Yet another VCS3 clone (free)

Modular Synth design and releases (Reaktor, SynthEdit, Tassman, etc.)
KVRist
56 posts since 25 Jan, 2007 from right behind you!

Post Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:17 am

Hi there

Update (May 18th): It is done! Go to the addres below for the latest version, including a nice collection of patches:

http://www.ninecows.dk/cynthia

(I updated links and screenshot below as well)


EDIT (february 27th): As requested the zip-file now contains a large and small-sized edition so you can choose the one that fits your screen best. The small is without presets so far.

I made a complete update of this one (originally presented in this thread: http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=204307) and its now free for download.

I know there's plenty of other VCS3 clones out there - some free, some not. I found the free ones lacking functions of the original or being very cpu-hungry, so I made my own ;-) It satisfies my needs and it was fun making, but its propably not better than the rest - I'll let you be the judge of that :-) It should hold all the possibilities of the original and in addition to that a delay module, portamento, a tuner and seperate routing of midi pitch, gate and velocity. And the pins for the matrix can work as inverters :hihi:

Its made with SynthEdit (so it has the multi-core bug) and is classified as a VST and NOT a VSTi. In Reaper it still takes a MIDI input nicely though.
And... compared to the rest its pretty large - it takes up most of the screen, but I chose that in order to make the graphics better, so you can see what you're doing...

Screenshot:
Image

Download:
http://www.ninecows.dk/cynthia/cynthia.zip

Just extract the zip-file to your vst-folder and you can load in the host. There's also a manual.

Have fun with it and please let me know if you have any suggestions for improvements :-)

I'm off to make a clone of the sequencer that's supposed to be in the other half of the suitcase ;-)
Last edited by ninecows on Sun May 18, 2008 9:06 am, edited 2 times in total.

KVRian
636 posts since 11 Dec, 2004 from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Post Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:24 pm

I love thesynth concept of the original and having many emmulations doesn't huirt. I'll give it a try and get back to you :D

KVRAF
2025 posts since 21 Mar, 2002 from Hutchinson, Kansas

Post Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:54 pm

Oooh, cool, I'll be checking that out. Though, ahem, that's not a Putney. This is a Putney:


Image

What you have got is a "Portabella":


Image

Pretty much the same circuitry, though the Synthi AKS had the 256 sequencer heard on Pink Floyd's "On the Run", and the touch membrane keyboard. The Putney could be attached to the DK2 duophonic keyboard (which was velocity sensitive). Other than that, the circuitry is the same.
There are rocketships outside of my window. Really: www.cosmo.org
www.theelectronicgarden.com

KVRAF
3649 posts since 27 Nov, 2003 from beach side australia

Post Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:08 pm

ummm, why does it only load as a vst and not an instrument??? (in live)

KVRist

Topic Starter

56 posts since 25 Jan, 2007 from right behind you!

Post Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:20 am

shanecgriffo wrote:ummm, why does it only load as a vst and not an instrument??? (in live)
Well its a choise from my side. I had trouble making the audioinputs work when it was classified as a synth, so I made it an effect instead. Can you get it to accept a midi in and work as a synth anyway? It works fine in Reaper here, but I suspect this to be host dependent...

And yeah... I know that the Putney was the woodenbox thing... I just liked that name better ;-) Hopefully the guys producing the real hardware synths now wont send their lawyers after me for cloning the name and design... Otherwise I'll have to rename it to... well... the cuteney? :lol:

KVRAF
2025 posts since 21 Mar, 2002 from Hutchinson, Kansas

Post Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:33 am

ninecows wrote:
shanecgriffo wrote: And yeah... I know that the Putney was the woodenbox thing... I just liked that name better ;-) Hopefully the guys producing the real hardware synths now wont send their lawyers after me for cloning the name and design... Otherwise I'll have to rename it to... well... the cuteney? :lol:
The names were chosen after the area where the units were made. My favorite was the nickname of the keyboard: The Cricklewood (which had a built-in oscillator, by the way, making the Putney a four-osc machine if it was attached).

I love 'em. The manual for my own VCS3 says "Putney" on the cover (all of the North American manuals called it that).
There are rocketships outside of my window. Really: www.cosmo.org
www.theelectronicgarden.com

KVRAF
2496 posts since 2 Jan, 2008 from denmark

Post Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:08 am

cool i will try this out in reaper

KVRAF
3649 posts since 27 Nov, 2003 from beach side australia

Post Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:32 pm

And yeah... I know that the Putney was the woodenbox thing... I just liked that name better Wink Hopefully the guys producing the real hardware synths now wont send their lawyers after me for cloning the name and design... Otherwise I'll have to rename it to... well... the cuteney?
hey i didnt say that :lol: !! it wasnt me!
i can get it working in live, yeah , just got to route another midi track to it! cool, thanks.

Banned
1842 posts since 4 Aug, 2004 from just right here

Post Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:39 pm

Just tried it in Tracktion 3 and looks and sounds very nice. :D

But, the GUI seems to be too big for the screen and I cannot see the bottom of it. That is, the bottom 4 output knobs, the bottom grid row and the joystick? I cannot get to.





---

KVRian
990 posts since 10 May, 2005 from Anywhere but here

Post Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:00 pm

Yes, the screen is too big! :cry: Waaah it looks so nice, me want me want! Any Hope? :help:
"I speak for all mediocrities in the world. I am their champion. I am their patron saint."

User avatar
KVRian
810 posts since 8 Mar, 2004 from Network 23

Post Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:33 pm

To overcome the GUI size issue I just increased my screen resolution. The presets are definitely a good start. I admit having a lot to learn about programming the beastie.

Keep up the good work, nine. :)

:hail:
We shall see orchestral machines with a thousand new sounds, with thousands of new euphonies, as opposed to the present day's simple sounds of strings, brass, and woodwinds. -- George Antheil, circa 1925 ---

KVRAF
3436 posts since 29 Jun, 2004 from Venezia - Italy

Post Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:04 am

thx for the update, 9cows :tu:
Peace
www (dot) dubadelica (dot) com
Food for woofers since 1996

KVRian
990 posts since 10 May, 2005 from Anywhere but here

Post Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:31 am

gnu23 wrote:To overcome the GUI size issue I just increased my screen resolution. The presets are definitely a good start. I admit having a lot to learn about programming the beastie.

Keep up the good work, nine. :)

:hail:
Thanks , but unfortunately my screen only goes as far as 1024 x 768. What a pity for me :( cause it sounds just as good as it looks as far I as can hear from the presets! :love:
"I speak for all mediocrities in the world. I am their champion. I am their patron saint."

User avatar
KVRian
810 posts since 8 Mar, 2004 from Network 23

Post Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:40 am

Hskovlund wrote:
gnu23 wrote:To overcome the GUI size issue I just increased my screen resolution. The presets are definitely a good start. I admit having a lot to learn about programming the beastie.

Keep up the good work, nine. :)

:hail:
Thanks , but unfortunately my screen only goes as far as 1024 x 768. What a pity for me :( cause it sounds just as good as it looks as far I as can hear from the presets! :love:
Dang. :dog:
We shall see orchestral machines with a thousand new sounds, with thousands of new euphonies, as opposed to the present day's simple sounds of strings, brass, and woodwinds. -- George Antheil, circa 1925 ---

KVRer
15 posts since 7 Oct, 2006 from Bristol, UK

Post Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:12 am

Sounds nice, I've never really seen a VST version of this synth. So... thanks!

Return to “Modular Synthesis”