One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (schiing wins!)

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TheNeverScene
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639 posts since 1 Dec, 2016

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:40 pm

Starting to squeak some sort of guitar out of Surge's combs. They're proving to be a little finicky.
https://soundcloud.com/the-never-scene/ ... -4/s-IDhnZ
Last edited by TheNeverScene on Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Just a touch of EQ and a tickle of compression

functionform
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348 posts since 13 May, 2017 from Virginia

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (Win/Mac/Linux) (New Prize: SoundGym, 6 month subscription)

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:49 pm

That is some heavy stuff! I like the build up with that mid-range wide saw.

TheNeverScene
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Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (Win/Mac/Linux) (New Prize: SoundGym, 6 month subscription)

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:23 pm

functionform wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:49 pm
That is some heavy stuff! I like the build up with that mid-range wide saw.
Thanks, Double F! I plan on shaving it down some, but it's hard giving parts the old axe at times...you know how it goes.
Just a touch of EQ and a tickle of compression

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

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (Win/Mac/Linux) (New Prize: SoundGym, 6 month subscription)

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:23 am

Just a little clarification, are we supposed to avoid the use of the wavetable and window oscillators that are more than a couple cycles in length?

I just now realized that I have a couple tracks that used waves containing multiple cycles.

Luckily they aren't important tracks and the parameters available for the classic waves are so good, I can easily replace them.

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Ranoka
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284 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from The UK

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (Win/Mac/Linux) (New Prize: SoundGym, 6 month subscription)

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:57 am

mclstr wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:23 am
Just a little clarification, are we supposed to avoid the use of the wavetable and window oscillators that are more than a couple cycles in length?

I just now realized that I have a couple tracks that used waves containing multiple cycles.

Luckily they aren't important tracks and the parameters available for the classic waves are so good, I can easily replace them.
If you're not using the wavetables linearly like samples there shouldn't be any issue!

To be honest, there are some 'sampled' wavetables in the Sampled folder... But if you play them linearly they sound like wavetables to me and not usable samples (they may've originated from samples... but they sound quite resynthesized). They're not high fidelity as such, you would have to still do a lot of work in a patch to make them sound good - that's my take on it at least.

To be sure, you can avoid the Rhythmic and Sampled wavetables. There are a couple of voice samples in the Waldorf folder, but you don't have to use them linearly as voice samples. The wavetabels in the Generated folder are completely fine to use! A lot of them seem to be morphs between a couple of cycles anyway.

People will probably state in their submission whether they used the wavetables or not, for the people interested in that. But I wouldn't be against using the factory wavetables (this is bjporter's call though!).

So far I've mostly been using the FM, comb and waveshaper! Playing wavetables in a linear fashion like a sample doesn't interest me, but I do experiment with wavetables for interesting waves and textures to use!

mclstr
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Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (Win/Mac/Linux) (New Prize: SoundGym, 6 month subscription)

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:02 pm

I'm gonna post mine early again this month.

Title: Rockn Out With Surge - OSC 122

All sounds and effects provided by 25 instances of Surge Synthesizer: https://surge-synthesizer.github.io
DAW = Bitwig on Linux for sequencing and mixing(no eq). The only processing outside of the built in Surge effects was one Bitwig read ahead peak limiter on the mix buss.

All eq, delay, reverb, dynamics, saturation, doppler, chorus, phase shift, ... provided by Surge. I even used two instances of Surge as dedicated stereo group submix buss limiters.
All presets were created by me from scratch, except for a few that were modified factory presets.

https://soundcloud.com/user-851734095/r ... ge-osc-122

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

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (Win/Mac/Linux) (New Prize: SoundGym, 6 month subscription)

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:47 pm

... oh and Surge is an awesome and powerful synth.

TheNeverScene
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639 posts since 1 Dec, 2016

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (Win/Mac/Linux) (New Prize: SoundGym, 6 month subscription)

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:04 pm

mclstr wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:47 pm
... oh and Surge is an awesome and powerful synth.
Indeed it is! Just a random thought, but I've been hearing some 2Step influences in you're tracks lately (though I'm usually wrong in these matters)...would love to hear you do some sort of twangy JCash/HWilliamsSr osc track at some point!
Just a touch of EQ and a tickle of compression

mclstr
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Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (Win/Mac/Linux) (New Prize: SoundGym, 6 month subscription)

Post Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:12 am

TheNeverScene wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:04 pm
...would love to hear you do some sort of twangy JCash/HWilliamsSr osc track at some point!
A couple years ago I did a piece that had an old style country section in it. Kind of Roy Rogers style, The piece was actually a mix of styles, mostly Latin and African, with one two step section for contrast.

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] Peter:H [
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Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (Win/Mac/Linux) (New Prize: SoundGym, 6 month subscription)

Post Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:24 am

--- Submission ---
https://soundcloud.com/p-e-t-e-r-h/prev ... e-upon-you
🚮Certified Quality: Contains a tiny pinch of Wob - 100% pop song structure free. 🚮

Horrific Production Details:
🕳️ Surgeons 30
🕳️ Bitwig - Compressor, Tool, EQ, Blur, Delay, Limiter, Mid/Side,Container, Multiband-Container
🕳️ Melda - MSaturator, MConvolutionEZ
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Eauson
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Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (Win/Mac/Linux) (New Prize: SoundGym, 6 month subscription)

Post Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:15 am

Nvm :phones:
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zerofox97
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Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (Win/Mac/Linux) (New Prize: SoundGym, 6 month subscription)

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:28 am

I realized that I didn't make my entry downloadable. I've gone back and fixed that now. ;w;
It's very tasty, I swear!

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MrKarolus
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9 posts since 26 Apr, 2017 from Lithuania

Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (Win/Mac/Linux) (New Prize: SoundGym, 6 month subscription)

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:42 am

I have updated my entry. Changed some things that I didn't like.

marks-a-whybikky
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Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (Win/Mac/Linux) (New Prize: SoundGym, 6 month subscription)

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:09 am

... and here is after a long time my submission. SURGE is a phantastic synth! chapeau! :tu: :tu: :tu:

DAW: StudioOne 3
26 Instances of SURGE
Host plug-ins: ChannelEQs, Compressors, AnalogDelay, MultibandCompressor, MixVerb, OpenAir
Other free 3rd-party plug-ins:
MStereoExpander, MTremolo (as Gating on Reverb), Limited-Z

https://soundcloud.com/marks-a-whybikky/osc-122surge

Hope you enjoy :phones:

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Saffran
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Re: Re: One Synth Challenge #122: Surge (Win/Mac/Linux) (New Prize: SoundGym, 6 month subscription)

Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:26 am

marks-a-whybikky wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:09 am
... and here is after a long time my submission. SURGE is a phantastic synth! chapeau! :tu: :tu: :tu: DAW: S1_3, 26 Instances of SURGE. Hope you enjoy :phones:
That's what osc should be. Honest and clearly separated sounds intelligently put together. That's showing what sounds Surge is capable of producing.

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