Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

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ZeePok
KVRian
1096 posts since 22 Aug, 2004 from Edge City, the Low Country

Post Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:05 am

 
Why chose Soundion? Didn't you realise there's already a DSP company called SoundiRon?

Seems your doing yourself a disservice here! People will confuse the products, e.g. when searching on KVR. :?

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Funkybot's Evil Twin
KVRAF
5735 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:39 am

If you guys could do a Synthex at U-he/Synapse level quality, I think you'd have a hit. I'd certainly be all over it.

nocturnal owl
KVRist
185 posts since 17 Feb, 2016 from west coast somewhere USA....

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:59 am

Panther sounds great. :). Is there any chance we would be able to use the LEM echo as a separate effect? Would love to patch a guitar signal into it!

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martinic
KVRer
28 posts since 2 Jan, 2017 from The Netherlands

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:13 am

nocturnal owl wrote:Panther sounds great. :). Is there any chance we would be able to use the LEM echo as a separate effect? Would love to patch a guitar signal into it!
Instrument and effect VST's can't be combined but we could make the LEM a separate effect plug-in. It would have a bigger interface :) Lets first get the Panther tested and released.

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martinic
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28 posts since 2 Jan, 2017 from The Netherlands

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:28 am

ZeePok wrote: Why chose Soundion?
We chose Soundion because Apple code signs should be from a company with a Dun & Bradstreet validated number. The Elka, LEM and GEM trademarks are owned by Soundion. So we didn't had much choice.

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martinic
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28 posts since 2 Jan, 2017 from The Netherlands

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:30 am

Version 0.9.1-beta is released now.

Changelog:
  • Added tone decay time and noise level settings.
  • [AU] Fixed Logic validation.
  • Fixed vibrato on/off automation.
  • [GUI] Replaced tape delay bass/treble unipolar with bipolar knobs.
  • Nitpicked key contact release and vibrato speed curve/default value.
Known Issues:
  • Project load/save format will change, so future versions will not be able to read back settings.
  • Tape delay output can overload at high feedback settings.
  • Panic doesn't silence tape delay, reverb.
  • Some knobs/controls add "zipper" noise.
  • On/off switch (bypass) doesn't work.
  • [GUI] Tape delay VU meter doesn't work.
  • [GUI] Cab selection knob not always displays correct label.
  • [GUI] Pedal bass high C doesn't play when Bass Extension is off.
  • Missing features (coming soon): Panther 100 engine, MIDI setting.

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martinic
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28 posts since 2 Jan, 2017 from The Netherlands

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:47 am

Thanks Stohgs. First demo with the new version:

https://soundcloud.com/stohgs/mep

ZeePok
KVRian
1096 posts since 22 Aug, 2004 from Edge City, the Low Country

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:02 pm

Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:If you guys could do a Synthex at U-he/Synapse level quality, I think you'd have a hit. I'd certainly be all over it.
There already are two, both from Xils Lab. Syn'x and miniSyn'x :cool: :clown:

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david.beholder
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1480 posts since 13 Sep, 2007

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:45 pm

ZeePok wrote:
Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:If you guys could do a Synthex at U-he/Synapse level quality, I think you'd have a hit. I'd certainly be all over it.
There already are two, both from Xils Lab. Syn'x and miniSyn'x :cool: :clown:
But none with that U-he quality. :hihi:
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ZeePok
KVRian
1096 posts since 22 Aug, 2004 from Edge City, the Low Country

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:47 pm

david.beholder wrote:
ZeePok wrote:
Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:If you guys could do a Synthex at U-he/Synapse level quality, I think you'd have a hit. I'd certainly be all over it.
There already are two, both from Xils Lab. Syn'x and miniSyn'x :cool: :clown:
But none with that U-he quality. :hihi:
 
YMMV

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EvilDragon
KVRAF
17064 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:54 pm

Usability and GUI-wise, Xils synths do have to catch up with the times, I'd say. Sound-wise they're pretty great, but overall polish of the interface is missing IMHO. Preset browsing is horrible but I read they're working on an improved preset browser. They need to catch up a lot to match up with u-he's new preset browser, tho, which shaped up to be the best one in business. :)

jens
KVRAF
18848 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:34 am

Synthex... *yawn*


Huge Elka fan here.. I have a few of their beasts - neither a Synthex nor a Panther though.
" It is a measurable fact. Not my opinion. And not even subtle. If you can't hear difference in tail between Valhalla and VSR reverb tail then again change your job dude." kmonkey

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martinic
KVRer
28 posts since 2 Jan, 2017 from The Netherlands

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:29 am

Version 0.9.2-beta is released and downloadable now.

Changelog:
  • Implemented Panther 100 engine.
  • Extended bass volume range.
  • [GUI] Implemented mixer/tape delay VU meter.
  • [GUI] Fixed cab selection knob.
Known Issues:
  • Project load/save format will change, so future versions will not be
    able to read back settings.
  • Tape delay output can overload at high feedback settings.
  • Panic doesn't silence tape delay, reverb.
  • Some knobs/controls add "zipper" noise.
  • On/off switch (bypass) doesn't work.
  • [GUI] Pedal bass high C doesn't play when Bass Extension is off.
  • Missing features: MIDI settings.

GeneralMusic
KVRer
7 posts since 6 Apr, 2018 from Finland

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:56 am

We have one Beta user reporting there is at random no sound when this plug-in is used in Reaper 5.941 32 and 64 bit on Windows 10. If someone else experiences this please let us know because we can't reproduce it yet.

HunterKiller
KVRAF
2000 posts since 10 Mar, 2006

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:22 am

I like this guy, he doesn't give a f**k.
Instead of amping it up, giving you juicy details to make you salivate, he's like "Pfff ... come and get it - IF you can"

Btw, are you guys going to do any other organs, from other manufacturers?
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