PLASMONIC - A new synth from Brian Clevinger

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KVRist
146 posts since 3 Dec, 2019

Post Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:30 pm

gunnar wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:03 pm
inspiring sound design video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwVq7dYDOUk
thank you, I just streamed it again, I need to remember to post these links here before I go live

https://youtu.be/Rbb2fpDcCQk
I do experimental sound design and demos of plugins (no talking) on my youtube: https://www.youtube.com/databroth

I also sell presets/lfos/ and wavetabls on gumroad https://gumroad.com/databroth

KVRist
84 posts since 2 Jan, 2019 from London, England

Post Sat May 08, 2021 1:32 pm

J1000 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:00 am
I've already reported those bugs (page 63), but there were no replies:

- Anyone noticed upper-frequency distortion introduced by multimode filter? Try passing a pure sine through it and playing some higher notes. If you can't hear it use FFT analyzer to see when and where it happens, but I think it is easily audible.

- Saturation introduces harsh "digital" distortion at lower gains. All three modes do that, in different amounts. If you push gain higher that distortion lowers and normal harmonic saturation gradually takes over.
I'm coming into this thread late, only started demoing Plasmonic the last couple of days. Was there any progress on either of these, a response from the developer that it's being looked into? I haven't tested the saturation but I did test for aliasing by running it at different sample rates. I can tell it gets cleaner if I run it through Metaplugin (synth version) with oversampling on, seems cleaner at 2x and more so at 4x. But this pushes the CPU very high.

I think overall Plasmonic sounds good and seems interesting. But it could sound even better if the filters (and any other parts contributing to aliasing) were internally oversampled (which would probably also give better performance than oversampling the entire synth in Metaplugin and definitely better than running the whole project at a higher rate.)

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