Phuturetone GR-8 V/A Synth (KVR Dev Challenge)

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11960 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:38 am

Has anyone tried this? It sounds great and it has a good, clean GUI. Not a lot of presets but there are some really nice patches in there. It definitely leans towards more aggressive sounds but that's right in my wheelhouse. It's definitely worth checking out.

https://www.kvraudio.com/product/gr-8-by-phuturetone
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KVRAF
5811 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:22 am

Yes, I like it! This might be a good synth for the OSC here on KVR.

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3815 posts since 21 Mar, 2020 from Gothenburg, Sweden

Post Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:03 am

Looks good. I'm looking forward to trying it.
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KVRist
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Post Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:10 am

Looks good, but CPU heavy.
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KVRAF
30184 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:33 am

There's already a thread about it ...
viewtopic.php?f=91&t=567425&p=8153251#p8153251

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KVRAF
6345 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:46 pm

downloaded it yesterday. not tried it yet but that gui is something else. wow! :love:
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KVRian
1431 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Post Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:57 pm

This one is really great !
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11960 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:35 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:33 am
There's already a thread about it ...
viewtopic.php?f=91&t=567425&p=8153251#p8153251
Thanks, I would never think to look at the Dev Challenge stuff. This deserves to be taken on its own merits, though, not seen as something hustled up for a contest.

Reading that thread, though, I can't believe this was made in SynthEdit. SE has obviously come a long, long way since I stopped using it.
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89 posts since 16 Jul, 2017

Post Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:03 am

BONES wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:35 pm
thecontrolcentre wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:33 am

Reading that thread, though, I can't believe this was made in SynthEdit. SE has obviously come a long, long way since I stopped using it.
That's exactly what I thought...

This synth is fun to use, looks amazing and even sounds awesome...and all done with SynthEdit!

Truly amazing.

KVRAF
3815 posts since 21 Mar, 2020 from Gothenburg, Sweden

Post Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:33 am

Synthedit? :o That's a surprise! It's a great machine.
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KVRist
447 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:13 am

I'm sure I will download it and give it a go, but want to ask: what, exactly, makes this one sound great, compared to all the rest that sound ok? Are the oscillators different? Or the filter unique? What is the great difference being heard in this one?

KVRAF
28819 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:25 am

wwjd wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:13 am
I'm sure I will download it and give it a go, but want to ask: what, exactly, makes this one sound great, compared to all the rest that sound ok? Are the oscillators different? Or the filter unique? What is the great difference being heard in this one?
I could tell you. But, that would mean that I have to download and use it first!
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447 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:35 am

chk071 wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:25 am
wwjd wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:13 am
I'm sure I will download it and give it a go, but want to ask: what, exactly, makes this one sound great, compared to all the rest that sound ok? Are the oscillators different? Or the filter unique? What is the great difference being heard in this one?
I could tell you. But, that would mean that I have to download and use it first!
hahaa! Others have already used it, just want to hear WHY it is great over just fine.

KVRAF
28819 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:48 am

Well, I just did, and played with it a bit. It's a cool synth. Better than what I expected. Pleasant (warm) tone, just the right amount of features for such a synth, impressive amount of onmboard fx (which don't sound shabby either), good GUI. Maybe I missed something, but, the amount of voices seems a bit low.

Cons: Massive CPU consumption. For the sound, it's too much. On the high performance energy plan in Windows, it's bearable, but, I don't dare do multi saw pads with it.

Overall, nice one. Don't get fooled by the SynthEdit tag: I'm sure those are not standard modules, but custom made ones.
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KVRAF
28819 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:58 am

To answer your questzion: Nope, it doesn't do anything groundbreaking which others don't, but, it's really nice. Can only recommend to check it out. CPU use might not be as severe on your computer. Mine has a mid tier CPU from 2013, so, that's that.
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