Soundspot Union Wavetable Synth out today

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ChamomileShark
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1732 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:48 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYuQOC5_SgM

Intro price 95% off.

https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/ ... 5824-Union

Not hearing anything that appeals to me but it's very cheap.

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Jbravo
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1447 posts since 20 May, 2002 from Cambridge, UK

Re: Soundspot Union Wavetable Synth out today

Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:09 am

maybe this a new strategy in a saturated market where everything has already been done - make a modest bread and butter synth, and sell more units at rock bottom price (I say that before having tried it but it does seem to be a trend lately)

onerob
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363 posts since 28 Oct, 2014

Re: Soundspot Union Wavetable Synth out today

Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:25 am

UK intro price: £5.99. Now that's aggressive, even for a limited synth.

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reusenoise
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903 posts since 23 Oct, 2009 from Italy

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Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:37 am

Cheap it's the new free

FotoxBr
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53 posts since 6 Jul, 2019

Re: Soundspot Union Wavetable Synth out today

Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:41 am

It is like IOS apps without the Apple fees ????

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hivkorn
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3241 posts since 6 Sep, 2007 from France

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Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:42 am

How good is this synth ?

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Teksonik
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13040 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Re: Soundspot Union Wavetable Synth out today

Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:28 am

Trying the demo I don't think it's a bad synth at all. Nothing special but it has a nice solid character. Wavetables seem a bit limited although I may just need to spend more time with it.

But it's hard to say anything bad about a $7.99 synth. I could see picking it up just to entertain yourself for an afternoon and may do so.
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starflakeprj
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Re: Soundspot Union Wavetable Synth out today

Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:30 am

Doesn't sound too bad judging the videos. Have heard much more expensive ones sounding a lot worse.
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progtronic
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570 posts since 27 Jul, 2010

Re: Soundspot Union Wavetable Synth out today

Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:48 pm

I bought this directly off the Soundspot site for like, $6.40 (with a 20% off discount code: DONTGO20).

It has a few issues.. no actual bugs (that I'm aware of), and some really weird design choices IMO.

The two main issues I have:
-Absolutely no velocity (or mod wheel) control settings, for anything, anywhere.. that I can find.
-Extreme CPU hog. Click through a few presets to see what I mean.

With no velocity settings, it feels and sounds like some digital synth.. out of the mid-80's (ex: KORG Poly-800, Yamaha DX100, etc...)

The Wavetable creation thing is really cool, once you figure out how it works.

Basically: set up OSC's 1 & 2 however you want, then route them through the top phaser, delay, distortion & reverb modules. Click "Generate Wavetable" and it will create a somewhat random evolving wavetable based on your settings, and load it into the 3rd OSC.

This is great and all, but.. there really needs to be a way to actually save that generated 3rd wavetable. If you accidentally click on the "Generate Wavetable" button again, you'll lose all the work you may have put in with the original top section setup.

What would have been REALLY cool, is if they had designed it so that you could just generate wavetables, and then slot them in up to, say.. three different OSC's, with the current funtionality (plus velocity and mod wheel settings :P ).

Anyway.. for $6, I won't complain (too much). But it really needs some expressive behavior, beyond just setting up some cold, looping LFO or ADSR.
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Spencer Maddox
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589 posts since 19 Oct, 2017 from a state of anxiety

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Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:56 pm

What’s it with soundspot and doing stupidly low deals?
I mean it almost comes off as desperate and makes me Question the quality of the product.



On the other hand they make Stunning UIs. I love the UI’s.
Remind me a bit of FabFilter.
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Proken
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74 posts since 1 Nov, 2018

Re: Soundspot Union Wavetable Synth out today

Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:13 pm

UI is great, but it's lacking some things. For example detuning a simple saw. Also the routing options aren't clear, for example if you click on fine tuning for modulation, you don't know which modulation you're setting up to it. But for the money it is a good synth. Also some nice presets. This synth could be a monster if they put in some work.

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594 posts since 8 May, 2018 from Sweden

Re: Soundspot Union Wavetable Synth out today

Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:34 pm

progtronic wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:48 pm
With no velocity settings, it feels and sounds like some digital synth.. out of the mid-80's (ex: KORG Poly-800, Yamaha DX100, etc...)
Yeah, that's a HUGE limitation for me. When trying out presets I always check for velocity and AT response and give the mod wheel a wiggle. Without those features (especially velocity), I'm not sure I'd even buy this for $6.40. Using it would mean actually automating the parameters (if that's even possible) for parts where you want it to be quieter, darker etc.

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progtronic
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Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:23 pm

AdvancedFollower wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:34 pm
Yeah, that's a HUGE limitation for me. When trying out presets I always check for velocity and AT response and give the mod wheel a wiggle. Without those features (especially velocity), I'm not sure I'd even buy this for $6.40. Using it would mean actually automating the parameters (if that's even possible) for parts where you want it to be quieter, darker etc.
At least, in Studio One.. it looks like you can automate almost everything. Still.. a PITA to have to automate stuff that should just be a standard on any modern synth.

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BONES
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Re: Soundspot Union Wavetable Synth out today

Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:48 pm

I'm buying it just because of the UI. I love Soundspot's UIs, although a lot of their plugins are very hit and miss. They seem to release a lot of stuff that's only half finished and their preset handling is somewhat random. If this doesn't have velocity response, it will severely limit it's usefulness but for under $10 it is bound to be useful for something.
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Sinisterbr
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Re: Soundspot Union Wavetable Synth out today

Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:48 pm

Am I getting it right? The filter sits at the end of the FX chain?

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