One Synth Challenge #138: Surge (New: $100 usd cash prize!)

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bjporter
KVRAF
2633 posts since 19 Dec, 2010 from North America

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:11 am

Welcome to the One Synth Challenge #138! 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):

Report Bugs Here, and If you want to get involved in the development Read this


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


A subtractive synth with 7 oscillator algorithms. 3 Osc per voice. Patches have layers/scenes, which allows extremely complicated sounds, and way way more.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXBUxC1NmOQ


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)

$100 USD (or about 85 Euro) : Anonymous cash prize to one lucky winner! Thank you anonymous person! (Will be sent via Paypal, zelle, or another way if simple.)
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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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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?
  • DiHalt Demoscene competitions - Developers may be looking for artists to make music.
  • Indaba - Has a mix of popular and indie artists with various contests like remixing and song writing.
  • Mix Challenge - Join monthly recurring Songwriting Competitions (with a new theme/genre every month) and/or Mix(ing) Challenges (mixing multi-tracks from scratch). Win prizes!
  • Open Source Music Nexus Challenge - From the people who brought you the FM Challenge last year!
  • Skio Music Contests - Lots of remixes you can join (Mostly EDM) - big prizes.
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z.prime
KVRAF
1856 posts since 29 Sep, 2011

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:24 am

FIRST! :P

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

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:42 am

z.prime wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:24 am
FIRST! :P
"The first shall be last, and the last shall be first" :ud:

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] Peter:H [
KVRian
1124 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:33 am

Surge is really a good choice. I followed their development activities ... I think it's the same name as in #122 and yet a different synth. Look what the change.log has to say about all the additions, improvements and stuff. These are crazy productive guys: https://surge-synthesizer.github.io/changelog/
I wonder what happens once Vital, Matt Tytles new beast comes out and hopefully it is still donation ware. Do we really need commercial synths then anymore?

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Taron
KVRAF
2672 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:58 pm

Do we know somebody, who has compiled the vst2 version, yet? If so, I'd be thrilled, but if not then I will try to do it... errrrrr, but it doesn't come with a MSVS solution :neutral: ....well, we shall see.

Eauson
KVRian
986 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:32 pm

Taron wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Do we know somebody, who has compiled the vst2 version, yet? If so, I'd be thrilled, but if not then I will try to do it... errrrrr, but it doesn't come with a MSVS solution :neutral: ....well, we shall see.
I think TJShredder was talking about this in the Surge post, not sure what’s happening.
VST3 doesn’t work for me, VST3i does!?
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schiing
KVRist
422 posts since 27 Oct, 2015

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:00 pm

I was just thinking about Surge the other day - a fine opportunity to explore the latest developments!

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Taron
KVRAF
2672 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:28 pm

Well, I do get it to run with KV_Element, but it's not too nice to work that way, of course. Anyway, I remember having enjoyed Surge a lot, too, so this could get interesting. Wished I had the time to figure out the vst2 compile, but chances are slim. Again, we shall see! Hopefully TJ will cause something good over there. 8)

L-EctroBit
KVRist
121 posts since 1 Oct, 2015

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:23 pm

Taron wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:28 pm
Well, I do get it to run with KV_Element, but it's not too nice to work that way, of course. Anyway, I remember having enjoyed Surge a lot, too, so this could get interesting. Wished I had the time to figure out the vst2 compile, but chances are slim.
Have you tried Cakewalk by BandLab? It is a great free DAW that let you work with VST3 instruments-FXs (64-bit and 32-bit) and it is constantly developing. :wink:
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Taron
KVRAF
2672 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:33 pm

Is this the continuation of the "old" cakewalk? I think, it was one of the first DAWs I ever fell in love with back in the day...I think, I used it during my home studio days with all my old gear, way before vst was an option. I haven't even thought about it in 20+ years. Brings back very hazy memories of mine, also including Nuendo later on... tsss... anyway, I'm downloading it right now! Thanks for the tip!
I still love MuLab and know not, if I will stray from it just yet, but it may be good to shake things up every now and then. :)

L-EctroBit
KVRist
121 posts since 1 Oct, 2015

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:43 pm

Taron wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:33 pm
I still love MuLab and know not, if I will stray from it just yet, but it may be good to shake things up every now and then. :)
Just take it as an option to Mulab. Cakewalk is my primary DAW right now and I'm amazed it's free. It is about to receive a major update in the next days. I hope this helps you. :)

h.s.j.e.
KVRist
44 posts since 9 Jun, 2018

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:12 pm

Oooh. I was just thinking of downloading the update, anyway. Surge is definitely one of the OSC synths that stuck with me, and this looks like a gigantic improvement on the version from OSC 122. Can’t wait to get rolling.

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H-man
KVRian
658 posts since 26 Dec, 2007 from Australia

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:25 pm

] Peter:H [ wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:33 am
Do we really need commercial synths then anymore?
No. Although, they do make GAS more interesting :phones: :wink:

ilmai
KVRist
463 posts since 25 Aug, 2016 from Helsinki, Finland

Post Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:02 am

I'm assuming the usual effects limitations apply to Surge Effects Bank?

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EvilDragon
KVRAF
20054 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:15 am

Taron wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Do we know somebody, who has compiled the vst2 version, yet? If so, I'd be thrilled, but if not then I will try to do it... errrrrr, but it doesn't come with a MSVS solution :neutral: ....well, we shall see.
It does come with Visual Studio solution... it's all created via cmake. Build information is on github page. You can use the free VS 2019 Community to build Surge locally. For VST2 you do need to be a licensed owner of VST2 SDK, though.

I suppose I can provide Windows VST2 DLL on my GDrive.

Here we go - 64-bit VST2: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SpuotH ... sp=sharing

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