One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth (Voting Ended. Results pending)

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schiing
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403 posts since 27 Oct, 2015

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:09 am

I understand completely. I always prefer working with effects that I know well and use regularly over internal effects to keep an effective workflow. Just remember OSC's credo for working with effects outside the synth: Never go full 11! :D

IV!
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115 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:03 pm

It's not the first time I've seen this and I feel confused... Please tell me what "Never go full 11" means? :o

odomobo
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Re: One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:16 pm

IV! wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:03 pm
It's not the first time I've seen this and I feel confused... Please tell me what "Never go full 11" means? :o
It's from spinal tap: https://youtu.be/uMSV4OteqBE?t=78

To answer you directly: in context of OSC, it means that you should still be able to hear the original synth sound. The effect shouldn't drastically alter character of the sound.

IV!
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115 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:27 pm

Ahahah, thank you so much! :lol:

Leonard Bowman
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111 posts since 4 Jul, 2018 from North Carolina, United States of America

Re: One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth

Post Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:12 am

badblocks wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:01 am
-Can I use wavetables as long as they aren't sample based?
-Can I use commercial patches as a basis for my own patches?
-Can I submit a binaural (headphones required) track rather than a stereo mix?
Wavetables are generally fine if they aren't used for sampling effects. If you want to strictly adhere to typical OSC rules you might keep it down to crossfades between two waves + effects you can do in Serum's wavetable editor.

Commercial patches are usually not allowed, but we are allowing commercial FX this round... might need some official clarification here. Of course, you'll be fine either way (and maybe learn something) if you recreate that preset from init.

You can always make whatever mix you want (in fact I'd love to hear more binaural music) but you can't guarantee that everyone will listen on headphones. It's probably safer to submit a traditional stereo mix and link the binaural mix in the Soundcloud description.
Just my 2^(2/1200)

asi4
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102 posts since 22 Mar, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth

Post Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:44 am

Hi!
I didn't participate in the OSC for a long time. But this month I decided to participate for several reasons.
It is obvious that one of the reasons is of course isolation. I don't think any explanation is necessary. All of us have experienced this in one way or another.
But the main reason is the following. About a year ago, I bought a U-he Diva, but have used it very little so far. I sometimes got very interesting sounds from it, but I was more comfortable working with the simpler U-he ACE, TAL Bassline 101 and U-NO-LUX. So when I saw that any synthesizer could be used this month, I decided it was a great opportunity to better explore the possibilities of Diva. The result is this track.

So, this is my little story.
I hope you like the track:)

https://soundcloud.com/sin-it-sin/there ... in-osc-134

DAW Reaper 6

Synth: U-he Diva x16

FX:
ReaDelay x4
ReaComp x6
ReaEQ x17
TDR VOS Slick EQ x1
TDR Limiter 6 GE x1
TDR Kotelnikov x1
BOZ Little Clipper x1
Melda MUtility x1
Melda MAutopan x1
Melda MConvolutionEZ x5
Waves dbx-160 x1
Tritik Krush x6

I tried to use free effects and DAW effects whenever possible
I also used Melda MAnalyzer and MCompare

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] Peter:H [
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1038 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth

Post Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:46 am

asi4 wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:44 am
Hi!
I didn't participate in the OSC for a long time. But this month I decided to participate for several reasons.
[...]
Nice track. But did I miss the "bird song" part?

empphryio
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195 posts since 14 Apr, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth

Post Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:34 am

] Peter:H [ wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:46 am
asi4 wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:44 am
Hi!
I didn't participate in the OSC for a long time. But this month I decided to participate for several reasons.
[...]
Nice track. But did I miss the "bird song" part?
I heard some birdish stuff in it.
By the way, if you're the Peter who made the preset bank for Bazille, thanks.

empphryio
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195 posts since 14 Apr, 2019

Re: One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth

Post Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:10 pm

(Track removed. Entirely redid it and posted later.)
Last edited by empphryio on Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:43 pm, edited 5 times in total.

asi4
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102 posts since 22 Mar, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth

Post Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:21 pm

] Peter:H [ wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:46 am
asi4 wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:44 am
Hi!
I didn't participate in the OSC for a long time. But this month I decided to participate for several reasons.
[...]
Nice track. But did I miss the "bird song" part?
Thanks:). Short "Bird song" starts at 0:25 and also at the end of the track

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Tj Shredder
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4223 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth

Post Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:53 pm

] Peter:H [ wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:46 am
asi4 wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:44 am
Hi!
I didn't participate in the OSC for a long time. But this month I decided to participate for several reasons.
[...]
Nice track. But did I miss the "bird song" part?
You did not hear the seagulls?

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] Peter:H [
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1038 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth

Post Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:49 am

asi4 wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:21 pm
] Peter:H [ wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:46 am
asi4 wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:44 am
Hi!
I didn't participate in the OSC for a long time. But this month I decided to participate for several reasons.
[...]
Nice track. But did I miss the "bird song" part?
Thanks:). Short "Bird song" starts at 0:25 and also at the end of the track
With some help ... now I do ... potentialy not seaguls but other birds.

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] Peter:H [
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1038 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth

Post Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:50 am

Sorry again about the rulez - If I would use MeldaProduction SoundFactory could I use the whole palette of FX including distortion, like with every other Synth that comes with distortion?

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z.prime
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1833 posts since 29 Sep, 2011

Re: One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth

Post Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:36 am

Of course you can use everything the synth has except sample playback.

doctorbob
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1456 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Re: One Synth Challenge #134: Easter Lockdown Special - Any Synth

Post Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:04 am

Yeah Peter, distort those basses to hell!!!!!!!!!!!

But … keep safe and well ..

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