alpha forever...upcoming modular synth

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Whywhy
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400 posts since 11 Aug, 2018

Post Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:39 am

Never try the Quantum and the Kyra, but, AF is a must have, for sure !
about Quantum, from what I saw, is a different beast....
The AF tutorials should be in every sounds design schools. better than a lot of online, payware courses!
Thanks.

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9b0
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260 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from Hungary

Re: alpha forever...upcoming modular synth

Post Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:40 am

Thanks for the kind words, it feels so good to read such comments! :)

All i can give as a thank you is the latest noding session and the corresponding piano patch:
https://youtu.be/vLf1r1uqTg4
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Charlie Firpo
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164 posts since 22 Feb, 2005

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Post Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:31 am

That is an impressive patch 9b0! Shows how flexible Alpha Forever is! And i agree with those two gentlemens above! It's nice to see that Alpha Forever is growing. Can't wait to see what the future has in mind :) And great coding! I'm using the dev. Version and it feels rock solid!

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DJ Warmonger
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Re: alpha forever...upcoming modular synth

Post Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:11 am

Okay, so we basically got Synthmaker 2 :shrug:
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Charlie Firpo
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164 posts since 22 Feb, 2005

Re: alpha forever...upcoming modular synth

Post Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:43 am

DJ, no we got Alpha Forever created by two great guys! 😊 I say this with great respect of your opinion. But i really like the sound of AF. The envelopes for example.. sometimes i like to work with minimal values to hear the "bite". And AF delivers! (It reminds me of the C64, cause the Sid could sound very snappy in your face with minimal values.) I also like the filters very much. But to be honest. I haven't tried synthmaker. I'm sure it's a great synth! I don't know what these guys did. But i like it i like it (rolling stones) 😉

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260 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from Hungary

Re: alpha forever...upcoming modular synth

Post Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:20 am

DJ Warmonger wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:11 am
Okay, so we basically got Synthmaker 2 :shrug:
Since i'm half of the dev team (i'm Balázs from the videos) it's not my post to compare the two environments, since i'm probably the most biased person ever.
Our system was designed to build sounds, and not generic synths that you can tweak later on. We feel, that node based editing is the best way to create complex oscillator / modulator routings (complex sounds) - since it can visualise signal flow (unlike rack editors). We also feel, that modulation needs to be audio rate - since you often have to do modulation and audio events in sync.
For us these things are something fundamental (and there's a lot more)... maybe we are wrong, but anyways: it's a loveproject, and we will keep on enhancing it further: hopefuly forever.
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260 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from Hungary

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Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:05 pm

Shift registers are the topic of our latest AFNoding session.

https://youtu.be/wFUBTJ3V2uU
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Everglide
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411 posts since 6 Mar, 2013

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Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:31 am

Time to switch from Mac just for Alpha Forever

ortseam
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8 posts since 11 Jul, 2011

Re: alpha forever...upcoming modular synth

Post Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:29 pm

s28 wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:21 pm
I just downloaded the demo, it seems really interesting however the mouse clicking is all over the place. I'm running Windows 8 and Ableton Live 10... I will demo a bit more later but I had to click away from the controls to get them to do anything...
The same thing in Reaper running under
Windows 10 x64 with system scale 125%.

Feel free to ask me for any of my system parameters if you interested. Thank you.

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9b0
KVRist
260 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from Hungary

Re: alpha forever...upcoming modular synth

Post Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:14 am

ortseam wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:29 pm
s28 wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:21 pm
I just downloaded the demo, it seems really interesting however the mouse clicking is all over the place. I'm running Windows 8 and Ableton Live 10... I will demo a bit more later but I had to click away from the controls to get them to do anything...
The same thing in Reaper running under
Windows 10 x64 with system scale 125%.

Feel free to ask me for any of my system parameters if you interested. Thank you.
Customers of AFModular have access to development builds which are far more advanced by the time than the latest official release (the demo version is representing the state of the official release). Scaling issues and known GUI issues are fixed by this time.

A newer version will be released this month if everything goes well, but a new dev. build will come in about a week.

Since february (the date of the last release) we had many fixes regarding the UI, and in the next development build we will jump from direct2D to openGL3.3 (i'm using this version for a month now), so the UI is getting platform independent (we are getting one step closer to port things to Mac :party: ).
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KVRist
260 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from Hungary

Re: alpha forever...upcoming modular synth

Post Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:15 am

(and a new AFNoding video will come soon 2)
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9b0
KVRist
260 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from Hungary

Re: alpha forever...upcoming modular synth

Post Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:51 am

Here's the latest AFNoding video. We build custom filters without using maths and complex equations.

https://youtu.be/_BVmkifC19M
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swindus
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266 posts since 28 Oct, 2005 from Germany

Re: alpha forever...upcoming modular synth

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:21 am

Excellent video! Thanks!

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