One Synth Challenge #146: Sinmad by NUSofting (New prize added!)

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KVRAF
2644 posts since 19 Dec, 2010 from North America

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:22 am

Welcome to the One Synth Challenge #146! 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


Developer Support/Bug Report thread: see here


Submissions will show up here once voting starts (n/a):


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


"A virtual instrument with its own peculiar and organic voice. The selected features, from virtual analogue to physical modelling. make this synth a novel approach to sound creation: We designed the GUI to let you easily improvise subtle or extreme timbre variations."
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Prizes:
(Would you like to be a sponsor / prize donor? Contact RichardSemper 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 cash bonus of $50. (note: this prize may be carried forward to selected OSC challenges until it is won)


SinMad : If you complete a song in OSC#146 (This current one) and agree that NuSofting may use your track on their website, then you get one copy of Sinmad for free.
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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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NUSofting : 1 Copy of Modelonia v2 Synthesizer
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ChordPak.com : 1x Pro Pack (Up to 3 winners may choose this)
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United Audio Artists : Scratch Master Pro (2 may be chosen per month)
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Yuli Yolo Sound Design : (Top 3 Winners get this) Soundsets for Vital: Diversity, Bass Music Wavetables, Noises & Exciters
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Luftrum : Two Choices: Either 1x NFR software license of either Bioscape or Lunaris, or two soundsets of choice
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Audio Thing : Outer Space (vintage tape echo plugin)
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Guda Audio : Euterpe XL
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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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SoundGym : 6 Month Subscription. (SoundGym is a
"technological, personalized and gamified audio learning environment")
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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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Sonimus : (One Featured plugin each month), This month: Tuco .
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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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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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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.
  • metapop - Has many competitions, with a soundcloud like interface where you can share, upload, get likes, comments, etc.
  • 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.
Last edited by bjporter on Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:39 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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KVRist
49 posts since 3 Oct, 2019

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:36 am

A clever way to get beta tester and presets. Count me in...

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KVRist
176 posts since 9 Jun, 2020

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:19 am

Resonators and micro tuning. A poly delay matrix which looks interesting. Physical modelling. I'm looking forward to this one.

KVRist
143 posts since 4 Jul, 2018 from North Carolina, United States of America

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:17 pm

I set a rule with myself that I probably won't participate if it's too much effort to microtune the synth. Always nice to see tuning right there on the front panel!

of course, this synth also looks like it will make some fascinating sounds. It's showtime, i suppose.
Just my 2^(2/1200)

IV!
KVRist
257 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:44 pm

So, is this the next commercial synthesizer from NUSofting and we'll get a limited-time version? Just to understand...

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KVRAF
1961 posts since 29 Sep, 2011

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:01 pm

Just an FYI it looks like on macOS (Catalina or greater) the plugin bundles aren't signed and you might need to do:

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sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/Sinmad.vst
to get the VST to work, or:

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sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/Sinmad.component
to get the AU to work (haven't tested the latter, but the first one solved my problem for VST).

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KVRist
118 posts since 5 Dec, 2017 from New Mexico

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:09 pm

Beautiful lush sounds so far! I think we will hear some great tracks from this.

Not clear on how to save presets, it wasn't clear from the manual, I was in the user presets but I get the message "failed to copy preset" when saving. I can close and reopen my project and all custom patch parameters are preserved, so all good with making a track...

BTW I'm using Ableton 10 on Win 10.
"I can't listen to the Ninth anymore at all."

KVRist
79 posts since 24 Apr, 2013

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:41 am

IV! wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:44 pm
So, is this the next commercial synthesizer from NUSofting and we'll get a limited-time version? Just to understand...
Yep
I asked for access and version will be expired May 5
So I'm out most probably

IV!
KVRist
257 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:22 am

fairplay wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:41 am
IV! wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:44 pm
So, is this the next commercial synthesizer from NUSofting and we'll get a limited-time version? Just to understand...
Yep
I asked for access and version will be expired May 5
So I'm out most probably
Thanks! Probably I too. So many interesting synthesizers are waiting for deep study... I'm just not into commerce. :shrug:

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KVRist
348 posts since 7 Dec, 2006 from Richmond, VA, USA

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:09 am

DAWs are not recognizing the Sinmad_x64.dll plugin. I'm on WIndows 10 v20H2 and have tried Live, Cubase, and Reaper. Unblocked the file in Explorer. No Sinmad anywhere to be found. :(

KVRist
151 posts since 6 Feb, 2004 from Southampton, England

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:46 am

I managed to load it in Reaper on Win 10 20H2

KVRian
556 posts since 20 Jan, 2013

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:38 am

bh9090 wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:09 am
DAWs are not recognizing the Sinmad_x64.dll plugin. I'm on WIndows 10 v20H2 and have tried Live, Cubase, and Reaper. Unblocked the file in Explorer. No Sinmad anywhere to be found. :(
I'm in Live 11 on Windows 10 and it's finding it OK. I copied the whole Sinmad folder (which contains the Sinmad_x64.dll) into my 64bit plugs folder and worked first time. Did you try the whole folder (just in case!)

The synth sounds really interesting, lots of possibilities with this thing, cool ideas and sounds.

The reminder nag screen about the time limited demo has got pretty annoying after using it for an hour or so - it is constantly breaking my workflow to the extent I'm considering just giving up sadly :(

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KVRAF
1961 posts since 29 Sep, 2011

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:45 am

zarf wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:38 am
The reminder nag screen about the time limited demo has got pretty annoying after using it for an hour or so - it is constantly breaking my workflow to the extent I'm considering just giving up sadly :(
Yes! If only you could just click the nag screen to go back to the main GUI. It's quite frustrating while you're in the middle of editing a sound and programming MIDI to have to go switch back to the instrument channel and find the tiny show GUI button again just to continue what you were doing! Certainly don't mind it being time limited, but this could be made so much more pleasant with one (presumably) minor tweak...

KVRist
182 posts since 1 Oct, 2015

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:14 am

zarf wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:38 am
The reminder nag screen about the time limited demo has got pretty annoying after using it for an hour or so - it is constantly breaking my workflow to the extent I'm considering just giving up sadly :(
Thanks for warning about the nag screen. I was considering participating this month, but just thinking about a message appearing repeatedly on my screen I prefer to wait to see what OSC brings us in the coming months. :tu:

KVRAF
1662 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:29 am

Loads in Reaper on Windows just fine.

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