PLASMONIC - A new synth from Brian Clevinger

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KVRist
160 posts since 3 Dec, 2019

Post Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:30 pm

gunnar wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:03 pm
inspiring sound design video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwVq7dYDOUk
thank you, I just streamed it again, I need to remember to post these links here before I go live

https://youtu.be/Rbb2fpDcCQk
I do experimental sound design and demos of plugins (no talking) on my youtube: https://www.youtube.com/databroth

I also sell presets/lfos/ and wavetabls on gumroad https://gumroad.com/databroth

KVRist
84 posts since 2 Jan, 2019 from London, England

Post Sat May 08, 2021 1:32 pm

J1000 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:00 am
I've already reported those bugs (page 63), but there were no replies:

- Anyone noticed upper-frequency distortion introduced by multimode filter? Try passing a pure sine through it and playing some higher notes. If you can't hear it use FFT analyzer to see when and where it happens, but I think it is easily audible.

- Saturation introduces harsh "digital" distortion at lower gains. All three modes do that, in different amounts. If you push gain higher that distortion lowers and normal harmonic saturation gradually takes over.
I'm coming into this thread late, only started demoing Plasmonic the last couple of days. Was there any progress on either of these, a response from the developer that it's being looked into? I haven't tested the saturation but I did test for aliasing by running it at different sample rates. I can tell it gets cleaner if I run it through Metaplugin (synth version) with oversampling on, seems cleaner at 2x and more so at 4x. But this pushes the CPU very high.

I think overall Plasmonic sounds good and seems interesting. But it could sound even better if the filters (and any other parts contributing to aliasing) were internally oversampled (which would probably also give better performance than oversampling the entire synth in Metaplugin and definitely better than running the whole project at a higher rate.)

KVRAF
4961 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Thu May 20, 2021 12:35 pm

gunnar wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:15 am
Yes. The programmer Brian wrote that it will evolve in time. No details, I guess because it's not decided yet.
But he confirmed more presets and more functions over time.
And he confirmed more plugins! He was thinking vaguely about a sample mangler.
My insta buy button is activated
I passed on Plasmonic but really looking forward the release of the Sample Mangler.
Any news/rumors on if any progress has been made?

KVRist
320 posts since 29 May, 2001

Post Thu May 20, 2021 1:47 pm

No Infos.

I would estimate that its no more than an idea right now

KVRAF
4961 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Thu May 20, 2021 2:49 pm

^^^
:(

KVRist
392 posts since 4 Nov, 2011 from Tleat

Post Fri May 21, 2021 3:05 am

fold4 wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 1:32 pm
J1000 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:00 am
I've already reported those bugs (page 63), but there were no replies:

- Anyone noticed upper-frequency distortion introduced by multimode filter? Try passing a pure sine through it and playing some higher notes. If you can't hear it use FFT analyzer to see when and where it happens, but I think it is easily audible.

- Saturation introduces harsh "digital" distortion at lower gains. All three modes do that, in different amounts. If you push gain higher that distortion lowers and normal harmonic saturation gradually takes over.
I'm coming into this thread late, only started demoing Plasmonic the last couple of days. Was there any progress on either of these, a response from the developer that it's being looked into? I haven't tested the saturation but I did test for aliasing by running it at different sample rates. I can tell it gets cleaner if I run it through Metaplugin (synth version) with oversampling on, seems cleaner at 2x and more so at 4x. But this pushes the CPU very high.

I think overall Plasmonic sounds good and seems interesting. But it could sound even better if the filters (and any other parts contributing to aliasing) were internally oversampled (which would probably also give better performance than oversampling the entire synth in Metaplugin and definitely better than running the whole project at a higher rate.)
It’s just one of those things many developers haven’t caught up on that are holding us back. It’s 2021, people all around are hyped about expressiveness and we’re still stone-set on using 128 steps of midi lolwat.
Just an industry thing, if everyone accepted oversampling as a usual, expected requirement, then it would come. Now it’s just considered “a feature”. Tough luck for all of us.
Brzzzzzzt.

KVRAF
4961 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Thu May 27, 2021 8:29 am

Kalamata Kid wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 12:35 pm
gunnar wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:15 am
Yes. The programmer Brian wrote that it will evolve in time. No details, I guess because it's not decided yet.
But he confirmed more presets and more functions over time.
And he confirmed more plugins! He was thinking vaguely about a sample mangler.
My insta buy button is activated
I passed on Plasmonic but really looking forward the release of the Sample Mangler.
Any news/rumors on if any progress has been made?
Check this out:
Your favorite sound/sample mangling applications?
viewtopic.php?t=551597

KVRAF
5082 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Post Mon May 31, 2021 9:04 am

So, it gone very silent here.....

KVRAF
8145 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Mon May 31, 2021 12:53 pm

It's the return-day on Memorial Day weekend in USA. Can't speak for other nations. Those who aren't on the road, are grillin and chilln with family and friends, placing flowers and tears at cemetaries, doing the prep for summer gardens, fishing, golfing, and generally out defeating the lockdowns. No worries...
Cheers

KVRAF
3120 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Mon May 31, 2021 1:20 pm

Cinebient wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 9:04 am
So, it gone very silent here.....
What are you waiting to hear about?

KVRAF
1821 posts since 5 Oct, 2003

Post Mon May 31, 2021 3:09 pm

simmo75 wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 1:20 pm
Cinebient wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 9:04 am
So, it gone very silent here.....
What are you waiting to hear about?
I know you are not asking me, but I personally keep wondering about any news of an update or any new projects. But I always do for any software I really appreciate.

KVRAF
3120 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Mon May 31, 2021 3:22 pm

killmaster wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 3:09 pm
simmo75 wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 1:20 pm
Cinebient wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 9:04 am
So, it gone very silent here.....
What are you waiting to hear about?
I know you are not asking me, but I personally keep wondering about any news of an update or any new projects. But I always do for any software I really appreciate.
It feels like a finished instrument to me, I love it.

KVRAF
1821 posts since 5 Oct, 2003

Post Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:23 am

simmo75 wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 3:22 pm
killmaster wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 3:09 pm
simmo75 wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 1:20 pm
Cinebient wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 9:04 am
So, it gone very silent here.....
What are you waiting to hear about?
I know you are not asking me, but I personally keep wondering about any news of an update or any new projects. But I always do for any software I really appreciate.
It feels like a finished instrument to me, I love it.
Good to hear. Got me thinking. I like the idea of looking at instruments as complete as they are.

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KVRist
177 posts since 10 Jun, 2007 from Netherlands

Post Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:32 am

I would like to see more soundsets released for this beautiful synth. I have Plethora by Yuli Yolo which is the only one I know of. Are there any other soundsets out there?

KVRAF
3120 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:15 am

mountainmaster wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:32 am
I would like to see more soundsets released for this beautiful synth. I have Plethora by Yuli Yolo which is the only one I know of. Are there any other soundsets out there?
Plethora is a great soundset.

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