SEKTOR by Initial Audio

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Astralv
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783 posts since 26 Jan, 2014 from United States of America

Post Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:42 am

Hey there

I dont see any threads about Sector- I must of overlook it somehow. Did we already discuss it? Is it worth to buy? Anybody using it? Thank you. https://initialaudio.com/product/sektor/

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egbert101
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2289 posts since 13 Jun, 2014

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:44 am

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Astralv
KVRian
783 posts since 26 Jan, 2014 from United States of America

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:28 am

Thank you.

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KVRist
34 posts since 25 Jul, 2010 from united states

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:02 pm

Its really buggy in Ableton, but sounds ok and the workflow is nice like most synths i guess..
Nit a show stopper though

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KVRAF
3856 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:56 pm

I downloaded the demo (yes, all 3.7 gb of it!) and played with it a bit the other day. To me it looks, sounds and feels very similar to Serum, the same hard/harsh sound. It misses the Serum's variety of osc warp modes (it only has FM between the oscs ) and filters (only basic LP/BP/HP which sound pretty bland and boring to me). It has interesting per-oscillator unison where you can independently set the osc parameters for each unsion voice - somehow similar to Dune's differential unison but applied to oscillators and not to the whole synth. Also it has another interesting fetaure - you may set custom curves defining how the synth will react to velocity, AT, MW and keytrack (iirk in Serum this is only possible for velocity). It also supports MPE.

I didn't notice any bugs (Win7, latest Studio One 64 bit).

It definitely seems an OK synth but I don't think it different enough from what I already have. For people having MPE controllers the MPE support may be a big advantage over Serum though.
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Ah_Dziz
KVRAF
2544 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:45 am

The MPE support and the way that's integrated into the mod section are the best thing about it. Otherwise it's a pretty generic wavetable synth. I almost grabbed it since it fixes most of the crappy things about synthmaster/ synthmaster one and their MPE support, but I figure Equator, Strobe 2 and Cypher 2 will be my go to synths for playing with MPE. Unless you have a desperate need for a MPE wavetable synth it's got nothing to make it stand out.
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BONES
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7854 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:45 pm

How about the sound quality? The demos I listened to seem very impressive in that regard and I love what I've seen of the workflow on video. It's $79 at the moment (Plugin Boutique) and it looks very tempting to me. I'm definitely going to download the demo and try it out over the weekend. (The fact the the record store I co-owned in the 1990's was called Sektor 7 has no influence on my interest in this synth. Honest.)
NOVAkILL 3.0 : Acer Switch5 (Core i5, 8GB RAM, Win10), Yamaha AG06, Orion 64 bit, Roli Seaboard Rise 25, Ultranova, Rocket, Pulse 2, Analog Keys, MicroMonsta, Uno, Skulpt.

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OllyAudio
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52 posts since 7 Jun, 2018 from Ukraine. Kharkiv.

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:42 pm

I have this synthesizer. Good sound, good modulation capabilities. The only drawback are the Sektor filters. The synthesizer works stably in the Reaper. It is worth the designated amount of money. There is a bug in the synthesizer - the instability of the Delay settings.
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OllyAudio
KVRist
52 posts since 7 Jun, 2018 from Ukraine. Kharkiv.

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:45 pm

These are examples of the formation of sound.

Everything is done in Sektor.
https://soundcloud.com/user-484756306/kraftwerk-sound
https://soundcloud.com/user-484756306/t ... -of-winter
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Tj Shredder
KVRAF
2263 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:51 am

Ah_Dziz wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:45 am
The MPE support and the way that's integrated into the mod section are the best thing about it. Otherwise it's a pretty generic wavetable synth. I almost grabbed it since it fixes most of the crappy things about synthmaster/ synthmaster one and their MPE support, but I figure Equator, Strobe 2 and Cypher 2 will be my go to synths for playing with MPE. Unless you have a desperate need for a MPE wavetable synth it's got nothing to make it stand out.
Was there an update??? When I got it MPE was broken, not working at all, and the devs showed no interest to fix it ever. They did not even bother to look into the issue...

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KVRAF
2544 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:25 pm

It worked well on my system. Not enough to buy it though. Haven’t checked it back out since. Sorry.
Don't F**K with Mr. Zero.

Ou_Tis
KVRist
273 posts since 10 Jul, 2018

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:19 pm

Now Serum has MPE support... how do they compare in terms of MPE and Seaboard playability?

Tempted to get this while it's on sale and Serum isn't, but from reviews and the zillion Serum presets I've gotten with sample packs, Serum seems like the better choice for me... unless its MPE is significantly worse or more limited.

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Tj Shredder
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2263 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:19 am

Ah_Dziz wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:25 pm
It worked well on my system. Not enough to buy it though. Haven’t checked it back out since. Sorry.
Could you do polyphonic pitch bend? I can‘t, its bending all the notes as any non MPE...

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BONES
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7854 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:10 pm

After trying the demo of this and Syntronik, I bought this. I have already managed to get some sounds from it that are too full-on to be useful, which is gratifying. It's startling how easy it is to get this thing to misbehave. I love it!
NOVAkILL 3.0 : Acer Switch5 (Core i5, 8GB RAM, Win10), Yamaha AG06, Orion 64 bit, Roli Seaboard Rise 25, Ultranova, Rocket, Pulse 2, Analog Keys, MicroMonsta, Uno, Skulpt.

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Orbit-50
KVRAF
2257 posts since 29 Jun, 2005 from La La Land

Re: SEKTOR by Initial Audio

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:14 pm

BONES wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:10 pm
After trying the demo of this and Syntronik, I bought this. I have already managed to get some sounds from it that are too full-on to be useful, which is gratifying. It's startling how easy it is to get this thing to misbehave. I love it!
This thing is not normal I tell you! :hihi:
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