your "limitations" synth?

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Delta Sign
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422 posts since 22 Jun, 2018

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:59 pm

ACE and Diva! Why? I always like to push things to their limit, and for some reason, those two make me think "f*ck, that does't sound like *insert synth here* at all" a lot.
That's possible because they seem rather limited on the surface, but they allow for some clever routing that lets you do things to push them far away from classic subtractive sounds. They are limited enough to be inspiring, as I always say.

This is just one instance of ACE, for example:
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ThePresent
KVRist
407 posts since 17 Dec, 2013 from The Netherlands

Re: your "limitations" synth?

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:17 pm

TAL U-NO-62, great sounding little synth
In fact, I’m thinking about releasing a free soundset for this cool synth, as I’m having great fun doing some 80’s style demo songs for it. :phones:

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voidhead23
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76 posts since 5 Jan, 2018 from Beijing, PRC

Re: your "limitations" synth?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:11 am

Probably Hive or Operator, with my mind quickly changing about Wavetable, as well.

i really wish there were more 'simple' soft synths that were also unabashedly digital (without being VA's in the tradition of Sylenth, Synth1, Hive, etc), while also having a deep sound quality. i personally start to gloss over as i see people requesting more and more features and functions from synths that are already pretty deep. Everything is either a modulation monster or an analog emulation, it seems like (i would be happy to be proved wrong if you have suggestions!). i think this is what's impressing me about Ableton's Wavetable right now. Digital and to the point, though the Cytomic filters blur that a little.

i was trying out FAW Circle and the sound quality is just not quite there, as fantastic as the workflow and GUI are.

chk071
KVRAF
17016 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: your "limitations" synth?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:12 am

Monark. But, if i had those filters, oscillators and envelopes in a more complex synth, i surely wouldn't bother with such limitations anymore. ;)

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KVRAF
3646 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: your "limitations" synth?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:17 am

voidhead23 wrote:i really wish there were more 'simple' soft synths that were also unabashedly digital (without being VA's in the tradition of Sylenth, Synth1, Hive, etc), while also having a deep sound quality.
Rob Papen's Go2 ? Don't have it myself but it seems to fit the bill
voidhead23 wrote:i personally start to gloss over as i see people requesting more and more features and functions from synths that are already pretty deep.
Yeah, sometimes it goes over the top, really. They may just look at Sylenth factory presets and see how much variety may be created with such limited set of tools

Btw, Sylenth is my "limitations" synth
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3089 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: your "limitations" synth?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:04 am

Logic stock one's, so on point and just the ticket majority of times.
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whyterabbyt
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26107 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Re: your "limitations" synth?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:23 am

impOSCar2; its even plumbed into my default Bidule project.
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vurt
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37102 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: your "limitations" synth?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:37 am

my guitar.

AnX
KVRAF
2996 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: your "limitations" synth?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:55 am

CS5.

Pretty limited but sounds great

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Tj Shredder
KVRian
1224 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: your "limitations" synth?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:06 am

The real most limited synth out of design is this years Developer Challenge entry MPS by Full Bucket. 7 Parameters, love it... All others are way too fancy...

willsavino
KVRist
35 posts since 7 Aug, 2018 from Michigan

Re: your "limitations" synth?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:25 am

Surprised no one's mentioned ReaSynth so far. Really handy if you just want to layer in a little sine / square / saw with other sounds, or if you just need to sketch something out. Truly no muss no fuss. No GUI, trivial CPU usage, not even a filter.

Interpreting this question a little differently, some of the Klevgrand synths are great cause you get kind of railroaded into only a couple sounds. Pads and Jussi have some really awesome sounds... but don't expect to get too much variety out of them.

Cinebient
KVRAF
3610 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: your "limitations" synth?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:54 am

chk071 wrote:Monark. But, if i had those filters, oscillators and envelopes in a more complex synth, i surely wouldn't bother with such limitations anymore. ;)
You can in Reaktor.

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KVRAF
3610 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: your "limitations" synth?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:55 am

Zexila wrote:Logic stock one's, so on point and just the ticket majority of times.
Indeed. Logic‘s stock synths are really good. I love the ES2. Old GUI but really snappy sounds and one of the fattest sounding unison ever.
I think if i could start from zero i just would buy Logic. Nothing else to distract me :)

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Delta Sign
KVRist
422 posts since 22 Jun, 2018

Re: your "limitations" synth?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:28 am

Yeah, I remember the Logic synths to be pretty nice. The last time I used Logic it was still on Windows, though :hihi:
They were pretty amazing back then, though.
They probably updated them since then.

Jafo
KVRAF
1819 posts since 20 Dec, 2002 from The Benighted States of Trumpistan

Re: your "limitations" synth?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:59 am

A minimal Reaktor ensemble. Can't get simpler than one oscillator, no filter, no envelope control...
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