SPC ArcSyn

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Gucky
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1793 posts since 26 Sep, 2004

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:59 am

At first I want to say that I have nothing do do with the company spscplugins.
Today I discovered a new synth of spcplugins called "Arcsynth".
http://www.spcplugins.com/arcsyn
I thought I have now hundreds of synths I do not need a new one.
But I installed the demo. To my own surprise arcsynth is a different to my other synths.
It has many beautiful ambient sounds that I am looking for many years.
It is perfect for my music. I am very happy with it. :-)

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layzer
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5734 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: New synth Arcsynth

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:40 am

looks interesting, but it looks like the GUI was an afterthought with those knobs that could use a little contrast adjustment. :wink:
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Numanoid
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25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Re: New synth Arcsynth

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:50 am

Good to see SPC back with a new plug :tu:

I have used that free gate of theirs alot over the years

It costs a bit, $99, but as there is a OSX version I guess there must be a 64 bit version of it

The specs, so there is a new contender for the Wave Sequencing crown:

-No samples—all oscillator waveforms are generated from scratch.
-Many unique waveforms including Sub-harmonics, Bit-Noise and FM Crossfade.
-Unique LFOs feature wave sequencing and hundreds of unusual waveforms including many random types.
-Powerful, self-oscillating filters based on the Oberheim Matrix 12.
-Many unusual filter types like Frequency Shifter, Scramble and Multi-Alias.
-Smooth, natural sound quality throughout—Oscillators and filters are 4X oversampled, all audio processing is done in 64-bit arithmetic and control signals are updated at 5500Hz or higher.
-Comes with over 350 preset programs.

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evilantal
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829 posts since 13 Mar, 2008 from Arnhem, Netherlands

Re: New synth Arcsynth

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:22 am

layzer wrote:looks interesting, but it looks like the GUI was an afterthought with those knobs that could use a little contrast adjustment. :wink:
Well, at least it seems consistent over all their plugins. So I guess it's a stylistic choice ;)
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Dasheesh
KVRAF
2767 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Re: New synth Arcsynth

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:25 am

Pretty sure the guis are done purposefully to reduce resource use.

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inkwarp
KVRian
648 posts since 16 Jan, 2012 from UK

Re: New synth Arcsynth

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:39 am

mmm. nice, Ferrero Rocher driven vst.. delicious

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fluffy_little_something
KVRAF
12568 posts since 5 Jun, 2012 from Portugal

Re: New synth Arcsynth

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:56 am

That is one heck of an ugly and user-hostile interface :)

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wagtunes
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13911 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: New synth Arcsynth

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:58 am

fluffy_little_something wrote:That is one heck of an ugly and user-hostile interface :)
Something else we agree on. We gotta stop making a habit of this. LOL.

nordickvr
KVRian
934 posts since 29 Sep, 2013

Re: New synth Arcsynth

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:15 am

@ Gucky

Same thing over here.
Totally impressed by this synth.
Didn't take long to go from demoed it to actually buying it.
One page UI for such a powerful synth with that much of sound designing possibilities!
This dev definitely deserves some praise.

Blue Phase Music
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7506 posts since 24 May, 2009 from Nationalism isn't my thing...

Re: New synth Arcsynth

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:16 am

fluffy_little_something wrote:That is one heck of an ugly and user-hostile interface :)
That being said, I'm having a lot of fun playing around with this.
Some stuff and things!

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Philippe Tavares
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187 posts since 9 Sep, 2006 from France

Re: New synth Arcsynth

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:25 am

;-) What are the restrictions in the demo ?

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Numanoid
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25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Re: New synth Arcsynth

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:31 am

fluffy_little_something wrote:That is one heck of an ugly and user-hostile interface :)
+1

It needs to be 20% bigger than the image above, in order to being able to read all the controls properly

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fluffy_little_something
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12568 posts since 5 Jun, 2012 from Portugal

Re: New synth Arcsynth

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:03 am

Oh, it actually costs something and it is multi-platform, I thought it was some SE freeware judging from the looks of it 8)

Blue Phase Music
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7506 posts since 24 May, 2009 from Nationalism isn't my thing...

Re: New synth Arcsynth

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:10 am

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zerocrossing
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9308 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: New synth Arcsynth

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:18 am

layzer wrote:looks interesting, but it looks like the GUI was an afterthought with those knobs that could use a little contrast adjustment. :wink:
Ya think? :lol: I'd go a step further and say those knobs need to be completely redesigned. The rest of the UI is OK, but those knobs... and I'm an Italian from NJ! :hihi:
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