One Synth Challenge #153: K1v by Nils Schneider (Vovaman wins!)

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Vovaman
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3 posts since 12 Jun, 2011

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:55 pm

Greetings everybody!
Its my first post on the forum(longtime lurker) and first attempt at one synth challenge.
Enjoy my little funky jam!

https://soundcloud.com/rebelsteppa/vova ... ba8efdd864

DAW: Cubase 11
17 instances of K1v
3rd party plugins: Valhalla SpaceModulator, Valhalla Supermassive, Analog Obsession BUSTERse, GClip, Rift Filter Lite, TDR Nova, CHOWTapeModel

treeheated
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33 posts since 1 Mar, 2021

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:01 am

nenneb wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:49 pm
Get MuTools "MUX"! Its a whole modular synth you can use within Reaper, very flexible and easy to use. You may use other VSTs within MUX - and with the upcoming new version 9 you will may even use an additional composer (!) within Reaper ...
Ha! Between my post and yours, I actually had downloaded MuLab to try it out. Thanks for the suggestion - I've now downloaded MUX too and had a look. It's certainly got the idea of what I want, but two things are holding me back from getting it:
- No support for VST3
- Undo doesn't seem to work perfectly, either in MUX within Reaper, or in MuLab. If I turn a knob in a VST I need to be able to undo it. This seems to be a hard thing for hosts to get right but it is fundamental to me on account of my, um, workflow.

I guess it's not a big deal. Reaper can technically do any of the stuff I want, it just doesn't make it "fun".

nenneb
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169 posts since 8 Dec, 2015

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:44 am

You are right, treeheated: VST3-support in MuLab/Mux has been requested quite often but is not realised yet. For now the programmer focusses on the new version:
1) You will be able to run the DAW within another DAW just like a synth
2) Live matrix
Once that runs solidly, we (maybe) get VST3.

Undo on VST-parameter-changes? I never missed that ... !
And if I imagine: Change a parameter, a note, a parameter ... then undo .. guess that might be confusing.

Eauson
KVRian
1214 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:40 am

treeheated wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:01 am
nenneb wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:49 pm
Get MuTools "MUX"! Its a whole modular synth you can use within Reaper, very flexible and easy to use. You may use other VSTs within MUX - and with the upcoming new version 9 you will may even use an additional composer (!) within Reaper ...
Ha! Between my post and yours, I actually had downloaded MuLab to try it out. Thanks for the suggestion - I've now downloaded MUX too and had a look. It's certainly got the idea of what I want, but two things are holding me back from getting it:
- No support for VST3
- Undo doesn't seem to work perfectly, either in MUX within Reaper, or in MuLab. If I turn a knob in a VST I need to be able to undo it. This seems to be a hard thing for hosts to get right but it is fundamental to me on account of my, um, workflow.

I guess it's not a big deal. Reaper can technically do any of the stuff I want, it just doesn't make it "fun".
This allows you to run vst3 in VST2 hosts
https://www.xlutop.com/buzz/zip/vst3shell.zip
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RichardSemper
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721 posts since 30 Oct, 2013 from Stoke On Trent

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:59 am

WARNING! Infectious tune - Play at your own risk! :D

I wanted to create something a bit more uplifting and jolly this time, but for ages it seemed like everything I tried came out melancholy. So I tried much harder and finally came up with this. I may have overcompensated a bit and made it over the top happy! See what you think :)

https://soundcloud.com/richard-semper/peace-and-joy

No of instances of K1v:- 9x Singles and 1x Multi (for drum kit)

DAW - Mulab

DAW Fx: filters, stereo splitter, limiter, ping pong delay, Amplifier,

3rd Party Fx: Valhalla Supermassive, Acon Digital Multiply, U-He Protoverb, Abletunes Drive Knob, Voxengo Marvel GEQ, Alex Hilton A1TriggerGate, TAL Dub III, Tone2 Filterbank, Voxengo Span.

DR= 10

Tracks In more detail:
1. Drum Kit - 5 patches keysplit making 10 drum sounds: Valhalla supermassive, Acon Digital Multiply, mux filters and stereo splitter to make bass mono, mulab limiter.
2. Contrabass: ping pong delay, mux filters and stereo splitter to make bass mono, mulab limiter.
3. Repeater (strum sounds): Protoverb, Ableton Drive knob, Valhalla Supermassive, Marvel GEQ.
4. Whistle: Ping Pong Delay, Amplifier (for gain riding), Fx Send. [Played with Sensel Morph controller]
5. Castle Strings: Ping Pong Delay.
6. MKS-Piano2: Ping Pong Delay, Amplifier (for gain riding), Fx Send.
7. Trumpet: Acon Digital Multiply (chorus), Fx Send.
8. Pan Flute: Ping Pong Delay, Amplifier (for gain riding), HP Filter, Fx Send.
9. Ahh: Alex Hilton A1TriggerGate, Ping Pong Delay.
10. Bell Air: Ping Pong Delay, Valhalla Supermassive.

Fx Send = Tal Dub III, Tone2 Filterbank (modulated filter).
Bus 1 Fx: 2x Valhalla Supermassive (for delay and reverb).
Master Bus: LP filter at 18Khz, Limiter, Voxengo Span.

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Darksynth FX
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202 posts since 15 May, 2016 from Vienna

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:20 am

My submission:

https://soundcloud.com/darksynth-fx/dar ... al-destiny

-12 LUFS Integrated, -1 True Peak Max

DAW: Ableton Live 11 Suite
9x K1v
12x Ableton EQ8
2x Xfer OTT
11x Ableton Utility
1x Voxengo Stereo Touch
1x Ableton Compressor
1x Ableton Saturator
1x Ableton Auto Filter
1x Ableton Glue Compressor
1x Voxengo Tube Amp
1x VladG Limiter N°6
1x Reverb (Send)
1x Ableton Simple Delay (Send)
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VCA-089
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140 posts since 26 Jun, 2018

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:47 am

https://soundcloud.com/infravolt/december2051
FLAC: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KEomOP ... sp=sharing

As usual, a track made in the last weekend.

The original Kawai K1 synth may sound cheesy by today's standard, but this is the real sound of an era. People usually associate 80's synth music with instruments like Roland Jupiter-8 or Oberheim OB-X, but lo-fi samplers and early digital workstations are equally important part of the sound. I guess that this emulation sounds as realistic as possible because the original hardware is 100% digital. Sometimes, instruments like this can spark inspiration just like an expensive high quality emulation from a "respected" brand. The only thing that slightly bothers me is the interface. I would prefered more modern and clear interface, with all the parts and their parameters visible on one screen for example. As for the sound and usability, it will definitely find it's place in my future projects.

22 instances of K1v were used to create a track. All sounds from init patch. Most of the sounds are created with PCM waves. Some of them stacked with synthesized waves and omnibus loops. As it was allowed to use some extreme effects, I made some cheesy guitar-like sounds. Every instrument contains one instance of K1v, including drums.

Produced in FL Studio 20.8.

Native Effects:

x23 Parametric EQ 2
x2 Limiter
x3 Distructor
x1 Stereo Enhancer
x6 Delay
x3 Reeverb 2
x3 Love Philter
x3 PanOMatic
x1 Patcher
x1 Wave Candy
x1 dB Meter

VST Effects:

x11 Gareckon "MIDI Polysher"
x10 AdHd "Leveling Tool"
x1 TDR "Kotelnikov"
x2 TAL Filter 2
x5 TAL Chorus LX
x1 D16 "Frontier"
x2 Thomas Mudt "LoudMax"
x1 VoS epicVerb
x1 Valhalla "Supermassive"

Master Chain:

TDR "Nova"
Limiter №6

Total:

x22 Generators
x83 Effects
x24 MIDI Patterns
x24 Mixer Tracks
No Audio Clips
x10 Automation Clips
https://youtu.be/uTjH8dmIBrM
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rockingricky
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109 posts since 18 Jan, 2010 from Germany

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:37 am

Here my contribution this month ...

The work names of my tracks were from K1 to K5 ... :wink:
... I had fun, but I wasn't really satisfied with any :( so I decided to give up ...
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... on the other hand, why do all the work if nothing comes out of it?
So I decided to go with K2 and hurriedly finished a track. :wheee:

https://soundcloud.com/rockingricky/rockingricky-k2

24 instances of K1v in Cubase Elements 11

Mainly used the effects from K1, the others were:
DAW FX:
DaTube
Maximizer
Roomworks
others:
Valhalla Supermassive
Limiter No 6
TDR Nova

Good luck to all :tu:

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Impedance Music
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41 posts since 27 Apr, 2019

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:41 am

Hi all :D - so here is my entry for this month,

https://soundcloud.com/impedancemusic/a ... d7db64b34e

a shameless mid to end 1980s Synthpopwave stuff thing with 23 instances of K1v. At first i had a pretty hard time to get any idea of what to do with K1v. Something about it was uninspiring - Eventhough some of the sounds reminded me of my grandfathers Casio CTK-500, which was kind of nostalgic for me. And i think there was the problem: I tried to replicate the Casios sounds from memory [since the keyboard is long gone] and i hit one dead end after the other. So i gave up for some weeks and surprisingly this happened in a session of three days xD Sometimes you can´t force creativity. Or in my case, i couldn´t force anything to come up with a good name for my track, so last second i named it after a picture that my web browser decided to show me - My creativity is at its peak, when it comes to naming tracks, because they are all an absolut disaster :hihi:

And now technical stuff:
DAW: FL Studio 20.8.4
Instances of K1v: 23
Tempo: 131.00
Key: The Bassline plays every note from C to B - I´ve no Idea

Effects:

On Master:
Fruity Limiter [Image Line]
Fruity Parametric EQ2 [Image Line - 2x]
Maximus [Image Line]

Mixer tracks:
Sweet Drums [Analog Obsession - 3x]
Softamp FM25 [AXP - 2x]
Fruity Delay 2 [Image Line - 3x]
Fruity Delay 3 [Image Line]
Fruity Flangus [Image Line]
Fruity Limiter [Image Line - 3x]
Fruity Parametric EQ2 [Image Line - 24x]
Fruity Reeverb 2 [Image Line - 4x]
Fruity Stereo Enhancer [Image Line - 8x]
Omniverb [Jeroen Breebaart]
MWaveshaper [MeldaProduction]
TAL-Chorus [TAL - 3x]
TAL-Filter 2 Panningmode [TAL - 2x]
TAL-Reverb 2 [TAL - 2x]
TAL-Reverb 4 [TAL]
TAL-Tube [TAL]
FreeverbToo [Sinus]
SupaPhaser [Smartelectronix]
NastyDLAmkII [Variety Of Sound]
OTT [Xfer - 3x]
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zarf
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581 posts since 20 Jan, 2013

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:18 pm

Hey all, been a little while, nice to join you again 😊
My track
https://soundcloud.com/zarf/zarf-2121?s ... 68482c1808
26 instances of kv1 in Ableton.
All Ableton Fx except Airwindows toTape, tube, toVinyl.
Eqs and compressors everywhere, about 5 hybrid reverbs, some multiband compressors, drum bus, bit of chorus on the 'clav' sound, some auto filter on a couple of the spacey sounds, lots of delay here and there, dynamic tube.
I used lots more Fx than I would usually judge acceptable for OSC, inluding Ableton's vinyl distortion and drum bus pushed hard.
And the 'repitch' on the delay at the end with tempo modulation. Oh and some spectral thing on the 'toms' - I just messed around and enjoyed the freedom to not worry about overdoing the fx for an OSC change. Good fun, great idea for a rule variation.
Good luck everyone :tu:

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Juergen
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61 posts since 21 Jun, 2006

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:50 pm

My submission for this month

https://soundcloud.com/user-221952934-5 ... 18eaa30d66

DAW: Studio One 5.4.1
Synth: K1v 8x

Studio One effects:
Channel Strip 1x
Limiter 1x
Compressor 1x
Air FX 1x

Other free effects
Panagement 2 (free version) 2x

Good luck to all :)

davetbass
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51 posts since 18 Feb, 2015

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:38 pm

Hi,

Here's my entry, I used 8 instances of the K1v, and of course the HowMuchMoreEightiesCanYouGetAndTheAnswerIsNoneMoreEighties TAL Reverb 4

https://soundcloud.com/davetbass/davetbassosc153

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bh9090
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365 posts since 7 Dec, 2006 from Richmond, VA, USA

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:38 pm

Entry:
https://soundcloud.com/hennessey/bh9090-ovals

25 Instances in Live 11. With Phaser-Flanger and Chorus-Ensemble!
No 3rd party effects, just the standard Live ones. Delays, EQ8, Compressors, Saturator.

gigue07
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162 posts since 11 Sep, 2007

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:17 pm

My submission:
https://soundcloud.com/gigue07/dark-pinball-osc-153
Titel: Dark Pinball OSC 153

DAW Ableton Live 11 Suite
Stock Plugins
Eq8
Compressors
Reverb
Delay
Multiband Dynamics
LFO
Utility
Limiter
Arpeggio
Saturator
Pan
Flanger

3rd PartyPlugins
Wider

# of Tracks 19

emikaela
KVRist
54 posts since 30 Dec, 2020

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:30 pm

i was close to giving up on this one, none of my ideas seemed to work... but i managed to hold the streak in the end, and this now marks my 12th consecutive entry and one year anniversary!

https://soundcloud.com/mikaela-groendah ... e-absolute

vcv rack 2 was released just earlier today, and since i'm easily distracted and i didn't like what i had so far anyways i decided to start over and used the vcv host module to load 8 instances of k1v. everything worked like a dream except for the recorder module which was nowhere to be found, so i ended up recording the output to audacity instead.

other vcv modules used (those who affect audio, i assume sequencers and utilities and such are not relevant here): ml freeverb, vult debriatus, vcv delay, bogaudio mix8x

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