One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Voting Time!)

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exponent1
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63 posts since 10 Nov, 2018

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:01 am

functionform wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:51 am
I try to clarify in comments, but 2 in general is "hey, I sort of get it, but maybe the picture is still a little unclear?". 3 for me is enjoyable solid track but if I specify in comments, sometime I use it for "hey, I know you could have fleshed this out better, or I know you are capable of refining this idea!".

1 is reserved for "I don't think you took this seriously." or "Serious study required".
Thanks for that beautiful clarification :tu: What about your interpretation of a 4 or 5? Quite curious as to what "investment" might be required to get from a 4 to a 5 :D

doctorbob
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1228 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Voting Time!)

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:29 am

I've done voted! Commented on most - sorry if I missed you, I try not to. So many good tracks in many ways! Only used 5,4 and 3 - no-one got a 2 and only my track got the mandatory 1!

5 top tracks for me (probably not all the same as yours, but hey, that's the subjectivity creeping in!) and equal numbers in the 3 and 4 categories.

It's good to see how people mastered this synth in different ways - a lot of different "sounding" tracks, even though we know they are all from the same beast! Kudos to all :clap: :clap: :clap:

dB

functionform
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288 posts since 13 May, 2017 from Virginia

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Voting Time!)

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:39 am

exponent1 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:01 am
Thanks for that beautiful clarification :tu: What about your interpretation of a 4 or 5? Quite curious as to what "investment" might be required to get from a 4 to a 5 :D
Hmm! Subjective territory imo! For me, 5 is when I no longer feel obligated to critique a track or offer constructive criticisms. It's technical excellence (sound design, mixing, or performance for example) is a given. At that point I'm simply enjoying the track and letting it affect me as a listener. Depending on how profound that musical experience is, sometimes I wish I could reach for a 6.

VCA-089
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34 posts since 26 Jun, 2018

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Voting Time!)

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:30 am

Voted!
No 2s and 1s this month! Great work people! Thanks for your comments and good luck!

doctorbob
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1228 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Voting Time!)

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:44 am

@VCA-089 - hehe - great minds think alike!!! :-)

dB

TheNeverScene
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594 posts since 1 Dec, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Voting Time!)

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:01 pm

Voted! Party on, Garth!
Just a touch of EQ and a tickle of compression

zarf
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406 posts since 20 Jan, 2013

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Voting Time!)

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:57 pm

Got my votes and comments in, yay!
Another humbling round listening to so much creative and professional work! well done all.

574X
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234 posts since 25 Aug, 2016

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Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:37 pm

I have voted with 100% confidence that I haven't got a clue
brisk walk in the sun
beaming positivity
some protein and rest

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bh9090
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285 posts since 7 Dec, 2006 from Richmond, VA, USA

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Voting Time!)

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:58 am

I realize I'm a little late, but voted anyway.

løkken - how did you make that rimshot? :eek: Great sound and great track.

Eauson
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862 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Voting Time!)

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:58 am

Oops, even later :(

Voted
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bjporter
KVRAF
2602 posts since 19 Dec, 2010 from North America

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Carl_saved Wins!)

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:20 am

Final Results: Carl_saved is Victorious!!!! :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail:

1st Carl_saved - Undeserved - 124pts

2nd TheNeverScene - Mind In The Clouds - 115pts

3rd Taron - Darko - 115pts

4th Rellik - Is There Time - 114pts

5th exponent1 - Polymorphism - 114pts

6 Lokken and DKRT - If Everything You Do Feels Wrong 112 pts
7 schiing - Anime '85 110 pts
8 simanus - Palmtrees and Thongs 103 pts
dq jasinski - Dreamsequence 102 pts
9 574x - All Is A Cycle 101 pts
10 VCA-089 - Meet Me In The Night 100 pts
11 functionform - Interlude 100 pts
12 eraze the borders - Sunset over Fischerinsel 99 pts
13 zarf - In Only Five Minutes 95 pts
14 PeterH - Is god still a DJ 92 pts
15 bh9090 - 2.75 Since Then 88 pts
16 Leonard Bowman - Sidewalk 87 pts
17 Darksynth FX - Fading Hope 87 pts
18 Ranoka - Time Fracture 86 pts
19 Eauson - ks polymod KvROsC 85 pts
20 toadhjo - Ladies Call Me Danger 83 pts
21 DoctorBob - PolyMod-ern Jazz 82 pts
22 Quaoar - Balances part 1-3 78 pts
23 Jazzaria - Asymptotic Variance 70 pts


Prizes:
First place winner, please announce your chosen prize and specify whether or not you give permission to upload your track to our spotify/itunes/etc page run by rghvdberg (Sales would go to osc/prize pool), and pass it on to the next winner down. To receive the prize, it may take some time (even a week-month+), but be patient. :hug: NOTE: prizes are not passed down below top 5

Amazing tracks everyone! :phones: :phones: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Scoresheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... iaUMa-E7es

mclstr
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125 posts since 13 Dec, 2016 from Tucson, AZ, USA

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Voting Time!)

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:06 pm

A little late posting this, I voted earlier.

This was a hard one to vote on. Everyone put in a lot of work and the results were a lot of really good tunes.
Last edited by mclstr on Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.

løkken
KVRer
23 posts since 7 Oct, 2017

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Voting Time!)

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:22 pm

bh9090 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:58 am
løkken - how did you make that rimshot? :eek: Great sound and great track.
Not great enough according to the results. Thanks nevertheless.

The rimshot was made using 3 layered synth instances. The first one produces a very short white noise burst, filtered with an LPF, which imitates the hit itself. The second is a pure sine wave to add some pitch to the result (there are parts of the drum, that resonate with a distinct frequency). The frequency of the sine wave is slightly modulated with an ADSR envelope. It decreases a bit in a short period of time. The third instance generates filtered white noise which lasts a little longer than the other parts. It represents the parts of the drum, which resonate without a distinct pitch.

Then there're some effects. The first one is a reverb with a very small decay. Its purpose is to represent the sound reflections inside the drum. The second reverb is used in a traditional sense: to place the instrument into a virtual environment. A couple of equalizers were used to fit the sound into the mix and to give it some character.

And then there's an auxillary track, added by asi4, which receives sound from the drum bus and adds high frequency content. asi4 used the following effects for this track: Protoverb (0% dry, 100% wet), ReaComp (with a really small compression ratio), IGVI2 (have no idea, what this thing does :)) and a couple of equalizers.

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schiing
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260 posts since 27 Oct, 2015

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Voting Time!)

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:02 pm

Congrats, Carl! You had a great track with lots of interesting stuff going on this round! And congrats to your fellow top 5ers as well, way to go guys!

I won't speculate who should've been out :uhuhuh: - but you definitely deserved a spot in the top 5, løkken & asi4! And this is my worst position ever, with what is perhaps my personal favorite of everything I've done, haha :box:

IGVI2 is a great, little saturation effect from Klanghelm that used sparingly makes things shine that little bit extra and define them in the mix. I use it for snare and claps, hi-hat, bass, that sort of thing, and I love it.

zarf
KVRist
406 posts since 20 Jan, 2013

Re: One Synth Challenge #120: SE PolyMod KX by KX77FREE (Voting Time!)

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:57 pm

Congratulations winners! All great in my book.
Carl, look at the scores and your track title, all I'm sayin' :wink: :tu: :hug:
For me løkken & asi4 and also schiing's tracks were incredible this month also, I found both those tracks particularly inspiring showing what is possible in OSC, :clap: :o
Scores are bound to seem a bit weird with loads of top quality tracks I guess :)

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