One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

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bjporter
KVRAF
2623 posts since 19 Dec, 2010 from North America

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:59 am

Attention: Wavetables are allowed, but should not be used as sample playback engine i.e. to replicate recorded instruments or vocal phrases directly, but rather to synthesise, morph and mangle single cycle waveforms. Also, as usual, the sampler module is NOT allowed. Special rule for this month only: Commercial fx plugins are allowed.

Trial Extension: Email stu@kilohearts.com with your KVR username and an email address for your Kilohearts account and he will set up a month's free subscription. See here for more info.

Welcome to the One Synth Challenge #130! 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! :)

Here's How It Works:
  1. Download our synth of the month here
  2. You make an awesome track before the 1st of next month using only the chosen synth and some effects *Rules Apply*
  3. Announce your submission here on this thread, with proper details
  4. Submit your soundcloud link here following the correct format for title, download enabled, and submission description. Your song will be picked up on the OSC player
  5. Once submissions are over, the voting starts - you *MUST* vote to get a ranking or prize
  6. The voting link will be posted on the 1st, and OP will be updated.
  7. Maybe you win? You meet new friends? Learn something new?
  8. Most importantly... have fun!

    **MAKE SURE YOU READ THE RULES** | See Contest Page for latest track Submissions, Info, FAQ & More


Submissions will show up here once voting starts:



Want a chat room with other OSCers? Join our slack here


"Phase Plant is a modular synthesizer where you can combine several different synthesis techniques in your sound design. Analog oscillators, samples, wavetables and a noise generator creates the initial sound, which can then be filtered and processed using any combination of snapins from your arsenal." and a lot more cool stuff :hyper:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9TE6LfQmXA

Prizes:
(Would you like to be a sponsor / prize donor? Contact me via PM or go ahead and post your intended donation here! Get a cool mention on our donator wall of honor)


Special Note:
We are offering a secondary prize (on top of the normal prize): FXB Project, or JRR Shop (Uncle E)


Kilohearts : 1x Toolbox ULTIMATE; 4x Kiloheart effects plugin of choice.
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discoDSP : 1 copy of Discovery (Up to 2 winners may choose this)
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KV331 Audio : Bundle of Synthmaster One + Synthmaster 2.x!
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Wusik : 1 bundle of Wusik Station V9, Wusik 8008, Wusik SQ200 and Wusik P2000
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Dmitry Sches : Tantra Multi-Effect + 3 Expansions
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Dmitry Sches : Diversion
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SoundGym : 6 Month Subscription. (SoundGym is a
"technological, personalized and gamified audio learning environment")
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Sonimus : Any one Plugin (1 license given away per month, max 3 in persons lifetime)
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JRR Sounds: Any 1 soundset (This is a secondary prize, you may pick it as well as your main prize)
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Synthmorph: Any 1 soundset
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Audio Thing : Outer Space (vintage tape echo plugin)
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NUSofting : 1 Copy of Modelonia v2 Synthesizer
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JRR Shop : UVI: Digital Synsations (vintage 90's synth sample library and player)
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Touch The Universe Productions: LuSH-101 Cloud Layers soundset
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The FXB Project by alvfaria : 1 commercial sound bank as an extra prize on top of the regular first prize. See the main site here
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Guda Audio : Euterpe XL
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Abstract Cats Music : AbiTron Bank for Synthmaster
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satYatunes : One of any commercial product
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Xenos Soundworks : Choice of any 1 product
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Ghostwave Audio : Any two soundsets of Choice
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Twolegs Toneworks : Any one soundset
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The Unfinished : Any two soundsets of Choice
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Rob Lee Music : A soundset for either: Sylenth1, Predator, Largo, Blofeld, PPGV3 or Dune. Unfortunately his main site is down, but if you still want these, let us know!
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Luftrum : One soundset free of choice.
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Kreativ Sound: RAW Bundle
(RAW Bass, RAW Drums, RAW TranSID, RAW Textures)
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Aiyn Zahev Sounds: Any 2 Soundsets of choice from the website (Uplifting Trance Presets)
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Studio 13.37: Pro audio studio on a USB stick
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Pooya Payvar (Stonail) : 1 custom made Max for [Ableton] Live: controller, midi or audio effect
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Mulperi : 1 Soundbank of Choice
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Dream Audio Tools : 1 Indie Fingers bundle (Indie Fingers volumes One and Two)
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Bjulin : Inspire soundset for Zebra²
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LeapIntoTheVoid : Enchantment Of Absynth Trilogy
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Bluff Munkey - 2 soundsets of choice
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Solidtrax : 1 Soundset of choice
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Any other offers of prizes will be greatly appreciated. :hail: :hail: :hail:


Questions? Comments? Concerns? You want some love? Just post here in this thread :)


Want to try out your skills in other contests / competitions /challenges?
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Taron
KVRAF
2522 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Re: One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:17 am

Well...the installer seems stuck right away at "Checking for updates"?! :shrug:
...after running it for a third time it has managed to get passed "checking for updates". Then, after installing the free stuff (snap heap), I went on "Try" and started installing Phase Plant, which then took about half an hour (for a 356kb plugin), because it couldn't download the presets. While the synth now appears to be there, the installer is still busy, trying to download additional files. Hahaha... wow. Not inspiring a whole lot of confidence, I'm afraid. :ud:
Looking forward to trying it out, hoping I get more than 10 days...

RichardSemper
KVRian
553 posts since 30 Oct, 2013 from Stoke On Trent

Re: One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:30 am

Yeah, it took a while for me too, including failing on first download attempt.
Have patience and persevere - it's worth it!

zarf
KVRist
463 posts since 20 Jan, 2013

Re: One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:23 am

Can we use all the Kilohearts fx within the plugin or just the free/basic ones (toolbox free?) ? Don't want to start making sounds with something that not be allowed or disappear after 10 days !
Thanks :)

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Taron
KVRAF
2522 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Re: One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:27 am

Oh, dear, yes, it is so very well worth it. I'm right now a bit floored by the shear quality of it and the fairly easy and pleasant way to dial stuff in. This feels right away like a top tier workhorse synth, super solid, super low overhead, sounds work smoothly where one might not expect them to. This is quite ironic after "Lith", hahaha, because this is like saying:" And here is a synth that does all this stuff properly! ...and more, of course! ...oh, and at a fraction of the processing needs.".
So, yeah, if they clean up there installer act, I'm sure that get 10x more buyers!
I'm right now praying to get our own software into the public (successfully), so that I can focus on making a really nice track, because I would love to have this synth for sure.
...of course, usually this first euphoria gets some smack over the head a short while after, then come the 3 to 5 stages of grief and misery only to end up back at: Yes, I love this synth!
I remember something like that with "Thorn", which is right on the top of my favorite-synths-ever list. So fun.

But, yeah, this one here is a good one. I may have a look at the wavetable stuff, but currently it couldn't get the factory presets, so it's blank, of course. :( ...but I'll look into it, see if I can make some.

SUPER PROMISING!
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RichardSemper
KVRian
553 posts since 30 Oct, 2013 from Stoke On Trent

Re: One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:02 pm

zarf wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:23 am
Can we use all the Kilohearts fx within the plugin or just the free/basic ones (toolbox free?) ? Don't want to start making sounds with something that not be allowed or disappear after 10 days !
Thanks :)
The trial is basically the same as the subscription or ULTIMATE bundle and gives you access to everything.

zarf
KVRist
463 posts since 20 Jan, 2013

Re: One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:05 pm

OK cool so no restrictions on internal FX as they are 'part of the synth'... great :D
Thanks Richard

ontrackp
KVRian
712 posts since 13 Jan, 2013 from United States

Re: One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:18 pm

Thanks for allowing the commercial plugs -- with a top notch synth this should be an epic month.

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] Peter:H [
KVRian
891 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:24 pm

About installation: The "offline" installer worked like a charm.
Offline installer that requires online connection for registration? ;-)

@Richard: Are FX like Chorus allowed? You were speaking about commercial vs free fx. But what about the "fx must not change the character of the synth" rule? Is it still in effect for this round?

doctorbob
KVRian
1380 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Re: One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:07 pm

@PeterH, I would expect the normal modulating rules apply (commercial or non-commercial), but there are so many snapins which can mod the sound anyway, we are spoilt for choice … therein lies the problem, so much to do and learn on a short time!!!!!!!!!!! And then there's music to compose etc etc!!!!!!!!

Looking forward to the challenge though... Jingle Bells all the way!

dB

574X
KVRist
278 posts since 25 Aug, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:14 pm

This is a song-in-a-patch type of synth and they had top tier sound design that shipped with the initial release of it. Maybe I'll dig out an old laptop to run a trial of this but the problem is ofc cpu load.
brisk walk in the sun
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Daaf 81
KVRer
6 posts since 30 Sep, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:47 pm

Great synth choice. I dabbled around with it for an hour and I'm already sold on quality and easy of use. Also very powerful synth engines. I expect a lot of great quality sound design and tracks this month from everybody. I've heard about their snap-ins before but not about this synth. To be able to use them inside the synth is a great (commercial) way of thinking. This month will be a trial run for me as a potential customer. Good luck all!

RichardSemper
KVRian
553 posts since 30 Oct, 2013 from Stoke On Trent

Re: One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:05 am

] Peter:H [ wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:24 pm
About installation: The "offline" installer worked like a charm.
Offline installer that requires online connection for registration? ;-)

@Richard: Are FX like Chorus allowed? You were speaking about commercial vs free fx. But what about the "fx must not change the character of the synth" rule? Is it still in effect for this round?
Indeed: commercial and free plugins must conform to the normal rules regarding chorus/modulation etc.

Any of the snap-in fx are fair game within the synth - they will be considered 'part of the synth'

The snap-ins can also be used as vst fx on the buses and master chain - in this case they will be subject to the usual rules regarding fx plugins.

Hanz Meyzer
KVRian
1374 posts since 20 Oct, 2014

Re: One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:22 am

Hi, I registered at the webpage, downloaded installer. Where do I get the 10 day temporary license code from?

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exponent1
KVRist
240 posts since 10 Nov, 2018

Re: One Synth Challenge #130: Phase Plant by Kilohearts

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:04 am

Hanz Meyzer wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:22 am
Hi, I registered at the webpage, downloaded installer. Where do I get the 10 day temporary license code from?
All the licenses/codes will be emailed to the email ID you provided while registering for the trial. But you needn't enter them manually, the installer will automatically pull the codes linked to your account.

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