One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X (Voting Over, results pending)

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doctorbob
KVRian
1418 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Post Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:47 am

OK, I'll go first then!!!!!!! Here's my Syncla-X entry following on in my Jazz/Blues genre ...

DAW: Reaper

Track details:
12 * Syncla-X
13 * ReaEQ
3 * Oril River
6 * JS Midi Note Filter
1 * Bass Professor
1 * Pecheneg Tremolo

Master track:
1 * TDR VOS SlickEQ
1 * Ferric TDS
1 * Voxengo MSED
1 * Limiter No 6

Metering:
SPAN
YouLean Loudness Meter 2 (Free)

Stats:
DR: 11
LUFS:17

https://soundcloud.com/doctorbob/synclapations

IV!
KVRist
76 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:33 am

Wow, very plausible sounds! Especially realistic pianos, as well as percussion, which I did not succeed. Tell me, how does the information stand for:
Stats:
DR: 11
LUFS:17

doctorbob
KVRian
1418 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:35 am

Thanks for the "vote of confidence" … it was hard work, with some luck! Taron's "Reeds and Horns" patch gave me some insights basically confirming my approach! Fine tuning the higher order harmonics was very tricky indeed, and still some notes "sound" a little out of tune! But I am not going to be bothered with that at this late stage. :dog:

DR:11 is via the TT Dynamic Range Meter
LUFS: 17.7 from Youlean Loudness Meter 2 (nearer 18 LUFS in reality!).

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IV!
KVRist
76 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:50 am

Thank you, I'll know. As far as I hear, you kept the promise about 2-3 instruments) Nevertheless, it sounds holistically and self-sufficient!
I was given a few unexpected days off by fate, so I will continue to finish all this until the last day (maybe an hour). This synthesizer simply drags you into infinity!

functionform
KVRist
474 posts since 13 May, 2017 from Virginia

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:26 pm

@doctorbob is that a pitch envelope somewhere? I'm not able to get a pitch envelope anywhere. I suppose FM could be it, but I wasn't able to get any configuration of the FM knobs into a pitch envelope.

doctorbob
KVRian
1418 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:58 pm

You might be hearing the Tremolo - the brain often interprets a tremolo (volume change) as vibrato!

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IV!
KVRist
76 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:06 am

The main problem with which nothing seems to be done is that Syncla-X randomly cuts off a few milliseconds of attack to sharp zero-attack sounds, making them smoother. :bang: This greatly spoils kick, electric piano, and other bells! Has anyone else encountered this? Did anyone somehow get around it or just accept it? :neutral:

doctorbob
KVRian
1418 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:34 am

I just went with the sounds I got … with the kick, try adding another attack layer which is just a click which might just about disguise the smoother attack???

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IV!
KVRist
76 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:57 am

Thank you for your response. :hug: It seems that this is a miscalculation in the synthesizer codes, clearly, that this should not be the case... I set the attack of all parts to 0, but randomly about half of the notes are smoothed, slightly, but perceptibly. What about your preset... it seems that a velocity value other than zero improves the result a bit :shrug:

doctorbob
KVRian
1418 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:09 pm

That's OK - glad to try to help!

The "piano" sounded OK "in the mix", so I was not going to fiddle with it further. I'm sure it can be improved on - I would generally for a piano use at least 2 instances and filter the notes around middle C, and program the instances to better represent the lower and higher registers - then mix!

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vert-hex
KVRer
15 posts since 8 Dec, 2017

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:53 pm

https://soundcloud.com/vert-hex/transfe ... -131-entry
Just upload your consciousness already.

Hi, it's been a while!! Joined this month's comp kind of late, but finished a song in record time. It's a short song, maybe suited for a menu, but it's a song. Hope I can stay productive this way forever.

Syncla-X has been met with some technical criticism, but I had a pretty good time with it. Percussion is always the kicker with synths that lack pitch modulation, but luckily we had a vcf envelope to compensate.

As always, all sounds made from scratch, with 22 instances of Syncla-X. Mixed with stock FL plugins. Ever wake up drenched in reverb? Me too.

knc
KVRer
2 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:02 pm

Hello :D ,

I'm begining to write in the forum with this post. It's nice to have a chance to share with other compositors and sound designers.

https://soundcloud.com/nicolascanese/kn ... 131synclax

I've made this track in FL Studio 12.

In total I have 11 Instances of the SynclaX, only the kick takes 4. I used only native Fl Studio compressors, eq, reverb, delay and distortion.

Cheers!

doctorbob
KVRian
1418 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:49 pm

Welcome to the OSC Nicolas. I liked your music in the SWC. This is a very different sort of challenge, but you will meet good sound designers and composers here who will comment and help your tracks as time goes on. Look forward to more tracks from you.

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bh9090
KVRist
305 posts since 7 Dec, 2006 from Richmond, VA, USA

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:13 pm

https://soundcloud.com/hennessey/bh9090 ... synclavamb

7 instances in Live 9 with EQ, Compressor, Delays Auto Filter/Pan, Convolution Reverb...and the good ol' Tal-Reverb-4.

I had crash problems so I went minimal ambient.

Aetherlight
KVRer
3 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #131: Syncla-X

Post Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:40 pm

Hi everyone !

So here is my track for this mounth challange. To be honest first times i digged into programing this, it felt like trying to start an aircraft. I think i had to turn like 6 knobs to make sure that the sound is coming out and the 7th to put it on the right part (like - central) , but you all know... :D anyway after playing a little, i got used to it and had some fun. 8)
I think the lack of ''factory presets'' was a good thing, it forced me to think more in therms of sonic needs, and made me experiment a little.

https://soundcloud.com/aetherlight/aeth ... synclassic

Anyway, here is a resume of the software i used:
DAW:
FL Studio

Synth :
Syncla-x - 28 instances

Effects/Processors (mostly stock):
Fruity Parametric EQ2
Fruity WaveShaper
Fruity Compressor
Fruity Multiband Compressor
Fruity Stereo Enhancer
Fruity Blood Overdrive
Fruity Waveshaper
Fruity Balance
Fruity Reverb 2
Fruity Convolver
Fruity Soft Clipper
Fruity PanOmatic
Voxengo Span
Youlean Loudness Meter
Fruity Limiter

I'm eager to hear some feedback, and wish
Good luck to everyone ! :tu:

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