylenth and Dune) but that's the one you don't have hehe.

In previous competitions we used Diva and to a degree Dune (we used the BE version = no effects), so check their drum sounds in action directly on the site.
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Nielzie
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4994 posts since 28 May, 2005, from Netherlands

Postby Nielzie; Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:21 pm Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

TB4C wrote:I am looking at this months contest with great interest...... only one problem is that i am a Muso and not a sound designer, so my focus should stay with the song composition without being too wrapped up in sound design... now my dilemma is this, that i wanted to use The Korg vsts like Wavestation and M1, especially because i cant design drums and now i realize that "romplers" are not actually allowed>>>... so i was thinking of going other routes with synths that have drum presets and this where i need your guys advice..... these are the following candidates that i own that came to mind>>>> Synthmaster, Electrax, Saurus, Nemesis, Ace, Diva, Pedator, Blue, Harmor, Bio Toxic, Sylenth and Dune >>> what makes it tricky is as far as i understand that no third party presets maybe used so that cancels allot of sonic options in these synths in terms of third party presets like the expansion packs found for Synthmaster and Tone2 synths... so i am wondering....


Predator comes with loads and loads of presets out of the box (4400+ !!) so I guess that makes it a good candidate for you to use in this contest :)
bjporter
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1298 posts since 18 Dec, 2010, from North America

Postby bjporter; Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:23 pm Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

Also, I noticed the more time I put into learning drum synthesis / layering, the faster I am (MUCH MUCH faster) and have better ears for drums.

I would recommend spending time each month on a new perc if possible. Best of luck, and warm welcome to OSC
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satYatunes
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1534 posts since 22 Aug, 2006, from Charlotte

Postby satYatunes; Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:05 pm Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

Is Harmor allowed?
bjporter
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1298 posts since 18 Dec, 2010, from North America

Postby bjporter; Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:20 pm Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

satYatunes wrote:Is Harmor allowed?


Yeah just not the audio resynthesis
jasinski
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319 posts since 19 Oct, 2003, from Seattle

Postby jasinski; Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:49 pm Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

I'll second that. Definitely worth practicing, reading some tutorials, and learning what makes percussion sound good. You can apply it to your work beyond OSC.

bjporter wrote:Also, I noticed the more time I put into learning drum synthesis / layering, the faster I am (MUCH MUCH faster) and have better ears for drums.

I would recommend spending time each month on a new perc if possible. Best of luck, and warm welcome to OSC
abovethoughts
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150 posts since 26 May, 2013

Postby abovethoughts; Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:45 pm Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

Any freeware tool like ( http://www.xferrecords.com/products/lfo-tool ) LFO Tool by Xfer Records ?

Just found a possible tool ... seems like I might need to brush up on my math :party:
https://code.google.com/p/midi-shape-sh ... /Equations
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solidtrax
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484 posts since 6 Nov, 2011, from The Netherlands

Postby solidtrax; Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:17 am Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

We want to compete this month so badly, but it's also such a busy month already so no promises here.

Since it's allowed to use a commercial synth this month, it would be awesome if, for once, it's allowed to use commercial EQ/Dynamics/FX plugins too. We have some nice ones and it would be awesome to be able to use them! Just thinking out loud here.
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crimsonwarlock
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1709 posts since 17 Apr, 2001, from At the boundaries of time

Postby crimsonwarlock; Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:29 am Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

abovethoughts wrote:Any freeware tool like ( http://www.xferrecords.com/products/lfo-tool ) LFO Tool by Xfer Records ?

Just found a possible tool ... seems like I might need to brush up on my math :party:
https://code.google.com/p/midi-shape-sh ... /Equations

Maybe this one: http://www.thepiz.org/plugins/?p=midiCurve

There's much more on his website ;)
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bjporter
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1298 posts since 18 Dec, 2010, from North America

Postby bjporter; Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:16 am Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

What synths are you guys using so far?

I can't really decide... maybe it's a good excuse to use a commercial GASy synth.

Sylenth1??
Massive?


My heart wants to do Synth1
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V'ger
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3921 posts since 15 Dec, 2009

Postby V'ger; Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:52 am Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

abovethoughts wrote:Any freeware tool like ( http://www.xferrecords.com/products/lfo-tool ) LFO Tool by Xfer Records ?

Just found a possible tool ... seems like I might need to brush up on my math :party:
https://code.google.com/p/midi-shape-sh ... /Equations

Nothing as far as I know.

TAL Filter has a similar draw-shape-filter, but not the MIDI out.

MidiSeq!, Phrazor and the new Minihost Modular has the draw-shape-to-MIDI, but not the filter.

solidtrax wrote:We want to compete this month so badly, but it's also such a busy month already so no promises here.

Since it's allowed to use a commercial synth this month, it would be awesome if, for once, it's allowed to use commercial EQ/Dynamics/FX plugins too. We have some nice ones and it would be awesome to be able to use them! Just thinking out loud here.

An idea worth considering, but I guess already too late to change anything now since we're 12 days in. Hope you get time to join though.
ThePresent
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119 posts since 17 Dec, 2013, from The Netherlands

Postby ThePresent; Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:39 pm Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

bjporter wrote:What synths are you guys using so far?

I can't really decide... maybe it's a good excuse to use a commercial GASy synth.

Sylenth1??
Massive?


My heart wants to do Synth1


I was determined to use my newly won Synthmaster, but after almost two weeks I'm still very much drowning into building sounds :? So I have to make up my mind :scared:
bjporter
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1298 posts since 18 Dec, 2010, from North America

Postby bjporter; Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:44 pm Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

ThePresent wrote:
bjporter wrote:What synths are you guys using so far?

I can't really decide... maybe it's a good excuse to use a commercial GASy synth.

Sylenth1??
Massive?


My heart wants to do Synth1


I was determined to use my newly won Synthmaster, but after almost two weeks I'm still very much drowning into building sounds :? So I have to make up my mind :scared:


lulz, like drowning in the features? That synth does take a master, but if you can skip some of the more difficult parts a simple synth does lie within
ThePresent
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119 posts since 17 Dec, 2013, from The Netherlands

Postby ThePresent; Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:22 pm Re: One-Synth-Challenge 60: Any One Synth - Chat & gossip

I guess that is where I'm stuck: trying to be a master :lol:
Tonight I decided to be more humble. Let's just see where it gets me.
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