Abstractor 1.0, Free Synthi

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Jaidy
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Post Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:05 am

Nice Gui, downloading, will give it a go tonight.
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Tricky-Loops
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Re: Abstractor 1.0, Free Synthi

Post Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:10 am

Chris shows the developers how a good Synthmaker synth should look! :D

(And reminds me of the other minisoftmusik synths again... :wink:)

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Tricky-Loops
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Re: Abstractor 1.0, Free Synthi

Post Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:00 am

So I tested it and - for a Synthmaker synth - it sounds incredible. Nice rounded sounds without bad phasing, clear and with a pleasuring resonance that excels at electric pianos and lush pads! 8)

I'm used to hear pretty bad phasing on Synthmaker synths (with the default waveforms) but you must have a special secret why your synths sound so clear... :tu:

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Tricky-Loops
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Post Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:16 pm

The interesting thing that I've discovered so far is that it sounds great in the higher octaves but the phasing can be pretty bad in the lower registers. For bass sounds and drums I wouldn't use it but for higher pads, e-piano and bells its sound is pretty magnificent! 8)

In any case, it's better than many other Synthmaker synths...

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n0j0e
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32 posts since 30 Dec, 2002 from Berlin

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Post Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:11 pm

Nice synth! WOW! :love:

Is a 64bit version coming?
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bchrisb
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69 posts since 1 Apr, 2008

Re: Abstractor 1.0, Free Synthi

Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:13 am

RunBeerRun wrote:It's very cool...
we will go after this bug, maybe it is the midi CC no. 7 which is asigin to the master volume.
urlwolf wrote:Awesome synth...
this are very good ideas but the main goal was do design a very simple synthi. Soon we will bring a new version with some new improvements and with a new sound bank.
n0j0e wrote:Is a 64bit version coming?
We hope so but its not in our hand, maybe with a new FlowStone version.

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fmr
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8096 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Re: Abstractor 1.0, Free Synthi

Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:11 am

Risking being in dissonance with the choir of praise, I didn't like this synth. It has potential, but in it's current status, I can't play a sequence of chords without having strange artifacts occuring (voice stealing). I don't know if the problem resides in lack of polyphony or in the envelopes, but if note priority was programmed as it should, there would not happen any voice stealing in the new chords, only in the previous ones.

Besides, with so many patches using (abusing) delay, it's strange that all of them came programmed for just 4-voice, when the synth is capable of 8-voice. Even changing the polyphony to 8-voice didn't solve the matter, though.

So, only things I could do were playing one or two notes per patch - which may be OK for leads and basess, but not for padss, stringsa and keyboards sounds.

I think it has potential, but these issues have to be investigated, IMO.
Fernando (FMR)

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RunBeerRun
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Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:39 pm

I haven't had the volume drop out since the 1st day, but it did drop out a few times when I reloaded Savihost. I'm on Savihost 1.29 which is older, says copyright 2006.

I wish someone would use the webcam primitives in Flowstone, I can't really try the demo as it lasts one week then you get a popup. Although I want to make a qwerty to cc thing in SM.
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idfpower
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Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:35 pm

Unfortuantely there are indeed some issues with this synth. I've tried making an audio demo but it kept going out of tune once instances started to pile up. And the CPU load looks (at least to me) still very high. In solo tests by itself it sounds quite impressive, but once you try integrating into a song project it becomes unusable. But this is only my opinion...
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bchrisb
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Re: Abstractor 1.0, Free Synthi

Post Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:46 pm

We found indeed a big bug. We will realse a update that fix this problem!

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Tricky-Loops
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Post Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:49 pm

bchrisb wrote:We found indeed a big bug. We will realse a update that fix this problem!
THAT big?

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fmr
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8096 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Re: Abstractor 1.0, Free Synthi

Post Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:04 am

bchrisb wrote:We found indeed a big bug. We will realse a update that fix this problem!
Which one?
Fernando (FMR)

bchrisb
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69 posts since 1 Apr, 2008

Re: Abstractor 1.0, Free Synthi

Post Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:24 am

Hey everybody,
a new version ist out. We fixed some bugs and made some improvements. In addition the cpu usage ist much better now. The link for the new version is in he first post.
For Midi CC assigment please read help dialog.

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fmr
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Re: Abstractor 1.0, Free Synthi

Post Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:56 am

bchrisb wrote:Hey everybody,
a new version ist out. We fixed some bugs and made some improvements. In addition the cpu usage ist much better now. The link for the new version is in he first post.
For Midi CC assigment please read help dialog.
And where is the link to download? Is it the same link posted in OP?
Fernando (FMR)

bchrisb
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69 posts since 1 Apr, 2008

Re: Abstractor 1.0, Free Synthi

Post Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:52 am

Yes it is the same, here is the link too

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