Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

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musiclover55547
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330 posts since 21 Apr, 2015 from United States

Post Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:29 am

Quite happy with this purchase and the price is in the sweet-spot. So far, I'm finding the sonics to be quite good.
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tonedef71
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914 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from USA

Re: Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

Post Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:33 am

twal wrote:How really is the envelope step sequencer; is it pretty unique compared to other synths?
The step envelope in Carbon Electra is well-implemented. It is the prominent feature on several presets, as a step sequencer for musical (or non-musical) sequences and as a step generator that can be used to modulate some of the synth's parameters. Cakewalk's Rapture synth includes a step generator, but I think Carbon Electra's is easier to use and provides many different shape types to choose from for each step.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcwPKvEiLY0

However, for other synths, there is Dmitry Sches Audio's Tantra VST plug-in, which can pretty much accomplish the same step generator type effects on the audio output and so much more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiRmbCrnEpM
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sqigls
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3380 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

Post Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:57 am

ADD SCROLL WHEEL AND MAC TRACKPAD SCROLL SUPPORT PLEASE Plugin Boutique

sacer
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408 posts since 8 Jan, 2012 from frankfurt, Germany

Re: Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

Post Wed May 03, 2017 11:44 pm

I don't like this synth, compared to all my other synth, this one sounds crappy. But the carl cox presets are realy nice, is anyone able to transfer it to an other synth ? Tried yesterday spire without success. Or can you recomand one synth, where the sequencer for notes and filter can be used similar ?

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wagtunes
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13983 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

Post Thu May 04, 2017 3:28 am

sacer wrote:I don't like this synth, compared to all my other synth, this one sounds crappy. But the carl cox presets are realy nice, is anyone able to transfer it to an other synth ? Tried yesterday spire without success. Or can you recomand one synth, where the sequencer for notes and filter can be used similar ?
May I make a suggestion? Take a step back and think about what you just said. You say the synth sounds crappy and yet you say the Carl Cox presets are really nice. How can they be nice if the synth sounds crappy. Either they really don't sound nice or the synth doesn't sound crappy. If one person can get nice sounds out of it then it stands to reason that others can get nice sounds out of it. And if that's true, the synth doesn't have to sound crappy. So maybe the problem is with the sound designer and not the synth.

I just started using it the other day and I think it sounds fine. Greatest sounding synth I own? No. But for $30 I don't expect it to sound as good as Omnisphere. For what it is, it's a decent sounding synth and I find nothing about it that makes it sound "crappy."

But I will check out Carl Cox's presets to see what it is about them that makes them stand out above the others. A little reverse engineering should give me a pretty good clue as to why.

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sqigls
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3380 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

Post Thu May 04, 2017 5:30 am

some people, really
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inboxzero
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50 posts since 2 Mar, 2012

Re: Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

Post Thu May 04, 2017 7:00 am

ZaBong69 wrote: Direct competitors with that "one page has it all" GUI would be Sylenth, Hive, and Synthmaster One, but each of these is both more powerful and more expensive.

Hope that helps,

K
Helps alot, it means I don't need to buy this, given I have two of those three.
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MillerSam
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1467 posts since 21 Dec, 2012

Re: Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

Post Mon May 08, 2017 6:11 am

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twal
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129 posts since 10 Feb, 2017

Re: Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

Post Mon May 08, 2017 7:51 am

inboxzero wrote:
ZaBong69 wrote: Direct competitors with that "one page has it all" GUI would be Sylenth, Hive, and Synthmaster One, but each of these is both more powerful and more expensive.

Hope that helps,

K
Helps alot, it means I don't need to buy this, given I have two of those three.
Oh, you already have two. That means you are over your limit for this type of synth anyway. Might as well buy this one too.

Miller Sam thanks, I enjoyed watching this video before Cheerio time this morning. "Mixer for food"- gotta love the subtitles on youtube. I really like the bass, and I can see the step-sequencer being useful and it's very inspiring. The synth sounds very musical I can see why musicians like this. Might get it. Its cheap and probably the simplicity allows it to 'sit in the mixerfoodroflburger'. How's the cpu?

EDIT: in the end you explain that it's low on CPU. That means I can have a lot of instances 'sitting in the mixerfoodroflburger'.
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sqigls
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3380 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

Post Sun May 21, 2017 1:28 am

does anybody know of any available soundbanks for Carbon Electra, outside of Plugin Boutique?

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wagtunes
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13983 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

Post Sun May 21, 2017 3:44 am

sqigls wrote:does anybody know of any available soundbanks for Carbon Electra, outside of Plugin Boutique?
I'll be releasing mine in July.

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sqigls
KVRAF
3380 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

Post Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:31 pm

I've switched off ALL LFO modulation for the cutoff frequency in my patch, yet I'm still hearing cutoff modulation.
What might be happening? Driving me nuts.

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4452 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:27 am

sqigls wrote:I've switched off ALL LFO modulation for the cutoff frequency in my patch, yet I'm still hearing cutoff modulation.
What might be happening? Driving me nuts.
Does that synth have an Init patch you can load to compare to your own?

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sqigls
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3380 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:35 am

it's a bug of some sort.
each time i save then close and reload my track, the patch reverts to the factory preset that i initially tweaked to make my own sound.
It seems to recall if i save it to my own patch in the user library, but very annoying. Lost all my work.
Still waiting for track-pad scroll support for Mac too, this synth is all deep clicks and such a carpel tunnel slut to program. As much as I love the sound of it, it's such a pain.

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15 posts since 8 Sep, 2017

Re: Plugin Boutique's Carbon Electra

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:28 am

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