LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

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Cinebient
KVRAF
3653 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:58 am

Oh, you got me at audio rate...but i have to wait for an AU to try. Interested for sure.
No FX is good sometimes. On of the finest and biggest sounds i get from Dagger which is mono and comes with no FX (beside the included saturation/gainstaging)
I mean i like included FX if you can modulate it but mostly i bypass it anyway and replace it with my FX of choice. Polyphonic FX are wonderful as well and are better spread across as any cores as possible.
The demos sounds really nice so far. I love these half digital and half organic timbres.

acYm
KVRian
707 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Re: LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:09 pm

wrl wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:33 am
I'd love to hear more about this. Which host? I've got a rework of the preset system scheduled for the mid-term (next year, probably Q2). Most synths seem to eschew the VST preset management entirely, but if people use those functions then I'll see about keeping them in.

Thanks for the kind words all around!
oh, I'm one of the few Kore 2 survivors in here. while it can import, that is actually the only way to access the patches when a vst has no integrated browser, as it has no per-instance preset selector. however, because of how the demo works, external preset management doesn't work, so I had to check out the patches in ableton for now. but it looks like I'd be able to make a quite nice control template... but, I'd need an automation parameter on the filter type selector, please.

Softube has the best of both worlds: fxp import support and modern onboard browser at the same time. not that I like their silly looking browser... just saying :wink:
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Examigan
KVRAF
4374 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:15 pm

Robert Randolph wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:43 am
I've been using this synth for... a few years now. It's a f**king monster, and it's quite unique.
I thought it was just released? Were you a beta tester?

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wrl
KVRer
26 posts since 12 Aug, 2011

Re: LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:25 pm

Cinebient wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:58 am
Oh, you got me at audio rate...but i have to wait for an AU to try. Interested for sure.
No FX is good sometimes. On of the finest and biggest sounds i get from Dagger which is mono and comes with no FX (beside the included saturation/gainstaging)
I mean i like included FX if you can modulate it but mostly i bypass it anyway and replace it with my FX of choice. Polyphonic FX are wonderful as well and are better spread across as any cores as possible.
The demos sounds really nice so far. I love these half digital and half organic timbres.
AU coming real soon (later this year or January 2019). VST2 was the widest platform/host support so that had to come first. You make a good point about using in-plugin modulation for the FX. Gets a little hairy with polyphony but there could be some interesting approaches there.

There are definitely some fun organic sounds in there – my personal favourites in that vein are the "WRL Hollow/Hollower/Hollowest Lead" ones. Love using them for chord stabs.
owner/operator LHI Audio

Examigan
KVRAF
4374 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:27 pm

Cinebient wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:58 am
Oh, you got me at audio rate...but i have to wait for an AU to try. Interested for sure.
No FX is good sometimes. On of the finest and biggest sounds i get from Dagger which is mono and comes with no FX (beside the included saturation/gainstaging)
Curve 2 is another with no FX. :)

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wrl
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26 posts since 12 Aug, 2011

Re: LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:14 pm

Examigan wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:15 pm
Robert Randolph wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:43 am
I've been using this synth for... a few years now. It's a f**king monster, and it's quite unique.
I thought it was just released? Were you a beta tester?
Yeah, Robert helped out a ton during testing.
owner/operator LHI Audio

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wrl
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26 posts since 12 Aug, 2011

Re: LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:51 pm

acYm wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:09 pm
I'd need an automation parameter on the filter type selector, please.
Quick note that this is a small bug (there's an automation parameter for this, but it's incorrectly signalled to the host when it's being edited in the UI) and will be fixed with the next update.
owner/operator LHI Audio

acYm
KVRian
707 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Re: LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:19 pm

ah, indeed I'm able to map the param by fishing it out of the list and it works.
let's see... what about the LR / MS switches, they don't seem to register either, and I can't see entries for it, though I can only see the first 64 params, could be it's further down.

egbert101
KVRAF
2099 posts since 13 Jun, 2014

Re: LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

Post Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:53 am

whoa, this sounds awesome. But seems a bit barebones? Love some of the pad presets and the bass sounds are strong. Hopefully this will be a long term development, so I'll keep an eye out.
No rest for the wicked.

Sinthoid
KVRer
15 posts since 6 Sep, 2017

Re: LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

Post Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:06 pm

For a 1.0 this is absolutely spectacular, looking at it reminds me why I have high standards for softsynths. Not sure when I'll buy it, but I wish you the best of luck on it's development going forward.

simmo75
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995 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Re: LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

Post Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:11 pm

So happy I bought this, it’s unlike any other soft synth I own.
Congratulations on a truly unique instrument!

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Distorted Horizon
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1313 posts since 17 Jan, 2017

Re: LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

Post Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:23 pm

Very interesting synth. I have some weird behavior in Reaper or I just don't understand something.

When I set init to polyphony, there's always sound like stuck keys or something but the sound goes away when I pull down the sustain from ENV1. Also if I set init to mono, the sound disappears but suddenly amp doesn't follow ENV1 but gate (ie sound goes on/off).

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ATS
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5969 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Re: LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

Post Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:53 pm

I almost always turn off all the effects on a synth anyhow.
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Tj Shredder
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1411 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

Post Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:35 pm

Does it support MPE or voice per channel mode?
This is the first question I ask for any synth...

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wrl
KVRer
26 posts since 12 Aug, 2011

Re: LHI Audio Cadmium, a vector phase-shaping synth

Post Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:32 am

Distorted Horizon wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Very interesting synth. I have some weird behavior in Reaper or I just don't understand something.

When I set init to polyphony, there's always sound like stuck keys or something but the sound goes away when I pull down the sustain from ENV1. Also if I set init to mono, the sound disappears but suddenly amp doesn't follow ENV1 but gate (ie sound goes on/off).
Very odd, and could indeed be stuck keys. Can you reproduce this from an empty REAPER session? And, if so, can you send the steps you took (along with which OS you're running on and whether you're using 32 or 64 bit) to support@lhiaudio.com? Either way, I'll see if I can reproduce this as well.
Tj Shredder wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:35 pm
Does it support MPE or voice per channel mode?
This is the first question I ask for any synth...
Not yet, but it's on the list. Can't provide any insight on priority or schedule just yet but if more folks start asking for it I'll bump it up.
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