New Synth - NOVAkILLER - Now at v1.5!

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11402 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Tue May 06, 2008 7:06 pm

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This is NOVAkILLER. Its based on ANGSTkILLERmini, so its a basic FM synth, but I've put in simple slider-driven ADSR envelopes and added a few things, like Hard Sync and invert switches on some modulation destinations. I really like this new-style GUI stuff, so it will probably delay the release of the next batch of VSTi, whilst I tweak everything. [What can I tell ya, I'm a visual kinda guy.]

I've also finished a new skin for ORION, called SURFACE. Here is a sample of what it looks like:

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Each generator gets its own colour scheme, with the toolbars and stuff getting amber and red. The other skins have been updated for Version 7.5 and there are also a couple of new wallpapers for ORION, including one with all the hotkeys for easy reference [a brilliant idea, don't you think? (not mine, of course)].

The site has been tweaked for widescreen viewing and the artwork for the new album has been updated. You can find it all by clicking on my signature image.
Last edited by BONES on Fri May 09, 2008 10:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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KVRian
1468 posts since 8 Jan, 2008

Post Tue May 06, 2008 7:11 pm

This looks very nice, Bones. Thanks, very kindly. :D :tu:
I've got nothing to sell...am I on the right site?

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11402 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Wed May 07, 2008 4:09 pm

Like casting pearls before swine!
NOVAkILL : Dell G7 Core i7, 32GB RAM, Win10, Zoom U24 | Studio One | Thorn, bx_oberhausen, ARP Odyssey, JP6K, Hexeract, Vacuum Pro, TRK-01, Knifonium, Equator, VG Carbon | Uno Pro Desktop, Uno, Analog Keys, Ultranova, Rocket.

KVRAF
4792 posts since 9 Oct, 2005 from New England

Post Wed May 07, 2008 4:40 pm

nice....
lol

hey bones, WTF ever happened with your soundfont synth, the hopekiller?
cuz man, i had a feeling it woulda fuckin rawked.....

ever get released?

abandoned?

wtf?


wtf ya keep bugging me about this for ya ask yerself?

lol

it's the only thing you ever had on your page that ain't in my collection...
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KVRist
310 posts since 26 Feb, 2007 from Fairmont, WV

Post Wed May 07, 2008 4:46 pm

Filthy socialist.

Just kidding. Thanks.

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11402 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Wed May 07, 2008 4:55 pm

I looked at updating HOPEkILLER but I felt it was already pretty good so I didn't bother. I might update the GUI, add a couple of things to it and see what happens. If you want the current version, I can send it to you.

Anyhoo, I just added a variation to the new skin on the site. Instead of using different colour themes for each generator, its all grey and amber [my default prefereence]. You can either use it as is, or selectively overwrite the colours you don't like from Surface, many of which are quite hideous. The new version is called SurfaceXT and its available on the site.

P.S. I'm already working on a minor update to NOVAkILLER, to add a couple of new things that shouldn't break backwards-compatibility.
NOVAkILL : Dell G7 Core i7, 32GB RAM, Win10, Zoom U24 | Studio One | Thorn, bx_oberhausen, ARP Odyssey, JP6K, Hexeract, Vacuum Pro, TRK-01, Knifonium, Equator, VG Carbon | Uno Pro Desktop, Uno, Analog Keys, Ultranova, Rocket.

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11402 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Thu May 08, 2008 6:32 pm

Is this an indication that finally, after so many years and countless thousands of plugins, people have finally reached saturation point? Who'd a thunk it!?! Not so long ago any new plugin would get two or three pages of responses easily before I had to start bumping the damned thread.
NOVAkILL : Dell G7 Core i7, 32GB RAM, Win10, Zoom U24 | Studio One | Thorn, bx_oberhausen, ARP Odyssey, JP6K, Hexeract, Vacuum Pro, TRK-01, Knifonium, Equator, VG Carbon | Uno Pro Desktop, Uno, Analog Keys, Ultranova, Rocket.

KVRAF
7883 posts since 16 Apr, 2003 from -on the outside looking in

Post Thu May 08, 2008 6:53 pm

looks good, Bones.
..what goes around comes around..

KVRAF
4792 posts since 9 Oct, 2005 from New England

Post Fri May 09, 2008 4:11 am

BONES wrote:I looked at updating HOPEkILLER but I felt it was already pretty good so I didn't bother. I might update the GUI, add a couple of things to it and see what happens. If you want the current version, I can send it to you.

Anyhoo, I just added a variation to the new skin on the site. Instead of using different colour themes for each generator, its all grey and amber [my default prefereence]. You can either use it as is, or selectively overwrite the colours you don't like from Surface, many of which are quite hideous. The new version is called SurfaceXT and its available on the site.

P.S. I'm already working on a minor update to NOVAkILLER, to add a couple of new things that shouldn't break backwards-compatibility.

cool, thanks bones...pm'd ya my email addie.

yah, i wonder if folks are saturated myself sometimes...
amazing how much stuff is out there, last i checked i think i had nearly 3000 vsti's in my folder...

and probably half of them are either crap or something that another synth does the same or better....but that doesn;t make them any less cool imo.

i guess folks are jaded?

regardless..thanks for all bro!!

f**k 'em if they don't get it...
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KVRAF
3436 posts since 29 Jun, 2004 from Venezia - Italy

Post Fri May 09, 2008 5:01 am

thx for the new beast, Bones
i always liked your old vsti stuff, but didnt have time apart for downloading it, so far..but im looking forward to test it when i get some dead day at work :tu:

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KVRian
806 posts since 13 Mar, 2004 from Portugal

Post Fri May 09, 2008 6:14 am

BONES wrote:Is this an indication that finally, after so many years and countless thousands of plugins, people have finally reached saturation point? Who'd a thunk it!?! Not so long ago any new plugin would get two or three pages of responses easily before I had to start bumping the damned thread.
imo, yes it is.
I know i've made a comitment not to d/l anything new, synth-wise.
I mean, i got dozens, so i really should explore those first, see the ones i want to keep, delete the others, explore the remaining ones till i know them fully, etc.

I used to spend all my time downloading and never did any music!

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KVRian
1055 posts since 28 May, 2003 from world

Post Fri May 09, 2008 12:17 pm

downloading, cheers in advance

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11402 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Fri May 09, 2008 10:42 pm

I just uploaded an update to the new synth. Version 1.5 features the full X-Filter set-up with mixable Low/Band/High-Pass/band Reject outputs. You can now also select the interpolation of both envelopes, not just the Mod Env. I've also tweaked the UI a little to make it more usable. The image at the top of the thread should update to show the new version.
NOVAkILL : Dell G7 Core i7, 32GB RAM, Win10, Zoom U24 | Studio One | Thorn, bx_oberhausen, ARP Odyssey, JP6K, Hexeract, Vacuum Pro, TRK-01, Knifonium, Equator, VG Carbon | Uno Pro Desktop, Uno, Analog Keys, Ultranova, Rocket.

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KVRAF
1536 posts since 11 Nov, 2004 from Kansas City, MO

Post Sat May 10, 2008 6:22 am

Nice update! I've been making some short pulse presets for it, and the new version IS backwards compatible!
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11402 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Sat May 10, 2008 3:52 pm

Yeah, I meant to mention that. The only thing you might find is that you'll need to move the X-Y pad down to the LP corner on existing patches. I think the interpolation on the VCA envelope might also need tweaking here and there but at least it loads in existing projects.
NOVAkILL : Dell G7 Core i7, 32GB RAM, Win10, Zoom U24 | Studio One | Thorn, bx_oberhausen, ARP Odyssey, JP6K, Hexeract, Vacuum Pro, TRK-01, Knifonium, Equator, VG Carbon | Uno Pro Desktop, Uno, Analog Keys, Ultranova, Rocket.

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