Patch Contest: Patches and Voting

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5157 posts since 25 Feb, 2008 from Babylon an ting

Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:46 am

The entries for the first patch contest can be downloaded here ( or here (megaupload).

***The patch: A Moment of Dripping Menace looks to have one of its synth matrix channels muted. I'm guessing that this isn't how the designer intended it, so it might be worth unmuting this channel when auditioning (press the red square underneath the LH column).***

The 'task' for the contest was to design a patch inspired by this sequence from Fritz Lang's Metropolis. (See also Patch Design Contest)

There are eleven patches two of which have associated .mid files. There was a considerable difference in perceived volume between the patches and for this reason I decided to adjust the 'output' gain of some patches to bring them more-or-less into line with one another. As it was the range in volumes didn't do anyone any favours - the quiet ones were just too quiet and in comparison the loud ones sounded almost offensively so. I've done my very best to match the levels between patches, but it's not an exact science and I hope that nobody is too upset with my decision or the results. :wink: (If anyone thinks I've done a bad job of it PM me)

Anyway, I've included a set of the unadulterated originals for comparison, these are in the subfolder marked 'Unbalanced Patches' - the folder marked 'Balanced Patches' unsurprisingly, contains the rebalanced ones.

To audition the patches unzip the Zebra Patch Contest.rar and place the folder marked 'Zebra Patch Contest' in U-He > Presets > Zebra2.

Make sure to read any info saved with each patch (press the info button at the top of the Zebra UI). Patches with a '+' sign after them make use of the XY pads, so be sure to try them where that's the case.

There are two .mid files with associated patches, I've put these in a folder marked "Patches and .mid files". Please take the time to try these out.

Once you've decided which are your favourites add your vote here: top 3, in descending order of preference (and only votes in this thread please - a separate thread will shortly be opened for discussion.)

It goes without saying that a lot of work has gone into these so give them a fair hearing. :)

EDIT: To decide 'Teh Winnar' I was thinking a simple points system where someone's 1st preference gets 3 points, 2nd gets 2 points, and 3rd 1point.
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1097 posts since 4 Aug, 2004 from Copenhagen, Denmark

Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:58 am

1: Z-Maschine+
2: MetroSwitch
3: spielMotor - Sound Synthesis with Vintage flavour

477 posts since 13 May, 2003 from Sydney, Australia

Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:00 am

moved to discussion thread

very angry mobster
610 posts since 15 Dec, 2003 from Melbourne, Australia

Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:37 am

1: T1000
2: Organsearch
3: In Maria's Eyes
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10826 posts since 26 Nov, 2004 from UK

Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:49 am

1: Early
2: Organsearch+
3: spielMotor

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4064 posts since 11 Aug, 2006 from Austin, TX

Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:50 am

You can now download the presets from the U-He PatchLib.

(will vote when I try them out tonight).

557 posts since 6 May, 2009 from Holland

Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:06 am

1. Metroswitch
2. T1000+
3. Z-Maschine+

123 posts since 17 Dec, 2003 from Germany

Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:23 am

ok then I *will* not vote for my own although it is obviously the best (just kidding)

1. T-1000
2. A Moment Dripping of Menace+
3. Z-Machine


103 posts since 11 Oct, 2006

Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:44 pm

1. Z-Maschine+
2. T1000+
3. Robottom End

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4064 posts since 11 Aug, 2006 from Austin, TX

Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:47 pm

1. Robottom End+
2. Metroformation+
3. MetroSwitch

3618 posts since 23 May, 2004 from Bad Vilbel, Germany

Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:50 pm

1. Z-machine+
2. T1000+
3. Spielmotor

So hard to choose! I like 'em all.

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1544 posts since 3 Jul, 2007 from Denmark

Post Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:41 am

Really great patches - all of them! :tu:

1. spielMotor
2. MetroSwitch
3. A Moment Dripping of Menance+
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50 posts since 16 May, 2009

Post Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:52 am

Here's my vote:

1. T1000
2. Robottom End
3. spielMotor

505 posts since 13 Feb, 2009

Post Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:11 pm

1 T1000+
2 Robottom End+
3 Z-machine+

130 posts since 15 Jul, 2004 from Ireland

Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:06 am

1 Z-Machine+
2 T1000+
3 Organsearch+

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