One Synth Challenge #163: Cardinal by DISTRHO (Voting Started!)

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KVRer
14 posts since 14 Apr, 2022

Post Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:44 am

I should extract the middle section and orchestrate it like the final movement and then have good music. But I wanted to be bold, too.

At times I worried about sounding too much like Enigma Variations or Zelda's Lullaby.

Instances of Cardinal: 29 I think

Airwindows Cliponly 2

Cakewalk DAW
Stock Plugins:
Sonitus Compressor (about 6)
Sonitus Reverb (about 3)
Prochannel EQ: about 8 or 9

I believe those are all the plugins.

Freeware Viewers:
Youlean Loudness Meter 2 Free
mvMeter 2

https://soundcloud.com/g-jardine/mystic ... al_sharing

MadMcMan
KVRist
48 posts since 11 Jun, 2021

Post Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:40 pm

Here's my track, i had a lot of fun making it even with the bugs i experienced. quite a few modules i miss from VCV Rack though.

https://soundcloud.com/madmcman/magical-tomorrow

Made in Bitwig with
39x Cardinal Synth
8x Cardinal FX
(that's the number in the project but ultimately some are duplicates so sounds don't overlap and others are not in use, same for the FX)

Free Vst:
Limiter no6
Span
Supercharger
TDR Nova

AirWindows:
Monitoring3
(plus some lovely airwindows VCV/Cardinal modules, wish the rest were also modules.)

Bitwig:
Compressor
EQ+
FxSelector
Note Transpose
SideChains
Last edited by MadMcMan on Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.

violator_alba
KVRist
33 posts since 23 Apr, 2022 from Embra

Post Thu Sep 29, 2022 4:18 pm

I've probably had more fun with Cardinal than any other synth this year. This month's effort is what I could recover from the modular rabbit hole in time to enter.

https://soundcloud.com/violator-alba-99 ... al_sharing

A single instance of Cardinal running standalone, this uses a semi-random drum sequencer and a random chord generator for the sounds. It then uses a couple of gate sequencers to selectively mute/enable the various voices. The whole thing was then recorded using Audacity.

Good luck with this one voters!

Cronbrick
KVRer
3 posts since 30 Sep, 2022

Post Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:47 pm

I learnt a lot about modular synthesizers while making this track. It was lot of fun! But my cable management is a mess.

1x Cardinal instance
Made in Ableton
Stock limiter
Melda loudness analyzer Free

Hope you enjoy it. Have a good day!

https://soundcloud.com/cronbrick/pills? ... al_sharing
Last edited by Cronbrick on Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:03 am, edited 1 time in total.

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DRMR
KVRist
145 posts since 3 Jan, 2021

Post Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:12 pm

Was fun to participate for the first time to a KVR challenge, although I already have quite some experience with Cardinal ;)
Had some time limitations, but ended up with a track I still kind of enjoy.

Mostly sequenced by Midinous and arranged and mixed in Bitwig.
7x Cardinal Synth
2x Cardinal FX
No other plugins except for a single panning tool in Bitwig.

https://soundcloud.com/d-r-m-r/together-in-solitude

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DRMR
KVRist
145 posts since 3 Jan, 2021

Post Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:17 pm

Btw I see not everyone is using the title naming convention or doesn't have downloads enabled.
Don't get disqualified with your submission!
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zarf
KVRian
607 posts since 20 Jan, 2013

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:33 am

Just downloaded the synth.
Might have some time today to do a last minute rushed thing. We'll see if I can get to it and make something worth sharing! :D

BrainBeatMusic
KVRist
93 posts since 19 Apr, 2022

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:32 am

Ok guys I have managed to "finish" something which I hope you are least find not too bad. This has been a big challenge in just learning how the synth works. As I still have a while left before the comp ends I may upload an update just before the end. I used just 1 instance of Cardinal inside Abelton Live with only automation coming from the DAW. Feedback is highly appreciated.
I have used Reverb, OTT, EQ Eight, Ozone Imager 2 on the Master.

https://soundcloud.com/user-783020495/a ... al_sharing
Last edited by BrainBeatMusic on Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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ELEX
KVRist
494 posts since 29 Nov, 2019

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:47 am

DRMR wrote: Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:17 pm Btw I see not everyone is using the title naming convention or doesn't have downloads enabled.
Don't get disqualified with your submission!
AFAIK, title naming convention applies to the downloadable track, not the soundcloud display name. And if one's KVR and soundcloud nick are the same there's no need to include the KVR nick in the latter, as it is shown with the track on the voting page anyway. If not, it's convenient, but not required.

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DRMR
KVRist
145 posts since 3 Jan, 2021

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:04 am

Ah thnx. So it's only for the download-file. Still several people have not enabled those, so impossible to tell if their files are named correctly ;)

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silverpants
KVRist
180 posts since 4 Jan, 2022

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:29 am

zarf wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:33 am Just downloaded the synth.
Might have some time today to do a last minute rushed thing. We'll see if I can get to it and make something worth sharing! :D
You couldn't have picked a more difficult synth to do last minute! :D Good luck. I hope you manage something.
Captain Silverpants

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d34dmeat
KVRist
41 posts since 24 Sep, 2016

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:05 am

https://soundcloud.com/mikael-edlund/d3 ... al_sharing

have no idea what i'm doing but here it goes.
Reaper DAW
11 instances of Cardinal synth
1 instance Reacomp

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bh9090
KVRist
394 posts since 7 Dec, 2006 from Richmond, VA, USA

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:59 am

Entry:
https://soundcloud.com/hennessey/bh9090 ... ng-machine

That's a cool plugin. I've used Rack before but nice having it as a plug.

25 instances in Live. All DAW effects (Delays, EQ, Saturation, Compressor) except Val. SuperMassive and OrilRiver Reverb.

treeheated
KVRist
52 posts since 1 Mar, 2021

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:10 am

Here is my submission.

https://soundcloud.com/treeheated/the-r ... n-the-door

The first couple of weeks I wasn't feeling very creative - tried a couple of things and ran into dead ends. I got some momentum eventually but as a result it's probably the closest I've come to running out of time. Didn't spend as much time as usual on final polishing/mixing/mastering. The high CPU demand was also a limitation - it stopped me from adding more sounds, and in some cases I avoided modules that I might have liked to use.

DAW: Reaper
Plugin counts:
- VST3: Cardinal (DISTRHO) (18ch) x15 [13 instruments, 2 effects]
- VST: ReaComp (Cockos) x1
- VST: ReaLimit (Cockos) x3

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silverpants
KVRist
180 posts since 4 Jan, 2022

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:12 am

My entry:

https://soundcloud.com/slugnest/nesbit- ... al_sharing

DAW: Reaper
25 Instances of Cardinal - all designed from scratch.
Dead Duck: TiltEQ, Autopan, Monodelay, Delay, Overdrive, Reverb, Filter, Limiter
OrilRiver Reverb
ReaEQ, ReaXComp
Captain Silverpants

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