One Synth Challenge #138: Surge (MrKarolus Wins!)

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doctorbob
KVRAF
1517 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Post Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:26 pm

I have voted. Some cool tracks and well done all the one-instancers.

dB

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simanus
KVRist
51 posts since 25 Jan, 2018 from Split,Croatia

Post Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:30 pm

Voted. Many great tracks this month!

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photonic
KVRian
576 posts since 5 Mar, 2011 from Austria

Post Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:02 am

Voted!

I think I never had so many tracks in 4-ranking. Usually I found several tracks with less effort and result. But this time nearly every track has a high level and showing the huge versatility of Surge. Most of the 3 would be a 4 in other rounds/months.

What free Synth!
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doctorbob
KVRAF
1517 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Post Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:45 am

I just decided to put those "4"'s into the 3 bin because I needed to separate the "high" 4's and 5's!

In the end, it sort of comes out in the wash, however you decide to distribute the votes. But yes, many of my 3's would have been 4's in almost any other round.

It just feels bad pushing tracks down, but I have always tried to use as much of the scale as I can to finesse the rankings for me, of course, and across my "scoring regime" of composition (within genre as much as I can), sound design (and applicability to the track), mixing (balance, soundstage, instruments etc), mastering (LUFS/DR/EQ/Compression etc ...), and finally any subjective things that come to mind taking into account all the submissions (the hard part really!).

Hope this makes some sense of how I try to approach this after doing 75 consecutive OSC's! Phew, I must be getting old ...

dB

wireframewolves
KVRer
20 posts since 14 May, 2020

Post Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:54 am

Done voting

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nineofkings
KVRAF
1780 posts since 9 Apr, 2011

Post Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:02 pm

Voted a couple days ago!

functionform
KVRian
548 posts since 13 May, 2017 from Virginia

Post Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:20 pm

Voted. blown away by the one instancers and the percussive or emulation ones. Great job by everyone, so many strong tracks.

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Shifrin
KVRian
1204 posts since 12 Nov, 2002 from Newcastle, UK

Post Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:24 am

Voted! So many awesome tracks!!! :D
"Micro Kid speaks digi-talk.."

Juergen
KVRer
29 posts since 21 Jun, 2006

Post Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:36 am

Voted.
Good luck everyone! :tu:

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exponent1
KVRist
391 posts since 10 Nov, 2018 from India

Post Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:02 am

Voted!

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ELEX
KVRist
72 posts since 29 Nov, 2019

Post Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:25 pm

voted

manthosdm
KVRer
4 posts since 2 May, 2015

Post Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:01 pm

Voted!

Auplant
KVRist
371 posts since 21 Mar, 2015

Post Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:32 am

Guenon wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:37 am
Props to you all, so fine stuff in this round, and Surge is also a magnificent synth. Sorry I couldn't participate this time after all, even though I thought I'd get around to it.

The usual "busy stuff" got me, BUT also my ear malfunctioned big time, out of the blue. As in, "saw a specialist and got sent to an MRI scan, it was so f'd" type of malfunctioned.

It was thoroughly examined and I got meds for it, and it's already a lot better, so... a huge relief, the worst it got fortunately didn't represent a permanent state. Still, no mixing for me for a while, or at the very least gotta go easier on that stuff for the time being :P
I was messaging you to go full ham sometime again like you did with "NCOTH", but yea... health first.

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

Post Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:36 am

Voted. As some have noted, it's mostly 4s and 5s. My system tends to be pretty simple and I don't spend a lot of time ranking songs against each other. So I'm left in a dilemma this month; clog up the top rankings, or rank some folks a lot lower than their work deserves.

I'll try to split the difference, but for me, it really is difficult to differentiate this time out.

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KVRian
1141 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Post Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:30 am

Voted

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