One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Voting Time!)

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bjporter
KVRAF
2602 posts since 19 Dec, 2010 from North America

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:18 am

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Welcome to the One Synth Challenge #120! 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! :)

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Something more traditional this month: a "Vintage polyphonic synthesizer to build analog 70's leads!". This month could produce one of the absolute hottest mix tapes of 2019. Comes in 32bit or x64bit, vst3 and vst2. Special Note: If you can only use VST2 or you're on Ableton Live windows, rename the extension of the .vst3 file to .dll. Read the Readme for more info.
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KV331 Audio : Bundle of Synthmaster One + Synthmaster 2.x!
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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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haunting soundscapes, atmospheric chords, layered pads, anamorphic guitars,
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functionform
KVRist
288 posts since 13 May, 2017 from Virginia

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (PC/MAC)

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:23 pm

Oh boy. I want to do this one (said so many times before). Can I borrow someones XY controller? Who volunteers to do the Berlin School track :lol:

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Mechanought
KVRist
124 posts since 24 Feb, 2012

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (PC/MAC)

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:50 pm

You can count me in for this one.

This synth looks a bit obtuse, but usable. Unlike another synth that may or may not have recently been a part of the OSC. :P
Disco flangus shenanigans

Hanz Meyzer
KVRian
1030 posts since 20 Oct, 2014

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (PC/MAC)

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:59 pm

Hi bj, this is synthedit, so for mac users: Buggy GUI, audiounit only, no Bitwig. FYI

phace
KVRist
216 posts since 21 Mar, 2015

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (PC/MAC)

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:32 pm

I remember toying around with KX polymod in 2016, this might be similar I guess

functionform
KVRist
288 posts since 13 May, 2017 from Virginia

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (PC/MAC)

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:10 pm

Oh brother. I need a manual :P Getting the filter env to work like I expect is tricky for some reason. Are the filters in series? Is there a dedicated vca env?

Eauson
KVRian
862 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (PC/MAC)

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:40 pm

phace wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:32 pm
I remember toying around with KX polymod in 2016, this might be similar I guess
I think this is an updated version?
I can't get it to work on my PC and can only get the older kx polymod working, I say working, that's a loose description as some things are not working :)

Any, 1question, can I use the kx polymod or is it only SE polymod KX version this time round?

:help:
Man is least himself when he talks in the first person. Give him a mask, and he'll show you his true face

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

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (PC/MAC)

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:08 pm

When you say can't get it to work, what is the issue? Does it install but not show up in the DAW, or is it something else?

Eauson
KVRian
862 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (PC/MAC)

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:18 pm

RichardSemper wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:08 pm
When you say can't get it to work, what is the issue? Does it install but not show up in the DAW, or is it something else?
It requires vs 2015, which I cannot install, I have attempted in the past to figure out the reason but end up no where!.
Missing dl's
Not installed SP1 < becos I can't!

So, if the answers no, I can live with that, I'll go do something more/less boring instead :)
Man is least himself when he talks in the first person. Give him a mask, and he'll show you his true face

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

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (PC/MAC)

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:25 pm

:( I hate those issues we sometimes get in windows, with the unsolvable problem - the unexplained refusal to install stuff, which you waste hours trying unsuccessfully to debug or work around, with windows fighting you every inch of the way :( I got a similar problem lately with some audio codecs totally refusing to install for no good reason - they work fine on another computer with same operating system and everything!

As for the old version - its only 32 bit, and has a horrible orange colour interface, but if you can put up with that its essentially the same synth i think. Sure its ok, i just hoped might be able to help. :tu:

Eauson
KVRian
862 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (PC/MAC)

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:04 pm

RichardSemper wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:25 pm
:( I hate those issues . Sure its ok, i just hoped might be able to help. :tu:
Thanks Richard,
My computer hasn't been near a internet connection since I got it some 14 yrs ago :)
I might try it on another setup, with my mighty sound blaster card :D
Man is least himself when he talks in the first person. Give him a mask, and he'll show you his true face

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Taron
KVRAF
2368 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (PC/MAC)

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:13 pm

Works fine here, or as good as it seems to be able to, hehe. Funny one. Big adventure for my eyes, that's for sure and likely for motor-skills, too, unless I find some way to change settings for the dials?! Very strange stuff.
The last few synths had that ability to scale the GUI...we're spoiled! :lol:

Well, it sounds good, though. Bit limited polyphony, but I consider it an elevated mono instead. :shrug: :tu:
We shall see, if I'll do something with it.

SirKen
KVRist
315 posts since 19 Oct, 2012

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (PC/MAC)

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:31 pm

Can anyone tell me what the V1 and V2 stands for in the Mod Matrix? I have been trying to figure out for the last 15 minutes.

functionform
KVRist
288 posts since 13 May, 2017 from Virginia

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (PC/MAC)

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:03 pm

Ok, so you can double click on numbers and set them manually sheesh. The Retrigger is On and the note is set to last, but I'm not getting another attack...

edit: nvm, was the filter env... another q,is the lfo super slow or is it me, and what is KXMOD?
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Daru925
KVRist
228 posts since 20 Mar, 2015 from Nerima, Tokyo

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (PC/MAC)

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:13 pm

@Sirken Havent found it yet, but the color coded bars relative to the matrix indicate its somewhere in the vca section.

Knobs behave in a weird fashion with ableton live, probably compatibility issues.
Sometimes you have to do a circular gesture with the mouse to mimic turning a knob (for authenticity?) and a few moments later you dont have to, or halfway turning a knob it will jump back and forth. Its driving me nuts, when i turn a knob to the left it musn't turn to the right, right? :D
Frustrating rodeo because the synth seems powerfull and sounds pretty good.

I like the challenge of feature limitations and unusual architectures (noisetar <3), but fighting cluncky ui or registration on buggy website (mok) is not for me i guess.
Maybe i get the spirit of osc wrong; anyway it's a free synth and i'm ranting.
Good luck!

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