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SeBaer
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324 posts since 3 Oct, 2019

Post Fri Sep 02, 2022 11:23 pm

Yadrichik_Chaya wrote: Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:51 pm I'm a little confused though, is OPL free just like the OB-Xd is?
How else could it have been an OSC synth…?
(Not such a great deal by ADSR if that is the case…) :hihi:
Well, they link to the source-code, so I reckon it's open source like OB-Xd.
But sometimes small developers do a closed beta in the OSC community. Like SinMad last year.

Edit: even at the github release page you can only download a demo version.

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IV!
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529 posts since 31 Oct, 2019 from Wonderland

Post Sat Sep 03, 2022 1:40 am

Probably like Fusion for ZynAddSubFX? The shell is open source, but you pay for the compiled version or compile it yourself.

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TrojakEW
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368 posts since 21 Mar, 2012 from Slovakia

Post Sat Sep 03, 2022 6:58 am

Yadrichik_Chaya wrote: Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:51 pm I'm a little confused though, is OPL free just like the OB-Xd is?
How else could it have been an OSC synth…?
(Not such a great deal by ADSR if that is the case…) :hihi:
Whoa I did not know they put KVR OSC tracks there. But we use JuceOPLVSTi and not not discoDSP. You can get free version here https://bsutherland.github.io/JuceOPLVSTi/. I do like this synth. It simple but quite good.

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exacoustics
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33 posts since 4 Dec, 2021 from Australia

Post Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:40 pm

This could be good for OSC one month. There is a useful FREQ modulation you can use on the osc pitch for getting frequency accurate envelopes. Great for percussion.
It's in beta (I'm the developer) and I could give free copies to participants if they can help test it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wtfNEE00cE

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ELEX
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493 posts since 29 Nov, 2019

Post Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:00 am

exacoustics wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:40 pm This could be good for OSC one month. There is a useful FREQ modulation you can use on the osc pitch for getting frequency accurate envelopes. Great for percussion.
It's in beta (I'm the developer) and I could give free copies to participants if they can help test it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wtfNEE00cE
Well, that one is guaranteed to make the crowd go wild ! Gotta love wavetable FM ! If you have not done so already, you might want to send our most esteemed organizers a PM on this as well. That would be @RichardSemper and @bjporter.

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exacoustics
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33 posts since 4 Dec, 2021 from Australia

Post Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:01 am

ELEX wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:00 am If you have not done so already, you might want to send our most esteemed organizers a PM on this as well. That would be @RichardSemper and @bjporter.
Thanks mate, I'll try sending them a message :)

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SeBaer
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324 posts since 3 Oct, 2019

Post Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:10 am

exacoustics wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:01 am
ELEX wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:00 am If you have not done so already, you might want to send our most esteemed organizers a PM on this as well. That would be @RichardSemper and @bjporter.
Thanks mate, I'll try sending them a message :)
Also, most participants would gladly donate their patches for the factory bank, I guess.

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solidtrax
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632 posts since 6 Nov, 2011 from The Netherlands

Post Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:00 am

That would be really nice. My uneducated guess is that once it is fairly stable that @richardsemper and @bjporter will think this is a splendid idea!
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ElVincente
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306 posts since 22 Jun, 2019

Post Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:29 am

Could not be worse than last month's novation V-station. Some patches I had to retune pretty every session :neutral:

Ghost would be great one and seems to be pretty stable already in my quick testing...

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aciddose
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12518 posts since 7 Dec, 2004

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 7:36 am

SeBaer wrote: Fri Sep 02, 2022 11:23 pm
Yadrichik_Chaya wrote: Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:51 pm I'm a little confused though, is OPL free just like the OB-Xd is?
How else could it have been an OSC synth…?
(Not such a great deal by ADSR if that is the case…) :hihi:
Well, they link to the source-code, so I reckon it's open source like OB-Xd.
But sometimes small developers do a closed beta in the OSC community. Like SinMad last year.

Edit: even at the github release page you can only download a demo version.
What a lot of users misunderstand about "Free Open-Source Software" is that the freedom is primarily for the benefit of the programmer, not the user. The benefit the user receives depends upon the good-will of programmers to release their work. There is no requirement under the GPL licenses for example to publish anything at all - the license only requires that if you do publish one part, you have to publish the source-code as well - but it does not require the materials be "free" as in "free beer".

The GNU GPL was originally invented by Richard Stallman (and others) where to the best of my knowledge the inspiration was primarily sourced from the realization that their own past work could be "locked away" by proprietary copyright licenses that restricted their freedom to improve upon their own creations. This led to the realization of the greater harm such has on society as a whole - where copyright was originally intended for the betterment of society - but had become counter-productive.

It's a legal "technical" solution to what was viewed as a "technical" problem that led to copyright contradicting its own intended purpose from a moral point of view. It's definitely something formed from a programmer's worldview, IMO.
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Tj Shredder
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7972 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 10:35 pm

aciddose wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 7:36 am It's a legal "technical" solution to what was viewed as a "technical" problem that led to copyright contradicting its own intended purpose from a moral point of view. It's definitely something formed from a programmer's worldview, IMO.
I never thought that the interpretation of free software related to the benefit of the society can be turned around. I as a user see clearly benefit for me in free software. I also see clearly the benefit for commercial companies in closed source software undoubtedly. Your perspective makes sense for slaveholders who think their hired programmers are their property. Even huge companies realize that free software benefits all, the society, the users and their business…
Free and closed software both rely on the same copyright. Its the right of those who create, not a right of those who sell…
Any creator has a free choice, and as user I respect that choice…

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Yadrichik_Chaya
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272 posts since 5 Oct, 2021

Post Sat Oct 08, 2022 7:06 pm

Our good friend @The Sound Of Merlin is getting good exposure and that is very well-deserved! :party: :tu: :D

In my mailbox this month:

https://cherryaudio.com/news/elka-x-dem ... -of-merlin

And then this amazing demonstration of using Sixth Sample's Deelay PE:
https://soundcloud.com/sixthsample/deel ... ron-reverb
I play World music too, I'm just not sure which world it's from... :lol:

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