ArcSyn feature requests

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Richard deHove
391 posts since 23 Mar, 2016

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:07 pm

The randomization functions of ArcSyn make it a fantastic random tone/ambience generator. But the important missing element is a drone or latch feature. Of course you can just do this in the DAW but a dedicated button would be much easier.

So: Latch button please

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3765 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from Underworld

Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:46 pm

Every synth should have a latch button, because when you're programming sounds your hand can get really tired holding the key. On the other hand, I just record some notes in the sequencer when that happens and put the sequence on loop. :wink:
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8638 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Post Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:04 pm

I'm currently testing the demo of ArcSyn and have a few questions that could potentially be requests:

1) Is there really no way to modulate the main Unison detune slider? If not, this should definitely be added. It's such a cool feature and implemented so well. Would love to modulate this with an LFO or Envelope

2) Would love a way to link ALL the filter controls for the two filters, not just the Cutoff. This would be especially useful for unison sounds that you've panned left/right with one filter each

3) Is there no way to modulate the mod matrix levels? So I can't have an Envelope modulating another envelopes destination level? Or am I missing something?

4) Would also love to be able to modulate all ADHSR parameters (shape, time and levels)

I love the basic sound of this thing but am missing quite a lot of modulation routings and such. Strange to have so many modulation sources and such a complex LFO but not all that much you can actually modulate. Any plans on expanding on this?
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3765 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from Underworld

Post Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:06 am

Spot on bmanic, especially 2) and 4) IMHO. I also really like its sound, but these days [modular days?] modulation options are the key to innovative sounds. The old Roland subtractive synthesis paradigm with only a few modulation faders is, well, old and getting more old and boring.

One thing, though. One of the reasons I really like using Reaper is you can easily program automation and assign controllers for all the [exposed] VST parameters and modulate the sound that way if there's no other way. :tu: The only little perk is that it sometimes doesn't work as smooothly as you'd like it to, depending on the plugin.
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1 posts since 12 Jun, 2020

Post Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:39 am

Hello all,
I bought Arcsyn a couple days ago and really loving it (bought both extensions as well which are great and inspiring).
I'm trying to teach myself some sound design and found things that could "improve" or help me a great deal if they were possible (maybe they are but I couldn't find the info in the manual).
1. Possibility to bypass an OSC/Filter by clicking on its tag name (just like effects).
2. Possibility to bypass a modulation line (by having an on/off led at the end of each modulation line, replacing the numbers).
3. I noticed I wasn't able to automate "program changes" from my DAW.
4. Possibility to use the mousewheel(with and without shift) on more parameters (i.e: non rotary knobs) and on modulation levels !
5. Macro buttons in order to better play with ambient sounds
6. Have multiple layers ? (like in dune or rapid)

Sorry for number 6, had to :) ArcSyn is already capable of so much expressivity !
Thank you for this great synth ! :tu:

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