SEKTOR by Initial Audio

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Ah_Dziz
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2679 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Post Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:01 am

Tj Shredder wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:19 am
Ah_Dziz wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:25 pm
It worked well on my system. Not enough to buy it though. Haven’t checked it back out since. Sorry.
Could you do polyphonic pitch bend? I can‘t, its bending all the notes as any non MPE...
I could. It didn’t have release velocity. Went with synthmaster 1 instead.
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Tj Shredder
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3284 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:42 am

Ah_Dziz wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:01 am
Tj Shredder wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:19 am
Ah_Dziz wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:25 pm
It worked well on my system. Not enough to buy it though. Haven’t checked it back out since. Sorry.
Could you do polyphonic pitch bend? I can‘t, its bending all the notes as any non MPE...
I could. It didn’t have release velocity. Went with synthmaster 1 instead.
??? That is strange. It does not do it here and it never did!

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KVRAF
2241 posts since 22 Aug, 2012

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Mon May 27, 2019 12:19 am

Can't say I've been that impressed by Sektor, but it does have its sweet spots, and $14.99 (for next 2 weeks) from Audio Plugin Deals represents great value. https://audioplugin.deals/deal-2/

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BONES
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8908 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Mon May 27, 2019 3:33 am

Really? I quite like it. It has a decent sound and great workflow, which adds up to it being quite useful in a lot of situations.
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KVRian
516 posts since 8 May, 2018 from Sweden

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Mon May 27, 2019 4:03 am

For $14.99 might as well. That's less than the cost of a preset pack....

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tonedef71
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1093 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from USA

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Mon May 27, 2019 9:38 pm

AdvancedFollower wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 4:03 am
For $14.99 might as well. That's less than the cost of a preset pack....
Indeed. At $14.99, it is a no-brainer purchase. :tu:
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sqigls
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3993 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Mon May 27, 2019 10:30 pm

is it possible to get the filters running in serial instead of parallel?

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commodore
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356 posts since 19 Feb, 2013

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Tue May 28, 2019 5:57 am

Don't need it, but I bought it for the fun of it. At $15 it was an easy buy considering the demo was good enough.
Played around with the presets, and found most don't seem that usable to a trance producer like myself. But some of the bass sounds were really cool. It is definitely a unique little thing. The UI seemed nice and fast.
One thing I did not like about it is most of the presets seemed distorted to the point of high-pitched squealing. It was easy to hear it jumping around the presets. Although I could tone them down by turning off the EQ or turning down the drive, or even master volume parameters in the synth.
At $15 I wouldn't have paid more, but it seems to be something different to mess around with and maybe get a unique sound out of occasionally. I'd really like to see some professional sound expansions to see if the original preset maker just didn't know what they were doing.

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KVRist
339 posts since 3 May, 2018

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Wed May 29, 2019 12:51 pm

I just picked this up, holy crap talk about a great purchase! The way this is setup is super intuitive, easy to program, total package synth.
Cubase has won the Prize! And Reason is is invited to the party once again! :party:
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spidergod
KVRian
809 posts since 27 May, 2008

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:20 pm

Anyone having problems with Ableton? - I am using 8.4 and sektor seems to be crashing ableton :(
Any work arounds?

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Mathematics
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639 posts since 10 Sep, 2015 from You haven't unlocked this character yet

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:42 am

spidergod wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:20 pm
Anyone having problems with Ableton? - I am using 8.4 and sektor seems to be crashing ableton :(
Any work arounds?
What version of Live? What platform, Mac/PC? What version OS? What interface?
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spidergod
KVRian
809 posts since 27 May, 2008

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:50 am

Mathematics wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:42 am
spidergod wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:20 pm
Anyone having problems with Ableton? - I am using 8.4 and sektor seems to be crashing ableton :(
Any work arounds?
What version of Live? What platform, Mac/PC? What version OS? What interface?
Windows 10
Ableton 8.4.2
VA High Definition Audio MMX/DirectX

Sektor seems to crash Ableton approx 2 to 3 seconds after I open it.
Sektor works fine using desktop standalone.
Other Synths work fine within Ableton.

All very bizarre.

Thanks

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progtronic
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557 posts since 27 Jul, 2010

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:39 am

"Detune" is frustrating and stupid:

"Requires Oscillator voices to be set to more than 1 voice"

That's great for a single OSC.. but if you want to detune OSC 1 against OSC 2.. you cant. "Pitch" is strictly semitones, so that's not an option. WTAF?! :?

Why completely disable detune in 'Voices: 1.00' mode, instead of just having it affect that one voice?!!

If I'm totally missing something, and there actually is a way to do this.. please let me know.

Anyway.. for $15, still a good deal.

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Halonmusic
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2951 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:24 am

progtronic wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:39 am
"Detune" is frustrating and stupid:

"Requires Oscillator voices to be set to more than 1 voice"

That's great for a single OSC.. but if you want to detune OSC 1 against OSC 2.. you cant. "Pitch" is strictly semitones, so that's not an option. WTAF?! :?

Why completely disable detune in 'Voices: 1.00' mode, instead of just having it affect that one voice?!!

If I'm totally missing something, and there actually is a way to do this.. please let me know.

Anyway.. for $15, still a good deal.
Might be possible within the mod matrix?
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spidergod
KVRian
809 posts since 27 May, 2008

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:00 am

Ok seems to be working in Ableton 10 lite, but not Ableton 8.4.2
Hmm

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