Novation Sound Collective (Tracktion Retromod 106)

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KVRist
201 posts since 8 Sep, 2005 from Seattle

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:12 am

Teksonik wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:00 am
mjudge55 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:53 am
with Retromod it seems more about modifying existing patches.
I just tried to do a simple Filter sweep: Cutoff Low, Res High, Env amount set to 100%, Slow Attack on the Filter ENV......nothing, doesn't work.

Also some of the patches have an Arp built in but I can't find any Arp controls at all so you can't control mode, range, or rate.
Yeah it's weird, on some patches the filter envelope doesn't seem to do anything, others it appears to be a significant part of the patch you can tweak.

The arp business is odd too, doesn't track tempo changes.

I'd look at it as a preset player with a few extra facilities. I have an Alpha Juno and the presets seem to capture some of its sound so I'd expect the Juno 60 and 106 samples are decent too, patches sound good. I'll keep it around.

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KVRAF
15230 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:23 am

It's been years since I sold my Juno 60 but going only on memory this fails to capture the spirit of the 60.

I'll probably delete the content and keep the plugin installed. Maybe they'll give away another expansion at some point. Nothing I've heard in this one inspires me to buy an expansion even with the 50% off coupon. :shrug:
None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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KVRAF
29678 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:42 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:47 am
thecontrolcentre wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:08 pm
Both of the content downloaders have failed to complete 3 times now because of a "Network Error" ... maybe they are getting hammered at the moment (?) or maybe its my slow connection.

Make that 4 times now. The download failed again while I've been writing this post. When I click on Resume the download starts again from scratch. :(

I'm giving up on for now.
I contacted Tracktion and they provided me with a Dropbox link as an alternative. Seems to be working ... 3 hours to go :)
No luck ... the download failed again after downloading for about 2 hours. Sounds like it's not worth the bother anyway so I'll give it a miss.

KVRist
233 posts since 11 May, 2006 from Warszawa

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:15 pm

I like Retromod 106 much more than Syntronik, and I own MKS50 (rack mount version of the juno alpha). I think the fact, that Retromod relies on the original synthesis engines, is a pro, because this way the original, raw character is kept within the samples, whilst Syntronik patches mostly sound like coming from a generic softsynth because of how much software processing is going on with them, and many times one cannot distinguish between patches coming from different vintage legends because of this.

KVRAF
28116 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:18 pm

TBH they lost me when I saw that I have to register on yet another site to be able to download this freebie.

Although I could swear I already registered on the Tracktion site once. But, really cba to find those credentials now...
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

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KVRAF
15230 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:07 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:42 pm
thecontrolcentre wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:47 am
thecontrolcentre wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:08 pm
Both of the content downloaders have failed to complete 3 times now because of a "Network Error" ... maybe they are getting hammered at the moment (?) or maybe its my slow connection.

Make that 4 times now. The download failed again while I've been writing this post. When I click on Resume the download starts again from scratch. :(

I'm giving up on for now.
I contacted Tracktion and they provided me with a Dropbox link as an alternative. Seems to be working ... 3 hours to go :)
No luck ... the download failed again after downloading for about 2 hours. Sounds like it's not worth the bother anyway so I'll give it a miss.
Strange as it only took about 45 seconds to download each of the content files. The site was feeding me at about 40 MB/s. Maybe it's region specific ?
None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

KVRian
671 posts since 13 Oct, 2006

Post Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:23 pm

in my memory you could download the offerings before these too...
i want the puremagnetic ones, did not save them on time, now all links seem to be gone?
loads of hardware for sound creation and loads of software for effects!

KVRAF

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1940 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Post Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:42 pm

The offers are removed when the new ones come around. Sometimes they return, but you need to catch them while they're available.
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KVRian
673 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:43 pm

robindrieghe wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:23 pm
now all links seem to be gone?
yes
those offers have a time limit

for example the current ones it clearly states:
KLEVGR
From 28th January to 25th March, you can download DAW Cassette
tracktion
from March 4 to May 6
after those end-dates, they vanish

and make place for new ones! :)

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