Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

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kurasu
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260 posts since 27 Aug, 2004 from Berlin

Post Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:32 pm

I've decided it's time for Surge to move to a new phase in its life. Will be interesting to see what comes out of it.

https://github.com/kurasu/surge

monomaker
KVRist
116 posts since 11 Mar, 2015

Re: Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

Post Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:09 pm

Wow, that's great! Hope it gives it a new lease of life, it's got to be one of the greatest open source vsti's in existence and it's bound to help many learn about plugin development.

Whilst not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, any chance of opening up shortcircuit too? Absolutely amazing plugin, it would be great if it could be actively developed again and a 64 bit version would be pretty exciting.

Thanks.

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Dozius
KVRian
891 posts since 26 Oct, 2005 from Canada City

Re: Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

Post Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:12 pm

Will definitely be digging into this. Very generous gift to the OSS community. Thank you!

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805 posts since 24 Jun, 2002 from UK

Re: Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

Post Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:07 am

awesome
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discoDSP
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4790 posts since 18 Jul, 2002

Re: Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

Post Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:10 am

Cool! I can't find any binaries but it's stated there are available at GitHub.

Edit: Woops :oops: https://github.com/kurasu/surge/releases
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noizebox
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39 posts since 19 Nov, 2012 from Stockholm, Sweden

Re: Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

Post Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:25 am

Very cool and thanks for sharing. Have been skimming through the codebase for the past half hour or so.

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Roman Wisniak
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344 posts since 28 Jul, 2003 from Poland

Re: Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

Post Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:59 am

Great news!
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KVRian
686 posts since 6 Aug, 2005 from England

Re: Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

Post Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:12 am

This is very good of you. Can I ask, how was the speed-up using SSE for the biquad, rather than letting the compiler handle SSE for you?
As in, was it worth going?
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classic
KVRAF
1868 posts since 26 Jul, 2004

Re: Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

Post Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:47 am

So I get this right, the installer does not install a plugin.
Just some codes I assume.
I installed it, but.........well, no plugin.

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fmr
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9594 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Re: Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

Post Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:51 am

I just downloaded it and installed it. It chose a really weird place to install (Users\My User\My User\AppData\Local). I think I can change that, but I allowed it to install where it chose to.

After installation concluded, I went to the VSTPlugIns folder, and the DLL wasn't there. I have no idea where it went. Can you help, please?

Anyway, thanks for your generosity. :tu:
Fernando (FMR)

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sbj
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1173 posts since 17 Aug, 2012 from Old Zealand

Re: Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

Post Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:01 am

fmr wrote:I just downloaded it and installed it. It chose a really weird place to install (Users\My User\My User\AppData\Local). I think I can change that, but I allowed it to install where it chose to.

After installation concluded, I went to the VSTPlugIns folder, and the DLL wasn't there. I have no idea where it went. Can you help, please?

Anyway, thanks for your generosity. :tu:
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fmr
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9594 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Re: Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

Post Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:09 am

sbj wrote:
fmr wrote:I just downloaded it and installed it. It chose a really weird place to install (Users\My User\My User\AppData\Local). I think I can change that, but I allowed it to install where it chose to.

After installation concluded, I went to the VSTPlugIns folder, and the DLL wasn't there. I have no idea where it went. Can you help, please?

Anyway, thanks for your generosity. :tu:
Try to look here:C/Programfiles/Common Files/VST2
Yes, it was there :) Thanks :tu:
Fernando (FMR)

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thecontrolcentre
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27496 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

Post Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:36 am

I love Surge ... bought it years ago. Still sounds great to me. I do hope someone can make a larger interface for it. I'm really struggling to read the text on the current version.

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thecontrolcentre
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27496 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

Post Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:40 am

classic wrote:So I get this right, the installer does not install a plugin.
Just some codes I assume.
I installed it, but.........well, no plugin.
It doesn't always seem to install where expected. Check your Steinberg/Vst plugins folder and the location mentioned above.

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Ghostwave
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1603 posts since 1 Mar, 2010 from Paris

Re: Vember Audio Surge is now open-source

Post Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:11 am

Surge is an excellent synth and features what is IMO the best and easiest modulation architecture. It's just so easy to assign multiple parameters to LFOs and such while keeping a very clean and informative interface.
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