Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

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

Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:43 pm

Full Bucket's FB-3X00 and Modulair can also be retuned in various ways- something useful recreating scales or inventing in all sorts of music.

Also, I'm about to dive into Karplus-Strong as much as AnaMark will let me. I've got a long way to go for the sound design I want, and that method unlocks so many neat timbres.
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schiing
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256 posts since 27 Oct, 2015

Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:58 am

Here's my entry for the OSC 10 Year Anniversary! After initializing 5 or 6 projects with various commercial synths, Krakli Plugs' free YAVA4 was ultimately the one to inspire my muse. So thanks to Ian Webster for a fun synth that sounds brilliant!

[Update Mar 15: Spoke with Ian on Krakli's Facebook page, and I realized that this is actually a beta version at the moment. Good to know!]

I can warmly recommend it for bird song, orchestral textures, electric guitars and synthwave. Probably for everything else you throw at it, too! :)

https://soundcloud.com/terjefjelde/flam ... -by-krakli

As always, minor changes may occur before the deadline.

Details
Synth: YAVA4 by Krakli (free) - 37 instances programmed from scratch
DAW: PreSonus Studio One 4 Professional

Efx:
Studio One: ProEQ (29), Beat Delay (5)
BeatSkillz Max1 Compressor (1)
Klanghelm IVGI (4)
Tal Reverb 2 (1)
Sonic Anomaly Transpire (2)
DD AutoPan (2)
DD Compressor (1)
Sanford Reverb (2)
BootEQmkII (2)

Master: ProEQ -> BootEQmkII -> ProEQ -> DD Reverb -> BootEQmkII -> TDRVosSlickEQ -> Sonic Anomaly Unlimited
Last edited by schiing on Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:08 am, edited 1 time in total.

doctorbob
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1227 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:51 am

Hey Terje, that is one very nice sound! The bass and kick are superb! Right between the eyes! Great soundstage too. I've settled on Synth1 - coming on OK.

dB

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schiing
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256 posts since 27 Oct, 2015

Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:24 am

doctorbob wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:51 am
Hey Terje, that is one very nice sound! The bass and kick are superb! Right between the eyes! Great soundstage too. I've settled on Synth1 - coming on OK.

dB
Thanks so much, Rob! I finally bought a sub last month, and it really is paradise to know at any given time exactly where my low end is at! I've been making qualified guesses before I got it, but honestly, it was more or less a shot in the dark. And the total overview of the mix improves as well. Best purchase I've made in a long time. Very happy that you, too, can hear what I thought I was hearing!

Synth1 is an excellent choice - and with your earlier WiP, I noticed. :)

Looking forward to hearing the result!

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commodore
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288 posts since 19 Feb, 2013

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:40 pm

Thinking of trying this one with Diva.

Can you use presets that come with the synth? - I understand I cannot use 3rd party commercial preset packs.

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exponent1
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43 posts since 10 Nov, 2018

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:05 pm

commodore wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:40 pm
Thinking of trying this one with Diva.

Can you use presets that come with the synth? - I understand I cannot use 3rd party commercial preset packs.
Yes, you can use any factory presets, no problem! Although, it would be very satisfying and a great learning experience if you try and analyse and/or synthesize those presets yourself. You'd learn sound design in the process and also have a lot of fun learning the synth better.

Good luck!

Eauson
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862 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:14 am

Well another month :)
Interwebs is soooo slow, thought I'd post it now :D

https://soundcloud.com/eauson/eauson-anysynth-osc118

Details update pending, all on SC including MP3 for download.
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Full Bucket
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567 posts since 25 May, 2010 from Hessisch Uganda, Germany

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:17 am

After a long period of inactivity, I finally found some time to create another KVR OSC entry. :)
https://soundcloud.com/full-bucket/dark-drums
Done solely with the Stigma synthesizer plugin. Except for the drums sounds *cough, cough* I tried not to tweak the internal sound engine via Stigma's built-in Sound Manager.
  • Stigma: 19 instances
  • LoudMax: 2 instances
  • Some (non-modulating!) Reaper effects
  • Recorded with Reaper 64
Cheers, Björn

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commodore
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288 posts since 19 Feb, 2013

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:10 am

exponent1 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:05 pm
commodore wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:40 pm
Thinking of trying this one with Diva.

Can you use presets that come with the synth? - I understand I cannot use 3rd party commercial preset packs.
Yes, you can use any factory presets, no problem! Although, it would be very satisfying and a great learning experience if you try and analyse and/or synthesize those presets yourself. You'd learn sound design in the process and also have a lot of fun learning the synth better.

Good luck!
Cool, thank you! Yeah, just picked up Diva with the recent sale, and looking to dive into it more. I'm more of a preset tweaker, but just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to break any rules if anything sounds close to the presets. But, yes! I will try to learn more in the process - this is a cool contest!

DawCrash
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3 posts since 4 Mar, 2019

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:52 am

Hi! This is my very first post here in KVR xD. I've created an account just for participating in this challenge. Actually I always come to KVR but I'd never registered

I'm going to try Synth1 or Sytrus but I still dont't know which to choose. Sytrus is cool and powerful but is too complex. Synth1 is easy to program but it's very overused

TheNeverScene
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593 posts since 1 Dec, 2016

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:11 am

Finally got a classical guitar tone I can work with out of Serum...took giving up and coming back after a few days but happened surprisingly quick at that point. How that happens always baffles me.
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Just a touch of EQ and a tickle of compression

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

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:02 am

Welcome to OSC, @DawCrash!
There's nothing wrong with an overused synth, Synth1 is everywhere for a reason. It rocks.

If you feel like working with something complex, and even if you don't, you may be interested in joining our Slack channel (linked on the first post of this topic); there's a variety of folks and we can be almost helpful at times.
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] Peter:H [
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700 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:07 pm

https://soundcloud.com/p-e-t-e-r-h/numb ... me/s-gAoz3

An international #Crap #Electro #Hit made with the finest gems of meticulously selected sound grapes of the finest vine yards of international jet set destinations.

🆓 The track is certified quality - 100% free of sense and meaning 🆓

TheNeverScene
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593 posts since 1 Dec, 2016

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:24 pm

Haha, Peter! I'm pretty sure I've said this before, but you are one strange dude! Gotta love and respect that!! Great track, too. Your signature sounds that I love start around 2:52. I think you need to hook up with a vocalist.
Just a touch of EQ and a tickle of compression

ilmai
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306 posts since 25 Aug, 2016 from Helsinki, Finland

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #121: Any One Synth ($100 prize added!)

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:35 pm

https://soundcloud.com/ilmai/osc121-2019-03-15/s-YaJfY

First version of my track on the Analog Four, with no additional effects, mixing or mastering. Not a huge fan of my own work in this case but it's a good learning experience :) This version was done by starting the recorder and turning tracks on and off live. Drums are based on presets, other sounds from scratch.

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