What is the strangest synth you've encountered?

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jamcat
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1380 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:09 pm

THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN MIXED TO BE PLAYED LOUD SO TURN IT UP

morphex
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569 posts since 30 Oct, 2003 from Pacific NW, USA

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:29 pm

jamcat wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:09 pm
This one.

https://youtu.be/_yIp2huYgD8
Oh man do I love that movie. The sound effects and John Williams' score fit the film like a glove.

sQeetz
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702 posts since 8 Jan, 2005

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:32 pm

jamcat wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:07 pm
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I can hear him in my head :lol: a-oo- a-ee
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syntonica
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1253 posts since 25 Sep, 2014 from Specific Northwest

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:27 pm

jamcat wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:07 pm
sQeetz wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:19 am
Delay Lama was pretty weird back in the days.
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I wish it had survived to 64-bit.
My fave VST, although it never made it into a single track. The animation was so cute and delightfully pointless!

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ChamomileShark
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2301 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:03 am

One of my first synths, Sun Ra by Elogoxa

https://www.uv.es/ruizcan/

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Halonmusic
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6913 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:22 am

sugar bytes cyclop
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aMUSEd
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33069 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:16 am

krzys wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:25 pm
aMUSEd wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:39 pm
aMUSEd wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:15 pm
krzys wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:06 pm
Truly innovative synthesis http://www.amaranthaudio.com/products/cycle/
Yeah I need to see if it still works on Big Sur but given it hasn't been updated for years I'm not hopeful
OK it won't install. I expected the installer to need to be run as an uncertified installer but even then it crashes before it gets a chance to install anything. Pity.

That’s unfortunate. The dev has a wonderful synth that unfortunately didn’t receive enough airplay to take it further down the development path. Thanks for the heads up re: big sur.
Last ditch attempt to copy over the VST, Standalone and Presets folder from a backup failed too - the VST just gets ignored by hosts, so I guess maybe it has some 32 bit code? The standalone won't start either.

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mcnelson
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1242 posts since 26 Mar, 2004 from UK

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:46 am

Gribs wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:42 pm
Synplant was definitely strange when I first tried it, but strange in a very good way. I so wish for a version 2, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen. I don't know what Magnus has been doing since he worked with Teenage Engineering to make the PO-32 (meh).
Version 2 was first mentioned back in 2013; every now and then someone asks about Synplant 2 on the Sonic Charge forum and is usually met with a non-committal reply. I own all of the SC plugin catalog, but I stopped giving a shit about Synplant 2 a couple of years ago.
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excuse me please
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1639 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:51 am

PSS-480 never knew it was a synth until recently.

Bulbizarre
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219 posts since 31 Aug, 2020

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:28 am

I think synthplant. And the best part: it's awesome !

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Synthack
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458 posts since 4 Dec, 2021

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:37 am

vurt wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:59 am
foosnark wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:57 am
Synths aren't strange, people are strange.
women seem wicked, when you're unwanted and streets look ugly.
That could be song lyrics.
Do you have them all yet?

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LeVzi
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4094 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:04 am

Halonmusic wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:22 am
sugar bytes cyclop
I forgot about this one , it is bonkers to work out.
"T!ts McGee"

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Halonmusic
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6913 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:37 am

LeVzi wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:04 am
Halonmusic wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:22 am
sugar bytes cyclop
I forgot about this one , it is bonkers to work out.
indeed :D
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WasteLand
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2221 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:47 pm

aMUSEd wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:16 am
krzys wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:25 pm
aMUSEd wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:39 pm
aMUSEd wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:15 pm
krzys wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:06 pm
Truly innovative synthesis http://www.amaranthaudio.com/products/cycle/
Yeah I need to see if it still works on Big Sur but given it hasn't been updated for years I'm not hopeful
OK it won't install. I expected the installer to need to be run as an uncertified installer but even then it crashes before it gets a chance to install anything. Pity.

That’s unfortunate. The dev has a wonderful synth that unfortunately didn’t receive enough airplay to take it further down the development path. Thanks for the heads up re: big sur.
Last ditch attempt to copy over the VST, Standalone and Presets folder from a backup failed too - the VST just gets ignored by hosts, so I guess maybe it has some 32 bit code? The standalone won't start either.
indeed a synth that i had my eye on, and in a way still.... but the forum... no replies.... The Mangle, also abandoned, can still be bought, and downloaded, for instance, but well €20 or so....

for €149, a price i will pay for 'strangest synth' or 'ecosystems', i will not buy it, even on Windows...

a shame, and also strange that it still can be bought (The Mangle, the developer does not reply....).

well, Spectral effects, there are great Spectral effects, and there are ways to in way mimic what Cycle does, without the worfklow, and SIgnal Flow... wel the signal flow, can be mimiced, the treatment is a different story..

if you look at these kind of synths, Csound, can get you there, or SuperCollider, Csound has the advantage of making vst plugins... SuperCollider, but i can be wrong, has more FFT, or better after FFT, treatment possibilities, but i can be very wrong about this, i looked around in the Capabilities of SuperCollider, for Csound only one time...

well Cecilia 5 of AJAX SOUND SYSTEMS can do also some Specrtral, next to other things;

http://ajaxsoundstudio.com/cecilia5doc/ ... index.html
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vurt
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88503 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:50 pm

Synthack wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:37 am
vurt wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:59 am
foosnark wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:57 am
Synths aren't strange, people are strange.
women seem wicked, when you're unwanted and streets look ugly.
That could be song lyrics.
feel free, i wont sue :)

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