Proclethya versus Knifonium (or other "tube" style synth) ?

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killmaster
KVRAF
1892 posts since 5 Oct, 2003

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:19 am

I'm interested in Knifonium and was poking around on KVR and it seems like some people prefer Proclethya over it. I really want to try a synth based on this technology. Proclethya's line is "No samples, no wavetables, only pure fundamental synthesis..." sounds intriguing.

So my question are:

For those of you who use both, which do you prefer? I'm going for more non-conventional sounds

Is there another synth similar to these that you prefer overall?

Thank you!

Greg

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LeVzi
KVRAF
3681 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 7:45 am

Where have they been talking about Proclethya ? This is the first time i've heard of it , and im normally pretty regular here. Not the most observant but I own Knifonium and I do like that synth a lot, for its gritty nasty sound .

Quick look at this , seems pretty standard to me. Nice audio demo's in all fairness, great pricing, I might pick it up soon.
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GaryG
KVRAF
6716 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:18 am

I asked if there was any fans of it a week or so ago, I got it in that giveaway in the summer.

I really like it, something organic about its sound, certainly dirties up but in a warm way not too harsh. I don't have knifonium but have vacuum pro which I always thought was rather similar. I prefer proclethya to vacuum pro now for most things, that warm fuzzy bass etc.
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andrewbrewer
KVRist
108 posts since 5 Dec, 2009

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:46 am

I’ve been looking for this one! I forgot the name!

chk071
KVRAF
30020 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:01 am

andrewbrewer wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:46 am
I forgot the name!
No wonder. Sounds like diarrhea.
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BBFG#
KVRAF
6568 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:04 am

chk071 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:01 am
andrewbrewer wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:46 am
I forgot the name!
No wonder. Sounds like diarrhea.
Or venereal.

AnX
KVRAF
10191 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:10 am

Never heard of it, but a quick Google and there is a demo version, so you can try both yourself

Their website is crap tho, not optimised for mobile so can't read half of it

gondii
KVRian
916 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:21 am

I have to thank you! I picked it up when it was free in July, but completely forgot about it.

Vacuum might be a bit similar and can be picked up for >$10 pretty frequently.

lobanov
KVRian
523 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:11 am

BBFG# wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:04 am
chk071 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:01 am
andrewbrewer wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:46 am
I forgot the name!
No wonder. Sounds like diarrhea.
Or venereal.
In my native language (Russian) "Proclethia" is consonant to "damnations". :evil:

killmaster
KVRAF

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1892 posts since 5 Oct, 2003

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:03 pm

AnX wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:10 am
Never heard of it, but a quick Google and there is a demo version, so you can try both yourself

Their website is crap tho, not optimised for mobile so can't read half of it
Yeh, it's WIndows only and I'm on Mac though they did suggest a mac version is coming.

recursive one
KVRAF
5576 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:13 pm

lobanov wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:11 am
BBFG# wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:04 am
chk071 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:01 am
andrewbrewer wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:46 am
I forgot the name!
No wonder. Sounds like diarrhea.
Or venereal.
In my native language (Russian) "Proclethia" is consonant to "damnations". :evil:
Indeed, now that you said that!

To me it sounded like some Greek or Latin word, bringing up associations with some bacteria species. Proclethiosis.

The demo songs sound great tho.
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LeVzi
KVRAF
3681 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:44 pm

How was it free ? A giveaway through a site or something ?
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gondii
KVRian
916 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:07 pm

it was offered for free directly from the developer as an “intro price”

lobanov
KVRian
523 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:02 pm

recursive one wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:13 pm
lobanov wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:11 am
BBFG# wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:04 am
chk071 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:01 am
andrewbrewer wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:46 am
I forgot the name!
No wonder. Sounds like diarrhea.
Or venereal.
In my native language (Russian) "Proclethia" is consonant to "damnations". :evil:
Indeed, now that you said that!

To me it sounded like some Greek or Latin word, bringing up associations with some bacteria species. Proclethiosis.

The demo songs sound great tho.
I haven't said that this synth is bad. And the price is very tempting.

But I hardly could use it. Because of my associations.

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GaryG
KVRAF
6716 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:37 pm

LeVzi wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:44 pm
How was it free ? A giveaway through a site or something ?
They gave it away themselves for a week or so in July.

https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2021/0 ... thya-free/

(FTR I find BPB one of the best sites for keeping up on freebies etc)

I think they also offered it for half price last time they updated it, maybe they'll make a habit of it.
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