Unloved synths

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folderol
KVRAF
4862 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - Here!

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:08 am

These {cough} mature {cough} eyes can't handle dark themes at all - serious eye strain and headaches :(
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)

tony10000
KVRian
745 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Re: Unloved synths

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:13 am

folderol wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:08 am
These {cough} mature {cough} eyes can't handle dark themes at all - serious eye strain and headaches :(
The light theme of ArcSyn isn't bad either...I would like to see more skins, personally:
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tony10000
KVRian
745 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Re: Unloved synths

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:23 am

And in case you have never heard ArcSyn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT06uwYTU1w

chk071
KVRAF
22790 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Unloved synths

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:26 am

No offense, but, that's absolutely horrible. No contrast, all elements pushed together, so, the GUI is very busy. Bad font selection, bad use of space, no symmetry...

And, the dark skin isn't much better (well, it is, but, still bad). ArcSyn isn't a bad synth at all, but, the GUI surely IS bad.

Ploki
KVRAF
1539 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: Unloved synths

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:42 am

chk071 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:01 am

that's alright. :)
Welcome back from slumber :party:

tony10000
KVRian
745 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Re: Unloved synths

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:50 am

chk071 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:26 am
No offense, but, that's absolutely horrible. No contrast, all elements pushed together, so, the GUI is very busy. Bad font selection, bad use of space, no symmetry...

And, the dark skin isn't much better (well, it is, but, still bad). ArcSyn isn't a bad synth at all, but, the GUI surely IS bad.
Personally, I am for functionality and sound quality above all else. I have seen plenty of GUIs on synths and ROMplers that sounded HORRIBLE!

Examigan
KVRAF
5075 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: Unloved synths

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:33 am

This one is not really "unloved", but not everyone knows about the free Cobalt synth, so I thought I'd mention it here:
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/cobalt ... und-design

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ariston
KVRAF
3554 posts since 28 Jun, 2009 from Wherever I lay my hat

Re: Unloved synths

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:39 am

The thought of all of these unloved synths brings tears to these old eyes... there's gotta be something we can do! How about taking an unloved synth for a spin at least once a week? Unloved synths shelters? Unloved synths need hugs too!

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JoeCat
KVRian
1402 posts since 19 May, 2011 from North Carolina

Re: Unloved synths

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:58 am

Lotuzia wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:54 am
JerGoertz wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:16 am
JoeCat wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:14 pm
zerocrossing wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:09 pm
I always thought that Oxium would be a bigger deal than it ended up being. Maybe if they had added a wavetable oscillator people would have gone bananas for it, as is the fashion.
Maybe. Also, if it were prettier.
It's almost like Xils made it deliberately ugly so people would be steered to their other synths. :hihi:
Even the 'classic' Ice White' skin ?

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It’s not “pretty” but it’s cool by me. Would look better as hardware though I bet!

It’s so subjective - you have people who hate skueomorphic and others who won’t use Valhalla kit cause they hate flat... no love for GUI design.

focusrite
KVRist
299 posts since 20 Aug, 2010

Re: Unloved synths

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:42 am

tony10000 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:23 am
And in case you have never heard ArcSyn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT06uwYTU1w
Love this synth

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cptgone
KVRAF
5573 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Re: Unloved synths

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:09 am

ccDuckett wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:10 am
It makes me think of pretty powerful but NLA stuff like White Noise Audio's synths, or ConcreteFX Kubik.. just because it's no longer available doesn't mean they no longer work.
I never got WNA Dopplemangler working and gave it away, back in the day.
I loved Kubik, but couldn't get it to work on my current PC.
14" purple vibrator wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:56 am
blah blah as usual....

tony10000
KVRian
745 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Re: Unloved synths

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:59 am

I also will add Carbon Electra to the list. Very capable and very distinctive sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qruko7OG3TU

0degree
KVRist
397 posts since 29 Jan, 2017

Re: Unloved synths

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:33 am

chk071 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:26 am
No offense, but, that's absolutely horrible. No contrast, all elements pushed together, so, the GUI is very busy. Bad font selection, bad use of space, no symmetry...

And, the dark skin isn't much better (well, it is, but, still bad). ArcSyn isn't a bad synth at all, but, the GUI surely IS bad.
That's what I was referring to. I can imagine dev's sci-fi fixation, but at the end of the day if you want to program this thing you spend a lot of time and this sci-fi feel quickly wears off. I'd prefer more organised and symmetrical GUI

chk071
KVRAF
22790 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Unloved synths

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:20 pm

Ploki wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:42 am
chk071 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:01 am

that's alright. :)
Welcome back from slumber :party:
Thanks. :D

raiderpdog
KVRist
355 posts since 26 Jul, 2018

Re: Unloved synths

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:21 pm

ariston wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:39 am
The thought of all of these unloved synths brings tears to these old eyes... there's gotta be something we can do! How about taking an unloved synth for a spin at least once a week? Unloved synths shelters? Unloved synths need hugs too!

The Island of Misfit Synths, sniffle......poor things, now you got me vowing to fire some up and get them exercise tomorrow! :clap:

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