One Synth Challenge #144: Rand (Voting Started!)

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KVRian
551 posts since 20 Jan, 2013

Post Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:46 am

Taron wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:32 pm
Hmmm...
Here's my first little test, just a quickie (no mastering whatsoever):
https://soundcloud.com/taronium/randy001/s-rGv1BlQn2BU
*NOTE TO SELF*
Do not listen to Taron's 'work in progress' while writing music. The gap is sometimes too big for inspiration, just leaving me with that 'omg how will I ever get there' feeling.
:lol:
Seriously, amazing work mate, to these ears.

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KVRist
131 posts since 4 Nov, 2019

Post Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:08 am

Taron wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:47 am
You can automate it to change sounds or if the synth allows splits, that's cool, too. Surge was the perfect beast for the job, but... alas. Don't think anyone succeeded?!
Vital was also an excellent candidate for this, due to its versatile mod mapping. Even without any clever automation you could produce a huge variety of sounds from a single patch.

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KVRist
131 posts since 4 Nov, 2019

Post Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:09 am

Spring Goose wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:26 am
Taron wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:03 am
Ah, Spring Goose was sneaking in while I was writing,
Gooses are renowned for sneaking.
Just stay away from my bell tower, yeah?

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KVRAF
2740 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Post Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:21 am

zarf wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:46 am
Taron wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:32 pm
Hmmm...
Here's my first little test, just a quickie (no mastering whatsoever):
https://soundcloud.com/taronium/randy001/s-rGv1BlQn2BU
*NOTE TO SELF*
Do not listen to Taron's 'work in progress' while writing music. The gap is sometimes too big for inspiration, just leaving me with that 'omg how will I ever get there' feeling.
:lol:
Seriously, amazing work mate, to these ears.
Owww, snap...c'mon! :hihi: :hug:
Thanks, Zarf, but this is, eh...just thanks! :hihi:

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KVRAF
1982 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Post Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:46 am

FrogsInPants wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:09 am
Spring Goose wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:26 am
Taron wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:03 am
Ah, Spring Goose was sneaking in while I was writing,
Gooses are renowned for sneaking.
Just stay away from my bell tower, yeah?
Sure.

KVRian
551 posts since 20 Jan, 2013

Post Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:59 am

Taron wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:21 am
Owww, snap...c'mon! :hihi: :hug:
Thanks, Zarf, but this is, eh...just thanks! :hihi:
Well, I don't mean it's the greatest composition ever of course, but what prompted my comment was going from listening to my work in progress to yours straight after. In the second part of your piece with the drums, they just sound so clear and defined next to mine, plus the depth in the mix sounds so much more effortless and refined than anything I seem to get to even after long periods of mixing.
:)

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KVRist
155 posts since 9 Jun, 2020

Post Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:18 pm

https://soundcloud.com/taptapdoubletap/ ... ess-memory

So my experience of Rand is that it's a synth that refuses to behave itself - you never know what you're going to get.

Okay, so you can go under the hood and tweak things, but they never stay tweaked, which is frustrating and yet strangely stimulating.

This effort is an attempt to embrace the randomness - every time the track is rendered from the DAW, it comes out slightly differently.

So imagine what the others must have sounded like.

DAW: Logic

Rand x18

Logic FX only:
Channel EQ x24
Compressor x20
Expander x 1
Exciter x 1
Noise Gate x2
Limiter x13
Clip Distortion x 1
SilverVerb x1
Space Delay x2
Bitcrusher x1

d16 Frontier x2

Youlean says it's -14.1 lufs

Brace yourself for sample and hold.

KVRian
551 posts since 20 Jan, 2013

Post Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:31 pm

Double Tap wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:18 pm
So imagine what the others must have sounded like.
Ha ha that made me laugh out loud - terrific way of looking at it :D I haven't listened to you track yet but I am seriously looking forward to it... suprer creative stuff... :)

KVRer
14 posts since 15 Dec, 2020

Post Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:01 pm

Voted! So many great tracks. Enjoyed listening to the large variety of music styles.

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KVRist
35 posts since 3 Oct, 2019

Post Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:03 pm

reusenoise wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:00 pm
Here a copules of kick drum,just a starting point.
Files are in .fxp program
For some reason, neither Reaper nor Cakewalk scan Rand, so I had to revert to Push. Unfortunately that doesn't load your fxp-files.
What was your method of getting a kickdrum out of this box? I didn't get anything really decent...

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KVRist
35 posts since 3 Oct, 2019

Post Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:04 pm

jemaudio wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:01 pm
Voted! So many great tracks. Enjoyed listening to the large variety of music styles.
Wow, so you're a time traveller? Most of us haven't even submitted...

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KVRist
35 posts since 3 Oct, 2019

Post Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:08 pm

Taron wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:47 am
...You can automate it to change sounds or if the synth allows splits, that's cool, too. Surge was the perfect beast for the job, but...
I would have bet Surge was going to be chosen for this round, since it got a substantial update in january. Well, maybe next month...

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KVRist
155 posts since 9 Jun, 2020

Post Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:20 pm

zarf wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:31 pm
Double Tap wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:18 pm
So imagine what the others must have sounded like.
Ha ha that made me laugh out loud - terrific way of looking at it :D I haven't listened to you track yet but I am seriously looking forward to it... suprer creative stuff... :)
Haha, that's made my day - thanks :)

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KVRist
480 posts since 27 Oct, 2015

Post Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:32 pm

(! NOT MY ENTRY - already posted !)

Here's an experiment: I lined up 50 instances of Rand, pushed random once on each of them, and went with the result, OSC style, come what may (and I suppose it sounds like it - bit of a mess. I did it all in a couple of hours, so I hope you'll forgive me :lol: )

https://soundcloud.com/terjefjelde/50-r ... rogramming

(Drums are edited - Rand does NOT randomize perfectly aligned kicks!)

KVRian
1108 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Post Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:16 am

Nvm
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