New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

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KVRian
1121 posts since 11 Aug, 2012 from omfr morf form romf frmo

Post Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:58 pm

It was expressed just fine. Again, it's a list of options, not requirements. Note there is no Oxford comma-and before the "etc." because that implies a much longer list. Each option can be possibly combined with each other in myriad ways, so there is an implicit "and/or" between them in context. There are no rules regarding this, though reducing ambiguity is always a goal. Regardless, I clarified in response to your specific query.

If you have further input on my use of the English language it would probably be better to send it to me via PM so as not to clutter this thread.

courtjestr
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62 posts since 25 Aug, 2018

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:31 pm

Psuper wrote:
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.
A new beta for Sektor is now available. One of the new features is "Users can now move or install Sektors content to another harddrive instead of being forced to install all content to the main drive."

There are some other improvements and fixes as well.

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KVRist
368 posts since 8 May, 2018 from Sweden

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:28 pm

courtjestr wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:31 pm
Psuper wrote:
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.
A new beta for Sektor is now available. One of the new features is "Users can now move or install Sektors content to another harddrive instead of being forced to install all content to the main drive."

There are some other improvements and fixes as well.
I'm actually pretty impressed and pleasantly surprised by this update. When I bought the synth for $14.99 last month, I thought it was going to be one of those abandonware deals where they dump the price of a dead-end product to try and milk it for the last drop of profits. Either that or launch v2.0 with a $100 upgrade price. But here's a pretty substantial, free update.
Changelog:

Sektor Version 1.3

Improvements:
-Switched to a much cleaner sounding limiter on the output of the synth so sounds better when the volume is pushed hard.
-Made the resonance of the filter less extreme at high settings.
-Adjusted the cutoff range for the filter.
-Added 2 new filter types Analog lowpass and Analog Highpass.
-Improved the filter menu to have more descriptive names.
-Added a more analog sounding overdrive to the master section and filters.
-Reduced the CPU usage of the Convolution reverb.
-Added a clear notes button and Humanize mode to the sequencer.
-Hold Ctrl or Command while dragging on the Osc+ page to set finer values.
-Added support for loop points in user wav files. When enabling Loop mode in the sampler if the file contains loop points these will be used instead of looping from the end of the file.
-Tooltips now take longer to show, so they don’t popup quite as much.
-Improved the level meter to show peaks more accurately.
-Improved the CPU usage of the GUI.
-When Clicking the link to generate serial, the machine name and activation code are automatically entered.
-Users can now move or install Sektors content to another harddrive instead of being forced to install all content to the main drive.

Fixes:
-Samples where not retriggering correctly in mono mode with long release times.
-In MPE Mode Glide wasn’t always polyphonic.
-Fixed Heat Up 3 instruments not loading in the sample oscillator.
-Fixed a possible crash when an Impulse response was missing.
-Higher notes were louder in volume that lower notes, added some attenuation to balance out the difference to sound more natural.
-Fixed some values sticking when turning modulations off.

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KVRian
858 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:38 pm

Gotta say hats off to Initial Audio for this update I've been using Sektor almost exclusively for "synthing" since buying it on sale creating my own expansion because once I realized how easy it was to drag and drop one shots and IR's out of Resonic into Sektor I went on a 1 shot sample spree.

I'm a big fan of how modulation works in Sektor and the only limitation seemed to be the limited filters and resonance. I hope they keep adding filters as it seems to be really the only thing holding this synth back from becoming a powerhouse. Also it'd be great to make it easier to drop WT's and custom LFO's in too.

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BONES
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8322 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:06 pm

Perfect timing for me. I just ordered a new laptop so I'll be able to do a clean install of Sektor next week with all the content on the secondary drive of my new machine. Lots of attention to detail fixes here that a lot of developers wouldn't bother with. Great to see.
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mladi
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518 posts since 14 Apr, 2016 from Germany

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:19 pm

This is excellent. An update nobody thought would coming. :clap:
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sqigls
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3803 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:36 am

is there any way to download the synth update only? or need to download all samples again? 3GB is a bit over the top.

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fmr
KVRAF
8770 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:11 am

sqigls wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:36 am
is there any way to download the synth update only? or need to download all samples again? 3GB is a bit over the top.
In your account you should see a tab called "My Updates"... Actually, I'm not usre you would get the proper version if you download the full installer.
Fernando (FMR)

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KVRian
858 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:24 am

Log into your account on the site and to the right side there is a bar that says My Updates and download it from there it's only 32mb.
sqigls wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:36 am
is there any way to download the synth update only? or need to download all samples again? 3GB is a bit over the top.

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mladi
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518 posts since 14 Apr, 2016 from Germany

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:25 am

sqigls wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:36 am
is there any way to download the synth update only? or need to download all samples again? 3GB is a bit over the top.
Yes download the Beta installer only.
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sqigls
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3803 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:52 am

cheers ;)

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topaz
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4431 posts since 15 Jul, 2001 from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:44 am

How lucky are we :-) amazing synth silly price.

BeeDog
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213 posts since 31 Jan, 2018

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:58 am

Is anyone able to download the update from their website? I get an SSL error in both Firefox and Edge and thus cannot access it.

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topaz
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4431 posts since 15 Jul, 2001 from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:06 am

Mac Chrome Ok
BeeDog wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:58 am
Is anyone able to download the update from their website? I get an SSL error in both Firefox and Edge and thus cannot access it.

BeeDog
KVRist
213 posts since 31 Jan, 2018

Re: New wavetable synth - Sektor by Initial Audio

Post Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:07 am

topaz wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:06 am
Mac Chrome Ok
BeeDog wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:58 am
Is anyone able to download the update from their website? I get an SSL error in both Firefox and Edge and thus cannot access it.
Figured out what was causing it, Malwarebytes blocked me from accessing the strange file hosting page they use.

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