Roli: Equator 2 is here !

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himalaya
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5499 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:01 am

pierb wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:18 am
himalaya wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:15 am
Equator2 isn't just a synth, it's also a sampler, and as such it really needs to provide bread&butter presets.
I think it's more a synth than a sampler though.

If it was a proper sampler, you'd have more sampler oriented features. Like being able to import and edit multisamples. I know you can use sfz but it's not even well documented.
Granted, it's not a 'sampler' as such, since it does not sample in the box. Kontakt doesn't either. We could simply describe both as 'sample-players'. The key here is not the name, but the fact that if a plugin supports full sample playback with multi-samples, round-robin, etc. many people will demand a selection of bread&butter sounds.
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scott_free
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448 posts since 14 Mar, 2006

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:51 pm

Edit: NVM. I see. It looks like is is possible to frequency modulate a wavetable Osc with a granular Osc. Sounds like an great experimental sound design feature.
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SawtoothWavee
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6 posts since 21 Nov, 2020

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:29 pm

himalaya wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:01 am
pierb wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:18 am
himalaya wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:15 am
Equator2 isn't just a synth, it's also a sampler, and as such it really needs to provide bread&butter presets.
I think it's more a synth than a sampler though.

If it was a proper sampler, you'd have more sampler oriented features. Like being able to import and edit multisamples. I know you can use sfz but it's not even well documented.
Granted, it's not a 'sampler' as such, since it does not sample in the box. Kontakt doesn't either. We could simply describe both as 'sample-players'. The key here is not the name, but the fact that if a plugin supports full sample playback with multi-samples, round-robin, etc. many people will demand a selection of bread&butter sounds.
Hi Himalaya,

I was wondering if there are updates coming for Equator 2 that will address folders/categories for Users Wavetables? I have a lot of personal wavetables and navigating through them in Equator 2 its a mess... Unless am I missing something?

Animations as well would be cool and amazing for Sound Design I know that can tax the CPU more but to me that the only thing I see that is missing in Equator 2 vs the competition really, everything else is amazing.

And maybe more Pop oriented presets?

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LoveEnigma18
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4537 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:44 pm

One improvement I'd like to mention: A refresh button to refresh the preset list once user saves their preset or basically for scanning any change in preset directories.

Away from my PC but I recall that it is a bit tedious to see the new preset in the preset browser as it does not appear right away and you need to load a new instance of Equator2 to see it. Am I missing something?

himalaya
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5499 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:28 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:44 pm
One improvement I'd like to mention: A refresh button to refresh the preset list once user saves their preset or basically for scanning any change in preset directories.

Away from my PC but I recall that it is a bit tedious to see the new preset in the preset browser as it does not appear right away and you need to load a new instance of Equator2 to see it. Am I missing something?
Equator2 always had a refresh button that refreshes the presets (the whole browser really).

In the latest update it's located in top left in the preset browser. See attached image.
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LoveEnigma18
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4537 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:19 am

himalaya wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:28 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:44 pm
One improvement I'd like to mention: A refresh button to refresh the preset list once user saves their preset or basically for scanning any change in preset directories.

Away from my PC but I recall that it is a bit tedious to see the new preset in the preset browser as it does not appear right away and you need to load a new instance of Equator2 to see it. Am I missing something?
Equator2 always had a refresh button that refreshes the presets (the whole browser really).

In the latest update it's located in top left in the preset browser. See attached image.
Thanks a lot. I think it was not there in the previous version (which was used in the track I was working on) and I overlooked it after I updated recently. Either way, sorry about the confusion and happy to know it's there. :tu:
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SawtoothWavee
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6 posts since 21 Nov, 2020

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:18 am

himalaya wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:28 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:44 pm
One improvement I'd like to mention: A refresh button to refresh the preset list once user saves their preset or basically for scanning any change in preset directories.

Away from my PC but I recall that it is a bit tedious to see the new preset in the preset browser as it does not appear right away and you need to load a new instance of Equator2 to see it. Am I missing something?
Equator2 always had a refresh button that refreshes the presets (the whole browser really).

In the latest update it's located in top left in the preset browser. See attached image.
No answers for my questions? It's been one year of Equator 2 being able to class your custom wavetables by their Folders Names it's just a basic feature for a Wavetable synth?

Echoes in the Attic
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9461 posts since 12 May, 2008

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:23 am

SawtoothWavee wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:18 am
himalaya wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:28 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:44 pm
One improvement I'd like to mention: A refresh button to refresh the preset list once user saves their preset or basically for scanning any change in preset directories.

Away from my PC but I recall that it is a bit tedious to see the new preset in the preset browser as it does not appear right away and you need to load a new instance of Equator2 to see it. Am I missing something?
Equator2 always had a refresh button that refreshes the presets (the whole browser really).

In the latest update it's located in top left in the preset browser. See attached image.
No answers for my questions? It's been one year of Equator 2 being able to class your custom wavetables by their Folders Names it's just a basic feature for a Wavetable synth?
Same for user sample folders!

Examigan
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6326 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:43 am

I’d like an option to turn off the retriggering for the oscs. I’ve asked for that a couple times before ( first time was in February). Many synths have that option, but not this one.

himalaya
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5499 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:58 am

Many of these feature requests are on the to-do list. You haven't seen them implemented yet due to massive amounts of work done on some other parts of Equator2. Some huge new developments.
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himalaya
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Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:00 pm

SawtoothWavee wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:29 pm


And maybe more Pop oriented presets?
Funny you should mention that, since a Pop sound pack is in the works. One that will include more than just synth presets! :party:
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SawtoothWavee
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Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:43 pm

himalaya wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:00 pm
SawtoothWavee wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:29 pm


And maybe more Pop oriented presets?
Funny you should mention that, since a Pop sound pack is in the works. One that will include more than just synth presets! :party:
All right, cannot wait, and I like the emphasis on the more than just synth presets :)

Ok, got it for the features. At least I know now that ROLI is well aware of these requests. :-D

Huge New Developments... Equator 2 is already powerful I wonder how it can even get better ( in a good way) :tu:

Examigan
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6326 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:53 pm

himalaya wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:58 am
Many of these feature requests are on the to-do list. You haven't seen them implemented yet due to massive amounts of work done on some other parts of Equator2. Some huge new developments.
That’s great news, thanks for the info. :)

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scott_free
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448 posts since 14 Mar, 2006

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:05 pm

himalaya wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:58 am
Some huge new developments.
Care to drop a a hint or three?
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crawlingwind
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270 posts since 23 Apr, 2012

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:16 pm

I wasn’t able to swing this during BF sale. Is there any other time during the year when it might be discounted?

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