Bleepman, free retro lo-fi synthesizer for Kontakt 4 - released

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KVRAF
4644 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Post Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:30 pm

You can tell I spent a big hunk of 80's playing videogames. This is another bleeping synthesizer for Kontakt.

looks:
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sounds:
http://soundcloud.com/fairlyconfused/bl ... ng-presets

It's free to grab and use, weights 1MB zipped, requires full version of Kontakt 4.2 or newer. You don't need a facebook account or registering anything to download the file, in fact, you don't even have to like it.

details:
http://waveforms.fairlyconfusing.net/20 ... epman.html
Last edited by Zombie Queen on Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

KVRAF
3187 posts since 20 Sep, 2004 from Atlanta

Post Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:40 pm

once again proving that K5 is quite the pandora's box when the right cook is in the kitchen ;)
masterful stuff here. Loads of phun and phunktion :tu:

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KVRAF

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4644 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:20 pm

Thank you, so is it usable without any hints and help?

Small update, new file uploaded;
- modulation sequence can be now assigned to 2nd unison note properties
- saving/loading presets
- sequence auto generation, which is quite fun, the automaton can now generate larger sequences using randomizer buffer, this is dependent on modulation target, for pitch sequences it will stick to a randomly picked scale...
- some minor fixes.

KVRAF
3187 posts since 20 Sep, 2004 from Atlanta

Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:56 pm

No docs needed ...work fine for me !!!
improvements sound killer too! I have to download it afterwhile and get back to you!
thanks again, ZQ!

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KVRAF

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4644 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Post Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:32 am

Cool. Here, quick demo for the new feature.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9UMQ_QIQlw

KVRer
3 posts since 28 Sep, 2011

Post Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:48 pm

This. is. fan. tastic.

Thank you!

KVRer
20 posts since 6 Feb, 2014 from victoria, bc

Post Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:24 am

This is awesome. Exactly what I was looking for for a project. No problems using it, very nicely done GUI. THANK YOU!!

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KVRAF

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4644 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Post Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:54 am

I'm happy to see I'm not the only one having fun with this. I wasn't really plan to develop it much further, but as I was playing around, I've been tempted to try some things... So one more little update, the last before final.
Changes:
- fixed arp-sequence interaction for shadow notes, sequence modulator was overwriting arp for uni voices, now they work together.
- sequence transformations now apply to randomizer buffer in 'looped random mode'.
- new arp modes, pattern - this is using pre-generated sequence for arp; uni-split - this is using monophonic keyboard slip to separate voices, main voice will only play in monophonic part, and shadow notes only in polyphonic part, so you can trigger pitch sequences with one hand, and play lead melody with the other.
- mod wheel new function - it will modify start point for looped random mode and pattern arp, simply put, move mod-wheel to change pattern.
- snap pattern - kind of little, simple scale enforcer for pitch sequences and arp patterns.

KVRAF
6974 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:26 am

Looks like a LOT of fun to be had, and I will play this weekend.

Thank you :)
I'm not a musician, but I've designed sounds that others use to make music. http://soundcloud.com/obsidiananvil

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KVRAF
1701 posts since 22 Apr, 2009 from Belgrade

Post Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:59 pm

It's loads of fun, thanks for making this!
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KVRAF

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4644 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Post Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:46 am

Thanks for writing about my stuff, I appreciate it.

KVRist
151 posts since 24 May, 2008

Post Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:49 pm

Lovely! I'm working one-handed for the next few weeks, so this couldn't have come at a better time!
"Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence." - Robert Fripp

My music on SoundClound

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KVRAF

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4644 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Post Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:20 pm

Hope, you find it enjoyable toy.
Also, this thread is getting a bit old and despite lack of news, this device is neither finished nor abandoned. It's still almost there, I'm writing a short manual to cover some less obvious concepts and I was tweaking pattern generation and pattern snap (scale enforcer) routines, cleared some cosmetic bugs too. Hope to get it done by the end of the month, I'll put info in this thread and on my sample-blog. If you have any suggestions, shoot.

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KVRAF

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4644 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:01 am

It seems that Kontakt doesn't support automation of ui_tables, or I'm too dumb to figure it... Anyway, I wanted to edit sequences with hardware controller's sliders, so I made some simple support for midi learn. This is gonna be one of new little things in final version. Here, I was playing around with it, keeping one finger on the keyboard and fumbling with sliders...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMxe5pgFxCo

Also I found that sustain pedal functionality is broken, so one more thing to fix...

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KVRAF

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4644 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Post Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:21 pm

The download file has been updated.
There were two major problems: extra voices were going off-tune in monophonic mode and sustain pedal wasn't working. Hopefully those issues are fixed now. Sustain pedal thing gave me a lot of headache, it's combinations with mono mode (and its keyboard split mode) and arp modes made some things twisted inside out. I can only blame myself for making things too complicated. I hate to spread a broken gadget, so here's another beta update, although I wasn't planning it.
I'm not sure, if many people actually use sustain pedal. Mine has backwards polarity, so I added polarity switch, available via synth menu. Before anyone asks, if you activate monophonic mode and split the keyboard, sustain pedal state will only affect monophonic part. It's not a bug, it's a feature. :P

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