One Synth Challenge #167: Any One DAW Synth (Taron Wins!)

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768 posts since 1 Dec, 2016

Post Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:24 pm

and isn't Audacity a..... DAW? Oh, the audacity! lol
Just a touch of EQ and a tickle of compression

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5301 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - The Mudway Towns

Post Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:41 pm

L-EctroBit wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:29 pm
folderol wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:45 am I suppose I should have mentioned that I don't use as DAW (as such) at all:
MIDI keyboard -> Rosegarden -> Yoshimi -> Audacity.
Nice track. When I read your comment, I wondered if your track complies with this month's rules. I think it is about working with a synthesizer that has been distributed with a DAW and it seems that this condition is not met in your case. It's Any One DAW Synth, not Any One Synth.

bjporter wrote: Sun Jan 01, 2023 3:22 pm Welcome to the One Synth Challenge #167:

Pick your favorite DAW synth and go absolutely wild on it! You must use the DAW and the synth it comes with. Examples would be Ableton's Operator, or Reaper's ReaSynth.

Hmmm. I didn't notice that. Well if the boss says it won't do then I'll withdraw it. Mind you, being somewhat tongue-in-cheek, my setup is used in a hardware 'DAW' of sorts that in the most recent versions also includes an arpeggiator, Rosegarden and Audacity. It's one I build based on a Raspberry PI and have sold to a number of musician friends .
This one ->
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was) - apparently now an 'elderly' so maybe I forgot!

14 posts since 20 Mar, 2017

Post Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:12 am


Went to work on the original, and didn't revisit the thread, realizing that 3rd parties were now allowed.

I felt the original was missing high end that I usually get from my usual chain, so I added it.

Logic ES2 Instances: 48.

Plugins used:
Logic X: Channel EQ, Space D, Stereo Delay, Comp, Gain, DeEss2
Commercial: UAD: 1176 LN, Distressor, Neve 33609C, Fairchild 670, Ampex 102*, SHMC*, Pultec; VUMTdeluxe, Lindell 80 Channel, Lindell 80 Bus*, VSC-2, S1 Imager, SPL IRON*, OTT*, FF Pro L2*, ADPTR MetricAB*.

*indicates on Mastering chain only. ... ogic-es2-1

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379 posts since 29 Jul, 2013 from Toronto

Post Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:20 pm

My entry: psmacmur - Dawstopia Now (Mojito) ... now-mojito

Every now and then, mostly in the winter, I miss OSC. And here I find the current challenge is a DAW synth, with commercial plugz allowed. Years ago I'd thought to myself, Mojito would be a fun OSC synth. I never went for it during the Any Synth challenges, though, because it's one of those obnoxious mono synths with a free-running oscillator and LFO. It also lacks a noise osc, so percs are particularly pernicious. These days, however, I don't have patience for flagship synths, so it was time.

DAW: Studio One 3.5.6
DAW Synth: Mojito x26
Compressor x1
Limiter x1
Multi Instrument x5
Pro EQ x15
Redlight District x1
Scope x1

Brainworx bx_limiter x3
Brainworks bx_subfilter x2
TAL Reverb 4 x2
Waves Abbey Road TG Mastering Live Stereo x1
Waves H-Comp x1
Waves OneKnob Louder x2
Waves SuperTap x1
Voxengo Stereo Touch x4
Voxengo Tube Amp x1

20 posts since 20 Nov, 2022

Post Fri Jan 27, 2023 7:38 am

Here is my (new) submission for the challenge. Originally I've submitted a piece using Cakewalk and TTS-1, and then realized it probably/likely/surprisingly breaks the rules of the challenge.

So, one download later (Tracktion's Waveform 12, surprisingly decent), and many hours with 4OSC (Waveform's native synth, 4 additive oscilators, very basic, no FM, but it has noise) - I can now participate ... st-osc-167

As a noob to sound design, percussions were still a challenge. stock patches were OK, and with some extra manipulation produced some nice vibrations

DAW: Waveform 12 Free
14 instances of 4OSC
Effects used:
Built-in EQ, limiter, compressor
Melda MEqulizer
Fire (destortion, compressor)
Crack (envelope)

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] Peter:H [
1846 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Post Fri Jan 27, 2023 10:51 am

Clap, clap, clap for the Wagtunes bashing ... guys ... really?

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62 posts since 1 Feb, 2021

Post Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:43 pm

TheNeverScene wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:24 pm and isn't Audacity a..... DAW? Oh, the audacity! lol
Ha, well played. I've been waiting for this joke.

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226 posts since 4 Jan, 2022

Post Fri Jan 27, 2023 3:44 pm

My entry The Utopia Anomaly ... al_sharing

DAW & Synth: SunVox
Instances - hard to say. It's just a stand alone modular synth. It doesn't have tracks like a normal DAW.
All effects were part of the modular synth. No other effects used.
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768 posts since 1 Dec, 2016

Post Fri Jan 27, 2023 7:12 pm

Here is mine. It was a bit of a chore on multiple levels, but it's genre might be an OSC first. I used Reason Intro 11 and Europa. Had to Combinator the hell out of things due to the 16 track limit, but it was a ton of fun once the guitars started coming to life. Track info will be updated once I figure it's a mess of new-to-me stuff. All sounds from init, as they should be around here. Horns up! \m/..\m/ ... al_sharing

DAW Reason Intro 11
DAW synth Europa (31 insatnces)
DAW utilities: Combinator, Mix Channel, Mixer 14:2
DAW FX: MClass Equalizer, MClass Compressor, MClass Maximizer, Audiomatic, RV7000mk2, Scream 4 (distortion section Off, EQ and Reso sections On), Softube Amp (amp section Off, cab section On)
3rd party: OTT, Townhouse, VintageVerb, Shadow Hills, CraveEQ, MSpectralDynamics, BX Masterdesk
Last edited by TheNeverScene on Tue Jan 31, 2023 5:59 pm, edited 5 times in total.
Just a touch of EQ and a tickle of compression

768 posts since 1 Dec, 2016

Post Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:55 pm

] Peter:H [ wrote: Fri Jan 27, 2023 10:51 am Clap, clap, clap for the Wagtunes bashing ... guys ... really?
??? :?
Just a touch of EQ and a tickle of compression

1239 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Post Fri Jan 27, 2023 9:39 pm

Looks like my year of not making any music continues
Oh well, maybe next month
Good luck to all the runners & riders :tu:
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827 posts since 13 Jan, 2013 from United States

Post Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:50 am

My submission for 167 -- Synth is Alchemy in Logic Pro X. All sounds from init only using the provided waveforms - no samples.
Around 40 instances - I used the Plugin Alliance AMEK9099 channel strip a lot, and a bunch of other PA and Waves compressors, reverbs, EQ's. ... r-carnival

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21 posts since 29 Apr, 2020

Post Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:38 pm

Here is my submission to this month's challenge.

I started using Bitwig a few months ago and thought this challenge was perfect for learning one of the built-in synths. I chose the Polymer, but without digging into the grid.

All sounds are made to fit my entry and my taste of sounds.

The track are made using 29 instances of Polymer with Bitwigs effects and some instances of

Voxengo Oldskoolverb
Valhalla Supermassive
Kilohearts Delay
Kilohearts Distortion
Kilohearts Dual Delay
Kilohearts Limiter
Klanghelm IVGI2 ... al_sharing
Making music make me feel happy. :)

11 posts since 11 Oct, 2022

Post Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:49 am

this month i made this noisy track ... al_sharing

i used 13 nescaline instances in lmms and these FX:

limiter 6
tal dub 2
tal filter 2
khs ensemble
khs trance gate
khs reverb

and this is it

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Frank Geppert
50 posts since 22 Feb, 2022

Post Sun Jan 29, 2023 5:07 am

This is my final sumbission for January. Since Reaper does not have a real synth I used the JSX ReaRack scripts. It is a collection of scripts that make a modular synthesizer possible, so you can e.g. connect generators for the envelope with the amplifier but also with the filter and in Reaper you can modulate EVERY parameter anyway. Since there are sound oscillators but also a noise generator, I was able to create plucks, leads, drums, FX and pads with it.

The song uses 18 instances for instruments plus 9 tracks for drum instruments. Sometimes I had to use 3 instances for only one instrument to play a chord, because there is no polyphony.

In addition to that I used Reapers' EQ, compressor, limiter and a loudness meter. ... al_sharing

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