Toneboosters Flowtones Synth

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simmo75
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3208 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:59 am

I bought this without thinking twice, I totally regret it now. The UI and workflow is terrible!
Really disappointed ☹️

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Biome_Digital
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1588 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:40 am

Tj Shredder wrote:
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…)
The formant FX looks good. I think it's fairly unique.

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Biome_Digital
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1588 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:41 am

Branis wrote:
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
Yeah that's it. The whole thing needs developing but I think it will be a good synth in the future. :tu:

recursive one
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5572 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Post Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:44 am

Haven't yest demoed it but seems a cool little synth with a nice character, going by the audio clips. Everything with a vowel filter gets me immediately interested.

Does it have an FM bewteen the oscillators, or any other form of osc interaction (sync, PM etc) ?
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Branis
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1324 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Serbia

Post Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:27 pm

recursive one wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:44 am
Does it have an FM bewteen the oscillators, or any other form of osc interaction (sync, PM etc) ?
Oscillators can modulate each other and even themselves, no sync though

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Xbucket
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141 posts since 17 Sep, 2019

Post Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:55 pm

For me i still miss snappier envelopes and attacky sounds, but i like to play around with it. maybe i´ll get to the train.

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digitalboytn
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2278 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Post Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:53 pm

Xbucket wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:55 pm
For me i still miss snappier envelopes and attacky sounds, but i like to play around with it. maybe i´ll get to the train.
There are trains that are arriving at the station and trains that are leaving...

That's the way of the world :wink:
No auto tune and iLok free...

recursive one
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5572 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Post Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:46 pm

Branis wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:27 pm
recursive one wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:44 am
Does it have an FM bewteen the oscillators, or any other form of osc interaction (sync, PM etc) ?
Oscillators can modulate each other and even themselves, no sync though
Thanks, cool!
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Obsolete462444
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465 posts since 15 Apr, 2020

Post Thu Aug 19, 2021 1:11 am

Sounds very good. Is there a way to initialize a patch (set all parameters to default)?
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Branis
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1324 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Serbia

Post Thu Aug 19, 2021 1:16 am

Kazi7 wrote:
Thu Aug 19, 2021 1:11 am
Sounds very good. Is there a way to initialize a patch (set all parameters to default)?
There is a default patch in the template category, but I find it faster to just open the randomizer and click the reset button. You can even select exactly what you want to reset with the check boxes above the reset button

Obsolete462444
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Post Thu Aug 19, 2021 1:50 am

Branis wrote:
Thu Aug 19, 2021 1:16 am
There is a default patch in the template category, but I find it faster to just open the randomizer and click the reset button. You can even select exactly what you want to reset with the check boxes above the reset button
Thanks! Another 'issue' I have: even when I don't use the panning parameter the oscillators sounds tilts towards one side of the stereo field (so signal is not mono). Do you have an idea why this happens? I'm using the demo version, but I don't think it's a deliberate demo restriction? I made a bass patch that is supposed to be mono, but isn't.

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Branis
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1324 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Serbia

Post Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:17 am

Is there anything that is modulating the panning (is the dot next to the panning knob lit?).
Is that issue present in the default patch too?

Obsolete462444
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Post Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:14 am

Branis wrote:
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:17 am
Is there anything that is modulating the panning (is the dot next to the panning knob lit?).
Is that issue present in the default patch too?
No, default patch appears to behave as expected. Oh yes, indeed the dot next to one of the pan parameters seems lit. I cannot find the modulation source. I deactivated all LFOs, but the stereo imbalance is still there. Unfortunately, due to demo restrictions, I cannot share the patch.

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Branis
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1324 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Serbia

Post Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:13 am

Kazi7 wrote:
Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:14 am
Branis wrote:
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:17 am
Is there anything that is modulating the panning (is the dot next to the panning knob lit?).
Is that issue present in the default patch too?
No, default patch appears to behave as expected. Oh yes, indeed the dot next to one of the pan parameters seems lit. I cannot find the modulation source. I deactivated all LFOs, but the stereo imbalance is still there. Unfortunately, due to demo restrictions, I cannot share the patch.
right-click the pan knob with a lit dot to see the modulation sources and reset any that is modulating pan

djeroen
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284 posts since 14 Sep, 2006

Post Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:19 pm

Thanks all - a significant update will be released soon with additional vintage VCO synthesis algorithms, easier import/export and categorization of patch libraries, ASIO support on Windows, more presets, new polyphony modes, new modulation options, faster and snappier envelopes, a dedicated UI design for large screen workflows, and several additional improvements!

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