One Synth Challenge #151: GR-8 by Phuturetone (Jasinski wins!)

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KVRist
130 posts since 28 Jan, 2012

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:17 pm

https://soundcloud.com/user-87727874/loris-radioactive

Ok, im all in on this one. I totally enjoyed using this synth, although it is limited in some cases, I did not get bored of it at all, and it sounds GR8. It sucked the life out of my computer at times. Had to render some bits and bobs here and there to save on the cpu.
Used a lot of automation and abused the internal Fx. Can never get the same sound twice in some cases, so this version of the song is one of a kind.

72 instances of GR8 in Reaper
Fx used:
DDUtility
Izotope Imager
MAutoPan
Limiter No6
Mbandpass
Mcharmverb
Mcompressor
MEqualizer
Mloudnessmeter
MWaveshaper
OTT
Raum
ReaCompressor
ReaEq
ReaXcomp
SmExoscope
Simple Peak 1 Limiter
Valhalla supermassive

KVRian
771 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:12 pm

Bug: when you hover over pictures next to switches that aren't oscillator switches, it still says "square" "saw" etc in the pop-up text, like the switch is for an oscillator waveform.

I don't know what the "follow" switch next to envelope 2 is for.

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KVRAF
2038 posts since 29 Sep, 2011

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:13 pm

briefcasemanx wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:12 pm
I don't know what the "follow" switch next to envelope 2 is for.
It clearly makes GR-8 follow you on Soundcloud.

KVRist
99 posts since 28 Aug, 2011

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:40 pm

briefcasemanx wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:12 pm
Bug: when you hover over pictures next to switches that aren't oscillator switches, it still says "square" "saw" etc in the pop-up text, like the switch is for an oscillator waveform.

I don't know what the "follow" switch next to envelope 2 is for.
Thanks for the bug report!

"Key Follow" or "Key Track" - you can set envelope times to follow the MIDI key. Lower notes will play envelopes slower, higher notes will play envelopes faster. Options are Off, Only Env 1, Only Env 2, and Both Envelopes.

KVRian
771 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:17 pm

Phuturetone wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:40 pm
briefcasemanx wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:12 pm
Bug: when you hover over pictures next to switches that aren't oscillator switches, it still says "square" "saw" etc in the pop-up text, like the switch is for an oscillator waveform.

I don't know what the "follow" switch next to envelope 2 is for.
Thanks for the bug report!

"Key Follow" or "Key Track" - you can set envelope times to follow the MIDI key. Lower notes will play envelopes slower, higher notes will play envelopes faster. Options are Off, Only Env 1, Only Env 2, and Both Envelopes.
Oh that makes sense. I thought it was like an envelope follower, which made no sense to me, lol.
z.prime wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:13 pm
briefcasemanx wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:12 pm
I don't know what the "follow" switch next to envelope 2 is for.
It clearly makes GR-8 follow you on Soundcloud.
Can someone verify if this is true?

KVRian
1181 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:07 pm

briefcasemanx wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:17 pm
briefcasemanx wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:12 pm
I don't know what the "follow" switch next to envelope 2 is for.
It clearly makes GR-8 follow you on Soundcloud.
Can someone verify if this is true?
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I thinketh, he is pulling ya pisser ;)
Man is least himself when he talks in the first person. Give him a mask, and he'll show you his true face

Aro
KVRist
150 posts since 16 Mar, 2018 from Canada

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:23 am

Eauson wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:07 pm
briefcasemanx wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:17 pm
briefcasemanx wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:12 pm
I don't know what the "follow" switch next to envelope 2 is for.
It clearly makes GR-8 follow you on Soundcloud.
Can someone verify if this is true?
I thinketh, he is pulling ya pisser ;)
[/quote]

No I tried. Didn't work.

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KVRAF
3674 posts since 29 Jun, 2011 from USA

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:56 am

briefcasemanx wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:12 pm
Bug: when you hover over pictures next to switches that aren't oscillator switches, it still says "square" "saw" etc in the pop-up text, like the switch is for an oscillator waveform.

I don't know what the "follow" switch next to envelope 2 is for.
I think it's keyboard tracking, applied to the length of the envelope
Aiynzahev-sounds
Sound Designer - Soundsets for Repro, Diva, Virus TI, Nord Lead 4, Serum, DUNE2, Spire, and others

KVRer
7 posts since 25 Mar, 2021

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:11 am

Hello, here my entry:
https://soundcloud.com/user-773725995/kvr-151-gr-8
DAW: FL Studio
17x GR 8
14x 30 Band Graphical EQ Mildon
1x Tone of Night
4x Classic Delay

KVRian
771 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:12 am

No one pulls my pisser except my wife and my half-brother.

Aro
KVRist
150 posts since 16 Mar, 2018 from Canada

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:49 am

Aro wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:23 am
Eauson wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:07 pm
briefcasemanx wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:17 pm
briefcasemanx wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:12 pm
I don't know what the "follow" switch next to envelope 2 is for.
It clearly makes GR-8 follow you on Soundcloud.
Can someone verify if this is true?
I thinketh, he is pulling ya pisser ;)
No I tried. Didn't work.
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Ha, just realized how this could be read. :lol:

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KVRist
497 posts since 19 Jan, 2011 from Texas

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:47 am

I have to say, GR 8 isn't my favorite synth... My percussions are all derpy. I mean they're never amazing, but this round I'm really struggling to get percs I like. not that I'm done trying mind you...

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KVRAF
3674 posts since 29 Jun, 2011 from USA

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:59 pm

gorgorgathgorgorgor wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:47 am
I have to say, GR 8 isn't my favorite synth... My percussions are all derpy. I mean they're never amazing, but this round I'm really struggling to get percs I like. not that I'm done trying mind you...
Yeah it's tough with this one. I find a lot of synths actually lack in this area. I'm always harping out about envelope shapes and immediacy of envelopes.
Aiynzahev-sounds
Sound Designer - Soundsets for Repro, Diva, Virus TI, Nord Lead 4, Serum, DUNE2, Spire, and others

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KVRAF
3674 posts since 29 Jun, 2011 from USA

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:33 pm

By far the most tiresome part of this project has been every time I load it all the automation is deactivated. Was the same with TAL but I had less automation in that project.
Aiynzahev-sounds
Sound Designer - Soundsets for Repro, Diva, Virus TI, Nord Lead 4, Serum, DUNE2, Spire, and others

KVRian
771 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:32 am

I think my percussions sound okay (many of you would disagree because they're basically rock drums). I had to use like 5 different instances for the snare drum sound.

No fine pitch on one of the osciillators, each oscillator slot having different waveform options, and no mod matrix makes it harder. For envelopes you can shape it with compression/dynamics processing.

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