Toneboosters Flowtones Synth

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KVRian
1341 posts since 30 Mar, 2014

Post Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:25 am

Ah, this looks sweet. Toneboosters just released a synth! Two parts with two VCOs each, a Mod/FX section, a sequencer, and a bunch of other goodies under the hood.

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https://www.toneboosters.com/tb_flowtones_v1.html

For me, I'll buy anything Toneboosters releases, even without a demo. Can't wait to plug this in and check it out.
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KVRAF
1568 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:27 am

Was just about to post about this. Trying it out now!

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KVRian

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1341 posts since 30 Mar, 2014

Post Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:41 am

Biome_Digital wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:27 am
Was just about to post about this. Trying it out now!
It sounds... great. I'm digging it so far, and the random button is :party:

So far I've noticed two wish list things, but nothing broken or bad.

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KVRAF
1568 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:43 am

dangayle wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:41 am
Biome_Digital wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:27 am
Was just about to post about this. Trying it out now!
It sounds... great. I'm digging it so far, and the random button is :party:

So far I've noticed two wish list things, but nothing broken or bad.
Yeah I does sound quite good actually. It definitely has some character. The random button looks great! Some strange layout choices though. Where is the mod matrix???

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KVRAF
2646 posts since 22 Aug, 2012

Post Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:55 am

More convo on this here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=566243

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KVRAF
1568 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:02 am

db3 wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:55 am
More convo on this here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=566243
ahh nice one :tu:

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KVRAF
1690 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Post Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:36 am

Maybe it's just me, but I've not been that impressed by the presets. Some have a very unique character for sure, but the sound is just not that mindblowing. What's surprising is that the first demo files we've heard were really awesome. Could be another "don't get fooled by the presets" synth... :shrug:
I'll give it another try in a couple of days and try to make my own sounds with it.
This post is supposed to be non-agressive. Now please give me a broad smile. :ud:

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KVRAF
6354 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:40 am

What does this set apart from those hundreds of other synths with the same architecture? Just wondering…

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KVRian

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1341 posts since 30 Mar, 2014

Post Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:20 pm

The presets are LOUD. That's the first thing I noticed. Other synths are more tame on their final output, but not these ones. Might be the built-in compressor and limiter being used in the presets. Don't know how I feel about it.

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KVRAF
6354 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:12 am

Well, for making a synth loud I have a fader… most synths lower their output volume not to overload in case you play a 24 voice chord ffff… I couldn‘t care less…

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KVRAF
1568 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:26 am

I thought there were some good presets in there actually but a bit hit and miss and a little unorganised. Yes, some are so loud and the limiter is set to 0.db so clipping lights will show. One thing I noticed is saving presets is strange with the choice to overwrite or cancel but it doesn't cancel - it's confusing. While making some presets I discovered the gain structure varied massively so having the limiter on would be a good idea!

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KVRAF
1568 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:28 am

Tj Shredder wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:40 am
What does this set apart from those hundreds of other synths with the same architecture? Just wondering…
Probably the sequencer. Seems fun but I haven't played with it that much. I can't get passed the modulation system and tabs to be honest. I will wait until it evolves as I am sure it will.

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KVRAF
6354 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:40 am

I have enough good sequencers, arpeggiators and alike which can drive any synth. I couldn‘t care less… (Same for fx btw…)

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KVRian
1323 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Serbia

Post Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:14 am

Biome_Digital wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:26 am
One thing I noticed is saving presets is strange with the choice to overwrite or cancel but it doesn't cancel - it's confusing.
Yeah, it's a bit confusing. Cancel will actually save a copy of the preset and add "copy" at the end of the preset name. It doesn't cancel the saving process, just the overwriting of the existing preset with the same name.

It would be better to replace the word "cancel" with "save a copy" or something

KVRAF
2447 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Post Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:33 am

Gave it another shot but I just can't gel with that workflow at all.

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