One Synth Challenge #146: Sinmad by NUSofting (Voting Started!)

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KVRist
154 posts since 22 Jun, 2019

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:58 am

Hi there! I'm happy to be able to participate this month. So here's my submission
https://soundcloud.com/user-637213504/mon-petit-coeur

I made all those sounds from scratch. This one is dedicated to my 3 year old daughter Ella. :ud:

For the Details, I used 20 Sinmad instances in Reaper 6
VST used :
TDR slickEQ
TDR Nova
TDR Kotelnikov
McharmVerb
OrilRiver
Reaeq
Reacomp
JSFX :
Event Horizon Clipper
Saike Tanh Saturation
Smooth Limiter (by Geraint Luff)

Edit : updating...
Last edited by ElVincente on Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:09 pm, edited 2 times in total.

KVRer
27 posts since 30 Dec, 2020

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:18 pm

i had a hard time getting started with this one (even more so than usual), but finally managed to cobble together something that felt worth uploading. every month i swear i'll begin the next one earlier. maybe next time.

https://soundcloud.com/mikaela-groendah ... il-weather

made in cakewalk with 10x sinmad, flux mini, tdr vos slickeq, tdr kotelnikov, youlean loudness meter. midi data generated with apotome, hooked up to cakewalk through loopmidi.

feel free to use the track for promotional purposes, if so desired.

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KVRAF
5512 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:11 pm

This is my entry, an unpredictable love affair:
https://soundcloud.com/ondes-memorielle ... ove-affair
25 Instances of Sinmad, but only four sounds, as I had to load multiple instances of the same sound for making them MPE playable. 2 Midi tracks played with my LinnStrument. The rest is modulation, layering and an arpeggiator in Bitwig. I loved the unpredictability of the sounds when that feedback matrix was involved...
Additional fx: Dragonfly reverb, Chow Tape Model and a stock limiter.

The track can be used on the Nusofting web site for anything you like...

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KVRist
177 posts since 28 Dec, 2012

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:23 pm

My entry: https://soundcloud.com/jazzaria/rerealizations

DAW: Reaper
14 instances of Sinmad
Effects:
ReaEQ x2
ReaVerbate x2
MEqualizer
MCompressor
MStereoExpander

And yes I'd be quite happy for NUSofting to use this track as they wish :tu:
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KVRist
349 posts since 7 Dec, 2006 from Richmond, VA, USA

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:08 pm

entry:
https://soundcloud.com/hennessey/bh9090-plicapuc

20 instances in Live 10 with built-in effects - Compressors, EQ8, Delays, Saturation, Overdrive, Reverb.
3rd Part: Valhalla SuperMassive, OTT

KVRian
557 posts since 20 Jan, 2013

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:32 pm

my entry
https://soundcloud.com/zarf/zarf-prepetition
I made the first draft of this track on the afternoon of the 2nd April.
I just got back to it this evening! Sigh. Love the character and uniqueness of this synth - thanks Liqih, best of luck to you with another cool product!

21 sinmads
Ableton fx
24 Eqs
~20 compressors
couple of limiter
couple of multiband compressors
2 reverbs
1 delay
some utilities

mostly Sinmad delay (which is lovely) and reverb in patches
(and a somewhat rushed headphone mix :( )

fine to use this on the website if you want to :D

KVRian
761 posts since 13 Jan, 2013 from United States

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:17 pm

My entry this month.
Approx 30 instances in Logic Pro X. Logic EQ, Compressors, Reverbs, Delay, OTT, Nova Free, Limiter No 6.

https://soundcloud.com/ontrackp/ontrackp-sinmania-1

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

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:31 pm

committed myself to enter this round to test out the microtuning options. ended up exploring a bit more than that.

https://soundcloud.com/anotherbenjamin/ ... a-breadbox

made in Reaper 6
16 instances of Sinmad
on tracks:
2 GClip
1 ReaComp
as a reverb send:
1 ReaDelay
1 Protoverb
1 ReaEQ
for mastering:
1 SlickEQ
1 Event Horizon Limiter/Clipper
1 Limiter No6

some thoughts re: Sinmad's microtuning. I like that it's there, but I don't like the implementation. it's limited to 12 note octave repeating scales, it doesn't show more than 1 cent resolution, and it's finnicky to get input things if you're aiming for a particular scale. compound that if you want to retune several different instances to a new scale.
at a bare minimum, I would love to see a few decimal places in the display so I can have precision when I want to. bonus points for loading .scl files so I don't have to do it all by hand, and even better if you can find a nice UI that doesn't restrict you to 12 note scales that repeat at a 2/1 octave.


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oh, and this piece is CC-BY so you can use it for just about anything. @liqih you are welcome to use this piece for promotional purposes, but honestly I don't think i'll use the synth again unless it eventually develops more options for microtuning and/or MPE compatibility.
Just my 2^(2/1200)

KVRAF
3231 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:43 pm

Gonna give it another go tomorrow, but once the feedback network breaks then there's no way to bring the sound back even by reloading my host. So I had a good rithm section going and now all those presets just output almost purely silence. Haven't found a way to repair them unfortunately.
Don't F**K with Mr. Zero.

KVRist
129 posts since 11 Sep, 2007

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:48 pm

My entry for April 2021:

https://soundcloud.com/gigue07/madrigal-osc146

Titel:
Madrigal
DAW: Ableton Live Suite
Stock Plugins:
Eq8
Compressors
Reverb
Delay
Multiband Dynamics
Pan
Utility
Limiter
Arpeggio
Saturator

3rd PartyPlugin:
None
# of Tracks:18

Note: liqih, you are welcome to use Madrigal for promotional purposes.

KVRist
63 posts since 9 Jun, 2018

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:12 pm

This month feels a little tragic to me. I really liked programming and playing with Sinmad, but unfortunately, I barely got to spend any time with it, and when I did, it crashed Reaper constantly. There were also a couple of "note-on" clicks I was never fully able to get rid of. I did what I could, but it isn't at all what I had in mind, or what Sinmad is/will be capable of doing. I was impressed, and I hope to use it more in the future.

https://soundcloud.com/h_s_j_e/hsje-osc-146-the-slouch
11 instances of Sinmod
Reaper 6.x

SPAN
YouLean Loudness Meter
ReaComp
ReaEq
Transpire x 2
Limiter No 6
JS Stereo Width
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DASH Guy
7655 posts since 20 Sep, 2001

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:21 pm

h.s.j.e. wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:12 pm
This month feels a little tragic to me. I really liked programming and playing with Sinmod, but unfortunately, I barely got to spend any time with it, and when I did, it crashed Reaper constantly. There were also a couple of "note-on" clicks I was never fully able to get rid of. I did what I could, but it isn't at all what I had in mind, or what Sinmod is/will be capable of doing. I was impressed, and I hope to use it more in the future.
Yeah, sorry, it was bad with Reaper, fortunately now I think I fixed that and make it compatible even with Reaper (and its own bugs). I hope you will enjoy Sinmad 1.0+
http://nusofting.com
NUSofting : Peti Modelonia Sinnah

DASH Guy
7655 posts since 20 Sep, 2001

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:23 pm

Leonard Bowman wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:31 pm
some thoughts re: Sinmad's microtuning. I like that it's there, but I don't like the implementation. it's limited to 12 note octave repeating scales, it doesn't show more than 1 cent resolution, and it's finnicky to get input things if you're aiming for a particular scale. compound that if you want to retune several different instances to a new scale.
at a bare minimum, I would love to see a few decimal places in the display so I can have precision when I want to. bonus points for loading .scl files so I don't have to do it all by hand, and even better if you can find a nice UI that doesn't restrict you to 12 note scales that repeat at a 2/1 octave.
Many thanks for your comments.

The Sinmad microtuning is "octave repeating" because
so far I wanted the possibility to quickly create ethnic instruments.
As per Hindustani, Carnatic, African and Arabic music mostly relies on
variations of the diatonic scale.
And a variation of more that 1 cent hardly matters in this context.

For full compositions in microtonality the best would be indeed
the ability to load Scala files. I may add that feature later.
Last edited by liqih on Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
http://nusofting.com
NUSofting : Peti Modelonia Sinnah

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KVRist
124 posts since 5 Dec, 2017 from New Mexico

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:46 pm

+ My Submission +

https://soundcloud.com/chavapoulos/aubenstation-114

I give permission for the developer to use this track in any way they like. I sent a PM to liqih saying the same.

This was a really fun synth to work with, it behaved well in Ableton and has loads of features that are great for the OSC as you can get sounds you might not normally get with some synths. The pitch mod on the echo is pretty nice for example.

SinMad x 32

Daw: Ableton

Stock Effects:
EQ8 x 16+
Utility x 6
Echo x 3
Compressor x 4
Convolution Reverb x 1
Limiter x 1

Third Party Plugins:
Youlean Loudness Meter Free
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DASH Guy
7655 posts since 20 Sep, 2001

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:51 pm

Ah_Dziz wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:43 pm
Gonna give it another go tomorrow, but once the feedback network breaks then there's no way to bring the sound back even by reloading my host. So I had a good rithm section going and now all those presets just output almost purely silence. Haven't found a way to repair them unfortunately.
That's strange, I had crashes in Reaper up to Sinmad 0.9.8, but it always recovered on reloading.
BTW Reaper DAW works best with "smooth seek" enabled, in Seek settings.
Please send me more details about your setup if you wish.
http://nusofting.com
NUSofting : Peti Modelonia Sinnah

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