Phuturetone GR-8

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KVRist
261 posts since 7 Sep, 2012

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:35 am

Just started to try this one out.

Many of the presets are silent. Reason seems to in Distortion FX settings. If type is set to Satur and Mix to 100.0, there is no output from the synth.

KVRist
52 posts since 28 Aug, 2011 from Belgrade, Serbia

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:57 am

subterfuge wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:35 am
Just started to try this one out.

Many of the presets are silent. Reason seems to in Distortion FX settings. If type is set to Satur and Mix to 100.0, there is no output from the synth.
Hi subterfuge,

Thank you for reporting the bug. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to reproduce it on my Intel CPU machine. The Saturation mode works in the latest Reaper both on Win10 and macOS. Do you have Intel or AMD CPU?

However, there were few minor problems that I fixed in the Saturation module. I would be grateful if you could try this version and tell me if the saturation works on your machine: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6yzts8wkoefz7 ... p.exe?dl=0

Thank you,
Sasha

KVRist

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261 posts since 7 Sep, 2012

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:58 am

Reaper v6.30, Intel i7, Win10. With the version you provided above, saturation works fine, no output problems. Thanks for the quick response Sasha.

KVRist
52 posts since 28 Aug, 2011 from Belgrade, Serbia

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 1:44 pm

Version 1.0.1 of GR-8 is available for PC and Mac:
  • Fixed silent Saturation mode on Distortion. All the presets using it were silent too.
  • Fixed Pitch Bender returning to zero when controlled via MIDI.
  • Updated About screen.

https://www.kvraudio.com/product/gr-8-b ... /downloads

Thank you all for reporting and help with testing. You've been wonderful!

KVRAF
6634 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:04 pm

Congratulations, Phuturetone, your synth looks very good!

I'm surprised : on the product page, it says it's "made with Synthedit", but I thought SE could not create Mac plugins?
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KVRAF
6524 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:12 pm

Thanks for this instrument, really enjoy it's deceptively simple layout. The xmod is great fun to play with, some really gnarly sounds in there. :)
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KVRist
52 posts since 28 Aug, 2011 from Belgrade, Serbia

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:37 pm

sinkmusic wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:04 pm
Congratulations, Phuturetone, your synth looks very good!

I'm surprised : on the product page, it says it's "made with Synthedit", but I thought SE could not create Mac plugins?
Thanks, Sinkmusic!

SynthEdit app works on Windows only, but it can export VST for PC and AudioUnit for Mac. Not sure for how long the export for Mac was there, but that feature got me back to SynthEdit last year, after a long pause.

KVRist
52 posts since 28 Aug, 2011 from Belgrade, Serbia

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:45 pm

GaryG wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:12 pm
Thanks for this instrument, really enjoy it's deceptively simple layout. The xmod is great fun to play with, some really gnarly sounds in there. :)
Thanks, Gary! I had a lot of fun with XMod before making the preset system, I regret not being able to save the sounds. Also haven't exploited the Chord voice mode as much as I wanted in presets.

MRT
KVRian
1237 posts since 3 Dec, 2002

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:03 pm

Thanks for the update. Everything seems to be working correctly now. I am really liking your entry and also surprised to see that it is a SynthEdit synth. Nice work!

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KVRian
1431 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:10 pm

I really love this one !
This post is supposed to be non-agressive. Now please give me a broad smile. :ud:

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KVRAF
33432 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:42 pm

Looks beautiful. On the negative side, I didn't like the sound of the reverb when I tried it out.
Hi-de-Hi!

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KVRAF
30184 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:30 pm

Looks gorgeous. Haven't had time to try it out yet.

KVRist
63 posts since 11 Jul, 2020

Post Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:21 am

The midi learn assignement is not saved...when I change the preset, I have to start again

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KVRAF
2813 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Post Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:01 am

This is killer and has potential to be one of the best freeware synths. I like the simplicity of it and the nice FX.

However it crashes when Reason does its plugin scan. I'm using the Polac VST3 loader as a bridge for VST3 plugins. But it works fine using it inside Kushview Element or Metaplugin.
Orion Platinum, Muzys 2

KVRist
52 posts since 28 Aug, 2011 from Belgrade, Serbia

Post Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:21 pm

Clem4 wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:21 am
The midi learn assignement is not saved...when I change the preset, I have to start again
Hi Clem4,

My apologies about that, hope you didn't make assignments for all of the controls. I've added this warning about the MIDI assignment on the product page:

Caution: Each preset has its own MIDI assignment. If you make a MIDI assignment you need to save the preset. Otherwise, the MIDI assignment you've made will be lost as soon you change the preset. If you want to make your own presets with the same MIDI assignments, you can do it by assigning MIDI controls to the Initial preset, saving a copy of it, and using it as a template for your sounds.

I will try to come with some standard mapping for all the controls and update the factory presets with it.

Sorry again,
Sasha

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