One Synth Challenge #152: WhispAir by Full Bucket Music (Aiynzahev Wins!)

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KVRist
288 posts since 16 Mar, 2013 from Lima - Perú

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:11 pm

Caine123 wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:37 pm
Question guys. may u use all freeware and daw effects? It seems not distortion, chorus etc? Is it right? But what about the chorus from the synth?

Is automation allowed?
Yes, just to add a bit, this month we got a special rule that commercial effects are allowed, normally we only get to use freeware, but from time to time commercial effects are allowed.
Everything from the DAW can be used, but still the effects limitation applies (no chorus, sampling, etc ...)

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KVRist
147 posts since 30 Jul, 2007

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:24 am

... pay-ware plugins are allowed? it is not really necessary i think ...
so here is my submission for this month:

https://soundcloud.com/marks-a-whybikky ... 2-whispair

17 Instances "WhispAir"

DAW: Logic X

Host plug-ins:

- ChannelEq (23)

- DirectionMixer (13)
- Compressor (9)
- AdLimiter (1)

- SpaceDesigner (1)

- ChromaVerb (1)

- StereoDelay (1)

- MultiMeter (1)

3rd party plug-in:
- MCharmVerb (2)

... and this time heavy automation on some instances ...

Hope you enjoy :phones:

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KVRist
37 posts since 27 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:50 pm

So here is my submission,

https://soundcloud.com/impedancemusic/i ... 2-whispair

This time something at least a little bit different. Since my chiptune (ok it´s bitpop - chiptune mixed with synthpop elements) is almost always in th classic C64 SID style i thought let´s try something i´ve never done before - the Amiga 500. Since the PAULA Audio unit of said machine is sample based i set up the "rules of my entry" to make every sound used sound like they were sampled from some premixed songs [drums and fx] and a Yamaha DX7. Since I wanted to stay true to the original hardware [More or less] i had a limitation of four usable channels - two on the left side and two on the right. That being said - my mix is terrible and i´m not sure if it´s better to listen on headphones or speakers XD
One thing i ignored is the limitation of one sound per channel. I like doing lot´s of different sounds in an entry since i explore the synth more and my lack of musical skills - ehm- i meant that less sounds make my entry boring over time. Anyways i had probably too much fun doing some more "experimental" stuff. I hope that this stuff sounds at least a little bit like it was done on an Amiga 500 - I´m not really sure about that XD

And I made a terrible cringe video for it:
https://youtu.be/_M4Igw1kY9I

FL Studio 20.5.1
Instances: 31
Key(s): I have no clue.
BPM: 107
Commercial Effects: Nope
Custom Wavetables: Nope
Ladies and Gentleman: Also Nope
Presets: All done from Scratch

Effects:
Master:
Fruity Parametric EQ2
Fruity Limiter

DAW Effects:
Fruity parametric EQ2 [8]
Fruity Stereo Enhancer [4]
Fruity Delay 2 [2]
Fruity Limiter [5] -4 Times for Sidechaining the Noise for the different Audio Channels, 1 time for Master Track-

3rd Party:
Xfer OTT [5]
JB_Omniverb [5]
Analog Obsession Sweet Drums [1]

Whispair made a lot of fun, like literally every single Fullbucket synth i´ve downloaded so far XD Sadly i had some performance issues with the resizable version. It was almost unusable, so i switched to the fixedsize version and it was fine until i hit about 25/26 instances when i got audio cracks and a heavy delay while playback. I could fix it by turning off the "Mix in buffer switch" in FL Studio (fixed buffer size didn´t help btw.) Could it be my Audio Card?

Hope you enjoy :D
"We should not kill the earth, we wouldn´t know where to bury it!" - Michel Granger

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KVRist
340 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:15 pm

Impedance Music wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:50 pm
So here is my submission,
Hope you enjoy :D
Amazing work, everything from idea to implementation! It even made me dig into the history of the chip - I didn't know that one of the first PCs had a chip with samples!) Special thanks for the video, and in it for the wolf, who made me laugh heartily! :lol:

KVRian
783 posts since 13 Jan, 2013 from United States

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 7:06 pm

My entry for this month. WhispAir was fun - very Korg like.

35 instances of WhispAir in Logic Pro X.
Logic EQ, Space Designer, Delay Designer
PA: SSL J channel, N Channel, Iron, Shadow Hills Class A, bx_digital
WAVES: V EQ4, V Comp, CLA2A, Abbey Road Plates, CLA-76, H-Comp, L3-16
VALHALLA: Vintage Reverb

https://soundcloud.com/ontrackp/osc-152 ... he-park-v2

KVRian
881 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:59 am

Man, I think I'm just bad at making purely instrumental music. It always feels like I need a vocal. And I usually add interesting little flourishes around the vocal line. I kinda like what I have but it feels a little unpolished and repetitive without a vocal. May or may not post what I got before the time limit.

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KVRist
34 posts since 29 Aug, 2020

Post Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:09 am

Hello fellow Synth Whisperers,

here's my submission:
https://soundcloud.com/mylofymusic/whispers-in-the-air
DAW: Ardour 6.9 on ArchLinux
27x WhispAir via yabridge

Effects:
-Airwindows Console7 and CStrip on every synth channel
-2x Dragonfly Reverb Busses (Long and short)
-LSP Parametric EQ
-LSP Stereo Gate
-ZaMulitiCompX2
-Ardour Compressor

Master Chain:
-Console7
-ToTape5
-ReFine
-LSP Parametric EQ (Stereo and MidSide)
-LSP Stereo Compressor
-ADClip7
-x42-dpl Limiter

Good luck and have fun everybody!

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KVRist
37 posts since 27 Apr, 2019

Post Fri Oct 29, 2021 12:15 pm

IV! wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:15 pm
Impedance Music wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:50 pm
So here is my submission,
Hope you enjoy :D
Amazing work, everything from idea to implementation! It even made me dig into the history of the chip - I didn't know that one of the first PCs had a chip with samples!) Special thanks for the video, and in it for the wolf, who made me laugh heartily! :lol:
Thank you IV! :)
Yes, the evolution of Audio Units / Chipsets is quite interesting (the classic MOS 6582/8580 from the C64 are still my favorites). Funfact - the Paula chipset was also responsible for writing and reading DD-floppydisks, but I didn't know how to emulate that with Whispair :lol:
"We should not kill the earth, we wouldn´t know where to bury it!" - Michel Granger

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KVRist
109 posts since 27 Oct, 2020

Post Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:42 pm

briefcasemanx wrote:
Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:59 am
Man, I think I'm just bad at making purely instrumental music. It always feels like I need a vocal. And I usually add interesting little flourishes around the vocal line. I kinda like what I have but it feels a little unpolished and repetitive without a vocal. May or may not post what I got before the time limit.
I sometimes feel the same way like I'm just making a backing track without a vocal and lead melodies don't always suit the style of music I make. Usually I'll try a few things such as a few different parts participating in a call / response phrase to form a kind of narrative. If I can get a kind of synergy between parts and phrases going then it gives it more interest or change up the arrangement so changes occur more often.
Last edited by MilksterX on Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:10 am, edited 1 time in total.

KVRian
748 posts since 20 Oct, 2003 from Seattle

Post Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:18 pm

https://soundcloud.com/jasinski/false-s ... e19773e265

Ableton Live effects (eq, compressors, delay, hybrid reverb, saturation, amp, cabinet, eq8)
3rd party effect: Limiter 6 and Vallahala Super Massive.

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KVRist
267 posts since 24 Aug, 2009 from CO, USA

Post Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:32 pm

Forgotten Trails
43 instances of WhispAir
Logic stuff (Chromaverb, stereo delay, Klanghelm compressors, Lim No6)
https://soundcloud.com/mmghost/forgotte ... c27f05dc9a
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"If your track sucks, just try ducking all frequencies from 10 Hz to 20 kHz by 80 dB"

KVRer
1 posts since 30 Oct, 2021

Post Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:28 am

Hello everyone :)

My entry for this month's One-Synth-Challenge is a piece called "One Pixel".
I used 9 instances of the WhispAir plugin in Ableton Live 11.
When it comes to the audio effects used, Ableton's Normal and Hybrid Reverb, EQ, Channel EQ, Auto Filter, Auto Pan and Valhalla Vintage Verb.

Here's the link:
https://soundcloud.com/user-611166130/v ... 99722c48ac

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KVRian
615 posts since 5 Mar, 2011 from Austria

Post Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:39 am

Hi all,

This month my tracks has a real band feeling. Inspired by Mike Oldfield and Robert Reed, I made a very acoustic sounding track in a more world music style. The track name is an allusion to the synth name I could not resist :hihi:

https://soundcloud.com/photonic-1/photo ... lair-bells

Done in Reaper v5.99 with 21 x instances of WhispAir

Dynamics: Presswerk, Transpire
Filter: ReaEQ, TDR VOS SlickEQ, MQ57
Delay: NastyDLA, ReaDelay
Reverb: Verberate 2
Satturation: Thrillseeker XTC, Boogex
Analyzer: SPAN, Youlen Loudnessmeter2
soundcloud.com/photonic-1

KVRer
26 posts since 1 Mar, 2021

Post Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:34 am

Here is my submission.

https://soundcloud.com/treeheated/flag-to-commotion

I like the synth! I'm not sure what it is about it, but it was fun and easy to experiment with and make some unexpectedly interesting sounds. I started out making a bunch of sounds without a plan, and then found that some of the sounds I was most happy with didn't fit into the track and it was hard saying goodbye to those. I only used the included wavetables. Work time: 17h on track, plus about 5h on preliminary experiments.

DAW: Reaper
Plugins:
- WhispAir x24
- ReaControlMIDI x1
- OrilRiver x1
- ReaComp x1
- ReaDelay x4
- ReaEQ x5
- TDR Nova x1
- ReaLimit x1
- utility/viz plugins

KVRer
5 posts since 3 Oct, 2021

Post Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:28 am

This is my first time doing a One-Synth-Challenge and I had a lot of fun! Let me know if I missed any rules or anything! Here's my submission:

https://soundcloud.com/scorkla/scorkla- ... t-says-boo

DAW: Studio One 5
Whispair Instances: 12
FX:
-DAW's EQ plugin, called Pro EQ (8 Instances)
-DAW's Reverb plugin, called Room Reverb (6 instances)
-Ozone 9 Elements, (1 instance)

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