Synths (Granular) that import user samples?

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KVRian
763 posts since 12 Jun, 2009

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:34 pm

Atlantis, Sonic Assault Wave! and RS-Met Straightliner can use single-cycle waveforms as osc :love:
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KVRAF
2703 posts since 19 Apr, 2005 from The City Beneath the Sea

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:37 pm

Since V2.05. Rhino can use .SFZ and .wav files, but last I knew the .wav files had to be mono...

That is how I was able to port part of Anomaly over to Rhino...

KVRian
1059 posts since 3 Oct, 2011

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:23 pm

Vaz Modular has a couple of oscillators that do interesting things to samples.
A granular oscillator, though it misses some of the more advanced parameters of for instance Alchemy it has modulation inputs for FM.
A wavetable oscillator does classic PPG style wavetable synthesis with or without crossfading between the waveforms if you have wav files correctly set up. Also has FM possibilities.
And there's two simpler sample playback oscillators with retrigger inputs and FM.
As it's a modular just add any of the filters and route them through, throw in ringmodulation and frequencyshifting or glitch modules and other stuff as you please. And/or use the oscillators as modulation sources as control signals and audio signals are interchangable in Vaz Modular.

Sonigen Modular has an interesting though initially somewhat confusing wavetable module where you choose 16 snippets of a wav with individual setting for FFT size for each snippet (or waveform, if you will). No special preperation of the wav needed.

KarmaFX Modular has some resynthesis I haven't gotten properly into as I was initially dissapointed, I'll give it another go sometime and see if anything interesting can come out of it eventually.

discoDSP Vertigo is all about additive and resynthesis, getting slightly long in the tooth as others have more modulation and mangling options and also are more convenient to work with and more stable. But it'll hopefully get updated.

WNAdditive from White Noise Audio is fun but can use a lot of CPU and is a bit lacking in the modulation department. You can analyse soundfiles or pictures to use as a scannable oscillator in addition to as a scannable formant filter with 128 "stages" to be sweeped through by an ADSR and/or an LFO. With sounds imported in the formant filters you can for instance get vocoder-like sounds using the right material and modulation. You can also handdraw within the synth to edit the imported files or even create timbres from scratch that way. The two oscillators can become sort of like wavetables with 128 waveforms to sweep through. 128 partials.

KVRist
63 posts since 25 Aug, 2013 from Wisconsin

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:36 pm

the lowly Automat synth http://www.alphakanal.de/automat.html (mac only)

KVRist
153 posts since 21 Apr, 2009

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:38 pm

Linplug CRX4
M-RGT Synths
Synthblitz Nitroflex

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KVRAF
2166 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:54 pm

Virsyn Poseidon and Cube. Tera 3 may also, as well, but I don't remember.

KVRian
763 posts since 3 Apr, 2013 from Belgium

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:07 pm

Diversion, Harmless, Sytrus can load single-cycle waveforms too

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KVRAF
13203 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:10 pm

[pedantic] SFZ is not a sample format, but a way to group multiple WAV sample files (key zones, velocity layers) into a usable patch. [/pedantic]
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6561 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:48 pm

BertKoor wrote:[pedantic] SFZ is not a sample format, but a way to group multiple WAV sample files (key zones, velocity layers) into a usable patch. [/pedantic]
It was included merely as a way to describe certain players that don't contain much more than simple editing to those samples, (be they multiple or single wav) and are more setup to play the straight sample without multiple synthesis parameters.

Hope that clears it up for you.

KVRist
52 posts since 18 May, 2011 from Germany

Post Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:35 am

- Surge by Vember Audio can load single cycles and wavetables
http://vemberaudio.se/surge.php

- Kinisis by Progress Audio loads single cycles
http://www.progressaudio.co.uk/Kinisis/KinisisMain.html

- also the inredible Helix by Audjoo can load single cycles
http://www.audjoo.com/h/Helix.htm

- Circle by Future Audio Workshop can import wavetables with their own wavetable generator
http://www.futureaudioworkshop.com/circle/[/url]

- Morphine by Image Line is a additive synth with resynthesis capabilities. It imports complete samples or single cycles
http://www.image-line.com/plugins/Synths/Morphine/

- Octopus by LinPlug with sample-based or user defined waveforms
http://www.linplug.com/octopus.html

- Symptohm:Melohman by Ohm Force is a so called "syncgrain synth"
https://www.ohmforce.com/ViewProduct.do?p=Symptohm

- Crystal by Green Oak (freeware, old but gold) with sample import in *.sf2 format
http://www.greenoak.com/crystal/indexDesktop.html

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KVRAF
5388 posts since 18 Jul, 2002

Post Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:40 am

Discovery Pro and Corona also import SoundFont (SF2).
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KVRAF

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6561 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:14 am

BBFG# wrote: 1.Import user samples.
2.Granular synthesis. (more forms a plus)
3.Two or more oscillators

*Alchemy *Ambitron *Absynth *Atlantis *Circle *Corona *Crystal *Cube
*Dimension Pro *Discovery Pro *Diversion *ElectraX *Harmless *Harmor *Helix *HGF STS *KarmaFX *Linplug CRX4 *Kinisis *Mach5 *Morphine *MUX *Nitroflex *Toxic Biohazard *Octopus *Padshop Pro *Poseidon *PPG Wave V3 *PsyBox *PsyGen *Rapture *Rayblaster *Reaktor/SkannerXT *Rhino
*Sonic Assault Wave *Sonigen Modular *SonikSynth2 *Straightliner *Surge *Symptohm *SynthMaster *Sytrus *Vaz Modular *Vertigo *WNAdditive *Wusik *Z3ta+2 *Zebra 2/HZ

So what are others with this criteria I might consider?

(Caveat: if you say Omnisphere, you're only telling everyone you have a reading disability).
Since we've reached the point of repeating products already on the list. It would be nice to see how this list changes by adding the other two considerations in the OP. Granular must be in it's synthesis, not just an added waveform.

Which ones of these do granular and have two or more oscillators?

KVRAF

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6561 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:41 am

BBFG# wrote:
BBFG# wrote: 1.Import user samples.
2.Granular synthesis. (more forms a plus)
3.Two or more oscillators

So what are others with this criteria I might consider?
Since we've reached the point of repeating products already on the list. It would be nice to see how this list changes by adding the other two considerations in the OP. Granular must be in it's synthesis, not just an added waveform.

Which ones of these do granular and have two or more oscillators?
In reducing the list - to start;
*Alchemy *Absynth *Ambitron *PsyGen *Reaktor/SkannerXT/Weirdo

(Correct me if I'm wrong and inform me of what to add with new criteria).

KVRist
163 posts since 14 Aug, 2004

Post Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:49 am

a special mention for the mangle:

http://sound-guru.com/software/mangle/

KVRAF

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6561 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:50 am

Way to necro!
I don't consider Mangle to be a synth as much as just a mangle.
Granular yes. But does it have other forms of synthesis also?
And remind me, how many oscillators does it have?
(I sold my copy soon after it appeared the developer had dropped off the edge of the earth).

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