KNIFONIUM synth released

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KVRer
1 posts since 14 Mar, 2021

Post Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:36 pm

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It really does grow on you - its controls have the same names as other synths (and technically the same functions), so you try to do the same things and get frustrated, but then, a couple patient moments later, it cooperates and with its own unique nature.

It reminds me of wind instruments with the same fingerings, and how you think you can go from one to the other and just blow, but then it turns out, nope. I could just imagine a saxophonist picking up a flute and being like, "This thing doesn't work right. And, the sound is way off."

For anybody interested, you can find some presets to work with, here:
https://sound7.co.uk/products/knifonium ... at-patches (https://sound7.co.uk/products/knifonium-presets-rheostat-patches)

KVRAF
3331 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Post Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:14 am

E_Anderson wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:47 am
So knifonium can apparently make flutes when you're actually trying to make a boards of canada patch. Like flutes to a greater degree than I previously thought.

https://soundcloud.com/user-612480984/a ... e-kvraudio
Sounds great, would you mind sharing the patch?
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KVRAF
28803 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu May 13, 2021 12:43 am

Knifonium can be had for $39.99 until midnight 14th May. Code: KNIF-3999
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KVRist
39 posts since 14 Nov, 2020

Post Thu May 13, 2021 5:45 am

Just picked it up, best $15 I ever spent on Audio Software.

KVRian
1178 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Post Thu May 13, 2021 5:58 am

15 already? nice, I'll give it a shot, looks fun.

KVRAF
28803 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu May 13, 2021 5:59 am

Only with $25 voucher.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRian
1178 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Post Thu May 13, 2021 6:06 am

chk071 wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 5:59 am
Only with $25 voucher.
oh, they're really good, alright. many used it on Phil's cascade two days ago already.
they know what they're doing.

KVRAF
1847 posts since 11 Mar, 2003

Post Thu May 13, 2021 9:43 am

mod edit wrote:trust me, next time wont be temp and will come easy

KVRist
177 posts since 9 Oct, 2020

Post Thu May 13, 2021 3:30 pm

Hi everyone, sorry - is this the thread about synthesizers? I love synths!!





anyway this synth is good if you like it. If you don’t, it isn’t good. And sure it could use some more care as far as bugs like Ploki is mentioning with different parameter responsiveness depending on DAW sample rate.

I’m happy to have it for $30 although I still don’t use it as often as Phase Plant (which makes a lot of sense considering the kinds of music I make, which relies on samples more than straight synthesis - and then Phase Plant can still go deep into non-digital-sounding territory), but you can’t get the same polyphonic tube saturation, afaik, any other way than something like this or Vacuum Pro (which I tend to use even less than Knifonium, but still enjoy). If you like the unique sound of the filter, resonance and the different effects of gain staging throughout Knifonium that’s really all there is to it. I’ve had more than my $30 worth of fun making music with it, and I’m also happy it’s not my only synth. I really like the smooth and the grit it can do, and the workflow is fun and sound of parameter modulation unique because of its architecture. I recommend giving it a shot. It certainly won’t be for everyone (and it took me 3 days to find out how to enjoy it)

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KVRian
1425 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Post Thu May 13, 2021 9:17 pm

I'm absolutely amazed by the bass sounds this thing can produce ! Happy with my purchase !
This post is supposed to be non-agressive. Now please give me a broad smile. :ud:

KVRist
376 posts since 7 Sep, 2012

Post Thu May 13, 2021 9:59 pm

it's an amazing synth ! what a nice surprise (wasn't expecting it after reading many posts in this thread).

I also much enjoy using ext 1,2 cv (using various reaktor modulators as the source).

KVRist
177 posts since 9 Oct, 2020

Post Fri May 14, 2021 12:16 am

nirm123 wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 9:59 pm
I also much enjoy using ext 1,2 cv (using various reaktor modulators as the source).
That is something I haven’t even messed with. I hope it can tolerate at least some audio-rate modulation, but even so, FL has options for peak following, etc.

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KVRAF
4672 posts since 25 Dec, 2004

Post Fri May 14, 2021 2:34 am

good acid sound :)

KVRist
376 posts since 7 Sep, 2012

Post Fri May 14, 2021 2:51 am

E_Anderson wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 12:16 am
nirm123 wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 9:59 pm
I also much enjoy using ext 1,2 cv (using various reaktor modulators as the source).
That is something I haven’t even messed with. I hope it can tolerate at least some audio-rate modulation, but even so, FL has options for peak following, etc.
it can, I tried it and it sounded quite good, see the following regarding ext1/2 from the manual:

"You can also increase the second synth’s frequency (in other words go up higher)
and see how this changes the character of the Knifonium to FM like sounds."

KVRian
532 posts since 30 Apr, 2018

Post Fri May 14, 2021 10:41 am

Sorry, haven’t read the thread. How’s the CPU hit?

Also, if anyone has a $25 voucher from PA I’ll be happy to buy or trade.

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