One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Voting Time!)

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jasinski
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597 posts since 20 Oct, 2003 from Seattle

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:01 pm

https://soundcloud.com/jasinski/module-hair

Live 10
Echo, Saturation, Drum Bus, Ping-pong Delay, EQ8, Limiter, Compressor, Glue Compressor, Reverb, Camel Crusher

and OTT

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Ranoka
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131 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from The UK

Re: One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Windows / Mac) (new Synthmaster bundle!)

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:07 pm

https://soundcloud.com/ranoka/the-chronos-quadrant-1

My second OSC entry! I spent quite a while on this, I hope my ears weren't too tired when I finished the mix!

Made for KVR OSC #117 ModulAir by Full Bucket Music
FL Studio 20.0.4
30 instances of ModulAir All made from init, no Wavetables used.

FL Native Effects:
Fruity Reverb 2 x10
Fruity parametric EQ 2 x10
Fruity Delay 3 x7
Fruity Setereo Enhancer
Fruity Blood Overdrive
Fruity Limiter x2
Soundgoodizer

3rd Party:
OTT x6
W1 Limiter x4
MSaturator
Dragonfly Reverb

Master:
A1StereoControl
Maximus
Fruity Limiter

Visualisation:
SPAN
Youlean Loudness Meter 2
SocaLabs Oscilloscope
SocaLabs SpectrumAnalyser
Last edited by Ranoka on Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.

exponent1
KVRer
13 posts since 10 Nov, 2018

Re: One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Windows / Mac) (new Synthmaster bundle!)

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:04 pm

Very cool tracks guys. Will leave feedback on the tracks (although my comments might be naive) when the voting starts :) All the best!
Last edited by exponent1 on Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Saffran
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74 posts since 20 Oct, 2018

Re: One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Windows / Mac) (new Synthmaster bundle!)

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:19 pm

I have a final submission.
Shorter and easier on the ears,

https://soundcloud.com/user-912159791/saffran-sunkop

Daw - CbB (Cakewalk by Bandlab).
Modulair - 8 pieces.
No effects (Maybe next time).

Rellik
KVRian
1228 posts since 22 Aug, 2003

Re: One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Windows / Mac) (new Synthmaster bundle!)

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:13 am

This was an embarrassingly giant struggle (mainly since I'm trying to push outside my musical comfort zone... didn't get as far from it as I hoped) - I've spent easily >100 hours this month, and I'm not even sure I like what I came up with :P. But I didn't give up, so I feel good about that :D if I keep putting in effort I'm bound to get better. Just a massive relief to finally put it down...

https://soundcloud.com/rellyk/rellik-losing-light

Something like ~100 instances of ModulAir in REAPER (and about x3 that in various effects, majority stock REAPER effects and OrilRiver). ModulAir was a huge intimidating blank canvas, I ended up mostly exploring applying various filtering methods on the modulator of an FM oscillator (the resonant peaks create interesting unstable noise, allpass filters are cool in that role too). Thanks for such a great and flexible tool, Björn!

TheNeverScene
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526 posts since 1 Dec, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Windows / Mac) (new Synthmaster bundle!)

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:35 am

exponent1 wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:04 pm
Very cool tracks guys. Will leave feedback on the tracks (although my comments might be naive) when the voting starts :) All the best!
You're track is right up there with the cool ones, Exponent, especially for a first go round! Good luck and welcome to the fun!
Just a touch of EQ and a tickle of compression

exponent1
KVRer
13 posts since 10 Nov, 2018

Re: One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Windows / Mac) (new Synthmaster bundle!)

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:59 am

TheNeverScene wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:35 am
exponent1 wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:04 pm
Very cool tracks guys. Will leave feedback on the tracks (although my comments might be naive) when the voting starts :) All the best!
You're track is right up there with the cool ones, Exponent, especially for a first go round! Good luck and welcome to the fun!
Loved your track! When the voting starts, please do share how you did the guitar sound design :)

TheNeverScene
KVRian
526 posts since 1 Dec, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Windows / Mac) (new Synthmaster bundle!)

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:19 am

exponent1 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:59 am

Loved your track! When the voting starts, please do share how you did the guitar sound design :)
No time like the present. After reading Rellik's post above, I think we found some similar ground using a filtered sound as an fm modulator to create some distortion. I used this "technique" for anything distorted since it seemed fairly controllable. His guitar sounds more like a guitar than my obotar :D

That particular sound was just a dual osc pulse/saw (slightly detuned) ran into an 12 db lowpass with the cutoff around 1.2K and the resonance cranked. Routed that filter's output to an fm osc set to square and cranked up the fm amount to full blast then ran that osc out to a 24db lowpass and to the main outs.
Just a touch of EQ and a tickle of compression

exponent1
KVRer
13 posts since 10 Nov, 2018

Re: One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Windows / Mac) (new Synthmaster bundle!)

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:00 am

TheNeverScene wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:19 am
exponent1 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:59 am

Loved your track! When the voting starts, please do share how you did the guitar sound design :)
No time like the present. After reading Rellik's post above, I think we found some similar ground using a filtered sound as an fm modulator to create some distortion. I used this "technique" for anything distorted since it seemed fairly controllable. His guitar sounds more like a guitar than my obotar :D

That particular sound was just a dual osc pulse/saw (slightly detuned) ran into an 12 db lowpass with the cutoff around 1.2K and the resonance cranked. Routed that filter's output to an fm osc set to square and cranked up the fm amount to full blast then ran that osc out to a 24db lowpass and to the main outs.
Thank you! I will give it a try tonight :)
Rellik wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:13 am
This was an embarrassingly giant struggle (mainly since I'm trying to push outside my musical comfort zone... didn't get as far from it as I hoped) - I've spent easily >100 hours this month, and I'm not even sure I like what I came up with :P. But I didn't give up, so I feel good about that :D if I keep putting in effort I'm bound to get better. Just a massive relief to finally put it down...

https://soundcloud.com/rellyk/rellik-losing-light
Rellik, your track is amazing and I loved it! I would be quite disappointed if you didn't win or at least finished top 5.

h.s.j.e.
KVRer
6 posts since 9 Jun, 2018

Re: One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Windows / Mac) (new Synthmaster bundle!)

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:49 am

https://soundcloud.com/user-832411082/h ... ce-osc-117

Reaper 5.963
20 instances of ModulAir
ReaEQ x 20
Togu Audio Line TAL Reverb 4 x 4
ReaComp x 2
Reaverbate x 5 (2 on busses)
ReaXComp x 4 (1 on master)
ReaDelay x 2 (on busses)
Melda Productions MSpectral Pan x 1
Melda Productions MAnalyzer x 1 (on master)

Felt like another attempt that was more of a learning experience than anything. Still came out of it feeling like there's a lot left to learn, but like I progressed in some important ways from last month's challenge. Like last month, I'm all ears for any feedback you have.

VCA-089
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26 posts since 26 Jun, 2018

Re: One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Windows / Mac) (new Synthmaster bundle!)

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:43 am

So here is my ugly submission. This month I was not in condition to make music for several reasons, so I will mark this as another conceptual thing.

https://soundcloud.com/vca089/vca-089-i ... ir/s-gZGne

I like to say that it was a pleasure to work with ModulAir. Though I haven't got very deep into sound design and focused on subptractive synths emulations, it's possibilities seems to be huge for a freeware VST and it can even rival commertial plugins in some ways. Especially on synthesized percussion. I think it can handle most possible drums and cymbals sounds and this month I went into creating of "drum machine on steroids". Since it is in developement stage, I want to point a few things to improve.

1. Internal envelopes producing clicks. Mostly noticeable on percussive patches where multiple amplifers used for layering. Also, there is a strange behavior in polyphonic mode, the notes are stacking somotimes for unknown reason and sometimes other notes are played with delay. And it seems to be they are not retriggerable, so you have to chop notes in piano roll.
2. MIDI implementation is not finished yet I guess. There is only master controllers that named properly. I tried to link them manually but it keeps crushing FL Studio. So I have to scroll through all the controllers manually to find where is my filter's cutoff to automate it. Not the best experience I should say.
3. Linear FM seems to be work diffirently from what I expected and I have made a nice sounding patch with it, but it would be good to have some options like audio rate modulation or exponential FM.
4. Perhaps it woud be good to have more options on oscillators. For example the ability to drop their pitch into subsonic freqs. (making them work as LFO) like on real modular oscs. And perhaps traingle waveform?
5. BBD delay behaves strange sometimes. I tried to make a chorus effect with two modules and apply it to plucked sound and it produced strange artifacts, like it sometimes leaking to the amplifer whe envelopes retriggering whe played fast arpeggio. Ofcourse it is not noticeable in the mix, but it can ruin some patches I think.

So enjoy this Synthwave/Dark electronica/Industrial you name it. Not planning to win, just for fun.

24 Instances of ModulAir used, no external sampels, no wavetables!

DAW: FL Studio 20.0.3

Native effects:

x2 Balance
x4 Parametric EQ 2
x2 Limeter
x4 Stereo Enhancer
x5 Reeverb 2
x6 Delay 3
x1 dB Meter
x1 Wave Candy
x1 Patcher
x2 VFX Keyboard Splitter

VST effects:

x1 TAL Filter 1
x3 Sonimus SonEQ
x10 TDR & VoS SlickEQ
x11 VoS DensitymkIII
x12 VOS FerricTDS
x1 VoS epicVerb
x2 VoS NastyDLAmkII
x15 Thomas Mundt LoudMax
x1 Vladg Molot

Master chain:

TDR Nova
Limiter No6

86 effects used in total.

No modulation on reverb/delay used!
Last edited by VCA-089 on Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:55 am, edited 1 time in total.

RichardSemper
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416 posts since 30 Oct, 2013 from Stoke On Trent

Re: One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Windows / Mac) (new Synthmaster bundle!)

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:52 pm

Here's my submission for OSC117 ModulAir by Full Bucket

https://soundcloud.com/richard-semper/r ... ate-osc117

No of instances of Modulair - 20 - All Patches designed from Init.

DAW - MuLab

DAW Fx Used -
3x 4-Band-EQ, 4x MuEcho, 6x Limiter, 1x PingPongBeat, 2x highPass-filter, 1x lowpass-filter

3rd Party Fx:- 3x Tal Reverb-4, Voxengo SPAN

DR= 10

For anyone interested the Mulab project file is here:-
https://www.dropbox.com/s/x90hyznnypzm6 ... s.zip?dl=0

And the patches can be downloaded here:-
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/modula ... /downloads
Last edited by RichardSemper on Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:41 am, edited 1 time in total.

RichardSemper
KVRist
416 posts since 30 Oct, 2013 from Stoke On Trent

Re: One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Windows / Mac) (new Synthmaster bundle!)

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:09 pm

I spent so much time playing with sound design this month that eventually had to throw a tune together to get something finished!
This synth has so much capability its easy to get lost in there :)
I particularly liked playing with feeding formant oscs into fm oscs just to see what would happen.
Many thanks to Bjorn for giving us loads of fun :tu:

Just under 10 hours left btw....

Leonard Bowman
KVRer
16 posts since 4 Jul, 2018 from North Carolina, United States of America

Re: One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Windows / Mac) (new Synthmaster bundle!)

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:05 pm

The figment of your imagination bites! You die...

Weapons
a - a +1 u-he Protoverb (weapon in hand)
b - a +1 MSaturator (alternate weapon; not wielded)
c - 25 +0 automations (in quiver)
Armor
d - a blessed +2 VladG Limiter No6
e - an uncursed +0 MAnalyzer
f - an uncursed +1 MLoudnessAnalyzer
Comestibles
g - 7 uncursed ReaEQs
Scrolls
l - an uncursed scroll of 5.962 labelled REAPER
Tools
h - 2 uncursed piz MidiProbability
i - a cursed JS Transient-Driven Auto-Pan
Gems
j - 2 uncursed Freeverb3_ProG_Reverbs
k - an uncursed Freeverb3_NReverb

Vanquished creatures:
an acid blob
a gnome zombie
2 hill orcs
6 jackals
a little dog
6 newts
a shrieker
3 sewer rats
a yellow mold
22 creatures vanquished.

You reached ?th place on the top 100 list.
No Points Name Hp [max]
? 117 Leonard-Ran-Hum-Mal-Neu died in The Dungeons of Doom
on level 3. Killed by a hallucinogen-distorted jackal. - [15]

https://soundcloud.com/anotherbenjamin/boldasamold
Last edited by Leonard Bowman on Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.

zarf
KVRist
381 posts since 20 Jan, 2013

Re: One Synth Challenge #117: ModulAir by Full Bucket (Windows / Mac) (new Synthmaster bundle!)

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:13 pm

Hi everyone,

My ModulAir track. Most sounds from init, plus a bunch of edited presets.

https://soundcloud.com/zarf/the-unexpec ... ulazzunkop

Thanks to Full Bucket for an amazing synth. I'm look forward to seeing further developments and will certainly use this more! Great work. I will enjoy hearing what you have all created with this beast.

Moduliairs 31
Ableton FX
Eq8 26
Compressor ~15
Abe Glue Compressor 3
Multiband Compressor ~3
M4L Midi Envelope 2
Reverb ~5
Delay ~4
Limiter 2

Third Party FX
OTT 4
Airwindows toTape 1
Airiwindows Air64 1
Airwindows Buss464 1
LoudMax64 1
TDR Nova 1

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