One Synth Challenge #90: Helm by Matt Tytel (Jasinski Wins!)

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bjporter
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2662 posts since 19 Dec, 2010 from North America

Post Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:52 pm

Welcome to the 90th One Synth Challenge! It's a friendly music competition where you can win cool prizes but most importantly, meet amazing musicians, and learn a lot about mixing, sound design, and more! :)


Submissions:
https://soundcloud.com/kvrosc/sets/osc-90-helm


Fresh OSC Community Resources to get you started:
* Have patches? Post them and we'll put the link here!


Want a chat room with other OSCers? Join our slack here


Another powerful open source synthesizer that has been in demand for a while. Cross platform support, and a decent amount of presets :party: :party:
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Prizes:
(Would you like to be a donator? Contact me via PM or go ahead and post your intended donation here! Get a cool mention on our donator wall of honor)



Special Note:
Ridan is offering a secondary prize (on top of the normal prize): any 1 of his soundsets. Mention the soundset you want, along with your other prize.


NUSofting : 1 Copy of Modelonia v2
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KV331 Audio : Synthmaster
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Dmitry Sches : Diversion
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Guda Audio : Euterpe XL
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Wusik : 1 bundle of Wusik 8000, Wusik Station 8, and Wusik EVE v3
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Abstract Cats Music : AbiTron Bank for Synthmaster
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Squaredheads : Nora Arpeggiator plugin
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JRR Shop : UVI: Mello
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satYatunes : One of any commercial product
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stardustmedia : Professional studio mix down and mastering on one track of your choosing (See Disclaimer)
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Xenos Soundworks : Choice of any 1 product
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Ghostwave Audio : Any two soundsets of Choice
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Twolegs Toneworks : Any one soundset
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The Unfinished : Any two soundsets of Choice
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Rob Lee Music : A soundset for either: Sylenth1, Predator, Largo, Blofeld, PPGV3 or Dune
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Luftrum : One soundset free of choice.
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Ridan: Any one soundset as a secondary prize, on top of the regular prize.
haunting soundscapes, atmospheric chords, layered pads, anamorphic guitars,
brass and woodwind-esque, rhythmic/melodic sequences, and macabre sound effects.

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Kreativ Sound: RAW Bundle
(RAW Bass, RAW Drums, RAW TranSID, RAW Textures)
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Aiyn Zahev Sounds: 2 Soundsets of choice
(Uplifting Trance Presets)
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Studio 13.37: Pro audio studio on a USB stick
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Pooya Payvar (Stonail) : 1 custom made Max for [Ableton] Live: controller, midi or audio effect
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Mulperi : 1 Soundbank of Choice
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Dream Audio Tools : 1 Indie Fingers bundle (Indie Fingers volumes One and Two)
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Bjulin : Inspire soundset for Zebra²
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LeapIntoTheVoid : Enchantment Of Absynth Trilogy
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Bluff Munkey - 2 soundsets of choice
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Solidtrax : 1 Soundset of choice
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Any other offers of prizes will be greatly appreciated. :hail: :hail: :hail:


Questions? Comments? Concerns? You want some love? Just post here in this thread :)


Want to try out your skills in other contests / competitions /challenges?
  • DiHalt Demoscene competitions
  • Indaba - Has a mix of popular and indie artists with various contests like remixing and song writing. Some people from OSC have had success here.
  • KVR Mix Challenge (see stickies) - Who can mix a song the best (Without adding extra recordings /musical additions)? Each person starts out with the same stems.
  • Music Cafe (KVR, see stickies) - A thematic monthly competition. Use recording, real instruments, synths and samples.
  • RemixComps - An aggregator for remix contests from a variety of artists and genres (mostly EDM) - indie and popular.
  • Soundevotion (SDCOMPO) Competition - Even longer running than the OSC, the SDCOMPO is even more niche in that you must use a tracker, and set of specific effects. Great community.
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zerofox97
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117 posts since 17 Sep, 2013 from UK

Post Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:11 pm

I tried this synth. On top of the sound being inconsistent, the unison is terrible in my opinion. The features it offers are amazing, but I can't even make a good kick.

Sitting this one out... Again.
It's very tasty, I swear!

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ATN69
KVRAF
2107 posts since 5 Oct, 2015 from Swedish / Living in Hong Kong

Post Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:23 pm

So Helm was finally chosen. I think I will give it a try anyway and see where it goes :)
Win 10 -64bit, CPU i7-7700K, 32Gb, Focusrite 2i2, FL-studio 20, Studio One 4, Reason 10

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z.prime
KVRAF
2062 posts since 29 Sep, 2011

Post Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:03 pm

It's a great UI. And some great features... yet I can't seem to get great sounds from it yet... a lack of warmth somehow.

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alvfaria
KVRian
1342 posts since 4 Apr, 2011 from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Post Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:11 pm

Edited.

Helm isn't the kind of synth that reveals all this strenghts at the first look. Sorry for being rude on my comment. :oops:
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H-man
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702 posts since 26 Dec, 2007 from Australia

Post Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:46 pm

Great mod options on this thing :tu:

Formant feature seems completely bro-ken tho. turn it on and it seems more like a heavily distorted comb effect (bit-crush)??? Also getting some big reverb hits when turning FX on and off :scared:

If anyone can confirm I will post the bugs. I'm on Win7-64bit, Helm ver 0.85

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WYG_E
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56 posts since 21 Mar, 2016

Post Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:36 pm

Looks like I'm out of this one unless I figure out how to get Helm to show up in Ableton. The standalone version works, just not the VST. Sigh...

rghvdberg
KVRian
707 posts since 11 Mar, 2014 from Netherlands

Post Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:38 am

This is gonna be the geekiest OSC ever.

Me and ssj71 are gonna team up.

Thou shall call us : The Penguinators

Both on linux, using Ardour 5 RC, using github to sync our songs.
We have no idea if this is gonna actually work. So it should be fun.

Now building Ardour 5 RC from git :borg:

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kraftraum
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211 posts since 1 Jul, 2004 from Germany

Post Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:59 am

H-man wrote:Great mod options on this thing :tu:

Formant feature seems completely bro-ken tho. turn it on and it seems more like a heavily distorted comb effect (bit-crush)??? Also getting some big reverb hits when turning FX on and off :scared:

If anyone can confirm I will post the bugs. I'm on Win7-64bit, Helm ver 0.85
Hi H-Man,

i play a little bit in the night with the synth and get the same probelms: crazy formant sounds :D.
But as i see in the morning: it's fixed with the new Version 0.8.6 -> https://github.com/mtytel/helm/commit/e ... abd01b6921

Thx Matt Tytel for the fast fix :)

Have a nice day
https://soundcloud.com/kraftraum
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Take it or break it!

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ATN69
KVRAF
2107 posts since 5 Oct, 2015 from Swedish / Living in Hong Kong

Post Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:06 am

WYG_E wrote:Looks like I'm out of this one unless I figure out how to get Helm to show up in Ableton. The standalone version works, just not the VST. Sigh...
I have the same issue in FL Studio 12. I found that I get an error message about some missing dll file. Standalone works. Previous version of Helm worked fine.
Win 10 -64bit, CPU i7-7700K, 32Gb, Focusrite 2i2, FL-studio 20, Studio One 4, Reason 10

Meakaale
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112 posts since 22 Apr, 2015

Post Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:24 am

kraftraum wrote:
H-man wrote: But as i see in the morning: it's fixed with the new Version 0.8.6 -> https://github.com/mtytel/helm/commit/e ... abd01b6921
Awesome :hug: , This synth looks very promising at a glance.

Found a bug: If I pull the noise slider up and down the noise does not go away and I'm left with crackling. I can move it up again, just a little and then down, to reduce the noise but it won't go away completely.
EDIT: All sliders seem to have this behaviour

Using FLstudio 12 32bit, 0.8.6 32bit

Feature request: Tension in envelope curves/graphs
ATN69 wrote:
WYG_E wrote:Looks like I'm out of this one unless I figure out how to get Helm to show up in Ableton. The standalone version works, just not the VST. Sigh...
I have the same issue in FL Studio 12. I found that I get an error message about some missing dll file. Standalone works. Previous version of Helm worked fine.
Works for me in FL Studio 12. I installed only the 32-bit version in C:\Program Files (x86)\VstPlugins\helm.dll

No Steinberg or helm-folders

rghvdberg
KVRian
707 posts since 11 Mar, 2014 from Netherlands

Post Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:42 am

Thanks for the update. The formant filter was indeed quite useless.
Is the developer in this thread?

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Oopfoo
KVRist
33 posts since 24 Oct, 2005

Post Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:00 am

Oddly, I'm not having ANY problems in Ableton Live on the Mac. It took a few moments to figure out the modulation assignment, though.
-Michael

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ATN69
KVRAF
2107 posts since 5 Oct, 2015 from Swedish / Living in Hong Kong

Post Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:23 am

Updated FL Studio from 12.2 to 12.3. I am running 32-bit version of FLS. I installed the latest version of Helm. I have 5 crashes so far, all happening when I been scrolling thru presets. :roll: ..I guess I will pass on this OSC. My nerves are not strong enough :P
Win 10 -64bit, CPU i7-7700K, 32Gb, Focusrite 2i2, FL-studio 20, Studio One 4, Reason 10

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z.prime
KVRAF
2062 posts since 29 Sep, 2011

Post Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:28 am

ATN69 wrote:... I am running 32-bit version of FLS ...
Well, maybe this is the issue?

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