One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

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bjporter
KVRAF
2625 posts since 19 Dec, 2010 from North America

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:25 am

Welcome to the One Synth Challenge #131! 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 (n/a):


If you'd like to support the developer, and have your name on their list of patrons: Donate here.


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


An emulation of the Synclavier II FM Unit with extras. :party: :party: :party: :hyper: :hyper:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC3Mreo_ARA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdnRZJXzm9M


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)

NEW Additional Bonus Prize!
For the first Single Instance entry to make the top 5 a small cash bonus of $30. (note: this prize may be carried forward to selected OSC challenges until it is won)


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 (except for the Future Chill and Space Trips expansions)
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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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zerofox97
KVRist
99 posts since 17 Sep, 2013 from UK

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:31 am

Good freaking luck. the initialised preset is complely janky.
It's very tasty, I swear!

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

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:22 am

Logic doesn't seem to recognize the AU version.

h.s.j.e.
KVRer
24 posts since 9 Jun, 2018

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:51 am

VST2 x64 showed up huge in Reaper, wouldn't resize, and froze after three or so notes. Might check out the VST3.

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

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:16 am

CORRECTION: AU version does work in Logic, but seems kind of unstable -- most notes start with a click regardless of attack settings and there are mysterious volume variations -- even when it's just one carrier and modulator with very simple scaled down settings, no LFO, etc....

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Tj Shredder
KVRAF
3665 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:30 am

Is there a manual???

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

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:43 am

For everyone else who isn't a fan of the GUI:
there are some nifty options in the plugin folder. Most notably, you can change the knobs to behave like most synths by changing the mouse_response for the knob control to "vertical" (Thanks to Guenon for pointing this out in OSC 120)
You can also edit the images for the knobs, buttons, and sliders. make sure they match the original filename and size though! If you want to create a custom knob, you might want to check out the Knobman software (now available as WebKnobMan).
Just my 2^(2/1200)

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Xenobioz
KVRist
406 posts since 4 Jul, 2006 from Sweden

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:09 pm

Leonard Bowman wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:43 am
For everyone else who isn't a fan of the GUI:
there are some nifty options in the plugin folder. Most notably, you can change the knobs to behave like most synths by changing the mouse_response for the knob control to "vertical" (Thanks to Guenon for pointing this out in OSC 120)
You can also edit the images for the knobs, buttons, and sliders. make sure they match the original filename and size though! If you want to create a custom knob, you might want to check out the Knobman software (now available as WebKnobMan).
If it's a plugin made with Synthedit you can probably change the size of knobs and sliders too. You just have to edit the matching text file.

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MrKarolus
KVRer
24 posts since 26 Apr, 2017 from Lithuania

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:16 pm

h.s.j.e. wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:51 am
VST2 x64 showed up huge in Reaper, wouldn't resize, and froze after three or so notes. Might check out the VST3.
I can confirm this. UI is huge in Reaper and VST2 crashed DAW after one minute of use.
EDIT: VST3 crashed Reaper too.

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exponent1
KVRist
313 posts since 10 Nov, 2018

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:26 pm

MrKarolus wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:16 pm
h.s.j.e. wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:51 am
VST2 x64 showed up huge in Reaper, wouldn't resize, and froze after three or so notes. Might check out the VST3.
I can confirm this. UI is huge in Reaper and VST2 crashed DAW after one minute of use.
EDIT: VST3 crashed Reaper too.
+1

The UI doesn't work with Reaper 64-bit. It works well on Waveform 10 though with no crashes so far (surprisingly :o )

mxbf
KVRist
97 posts since 30 Mar, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:55 pm

MrKarolus wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:16 pm
h.s.j.e. wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:51 am
VST2 x64 showed up huge in Reaper, wouldn't resize, and froze after three or so notes. Might check out the VST3.
I can confirm this. UI is huge in Reaper and VST2 crashed DAW after one minute of use.
EDIT: VST3 crashed Reaper too.
same experience here - but you CAN (if you want to suffer anyway) click the "UI" button in the top right to just edit parameters without the GUI. it's not fun but it's not horrible either.

this is gonna be an interesting one to say the least. definitely a Guy Fieri "make a chinese meal with only Doritos and Kraft Mac and Cheese" kind of challenge.

Daaf 81
KVRer
10 posts since 30 Sep, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:57 pm

Leonard Bowman wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:43 am
For everyone else who isn't a fan of the GUI:
there are some nifty options in the plugin folder. Most notably, you can change the knobs to behave like most synths by changing the mouse_response for the knob control to "vertical" (Thanks to Guenon for pointing this out in OSC 120)
You can also edit the images for the knobs, buttons, and sliders. make sure they match the original filename and size though! If you want to create a custom knob, you might want to check out the Knobman software (now available as WebKnobMan).
Cool! I made a quick and dirty contrast edit of the knobs and sliders. I struggled with reading the positions, at least on my display, so I thought i'd share. Knobs aren't the prettiest, but they get the job done ;) Oh and I also included the edited txt files so the knobs behave vertically. Just copy (backup and overwrite) the files you need to the synth directory.
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Daaf 81
KVRer
10 posts since 30 Sep, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:05 pm

h.s.j.e. wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:51 am
VST2 x64 showed up huge in Reaper, wouldn't resize, and froze after three or so notes. Might check out the VST3.
Works here, I've been looping a riff for 20 min now ;) Do you have VC runtimes c++ 2015 installed?
VST2 x64, Win 7, Reaper 5 (didn't install Reaper 6 yet)

GUI is huge, but no biggie for me since I use a second screen.

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Lempface
KVRist
172 posts since 29 Nov, 2004 from Beyond the Realms of Death

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:17 pm

Knobs are wonky on my machine, jumping sometimes 25% of the total range in a small movement (yes I know they are radial.) Gonna sit this one out, thing is a PITA to use w/ its UI issues.

ELEX
KVRer
9 posts since 29 Nov, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:00 pm

Thank you very much for the zip , Daaf !!! That's really a big improvement. I was starting
get crosseyed from those knobs and sliders.

I did experience freezing of the GUI at first, but closing and reopening seemed to help
( REAPER 6, win7, have a newer version of the runtime, apparently ). Just opened it again
for the new knobs and everything seems to be fine.

Beware of partials 5 and 7. They seem to be quite a bit off. Tuned to MIDI notes
instead of harmonics ?
edit: Apparently I spoke too soon regarding the partials. I was corrected later on by Exponent1.
So, of course, apologies to the maker of Syncla.
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