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

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Scrubbing Monkeys
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690 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:44 am

Scrubbing Monkeys wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:33 pm
That was awesome.
Have you ever played around with Triple cheese by u he?
The first TC OSC years back is incredible. If you get the time go back and download the bunch and put them on shuffle. Great sounds.
That thing is full of cool oops moments

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

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:46 pm

Maybe I’ll try to make a song again. I feel like either Synth1, Dexed, Blooo, MonoFury, or some other synth. Definitely want to go with an analog style one this time. So maybe not Dexed.
Synth1, PG8X, Dexed, Sound Canvas VA, FB-3x00 series, blooo, scrooo, qyooo, SQ8L, GTG FM4, DSK Asian and Indian DreamZ, and much more VSTs. Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Alesis HW.

mclstr
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125 posts since 13 Dec, 2016 from Tucson, AZ, USA

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

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:52 pm

Music Bird wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:46 pm
Maybe I’ll try to make a song again. I feel like either Synth1, Dexed, Blooo, MonoFury, or some other synth. Definitely want to go with an analog style one this time. So maybe not Dexed.
Yes, do it. You can do a some great music with even the most basic analog style synth.

TheNeverScene
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Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:51 pm

mclstr wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:52 pm
Music Bird wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:46 pm
Maybe I’ll try to make a song again. I feel like either Synth1, Dexed, Blooo, MonoFury, or some other synth. Definitely want to go with an analog style one this time. So maybe not Dexed.
Yes, do it. You can do a some great music with even the most basic analog style synth.
Don't forget OB-Xd!
Just a touch of EQ and a tickle of compression

doctorbob
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1228 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

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

Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:38 am

I've come down on the Synth1 camp!

I decided to finish the LindyHop track … coming on OK, need better kick and strummed/picked guitar, but getting there … might stick a WIP on slack ...

dB

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baalisoda
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165 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

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Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:09 am

Hi Everyone,

Here is my submission for this month OSC (revised the earlier one). Previous version sounded not so good when I had relistend, hence had to replace that one with this. I have not used any percussive elements in this track (i just could not able to design a convincing one). Thanks for the listen. Cheers :tu:

https://soundcloud.com/baalisoda/intimacy

VST - Synth1 x10
DAW used FL Studio
Native Plugins - Fruity Delay Bank x1, Fruity Reverb2 x1
Third Party Free VSTs - TDR Nova x10, PTEQx x2, OrilRiver x1, Ambience x1, Baxter EQ x1, FerricTDS x1, MJUC Jr x1, TDR Kotelnikov x1, Dragonfly Reverb x5, Engineer's Filter x1, Airwindows Distance x1, LoudMax x1
Last edited by baalisoda on Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:28 am, edited 4 times in total.

Music Bird
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147 posts since 23 Apr, 2017 from Eastern US

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

Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:48 pm

doctorbob wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:38 am
I've come down on the Synth1 camp!

I decided to finish the LindyHop track … coming on OK, need better kick and strummed/picked guitar, but getting there … might stick a WIP on slack ...

dB
For strummed guitar, I’d recommend using FM or sync. I’ve gotten some nice guitar tones with those.
For the kick a low triangle wave with a pitch envelope should be nice.
Synth1, PG8X, Dexed, Sound Canvas VA, FB-3x00 series, blooo, scrooo, qyooo, SQ8L, GTG FM4, DSK Asian and Indian DreamZ, and much more VSTs. Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Alesis HW.

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

Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:51 pm

I’m going to try Synth1 or Dexed or some other plugin in a cheesy big band style or gamelan/keroncong style with some synthy twists. Probably will do a keroncong or elevator music style track at most.

Edit: hopping on the Dexed bandwagon.
Synth1, PG8X, Dexed, Sound Canvas VA, FB-3x00 series, blooo, scrooo, qyooo, SQ8L, GTG FM4, DSK Asian and Indian DreamZ, and much more VSTs. Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Alesis HW.

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

Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:24 pm

@TheNeverScene @Taron @doctorbob @Music Bird - coincidentally I'm on the guitar train too this round :D although more like a hybrid EP/clavinet/guitar thing (since I'm too lazy to work out realistic 6-string fingering). I agree with Music Bird - main reason I think FM is a good choice is it can smoothly fade down to a sine wave at low velocity (too bad Synth1 can't scale FM with vel).

https://soundcloud.com/rellyk/fm8-piezo/s-cv7HR

This is an FM8 test, key-split into low/mid/high instances with slightly differing tones/envelope - plus a bit of unison which seems to make it sound more organic rather than "multiple"? No clue why. The best trick I have is to use a bassy unpitched "thump" layer on each attack/release.

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Daru925
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Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:03 pm

Karplus is strong this month, funny that alot of us had the same ideas.
Massive's noise into comb filter, easy guitar-ish sound.

DavidCarlyon
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:46 am

Everyone loving the guitar sounds! Interesting. I did a couple of tests las night making drum sounds in various synths. but all of this talk has me inspired to make some 'real instrument' type sounds!

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

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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:23 pm

I don't think there was a consensus on using hardware synths, so I I'll use this opportunity to try and make my first full track purely on my Analog Four. I'm prepared to shoot a video and upload song dumps from the A4 if there's something that needs proving, hopefully it'll be fine! :D

TheNeverScene
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:46 pm

@Rellik Wowzers! Sounds like some Pat Metheny or something. I keep "picking" at a realistic guitar sound, but I haven't gotten there yet. "Gonna make a guitar, ohhh sounds like a piano.....Gonna make a guitar, oooh almost trumpet like"....etc etc lol
Just a touch of EQ and a tickle of compression

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Daru925
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:44 pm

TheNeverScene wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:46 pm
@Rellik Wowzers! Sounds like some Pat Metheny or something. I keep "picking" at a realistic guitar sound, but I haven't gotten there yet. "Gonna make a guitar, ohhh sounds like a piano.....Gonna make a guitar, oooh almost trumpet like"....etc etc lol
Well, when you finally get the guitar, you will already have designed an entire orhestra around it, so its not so bad i guess :D

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

Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:10 pm

I think I’m going to do a track with Synth1. This time in the piano roll with quantization. Going to try to do a keroncong track since it wouldn’t require drums which are hard for me to program. Would like to try a track with either Synth1 or one of the Full Bucket synths. Synth1 is very capable, as are Kern, Ragnarok, and the FB-3x00 series.
Synth1, PG8X, Dexed, Sound Canvas VA, FB-3x00 series, blooo, scrooo, qyooo, SQ8L, GTG FM4, DSK Asian and Indian DreamZ, and much more VSTs. Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Alesis HW.

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