Sonic Academy new synth!

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jasco
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206 posts since 25 Aug, 2002 from Leeds

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:09 am

wagtunes wrote:
jasco wrote:Can anyone tell me the min. screen res. needed please? I'm still on a crappy old laptop so no point me upgrading if it won't fit on my screen. :scared:
The default will fit nicely on 1280x1024 but a fraction on the small side. At 125% it doesn't quite all fit on the screen. The bottom is cut off. But everything else is fine.
Thanks, think I'm outta luck then :(

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wagtunes
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Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:10 am

jasco wrote:
wagtunes wrote:
jasco wrote:Can anyone tell me the min. screen res. needed please? I'm still on a crappy old laptop so no point me upgrading if it won't fit on my screen. :scared:
The default will fit nicely on 1280x1024 but a fraction on the small side. At 125% it doesn't quite all fit on the screen. The bottom is cut off. But everything else is fine.
Thanks, think I'm outta luck then :(
Why? What resolution are you running?

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jasco
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Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:13 am

wagtunes wrote:
jasco wrote:
wagtunes wrote:
jasco wrote:Can anyone tell me the min. screen res. needed please? I'm still on a crappy old laptop so no point me upgrading if it won't fit on my screen. :scared:
The default will fit nicely on 1280x1024 but a fraction on the small side. At 125% it doesn't quite all fit on the screen. The bottom is cut off. But everything else is fine.
Thanks, think I'm outta luck then :(
Why? What resolution are you running?
Still on 1366x768, yes I know it's nearly 2018 :ud:

egbert101
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Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:15 am

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Phil Sonic Academy
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482 posts since 10 Aug, 2006

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:17 am

garryknight wrote:Phil: One thing I really like is that if I open the preset window, I can play the current preset on my MIDI keyboard then use the down arrow to select the next one; better still is that I can click on the keyboard on the VST itself and still use the down arrow key. Not all VST synths work that way. And there's one DX7 bass patch that (to me, as an ex-DX7 owner) sounds better than any other that I've heard. Oh, and the two new soundpacks are pretty good value at the moment.

Everyone else: The finalized manual might not be available yet, but there are 10 training videos up on the ADSR channel on YouTube, about an hour's viewing, that cover most of what you want to know if you're new to synths or familiar with the basics of programming synths.

Phil, again: Will there be any more videos? There's nothing (yet) on the LFOs, effects other than the EQ, the Arpeggiator, or the CMD.
I’ll be doing more vids tomorrow... arp, cmd, fx and some sound design basics for beginners.

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wagtunes
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Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:31 am

jasco wrote:
wagtunes wrote:
jasco wrote:
wagtunes wrote:
jasco wrote:Can anyone tell me the min. screen res. needed please? I'm still on a crappy old laptop so no point me upgrading if it won't fit on my screen. :scared:
The default will fit nicely on 1280x1024 but a fraction on the small side. At 125% it doesn't quite all fit on the screen. The bottom is cut off. But everything else is fine.
Thanks, think I'm outta luck then :(
Why? What resolution are you running?
Still on 1366x768, yes I know it's nearly 2018 :ud:
Width wise you're fine. Height, you just might make it. When they have a demo, download it and see. You might just be good to go.

cb8rwh
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299 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

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Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:53 am

I know ANA 2 only came out yesterday but surely it's never too early for feature requests? I would love the ability to save FX presets. Either as a whole, or presets for each individual FX type

Phil Sonic Academy
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482 posts since 10 Aug, 2006

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Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:16 am

cb8rwh wrote:I know ANA 2 only came out yesterday but surely it's never too early for feature requests? I would love the ability to save FX presets. Either as a whole, or presets for each individual FX type
We have a 2.1 feature list already on the go... we will continue working on ANA 2 for a while yet.

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exmatproton
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Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:07 pm

Phil Sonic Academy wrote:
cb8rwh wrote:I know ANA 2 only came out yesterday but surely it's never too early for feature requests? I would love the ability to save FX presets. Either as a whole, or presets for each individual FX type
We have a 2.1 feature list already on the go... we will continue working on ANA 2 for a while yet.
Any word on a hotfix?
*slow UI; opening after closing + loading after the initial load
*the strange sound residu after opening PWM completely with certain (also build-in) osc's/wt's
*scrambled UI text sometimes after closing and re-opening the interface


+ i would really like to see a random signal generator as a mod source. Tried retriggering the S/H lfo, but that didn't do the trick, as it is retriggering the same position/amount

garryknight
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1116 posts since 6 Jan, 2015 from London, England

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:48 pm

Phil Sonic Academy wrote: I’ll be doing more vids tomorrow... arp, cmd, fx and some sound design basics for beginners.
Great!

bryansonic
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75 posts since 6 Oct, 2010

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:13 pm

exmatproton wrote: *slow UI; opening after closing + loading after the initial load


haven't thus far been able to reproduce this, what are your specs and OS version .. or did you give me them already, i have some noted here.

exmatproton wrote: *the strange sound residu after opening PWM completely with certain (also build-in) osc's/wt's

hopefully resolved tomorrow

exmatproton wrote: *scrambled UI text sometimes after closing and re-opening the interface
this ones fixed :tu:

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exmatproton
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Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:36 pm

bryansonic wrote:haven't thus far been able to reproduce this, what are your specs and OS version .. or did you give me them already, i have some noted here.
Yeah, i gave the specs earlier, but;

Core i7 4790K@4,4GHz, AMD Radeon RX480, 16GB DDR4, EVO850 SSD, Windows 10 x64 (latest)
DAW's; FL Studio 12.5.1, Studio One 3.5.2.44603, Ableton 9.7.5 (all x64)
bryansonic wrote:hopefully resolved tomorrow
Fingers crossed :D
bryansonic wrote:this ones fixed :tu:
Nice! :tu:

Spencer Maddox
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226 posts since 19 Oct, 2017

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Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:45 pm

I'm having a similar situation with slow loading times when Loading up. My specs are similar to Exmats, Running the latest Windows with an I7 16 GB Ram Hp Envy Laptop. And whenever I put ANA in a project the CPU usage very quickly jumps and turns on my Fan. In the Test I did using the Live 10 beta (Yes I know a beta version of a software is not the best testing environment but I digress) the CPU meter shot from 5% to 45% and turned on the fan, in all the synth took maybe 8 seconds to load (By comparison Sylenth1 took my CPU from 13% to 35% and Falcon 14% to 35%) Bitwig 2.2 the performance was a bit worse. Again not exactly a huge issue since the synth itself is running Fine but its loading woes are strange since no other VST I have does such a thing.
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ATS
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5988 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:03 pm

Phil Sonic Academy wrote:
Dasheesh wrote:I guess you already probably thought this through SA, but at 200$ regular price you just bought your way into a whole new class of expectations. You priced your old buyer out. Not saying that’s bad, as long as it was your intention. You might get me yet. Keeping an eye on it. Good luck.
For ANA 1 owners who are subscribers and with the current discount they can pick it up for around £60/$80... so our intention was to make it as accessible as possible for our loyal customers who subscribe and follow the tutorials etc.

I think that keeps things in line with what we have been trying to do with ANA which is make a plugin that is as versatile as possible and gives our users a main synth to follow the courses.

Granted for new users in a week or so time it will be going up a bit but the difference in development time and features compared to ANA 1 is pretty vast.

I own Ana 1 and my price is over $100 for an upgrade
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Phil Sonic Academy
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482 posts since 10 Aug, 2006

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:05 pm

ATS wrote:
Phil Sonic Academy wrote:
Dasheesh wrote:I guess you already probably thought this through SA, but at 200$ regular price you just bought your way into a whole new class of expectations. You priced your old buyer out. Not saying that’s bad, as long as it was your intention. You might get me yet. Keeping an eye on it. Good luck.
For ANA 1 owners who are subscribers and with the current discount they can pick it up for around £60/$80... so our intention was to make it as accessible as possible for our loyal customers who subscribe and follow the tutorials etc.

I think that keeps things in line with what we have been trying to do with ANA which is make a plugin that is as versatile as possible and gives our users a main synth to follow the courses.

Granted for new users in a week or so time it will be going up a bit but the difference in development time and features compared to ANA 1 is pretty vast.

I own Ana 1 and my price is over $100 for an upgrade
You bought it second hand tho?

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