K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

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2getheraudio
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65 posts since 11 Sep, 2018 from Boston, MA

Post Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:00 am

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For those of you obsessed with getting the perfect electronic kick drum but don't have hours to do so, definitely check out K1CK Synth. Using the Qubiq struQture engine, we designed a hybrid synth that's 100% targeted at taking the drudgery out of this all-important task. In fact it's quite fun! And the sounds are great. They can range from floor breaking bass, booming 808s, acoustic lo-fi kicks, and lots more.

Under the hood you've got:

- 100 sampled attacks with shape, pitch and level control for designing the all-important attack
- an oscillator section with two envelopes to tune the pitch and amplitude decay
- a Smart Compressor and Drive Circuit to dial in extra punch and presence.
- a decimator, bit crusher, low pass filter and high pass filter to add character
- three mic impulse circuits emulating popular kick drum mics for some final polish

You can download the K1CK demo here

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sqigls
KVRAF
4208 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

Post Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:41 am

nice :)
pleased to say it installs and loads on OSX10.9.5 :)
let's give it a bash

AnX
KVRAF
6524 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

Post Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:50 am

2getheraudio wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:00 am
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For those of you obsessed with getting the perfect electronic kick drum but don't have hours to do so, definitely check out K1CK Synth. Using the Qubiq struQture engine, we designed a hybrid synth that's 100% targeted at taking the drudgery out of this all-important task. In fact it's quite fun! And the sounds are great. They can range from floor breaking bass, booming 808s, acoustic lo-fi kicks, and lots more.

Under the hood you've got:

- 100 sampled attacks with shape, pitch and level control for designing the all-important attack
- an oscillator section with two envelopes to tune the pitch and amplitude decay
- a Smart Compressor and Drive Circuit to dial in extra punch and presence.
- a decimator, bit crusher, low pass filter and high pass filter to add character
- three mic impulse circuits emulating popular kick drum mics for some final polish

i imagine lots of ppl are interested in this, there might be a lot more if you bothered to leave a link.

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2getheraudio
KVRist
65 posts since 11 Sep, 2018 from Boston, MA

Re: K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

Post Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:35 am

AnX wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:50 am
i imagine lots of ppl are interested in this, there might be a lot more if you bothered to leave a link.
Here you are.

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sqigls
KVRAF
4208 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

Post Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:07 pm

The oscillator needs an attack function.
Presently the only way to shape the attack, is to turn the attack section down, and then use the low pass filter to remove the click. Which is silly.
If then you wanna put some of the attack section back into it, too bad, cos it's filtered by the low pass also. It's very limited. It's also a bit silly that there are far too many options for the attack type, and not many of them respond well to the hold and decay functions. It just feels like there's more love for the attack than there is for the actual KICK.

I dig the compressor i guess, there's a bit of a sweet spot there... The drive circuit tends falls apart a bit early, not totally unpleasant, but for a KICK drum module... it's a bit loose? I don't know what the majority of people do with their kick drums, but i find that the bitcrush and decimate effects are basically useless. Along with the mic fx which just kill any solid low end.

It's ok for $10, but even then it would be something i'd need to layer with a more solid drum synth.
Being unable to save patches is a missed trick in any demo also.
I really think this plugin could have benefited from a bit more planning.

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KVRAF
3428 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

Post Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:26 pm

sqigls wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:07 pm
I don't know what the majority of people do with their kick drums, but i find that the bitcrush and decimate effects are basically useless.
They're very useful tbh.

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sqigls
KVRAF
4208 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

Post Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:23 am

can you give me link to an example please?
is it a chip tune thing?

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KVRAF
3428 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

Post Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:55 am

Not sure if you just trying to be funny or what but using those fx is quite common technique.

Obviously too lazy to Google too so here's a quick link https://www.audiotent.com/production-ti ... kick-drum/

Youtube also has so many videos of the subject that even you should understand the point.

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KVRAF
3428 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

Post Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:04 am

I'd also recommend to get familiar with genres like hardcore hardstyle etc..
Even I use some crushing on my kicks, even though it's not a merit for the technique 😂

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2getheraudio
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65 posts since 11 Sep, 2018 from Boston, MA

Re: K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:56 am

Hi folks. We've just released a free update to K1CK Synth which addresses some of the comments on this thread.

New in version 1.1
New oscillator ATTACK parameter. This parameter allows for additional fine tune control over the attack portion of the sound. It adds an attack envelope stage to the oscillator to enable very fast, no click attacks. This also opens up the sampled attacks to come through better.

25 new attack samples

25 new K1CK Synth presets

Get the free update here:
https://www.2getheraudio.com/k1ck-synth-v1-1-update/

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sqigls
KVRAF
4208 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

Post Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:52 am

is there a way to have the expert page always open?
thank you!

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2getheraudio
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65 posts since 11 Sep, 2018 from Boston, MA

Re: K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:16 am

You mean when re-opening the plugin interface? So it remembers what view you were in?

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sqigls
KVRAF
4208 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:39 pm

yes, each time i open the interface, the view reverts to the simple view.
I want to see the expert view permanently. or at least for the plugin to remember the view per active session instance or saved project instance.
permanently would be better, as i will never be needing the simple view.

thanks for your quick reply!

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sqigls
KVRAF
4208 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:50 pm

also, is it possible i can save a default preset that will load automatically each time i load the plugin? Or delete all factory presets?... Even if i save my own preset named "Absolute" - the built-in "Absolute" preset always loads instead.

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2getheraudio
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65 posts since 11 Sep, 2018 from Boston, MA

Re: K1CK Synth Electronic Kick Drum Maker

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:40 am

Thank you for the suggestions. We are looking at what can be implemented.

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