Fathom Synth Official Development Thread

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FathomSynth
KVRian
1344 posts since 25 Mar, 2017

Post Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:39 am

Welcome to the Fathom Synth Official Development Thread
fathom.png

Fathom is an advanced modular synth with VST for Windows 32, 64 and Mac OSX AU/VST.

https://static.kvraudio.com/files/3302/cold_blooded.mp3

Company Website
http://www.fathomsynth.com

Latest Version Update
https://www.fathomsynth.com/updates

Fathom CM.jpg
Computer Music Magazine April 2019 page 64

"This leviathan of a synth offers up an infinitely deep sonic playground that puts many a paid-for plugin to shame. Fully modulator and flexible, Fathom CM has enough features to leave even seasoned synthesists gasping for air. Despite its bottomless potential, Fathom CM is really easy to ‘fathom’ with a sleek and intuitive interface that gives immediate and impressive results."

:phones: New Fathom Demo 2019
https://static.kvraudio.com/files/3302/sorcerer.mp3

Fathom Makes the Front Cover of Computer Music Magazine April 2019
https://www.fathomsynth.com/home#/press/

Fathom Hits #3 on BPB Top 50 Free VST of 2017
https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2017/1 ... gins-2017/

Fathom Hits #5 on MusicTech 10 Best Freeware Synths for Summer 2018
https://www.musictech.net/2018/06/10-be ... or-summer/

Fathom Fractal Reverb Demo

https://static.kvraudio.com/files/3302/stab.mp3
https://static.kvraudio.com/files/3302/reverb.mp3
https://static.kvraudio.com/files/3302/fractal3.mp3

Fathom Professional Sound Banks
https://www.fathomsynth.com/banks

Fathom 3D Animated Wave Graphs
https://youtu.be/tdJIRzarWQM
Fathom Version History

Version 2.33.0 Tonal FM
Version 2.32.0 Serum Wave Table Import/Export
Version 2.31.0 CPU Efficiency Improvements
Version 2.30.0 Variable Biquad Filter
Version 2.29.0 Log Scale Frequency Dials
Version 2.28.0 Bug Fixes
Version 2.27.0 Interface Screenshots
Version 2.26.0 Bug Fixes
Version 2.25.6 Drag and Drop Modulators
Version 2.24.0 Reaper Efficiency
Version 2.23.0 Fractal Reverb
Version 2.22.0 Smooth Preset Loading
Version 2.21.0 Microtuning
Version 2.20.0 Solidtrax Bass
Version 2.19.0 Reduced RAM
Version 2.18.0 Easy LFO and Easy ADSR Modulators
Version 2.17.0 Mixer
Version 2.16.0 Newtonian Mechanical Filter
Version 2.15.0 Wave Table 3D Animated Graphs
Version 2.14.0 Bug Fixes
Version 2.13.0 Beta for Reaper
Version 2.12.0 New GUI and CPU Performance.
Version 2.11.0 Gaussian Filter.
Version 2.10.7 Bug fixes.
Version 2.9.05 Bug fixes.
Version 2.8.00 Bug fixes for the OSC contest.
Version 2.7.00 Dial movement CPU improvements.
Version 2.6.00 Oscillator Partials increased from 128 to 400.
Version 2.5.00 Bug Fix Release.
Version 2.4.00 Zero Delay Filter.
Version 2.3.00 Wave table phase and pulse width modulation.
Version 2.2.00 Mac OSX Validation Additional Fixes.
Version 2.1.00 Mac OSX Validation Fixes.
Version 2.0.00 Random Sample and Hold Modulator.
Version 1.0.18 LFO Draw and Mac OSX Polyphonic.
Version 1.0.17 Mac OSX Beta.
Version 1.0.16 Resizable GUI.
Version 1.0.15 Eight Channel Phasor.
Version 1.0.14 Polar morph filter bug fixes.
Version 1.0.13 Note velocity and after touch modulators.
Version 1.0.12 Bug fixes and balanced audio release.
Version 1.0.11 Bezier curve oscillator.
Version 1.0.10 Keyboard tracking on all filters.
Version 1.0.9 Bezier curve modulator envelopes.
Version 1.0.8 Host Automation.
Version 1.0.6 WAV import drag and drop.
Version 1.0.5 Wave Table Oscillator.

Fathom Intel AVX Parallel Processor
FathomAvx.jpg

Fathom Official Feature List 2020

This is Fathom's current development plan for 2020.

Code Done Testing in Progress

Intel AVX Parallel Processing
Oscillator Internal Block Processing
Host Block Minimum Size Processing
Metamorphic Oscillator

Fathom Vector First Release

Fix Filter Cutoff Modulation Amount Log Scale
Increase Partials from 400 to 1000
Partials Scaled Internal Buffer Size
Visual Feedback on Modulated Dials
Realtime Oscillator Graphs
Wave Draw Undo/Redo
Modulate Envelope Individual Segment Times
Metamorphic Wave Table Oscillator
Mac OSX Support for Old OS Versions

Fathom Vector Second Release

MPE Midi Polyphonic Expression
Fathom FX with Audio Input Unit
GPU Video Card Spectral Processing
Open GUI

Next Major New Features

Analog Emulator
Arpeggiator
Sampler
Tabbed Layers
AAX Plugin Format

Other High Priority Features

Save/Load Audio Units
Oscillators as Modulators
Gaussian Filter on Wave Table
Freehand Draw Envelope Segments
Polynomial Wave and Envelope Segments
Tablel of Dial Scale Parameters, Log Scale, Drag Range, Click Steps
Wave Draw Buttons, Symetric, Flip Horz, Flip Vertical, Balance Amplitude
Variable Rows and Columns in Signal Flow with Magnification
Wave Table Drag-able Wave Boxes
Finish Modulating All Effects Dials
Manual Input Field for Modulation Range
Glide and Polyphony Per Oscillator
Wave Bezier XY Point Modulation
Karplus–Strong String Synthesis
Compressor Limiter
Glide-able chords
Drawable Filter
Eliptical Filter EQ
Formant Filter
All-Pass Filter
Comb Filter
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KVRAF
4597 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Fathom Synth needs Beta Testers

Post Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:55 am

The demosongs sound nice! :tu:

Win/Mac? 32/64 bit?

I think you could get more responces if you post this in the instruments section.
You may think you can fly ... but you better not try

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wagtunes
KVRAF
18430 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Fathom Synth needs Beta Testers

Post Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:00 am

Modular synths are my middle name. How do I sign up?

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

Re: Fathom Synth needs Beta Testers

Post Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:04 am

Just $45 for a fully modular synth :o

Hopefully released soon, this could be one of the bargains of the year :)

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wagtunes
KVRAF
18430 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Fathom Synth needs Beta Testers

Post Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:08 am

Numanoid wrote:Just $45 for a fully modular synth :o

Hopefully released soon, this could be one of the bargains of the year :)
I got MUX for $61 and KarmaFX for $72, both fully modular so $45 isn't crazy. Depends on what it offers. MUX, with all it has, is insane for that little amount of money. KarmaFX is also a great deal.

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

Re: Fathom Synth needs Beta Testers

Post Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:16 am

n/m wrong thread

FathomSynth
KVRian
1344 posts since 25 Mar, 2017

Re: Fathom Synth needs Beta Testers

Post Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:43 am

Thanks everyone for your reply.

You don't need to sign up to beta test. Just go to the company website and download the free monophonic version of the synth and start using it.

The website includes instructions for reporting bugs, which I will be fixing on a daily basis.

Company website: www.fathomsynth.com
Direct bug report email: support@fathomsynth.com

Currently the synth is only a VST plugin for any Windows 64 Bit OS.

I will try to move the post to instruments.

Thanks!
Everett

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
26635 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Fathom Synth needs Beta Testers

Post Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:57 am

Cool. I'm in ...

FathomSynth
KVRian
1344 posts since 25 Mar, 2017

Re: Fathom Synth needs Beta Testers

Post Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:12 am

Thanks! There are instructions for beta testers on the web site.
We will also be looking for some good preset sound designers shortly.

bite_me
KVRist
415 posts since 2 May, 2015 from Ruhrgebiet

Re: Fathom Synth needs Beta Testers

Post Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:51 am

Hey Fathomsynth.
Tested your synth but didn´t like the sound of it. Sounds so dull and resonant.
The concept is cool though. Keep it on - perhaps I get back to it.
The average bored guy :neutral:

FathomSynth
KVRian
1344 posts since 25 Mar, 2017

Fathom Synth More Aggressive EDM Sound

Post Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:07 am

Thanks for trying it. I welcome all comments, even criticism, since that’s the only way the synth will improve, and I’m determined to make Fathom one of the best EDM synths on the planet. Still a long way to go. Spire and Sylenth are amazing. I haven’t had time to try Serum, Dune or Diva yet. Heard great things.

OK, try this. I posted a new demo song on the web site. Go to the “Listen” page, third one down after the video.

This is a better example on how to get dance track sounds out of Fathom.

I’ll post the new presets I made for this later.

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HiEnergy
KVRian
915 posts since 19 Jun, 2006 from Berlin, Germany

Re: Fathom Synth needs Beta Testers

Post Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:30 am

Using this synth just for EDM would be a huge waste of its potential.

FathomSynth
KVRian
1344 posts since 25 Mar, 2017

Re: Fathom Synth needs Beta Testers

Post Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:58 am

Break Beat Soundpack:

The artist who did our EDM song demo generously agreed to provide all the presets used to create the song. It looks like some of these are just adjustments on the factory presets, but many are completely new.

Take a look at the preset Super Fat Lead. This is a good example of how to get a fat sound out of Fathom.

If you are an experienced sound designer, we are also looking for user sound-packs and demo songs to feature on our company web site, if any of you are interested.

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wagtunes
KVRAF
18430 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Fathom Synth needs Beta Testers

Post Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:02 am

FathomSynth wrote:Break Beat Soundpack:

The artist who did our EDM song demo generously agreed to provide all the presets used to create the song. It looks like some of these are just adjustments on the factory presets, but many are completely new.

Take a look at the preset Super Fat Lead. This is a good example of how to get a fat sound out of Fathom.

If you are an experienced sound designer, we are also looking for user sound-packs and demo songs to feature on our company web site, if any of you are interested.
I would love to, but as I wrote to you (per your instructions) several days ago and never got a reply, the synth is unusable on my system. The sound constantly cuts in and out and at times freezes up the whole DAW for several seconds. I don't know if it's a memory problem, processing problem or what. But all of this was sent to you days ago.

Anyway, as I also said in the email, I'll wait till a more stable version comes out to resume testing.

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KVRian
1344 posts since 25 Mar, 2017

Re: Fathom Synth needs Beta Testers

Post Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:34 pm

People, I so apologize for the email delay, I was stupidly checking my main email every day thinking that gmail would route the support email to the main one, (not).

I should respond now in 24 hours.

Yes, the note cutting problem on the MuLab DAW is serious and has to be fixed NOW. I'll be doing that today. I will let you know as soon as the release is available.

Has anyone seen the note cutting problem in any DAW's other than MuLab?

Also, please, everyone email me which DAW you are using, even if everything is working, so I can get an idea of what coverage we have and which DAW's I need to add to our system test list.

2 bug reports for 250 downloads seems incredibly low (even by my quality standard). Are people trying the synth and just not liking it, and then not using it? If you decide to use the synth regularly for your music email me so I know what the real user count is. If you think it "sucks", tell me, since this will control where I focus. I have over 30 years experience fixing software bugs (so I can take it).

For those of you who need to start using the poly version I will create a page on the web site only for KVR users who can get the pro poly version for $15 instead of $45. We need to charge a little for the first poly release if I am to work full time to add the next batch of critical features, listed in the next post.

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