"Entity" released, semi-modular synth AU VST, specs

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DASH Guy

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7650 posts since 20 Sep, 2001

Post Fri May 27, 2011 10:08 am

Right, there's a simple reason for that similarity: when I and Michael Olsen decided to design and build a synth plugin together we needed a simple "achitecture template" to start with.
And since Michael worked for KeyToSound in the now abbandoned neXsyn development, he proposed to copy the layout of it, which he found clear and straight. We discussed for some days about that, gathered info about, and I was then convinced to use that GUI design as template. Also I liked some nexSyn features.

That would lead to two advantages, Michael would have worked with a "friendly" plugin structure and could use some of his code he already shared with nenSyn.

Be sure that Entity sounds nothing like nexSyn, it doesn't share any DSP with it
except the Reverb and one Osc written by Michael.
Yeah they look very similar for the modules and knobs arrangement but that's all about it.


(Thanks abstractcats for the positive words)
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KVRist
158 posts since 27 Jul, 2009 from Denmark

Post Sat May 28, 2011 10:14 pm

liqih wrote:Be sure that Entity sounds nothing like nexSyn, it doesn't share any DSP with it
except the Reverb and one Osc written by Michael.
Actually I improved that osc while working on Entity, and moved the noise floor and aliasing from around -100dB or so down to -130dB or thereabouts (depending on settings etc.) : - )

I always found that Nexsyn had so much potential in it's basic design, but lacked something sound-wise (and I'm not even going to go into the business model! Please let us not turn this into another we-all-hate-koblo-thread : - )).

So, I think it's a clear way to make a layout, and combining my oscs and effects with Luigis physical modelling and synth know-how just seemed like the right thing to do ; - )


Cheers,

Michael Olsen

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KVRAF
3495 posts since 19 Aug, 2008 from USA-lien In the 8th Dimention

Post Sat May 28, 2011 10:32 pm

Michael_Olsen wrote:
I always found that Nexsyn had so much potential in it's basic design, but lacked something sound-wise (and I'm not even going to go into the business model! Please let us not turn this into another we-all-hate-koblo-thread : - )).
I liked the sound of Nexsyn a lot, especially at the $50 price. It is a shame that Max Gronlund did not have a better plan with NexSyn and Koblo. And your are right about the we-all-hate-koblo part, it would be a waist of time and energy and it seems that Koblo may be making a comeback and those of us who paid for Nexsyn might see it again some day.

I do look forward to trying and maybe buying Entity, as long as its not C/R copy protection. :(

Any way thanks for the post Michael

KVRist
158 posts since 27 Jul, 2009 from Denmark

Post Sun May 29, 2011 9:20 am

abstractcats wrote: I do look forward to trying and maybe buying Entity, as long as its not C/R copy protection. :(
Entity most definitely is not challenge/response protected!


Michael

DASH Guy

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7650 posts since 20 Sep, 2001

Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:06 am

Entity Synth Specifications

*** Oscillators ***

3 modules each with the following waveforms

- Standard Generators:
Sine with waveshaping control
Triangle (Table) with waveshaping control
Triangle (Syncable)
Pulse (Syncable) with waveshaping control
Saw (Syncable)

10 X Sine + variable ammount of odd or even harmonics

- Stacks with spreading control:
SuperSaw
MultiSaw 1
MultiSaw 2
MultiSaw 3
Major Stack
Minor Stack

- Noise Generators with downsampling control :
Noise
Noise HP with resonance control
Noise LP with resonance control
Noise BP with resonance control

- Physical Modelling Generators each with 3 parameters:
Pick 1
Pick 2
Pick 3
Pick 4
Wind 1
Wind 2

(All oscillators in module #1 have FM and most of them have AM)


*** Filters ***

3 modules each with the following algorithms:

LP 1 Pole
LP 2 Pole
LP 2 X 2 Pole Parallel
LP 2 X 2 Pole Serial
HP 1 Pole
HP 2 Pole
HP 2 X 2 Pole Parallel
HP 2 X 2 Pole Serial
BP 2 Pole
BP 2 X 2 Pole Parallel
BP 2 X 2 Pole Serial
Drive + LP 2 Pole Pre or Post
Comb in module #2
TB-303


*** Envelopes ***

3 X DAHDSR with: Repeat functions,
speed and gain keytracking, curve type selections

*** Syncable LFOs ***

3 X Rate Attack Phase Smooth.
Each with : 5 fixed destinations + 12 selectable destinations via Mod Matrix,
12 wafeforms available,
3 modes: Reset, Global, Env

*** Matrix ***

3 X "2 sources to 4 destinations"

*** Effects ***

2 modules each with the following processors:
Chorus (mono)
Chorus (stereo)
Vintage Chorus
Echo (stereo with modulation)
Flanger
Phaser
Reverb
Compressor
EQ

*** Master Effects ***

Tube Amp
Simple Limiter
Simple Saturation

*** MIDI performance ***

Poly, Mono, Legato, Glide, Arpeggiator,
CC MIDI learn per knob
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DASH Guy

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7650 posts since 20 Sep, 2001

Post Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:49 am

So anybody likes the specs? Maybe you need a sound example, they will come soon
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DASH Guy

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7650 posts since 20 Sep, 2001

Post Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:46 am

Song made with two instances of Entity, DK+ percussions and Ableton Live reverb only :
http://dashsignature.com/mp3/Possiladacomelopa.mp3

please also check this
http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=321960


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KVRAF
29598 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:45 am

I've had a quick run through the presets, and so far ... very impressed. Reasons patches stood out particularly. I'm gonna need a manual to get my head around the programming, but this seems like a very capable synth to me.

Nice one :tu:

@liqih Thanks for the quick guide :)

DASH Guy

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7650 posts since 20 Sep, 2001

Post Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:32 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:I've had a quick run through the presets, and so far ... very impressed. Reasons patches stood out particularly. I'm gonna need a manual to get my head around the programming, but this seems like a very capable synth to me.

Nice one :tu:

@liqih Thanks for the quick guide :)
Welcome, <grin>, so is it clearer now?
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KVRAF
2641 posts since 30 Mar, 2007 from In and Out Burger

Post Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:13 pm

awesome synth!
love your presets Luigi!

definitely gonna have to get this 8)

~Bren
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DASH Guy

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7650 posts since 20 Sep, 2001

Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:27 am

bailees7irish wrote:awesome synth!
love your presets Luigi!

definitely gonna have to get this 8)

~Bren
Thanks a lot Mr ~Bren, <grin>
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KVRist
35 posts since 13 May, 2010

Post Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:49 am

Anyone uses Entity with s1? It freezes (32 and 64-bits) regularly.

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