Dream soft synth?

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Fungisonoris
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2 posts since 15 Apr, 2018

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:41 am

Does any one have a dream soft synth? What would it be like? What kind of sound generating method should it have and how would the user interface for that be like?

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Michael L
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2499 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from the End of the World as we Knowit

Re: Dream soft synth?

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:59 am

Who are you?

cbtw
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14 posts since 5 Apr, 2018

Re: Dream soft synth?

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:01 pm

yes
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layzer
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6150 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

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Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:14 pm

OnePingOnly....and really, really, and i mean REALLY good effects.
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

chk071
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18570 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Dream soft synth?

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:16 pm

Michael L wrote:Who are you?
Good question. Smells like opinion survey.

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martinjuenke
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3008 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Germany

Re: Dream soft synth?

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:17 pm

Smells like teen spirit...

Flowing atmospheric music
http://www.sonoryth.bandcamp.com/music

jimtao
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28 posts since 21 Jan, 2004

Re: Dream soft synth?

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:31 pm

Smells like napalm in the morning

ghettosynth
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11421 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Re: Dream soft synth?

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:39 pm

I dream of synthesizing sounds like these....it should use proper anal synthesis. Many people underestimate the impact of the cheeks on the tone. For good sound, you will need to properly model both the shape and size of the cheeks as well as the "embouchure" of the anus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN_9m7RLJEI

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martinjuenke
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3008 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Germany

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Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:49 pm

That synth should master the F(art)M(ethane) synthesis... :scared:

Flowing atmospheric music
http://www.sonoryth.bandcamp.com/music

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martinjuenke
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3008 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Germany

Re: Dream soft synth?

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:51 pm

Perhaps V(irtual) A(nal) would be even more successful... :roll:

Flowing atmospheric music
http://www.sonoryth.bandcamp.com/music

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martinjuenke
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3008 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Germany

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Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:55 pm

...and please NO granular things! Someone would have to clean that...

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http://www.sonoryth.bandcamp.com/music

Chapelle
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1078 posts since 28 Dec, 2007

Re: Dream soft synth?

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:19 pm

It should be pretty much like that old analog thing Jarre was using, enhanced with digital 64 bit clarity. The sound generating method should be vintage, yet very modern, without sounding too much like Justin Bieber's voice. The user interface should be complex and polished, but still simple and easy on the eyes.

Oh, and the synth should be protected with an iLok dongle of course.

Fungisonoris
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2 posts since 15 Apr, 2018

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Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:44 pm

I’m a amateur musician who for many years have been developing a design for a software synth, mostly out from my own preferences and wishes. Now I’m getting together a team to realize it. I have come to the conclusion that to have a good chance on the market there needs to be a demand for the concept and features. Maybe there would be if they were known, but I don’t want to impose any bias to the question.
I would like to know if there are things you miss or could be better among the synths today. Is there any concept or features you think should be out there but is missing?
Maybe this question is improper in this forum? I don’t know. Any suggestions where I else should turn with a question like this?

Dasheesh
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3015 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Re: Dream soft synth?

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:51 pm

Here’s my dream. A top shelf, classed out, no alias instrument for performance musicians in todays digital environment. What’s important here is the highest audio quality at adjustable rates for drafting and bouncing.

Single layer, dual filter, comb+granular, dual oscillator with with FM/AM. Filters are FM/AM. All home cooked algo’s. Full bank of scalable modulators inc. trance gate and full velocity mapping. No FX. Done in dark tones with beautiful purple/pinks/patels. Matrix style adjustable size. No Presets. Must be light and fast, Thanks!

chk071
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18570 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Dream soft synth?

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:54 pm

Fungisonoris wrote:I’m a amateur musician who for many years have been developing a design for a software synth, mostly out from my own preferences and wishes. Now I’m getting together a team to realize it. I have come to the conclusion that to have a good chance on the market there needs to be a demand for the concept and features. Maybe there would be if they were known, but I don’t want to impose any bias to the question.
I would like to know if there are things you miss or could be better among the synths today. Is there any concept or features you think should be out there but is missing?
Maybe this question is improper in this forum? I don’t know. Any suggestions where I else should turn with a question like this?
Well, let's pretend you get 50 different people to reply to this thread then, which is already massive, how would that be a good representation of what people want in general? I'd much rather check what is available on the market already, and what's popular, and use that as an orientation. And if you care for a hint: The most popular seem to be VA/hybrid flagship synths like Spire, Dune, Sylenth1, Zebra and likes. The more exotic and esoteric it gets, the less people will be interested in it, because it's niche. I know, boring, but, that's how it is, in my experience. I'd go for a rich featured VA/hybrid synth, with a classic layout and architecture, which doesn't overwhelm people, but, at the same time, gives you enough versatility to make most sounds imaginable. I think Dune 2 has a fantastic architecture, for example, which really fits to what i described.

Oh, and if you make it sound like a Virus, or a Waldorf Q, or something inbetween, i think you'd have an instant winner there. ;) In my eyes, many soft synth devs orientate at hardware, but, the fewest really manage to carry that punchy, aggressive sound some hardware has over, really.
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