New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

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Psuper
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262 posts since 3 May, 2018

Post Fri May 31, 2019 7:05 am

I absolutely love this synth, its workflow jives perfectly with how I think its so damn easy to create what I want.

Major gripe - I emailed Clifford from Initial Audio, and he says we cannot remove their installed stuff off of the default C drive. Hate that shit, a huge pet peeve that frankly should never happen this day and age. I suppose for $15 its not worth complaining, however I was considering buying their expansions to support them further, which I won't be doing now - I don't clutter my cloned OS drive with random install junk.

Minor gripe - I tried adding wavetables as per their instructions and couldn't get it to work the very day I got it. Maybe I was doing something wrong though, and I didn't spend much time on it as I wanted to play with sculpting. If someone else has been sucessful importing their own wavetables, please let us know.
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courtjestr
KVRist
62 posts since 25 Aug, 2018

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Fri May 31, 2019 10:49 am

I am really liking this synth as well. I was able to move their installed stuff off the C drive by setting up a directory junction. Here is how I did it:

1. Move %appdata%\IgniteVST to the new drive, for example D:
2. from the cmd line type:

cd %appdata%
mklink /j IgniteVST d:\IgniteVST

That is it. Sektor still thinks the stuff is on C: but it is really on D:

As far as the wavetable stuff is concerned, I know it is possible because theorize converted a pack of Massive wavetables to Sektor. more info here viewtopic.php?t=507898

Psuper
KVRist
262 posts since 3 May, 2018

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Fri May 31, 2019 12:41 pm

courtjestr wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 10:49 am
I am really liking this synth as well. I was able to move their installed stuff off the C drive by setting up a directory junction. Here is how I did it:

1. Move %appdata%\IgniteVST to the new drive, for example D:
2. from the cmd line type:

cd %appdata%
mklink /j IgniteVST d:\IgniteVST

That is it. Sektor still thinks the stuff is on C: but it is really on D:

As far as the wavetable stuff is concerned, I know it is possible because theorize converted a pack of Massive wavetables to Sektor. more info here viewtopic.php?t=507898
Appreciate you mentioning it I hadn't done it yet -- I used to have a shell extension that did the same thing and its a work around at least. I'm trying my best to avoid doing things like that on this system though, going as 'vanilla' as humanly possible.
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KVRAF
1588 posts since 12 Mar, 2004

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Fri May 31, 2019 10:51 pm

Has anybody got this to work at all in mono ?
It just goes silent here.
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KVRian
858 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:28 am

Actually even easier you can drag and drop IR samples directly into the Reverb preset menu on the GUI which is great plus it will save it in there.
courtjestr wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 10:10 pm
Try dropping them in the %appdata%\IgniteVST\Sektor\Expansions\Factory\Impulse Responses folder. That is where the current IRs are located.

courtjestr
KVRist
62 posts since 25 Aug, 2018

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:22 pm

Good to know!

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Distorted Horizon
KVRAF
2306 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:31 am

Definitely don't need another (wt) synth but, I still bought Sektor. Seems promising :tu:

starflakeprj
KVRian
1035 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:51 am

Distorted Horizon wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:31 am
Definitely don't need another (wt) synth but, I still bought Sektor. Seems promising :tu:
Haha, I could say this about most of the synths I buy nowadays. Really don't need them, but it's sometimes (most often) hard to resist a good deal :)
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devilnishy
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148 posts since 25 Oct, 2008

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:08 am

No-Brainer for the price, love it, it's not as deep as some others I own like Serum but at the Plugin Boutique special price it's great. However a few basic changes to do with file handling such as the ability to point to your own wavetable directories, nominate installation directories etc. would turn this into a much more useful synth.

devilnishy
KVRist
148 posts since 25 Oct, 2008

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:13 am

devilnishy wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:08 am
No-Brainer for the price, love it, it's not as deep as some others I own like Serum but at the recent special price it's great. However a few basic changes to do with file handling such as the ability to point to your own wavetable directories, nominate installation directories etc. would turn this into a much more useful synth.

courtjestr
KVRist
62 posts since 25 Aug, 2018

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:25 am

devilnishy wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:08 am
No-Brainer for the price, love it, it's not as deep as some others I own like Serum but at the Plugin Boutique special price it's great. However a few basic changes to do with file handling such as the ability to point to your own wavetable directories, nominate installation directories etc. would turn this into a much more useful synth.
Plugin Boutique special price? $139? I think you mean AudioPlugin.Deals.

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bftucker
KVRian
1131 posts since 30 Apr, 2004 from Louisville, KY

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:09 am

Oh my. Just upgraded Komplete and Live and Hive but couldn’t resist.

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Distorted Horizon
KVRAF
2306 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:39 pm

Okay I'm very happy with the purchase. Only issue I've encountered is that when making fast psybass, I have to keep the synth poly mode instead of mono. The envelope doesn't retrigger(?) fast enough so it cuts away the snap.

quietzone
KVRer
22 posts since 19 Jun, 2019

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:04 am

Bought this also at $14.99 and I'm very happy with it! I own other WT synths but couldn't pass on this for $14.99 :D

It's on sale at VSTbuzz right now for $14.18 for 12 more days, in case someone missed the APD sale.

What's the deal with the licenses though? You get 3 activations from Initial Audio, but to get a serial, you have to generate an activation code that seems to be unique to the computer you installed Sektor on. When I upgrade to a new computer, is this serial I generated on this computer now lost? Will Initial Audio reset the 3 activations count down the line when they are used up?

Bleulander
KVRist
32 posts since 21 Oct, 2017

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:24 am

Synth Week at vstbuzz, 90% off “Sektor” by Initial Audio.
I mist Sektor a few weeks ago, I just added It to my growing synth collection, €15 after tax from a UK point of view.
Just thought I’d post this.

https://vstbuzz.com/deals/90-off-sektor ... ial-audio/

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