Wren - modular for Windows

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chk071
KVRAF
17031 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:26 am

wagtunes wrote:After reading this disclaimer...
Wren is not a product, but a hobby project that got out of control a bit. This software ain't good for anything and it will crash your PC too.
Why would anybody even bother downloading this thing?
Well, as long as it doesn't eat your cat, or worse, you're good to go i guess. :P

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thecontrolcentre
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23016 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Wren - modular for Windows

Post Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:36 am

wagtunes wrote:
whyterabbyt wrote:
wagtunes wrote:Just one question. Can somebody tell me if this is 32 or 64 bit? I can't find this information on the site.
Its not a plugin, and its not reliant on using lots of sample memory, so why does it matter?
Because I have a 64 bit machine and since I'm an idiot when it comes to this stuff, I don't know if 32 bit apps will run on it. That's why I'm asking.
32 bit apps will run on 64bit systems.

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whyterabbyt
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26121 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Re: Wren - modular for Windows

Post Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:53 am

thecontrolcentre wrote:
wagtunes wrote:
whyterabbyt wrote:
wagtunes wrote:Just one question. Can somebody tell me if this is 32 or 64 bit? I can't find this information on the site.
Its not a plugin, and its not reliant on using lots of sample memory, so why does it matter?
Because I have a 64 bit machine and since I'm an idiot when it comes to this stuff, I don't know if 32 bit apps will run on it. That's why I'm asking.
32 bit apps will run on 64bit systems.
He's been told that before, FWIW. He's also posted about running 32-bit plugins ('even in jBridge'). Make of that what you will.
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trimph1
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16990 posts since 23 Jun, 2010 from north of London ON

Re: Wren - modular for Windows

Post Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:59 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
thecontrolcentre wrote:
wagtunes wrote:
whyterabbyt wrote:
wagtunes wrote:Just one question. Can somebody tell me if this is 32 or 64 bit? I can't find this information on the site.
Its not a plugin, and its not reliant on using lots of sample memory, so why does it matter?
Because I have a 64 bit machine and since I'm an idiot when it comes to this stuff, I don't know if 32 bit apps will run on it. That's why I'm asking.
32 bit apps will run on 64bit systems.
He's been told that before, FWIW. He's also posted about running 32-bit plugins ('even in jBridge'). Make of that what you will.
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feralsystems
KVRist
59 posts since 7 Nov, 2012 from Philadelphia

Re: Wren - modular for Windows

Post Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:20 am

Anyone else having trouble getting sound out of it on Windows 7? With every audio device option (including ASIO), I get a console message that says "Invalid device".

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bftucker
KVRian
1077 posts since 30 Apr, 2004 from Louisville, KY

Re: Wren - modular for Windows

Post Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:12 am

"These aren’t the software you’re looking for … You can go about your business … Move along.”

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whyterabbyt
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26121 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Re: Wren - modular for Windows

Post Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:13 am

I noticed the default sample rate was 88.2KHz which was too high for my existing soundcard settings; might that be it?
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do_androids_dream
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2769 posts since 26 Oct, 2007 from Kent, UK

Re: Wren - modular for Windows

Post Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:45 am

feralsystems wrote:Anyone else having trouble getting sound out of it on Windows 7? With every audio device option (including ASIO), I get a console message that says "Invalid device".
It seems that you can't change any settings from within the synth. Try different sample rates and buffer settings from your soundcards interface then boot up the synth.

feralsystems
KVRist
59 posts since 7 Nov, 2012 from Philadelphia

Re: Wren - modular for Windows

Post Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:02 am

Thanks for the info and advice. I will look into the sample rate issue.

AudioTraveler
KVRist
32 posts since 4 Apr, 2015

Re: Wren - modular for Windows

Post Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:59 am

Another update is up including new modules.. http://bluehell.electro-music.com/modules/

Cheers

lalo
KVRian
1426 posts since 14 Oct, 2002

Re: Wren - modular for Windows

Post Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:32 am

really great stuff here!
can we hope for a VST/i version with audio inputs to for FX processing?
:love:

exiannyc
KVRer
24 posts since 23 May, 2014

Re: Wren - modular for Windows

Post Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:09 am

feralsystems wrote:Anyone else having trouble getting sound out of it on Windows 7? With every audio device option (including ASIO), I get a console message that says "Invalid device".
Every DAW and standalone VST type product needs to be configured before you can do anything with it, so I tried doing that with Wren at first (I'm on windows 10 but anyway) and I too could not get any sound out of it.

I tried again, downloaded a new version (he updates it frequently) and simply opened it up and loaded a patch, without installing or configuring it at all. Example patches are here http://bluehell.electro-music.com/modul ... /index.php

It worked.

Try doing that: download the zip file of the new version, don't configure it at all, just turn it on and load a patch.

Please note that the first time you run Wren it takes about a minute to create its own help docs. Don't panic. It is not destroying your hard drive.

Also, it did not crash my computer, and it did not eat my cat.

You can't run it within your daw, but "start rendering" means "record," so you can still record all you want, and then take your recordings into your daw and have a party.

If you like it, send him some money. I did. I think this project is amazing, and his patches are vast and intricate, and they go on being interesting and surprising for a very long time.

ZeePok
KVRian
993 posts since 22 Aug, 2004 from Edge City, the Low Country

Re: Wren - modular for Windows

Post Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:45 am

 
It's a great synth.

I only wished it had built-in midi support. Don't like having to use that 'NetMidi' :(
 

exiannyc
KVRer
24 posts since 23 May, 2014

Re: Wren - modular for Windows

Post Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:37 am

I don't use netmidi. I just record audio with Start Rendering and pull the resulting file into my daw. Super easy.

AudioTraveler
KVRist
32 posts since 4 Apr, 2015

Re: Wren - modular for Windows

Post Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:50 am

exiannyc wrote:I don't use netmidi. I just record audio with Start Rendering and pull the resulting file into my daw. Super easy.
Look in the Seq Tab there is MidiPlayer you can playback midi files.

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