One-Synth-Challenge: General discussion thread

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
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V'ger
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3913 posts since 15 Dec, 2009

Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:12 am

HiEnergy wrote:Does its name start with 'Z' and end in the letter 'X'? 8)
Which one of those? ;)
ebow wrote:
V'ger wrote:next comp will be a cross platform but between Win and Linux, guess what it will be.. 8)
a waste of time ?? :wink: :hihi:
Why do you say that?

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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10534 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:17 am

V'ger wrote:
ebow wrote:
V'ger wrote:next comp will be a cross platform but between Win and Linux, guess what it will be.. 8)
a waste of time ?? :wink: :hihi:
Why do you say that?
just a joke :)

gorgorgathgorgorgor
KVRist
392 posts since 19 Jan, 2011 from Texas

Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:27 am

How 'bout Free Alpha3? I know it's a bit stripped down from the payware, but still looks interesting, and it is cross-platform...
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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:55 am

gorgorgathgorgorgor wrote:How 'bout Free Alpha3? I know it's a bit stripped down from the payware, but still looks interesting, and it is cross-platform...
that looks fun

there's also this

http://davenoise.com/blog/?p=25

but it might not be flexible enough

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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10534 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:09 am

also 'symptohm meloman pe'..pretty fixed, but.....

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V'ger
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3913 posts since 15 Dec, 2009

Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:38 pm

Symptohm loads and plays standard samples so not really fitting with the tweak challenge here..

Harmony Box is a possibility, but maybe a bit too far left field?

The old Free Alpha has been updated by Hispasonic, but their download is not online. (I'm checking with them about it).

And then there's daHornet, which I know a dubstepper has as a fave for being analogish, but it's crackling a lot here on Reaper PC. Maybe Claw is better?

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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10534 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:33 pm

V'ger wrote:Symptohm loads and plays standard samples so not really fitting with the tweak challenge here..

Harmony Box is a possibility, but maybe a bit too far left field?

The old Free Alpha has been updated by Hispasonic, but their download is not online. (I'm checking with them about it).

And then there's daHornet, which I know a dubstepper has as a fave for being analogish, but it's crackling a lot here on Reaper PC. Maybe Claw is better?
that 'free alpha' update is win/vst only...and an intel version of 'daHornet' costs $9

don't know about the other...do you have a link??

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V'ger
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Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:58 pm

Hispasonic Alpha is for Mac also: http://www.hispasonic.com/noticias/hisp ... ns-vst/418

..and daHornet is free for both OS's: http://www.nusofting.liqihsynth.com/download.html

Claw is from reFX: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/305.html and KVR rank 80.

Claw and I to a degree daHornet are bass synths, and here NWBass is imo better sounding than both. A tad limiting to make a tune with a bass synth with few controls, but possible.

So far the best sounding imo is Orca, but controls are limited.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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10534 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:13 pm

V'ger wrote:Hispasonic Alpha is for Mac also: http://www.hispasonic.com/noticias/hisp ... ns-vst/418

..and daHornet is free for both OS's: http://www.nusofting.liqihsynth.com/download.html

Claw is from reFX: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/305.html and KVR rank 80.

Claw and I to a degree daHornet are bass synths, and here NWBass is imo better sounding than both. A tad limiting to make a tune with a bass synth with few controls, but possible.

So far the best sounding imo is Orca, but controls are limited.
that hispasonic page talks of mac, but if you follow the d'load link it only gives a windows link and that link doesn't work, either

as for daHornet ?? if you look to the far right you'll see a box telling that to get the universal binary, for intel, you need to make a minimum donation of $9...the other download doesn't validate ion my computer

and the link to d'load claw from the kvr page comes uo as 404, and i can't find any mention on the refx site

orca works but, as you say, could be a bit limited

i might have to duck out....i do have bootcamp, but my duet will not work under windows so no joy there....unless there's a viable au that we've missed then you are better off without me...it seems you have already used the obvious choices

thanks, anyway

:)

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Mac of BIOnighT
KVRAF
2506 posts since 3 Jun, 2005 from Italy

Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:30 pm

ebow wrote: that hispasonic page talks of mac
Without giving too many private details, I hope... :?

(sorry, I know that's corny, but I just have to do it every now and then :hihi: )

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V'ger
KVRAF
3913 posts since 15 Dec, 2009

Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:33 pm

Yea you're right about hispasonic and dahornet, I can see it now.

Anyway, there's still the Free Alpha unless something else comes up, will include it in a vote or simply run it one day.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
KVRAF
10534 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:36 pm

V'ger wrote:Yea you're right about hispasonic and dahornet, I can see it now.

Anyway, there's still the Free Alpha unless something else comes up, will include it in a vote or simply run it one day.
ah, i see...so the free alpha is still available through linnplug, it would seem....well, i guess i would do that if it ever becomes an option

cheers :D

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satYatunes
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1896 posts since 22 Aug, 2006 from Charlotte

Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:13 pm

I was playing with TranceDrive today, we can use that too. It's geared towards trance sounds but wouldn't be too difficult to get other genre sounds, almost like a twin brother of P8. Here is the link:

http://www.kvraudio.com/db/4336
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Happy Frog
KVRist
443 posts since 13 Aug, 2008

Post Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:51 pm

Love the idea of using freeAlpha.

Great suggestion, definitely gets my vote.

I already look forward to hearing the songs everyone would produce.

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V'ger
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3913 posts since 15 Dec, 2009

Post Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:19 am

It's getting on in years now, but should be stable and is editable.
Mac of BIOnighT wrote:
ebow wrote: that hispasonic page talks of mac
Without giving too many private details, I hope... :?

(sorry, I know that's corny, but I just have to do it every now and then :hihi: )
Turns out not compatible for Mac.. :hihi:
satYatunes wrote:I was playing with TranceDrive today, we can use that too. It's geared towards trance sounds but wouldn't be too difficult to get other genre sounds, almost like a twin brother of P8. Here is the link:

http://www.kvraudio.com/db/4336
Trancedrive is on my system only beaten by Cableguys Curve in terms of CPU usage. :o Some patches run at 35% CPU when normal VSTi's are at 2-5%. How is it for you? Looks like bound to cause trouble in an OSC if this is the same for everyone..

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