One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica (L-Ectrobit Wins!)

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bjporter
KVRAF
2578 posts since 19 Dec, 2010 from North America

Post Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:21 am

Welcome to the One Synth Challenge #115! It's a friendly music competition where you can win cool prizes but most importantly, meet amazing musicians, and learn a lot about mixing, sound design, and more! :)


Submissions will show up here once voting starts:
https://soundcloud.com/kvrosc/sets/one- ... llenge-115

Want a chat room with other OSCers? Join our slack here


'A fully-modular, wave-based VST' 'Welcome to Seismic, where everything is a wave. From oscillators to LFOs to envelopes. Seismic is fully modular using Nodes to combine waves in the usual and not-so-usual ways. Combine nodes and waves to output your final sound.' **Note: May not run perfectly on your mac, see manual for info** (Idea credit goes to Tj Shredder).
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Prizes:
(Would you like to be a sponsor / prize donor? Contact me via PM or go ahead and post your intended donation here! Get a cool mention on our donator wall of honor)


Special Note:
Soundemote and Ridan is offering a secondary prize (on top of the normal prize): If you would like your winning track on spotify, please specify so as well, or you will be contacted by rghvdberg.


KV331 Audio : Synthmaster One
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Wusik : 1 bundle of Wusik Station V9, Wusik 8008, Wusik SQ200 and Wusik P2000
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Synthmorph: Any 1 soundset
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Sonimus : Any one Plugin
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Tritik : Echorus (effect plugin)
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Soundemote : PrettyScope (beautiful analog oscilloscope), you may choose this as a secondary prize on top of your regular prize.
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Audio Thing : Outer Space (vintage tape echo plugin)
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NUSofting : 1 Copy of Modelonia v2 Synthesizer
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JRR Shop : UVI: Digital Synsations (vintage 90's synth sample library and player)
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Dmitry Sches : Tantra Multi-Effect + 3 Expansions
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Dmitry Sches : Diversion
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Touch The Universe Productions: LuSH-101 Cloud Layers soundset
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The FXB Project by alvfaria : Any 3 commercial sound banks. See the main site here
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Guda Audio : Euterpe XL
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Abstract Cats Music : AbiTron Bank for Synthmaster
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satYatunes : One of any commercial product
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Xenos Soundworks : Choice of any 1 product
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Ghostwave Audio : Any two soundsets of Choice
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Twolegs Toneworks : Any one soundset
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The Unfinished : Any two soundsets of Choice
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Rob Lee Music : A soundset for either: Sylenth1, Predator, Largo, Blofeld, PPGV3 or Dune. Unfortunately his main site is down, but if you still want these, let us know!
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Luftrum : One soundset free of choice.
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Ridan: Any one soundset as a secondary prize, on top of the regular prize.
haunting soundscapes, atmospheric chords, layered pads, anamorphic guitars,
brass and woodwind-esque, rhythmic/melodic sequences, and macabre sound effects.

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Kreativ Sound: RAW Bundle
(RAW Bass, RAW Drums, RAW TranSID, RAW Textures)
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Aiyn Zahev Sounds: Any 2 Soundsets of choice from the website (Uplifting Trance Presets)
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Studio 13.37: Pro audio studio on a USB stick
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Pooya Payvar (Stonail) : 1 custom made Max for [Ableton] Live: controller, midi or audio effect
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Mulperi : 1 Soundbank of Choice
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Dream Audio Tools : 1 Indie Fingers bundle (Indie Fingers volumes One and Two)
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Bjulin : Inspire soundset for Zebra²
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LeapIntoTheVoid : Enchantment Of Absynth Trilogy
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Bluff Munkey - 2 soundsets of choice
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Solidtrax : 1 Soundset of choice
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Any other offers of prizes will be greatly appreciated. :hail: :hail: :hail:


Questions? Comments? Concerns? You want some love? Just post here in this thread :)


Want to try out your skills in other contests / competitions /challenges?
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Leonard Bowman
KVRer
14 posts since 4 Jul, 2018 from North Carolina, United States of America

Re: One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica

Post Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:21 am

The inevitable question, just to clarify:
Seismic has a sampling functionality.
Can we use it for anything?

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Tj Shredder
KVRian
1372 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica

Post Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:19 am

This will be fun, and thanks for the credit. This is really a different synth, as innovative as FM was in the 80s and not far from it either but different...
I hope the developer will be in here as well...

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syntonica
KVRist
428 posts since 25 Sep, 2014 from Specific Northwest

Re: One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica

Post Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:18 am

Hi All,

Just heard that Seismic is now being put through the OSC meat grinder. :) I hope you all enjoy!

Thanks to TJ for reporting the pitch bend bug. Really, REALLY bad calculation in there... :dog: :lol: I'll get it fixed up in a few days for a 1.3.1 release. Please report any other bugs/concerns you might find so I can roll them all up into a single update before y'all get too far into things.

Regarding sampling, there's one set of drum samples included. While Seismic will do very basic sample playback, you might get some interesting results using the included waves with the start point modulation, i.e. use the second wave as the LFO, knob1 to set the start point and knob2 to set the LFO speed.

(As for the next update to 1.4, I'm currently wrestling with a new filter and will be looking at including some "analog" shaped waves rather than the current pure waves included. Because they can't be generated mathematically, I need to write a utility to convert them.)

Edit: I'm very excited to hear what can be done with Seismic by y'all!

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bh9090
KVRist
271 posts since 7 Dec, 2006 from Richmond, VA, USA

Re: One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica

Post Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:49 pm

I'm getting some crashes in Live:

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Thread 2 Crashed:: AudioCalc
0   net.syntonica.Seismic         	0x0000000124f0aa1a Seismic::buildNodes(Note*) + 2202
1   net.syntonica.Seismic         	0x0000000124f090ab Seismic::processReplacing(float**, float**, int) + 763
2   com.ableton.live              	0x0000000101c8d2c0 0x100000000 + 29938368
Live 10 on macOS 10.13.3

I can send full report if it's helpful.

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syntonica
KVRist
428 posts since 25 Sep, 2014 from Specific Northwest

Re: One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica

Post Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:15 pm

bh9090 wrote:I'm getting some crashes in Live:

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Thread 2 Crashed:: AudioCalc
0   net.syntonica.Seismic         	0x0000000124f0aa1a Seismic::buildNodes(Note*) + 2202
1   net.syntonica.Seismic         	0x0000000124f090ab Seismic::processReplacing(float**, float**, int) + 763
2   com.ableton.live              	0x0000000101c8d2c0 0x100000000 + 29938368
Live 10 on macOS 10.13.3

I can send full report if it's helpful.
Please, and/or a screen shot of your patch.

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EscapeControl
KVRist
41 posts since 31 Aug, 2017 from Netherlands

Re: One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica

Post Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:30 pm

A very interesting one this is..... the manual is your best friend
FM bells make me happy :D

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Darksynth FX
KVRist
141 posts since 15 May, 2016 from Vienna

Re: One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica

Post Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:13 pm

Crashing my Ableton Live 10 as soon as I play a note. (Windows 10, 64 bit)

Edit: Starting Ableton with administrator rights lets me play a few notes but it still crashes.
Female dark synth producer.
https://soundcloud.com/darksynth-fx

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syntonica
KVRist
428 posts since 25 Sep, 2014 from Specific Northwest

Re: One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica

Post Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:01 pm

Darksynth FX wrote:Crashing my Ableton Live 10 as soon as I play a note. (Windows 10, 64 bit)

Edit: Starting Ableton with administrator rights lets me play a few notes but it still crashes.
Do you get any sort of crash report? I did a little testing with Live 10.0.1 64-bit on Windows 10 and other than the pitch bend bug that TJ reported, I didn't have any issues, but I was mousing notes into the piano roll.

Also, make sure that you have the latest version 1.3. Earlier versions for Windows had windowing issues due my misunderstanding of the API. (The beta version of Seismic for Windows was taking down whole DAWs, FL and Live especially.)

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Darksynth FX
KVRist
141 posts since 15 May, 2016 from Vienna

Re: One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:50 am

syntonica wrote:
Darksynth FX wrote:Crashing my Ableton Live 10 as soon as I play a note. (Windows 10, 64 bit)

Edit: Starting Ableton with administrator rights lets me play a few notes but it still crashes.
Do you get any sort of crash report? I did a little testing with Live 10.0.1 64-bit on Windows 10 and other than the pitch bend bug that TJ reported, I didn't have any issues, but I was mousing notes into the piano roll.

Also, make sure that you have the latest version 1.3. Earlier versions for Windows had windowing issues due my misunderstanding of the API. (The beta version of Seismic for Windows was taking down whole DAWs, FL and Live especially.)
I have the latest version from your homepage. I get crash reports but I have so many now I don't see through it all anymore.
Female dark synth producer.
https://soundcloud.com/darksynth-fx

nujazzbes
KVRer
4 posts since 2 Sep, 2018

Re: One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:52 am

Hi ! @syntonica

Thanks for your plugins it's great ! I'm on ableton 10 and i don't have massive problem, sometimes i don't know why a big sawtooth appear even when my wave isn't but i just have to click on the stop button of ableton and it's dissapear, and the other things is that i can't edit name into seismic because my keyboards responds to ableton when i press a letter. Maybe it's my fault i'm going to check the manual more !

It's going to be my first one synth challenge and i'm pretty excited !

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bh9090
KVRist
271 posts since 7 Dec, 2006 from Richmond, VA, USA

Re: One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:24 am

syntonica wrote:
bh9090 wrote:I'm getting some crashes in Live:

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Thread 2 Crashed:: AudioCalc
0   net.syntonica.Seismic         	0x0000000124f0aa1a Seismic::buildNodes(Note*) + 2202
1   net.syntonica.Seismic         	0x0000000124f090ab Seismic::processReplacing(float**, float**, int) + 763
2   com.ableton.live              	0x0000000101c8d2c0 0x100000000 + 29938368
Live 10 on macOS 10.13.3

I can send full report if it's helpful.
Please, and/or a screen shot of your patch.
Crash report attached. Didn't get a copy of the patch, but it's happened on a number of them. (oh - and same result in Reaper for mac., so not just on Live)
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Frostline
KVRist
326 posts since 12 Aug, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:18 am

Crashes quite often for me in Reaper 5.941 x64 Win10x64.
Also other than the opening preset none of the others seem to work.
None have a scale selected.
And when I select a scale (doesn't seem to matter which) it will instantly crash when playing a note.
Also on the LP filters there is a loud click/distortion of the sound whenever the cutoff is set near the lower limit of the range. Very noticable if using one node to automate the mod1 knob of a connected node that has the filter.
Win10 x64, Reaper 5.XX x64, i5-3330, 8gb ram, GTX-970, UC-33, Panorama P4, Wharfedale Diamond 8.2 and JVC HA-RX700

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Tj Shredder
KVRian
1372 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:23 am

This might be related to the pb bug, as for scales you have to calculate pitches as well...

Inversion Of Control
KVRer
25 posts since 9 Jan, 2018

Re: One Synth Challenge #115: Seismic by Syntonica

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:11 am

ok, it worked :)
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