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

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RichardSemper
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828 posts since 30 Oct, 2013 from Stoke On Trent

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:25 am

BrainBeatMusic wrote: 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, Neutron Elements 3, Ozone Imager 2 on the Master.

https://soundcloud.com/user-783020495/a ... al_sharing
As far as I am aware Neutron Elements 3 is not a free plugin, therefore not allowed.

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Frank Geppert
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38 posts since 22 Feb, 2022

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:57 am

Hi friends,

here is my submission. This was the most challenging month for now. I created every sound from scratch. In the end it was a good lesson and the sounds are different from my favourite synths (Vital and Surge XT).

The track uses 13 instances of Cardinal in Reaper with standard in-built plugins for EQ, compression and limiting to -14 LUFS.

In the beginning I wanted to make an ambient track, but it drifted away and got some drive, so I tell now a story about walking, stumbling, standing up, and continuing even against the wind.

https://soundcloud.com/frank-geppert-19 ... al_sharing

zarf
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606 posts since 20 Jan, 2013

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:49 am

silverpants wrote: 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.
Ha ha thanks. I just gave up :) Nearly got somewhere, but crashes, and you are right - too much time required for me to make a decent set of sounds. Oh well... good luck everyone, hope to join next month (a.k.a. tomorrow)

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Yadrichik_Chaya
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272 posts since 5 Oct, 2021

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:13 pm

zarf wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:49 am
silverpants wrote: 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.
Ha ha thanks. I just gave up :) Nearly got somewhere, but crashes, and you are right - too much time required for me to make a decent set of sounds. Oh well... good luck everyone, hope to join next month (a.k.a. tomorrow)
I'm also joining tomorrow ;)
Didn't even have the proper time to try the Audio (in my case guitar) to pitch thing with Cardinal, but heard that it was somewhat glitchy…

Scrolled through the thread fast, great entries this month!! :tu: :tu: :tu:

Will be fun to see who makes the top 5! :phones:
I play World music too, I'm just not sure which world it's from... :lol:

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FrogsInPants
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328 posts since 4 Nov, 2019

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:34 pm

I was very excited for this month, and had a lot of fun early on. I discovered some modules I wasn't aware of before, and came up with some delightfully wonky sounds. I'll definitely be playing with Cardinal more. Alas, another month goes by that I haven't had the energy to finish a track. Ç'est le brie.

BrainBeatMusic
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91 posts since 19 Apr, 2022

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:20 pm

RichardSemper wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:25 am
BrainBeatMusic wrote: 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, Neutron Elements 3, Ozone Imager 2 on the Master.

https://soundcloud.com/user-783020495/a ... al_sharing
As far as I am aware Neutron Elements 3 is not a free plugin, therefore not allowed.
Oh my bad I had thought I had gotten it free (which I probably did) but it does look like it is not one of their free plugins now. I will swap it to just the EQ eight in an hour or so from now.

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Double Tap
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592 posts since 9 Jun, 2020

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:24 pm

https://soundcloud.com/taptapdoubletap/ ... ap-osc-163

Ableton Live 11

Cardinal x20 - very nice

Plugins: EQ8, Compressor, Utility, Reverb, Echo, Limiter, Arpeggiator, Glue Compressor

and

Youlean

emikaela
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96 posts since 30 Dec, 2020

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:57 pm

single instance generative mind bending modular spaghetti nonsense, enjoy

https://soundcloud.com/mikaela-groendah ... pilgrimage

recorded in bitwig, no external effects. the patch was a lot of fun to create, then i got stuck on picking just one recording of it. i was tempted to upload a 18 minute epic with all of my favorites but it seemed like a bad idea to arrange audio clips like that for this challenge. and perhaps also a bad idea in general.

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z.prime
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2113 posts since 29 Sep, 2011

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:42 pm

Hi all, our friend @IV was having some problems accessing SoundCloud, so I uploaded his track to my own SoundCloud account in order to get it posted by the deadline. As it is late in Russia, he said he'll post the details tomorrow.

https://soundcloud.com/z_prime/iv-the-s ... moon-night

ontrackp
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818 posts since 13 Jan, 2013 from United States

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:01 pm

Cardinal..... what a fun and interesting synth. I almost wish that we had a second month with this one as it took the full month to really get comfortable with the sound-making environment and to get really predictable results, so focusing on music and mixing came at the last minute.

Around 25 instances in Bitwig. Bitwig efx, Nova Free, a few Cardinal efx built into patches.

https://soundcloud.com/ontrackp/osc163- ... thoughts-3

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FrankH
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69 posts since 31 Mar, 2019 from California

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:50 pm

My track for this month:
https://soundcloud.com/user-194933727/f ... al_sharing
The Process: 4 Generative Tracks, with Bass Track and Lead Track added.

DAW: Studio One
Tracks: 7
Plugins used: Presonus Fat Channel, Red Light District, Ampire, Binaural Pan, Room Reverb, Pro EQ, Limiter
Klanghelm IVG12
Melda Mspectral Pan

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MilksterX
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168 posts since 27 Oct, 2020

Post Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:10 pm

Hi all
Had a lot of fun with cardinal this month. Here's my submission. Initially tried to make a single instance track but CPU got too much.

7 instances of Cardinal synth in Bitwig

FX - EQ+, Saturator, Filter, Dynamics, Gate, Convolution, Peak Limiter,

Wider, STFU, GClip, Dimension Expander, Ruina, Supercharger, Convology XT, Valhalla Supermassive, Khs Compressor, TDR Nova, TDR Kotelnikov, Ultrasonic, Loudmax, Youlean loudness meter.

https://soundcloud.com/milksterx/is-makka-pakka-dead
Last edited by MilksterX on Sat Oct 01, 2022 4:44 am, edited 1 time in total.

phankiejankie303
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65 posts since 30 May, 2021

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:50 am

Last minute rush...

https://soundcloud.com/user-38230094/ps ... al_sharing

x8 Cardinal Synth

x1 ReaEQ
x1 FreeClip

x1 FlavourMTC
x1 Cardinal FX
x1 JS: Event Horizon Limiter/Clipper

x1 JS: Stereo Width
x1 Sanford Bass Tightener
x1 ReaComp

x1 epicPlate

x1 Stochas
x3 HY-Delay4_free
x3 TAL Reverb 4
Last edited by phankiejankie303 on Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:59 am, edited 1 time in total.

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RichardSemper
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828 posts since 30 Oct, 2013 from Stoke On Trent

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:07 am

A number of tracks still need to be made downloadable on soundcloud. Please remember to check.

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KVRer
13 posts since 14 Apr, 2022

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:44 am

I just made mine downloadable--is it too late?

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