ACE patch contest (very niiiiiiice) - voting

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Which patch induces the most violent spasms of delight?

Poll ended at Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:12 am

Total votes: 18

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1617 posts since 11 Dec, 2008 from Minneapolis

Post Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:12 am

APC (01? 8) )

@U-He patchlib with (hopefully) no goofs!

This is a very cool 23 patches & 70k-byte .zip file :) ACE is deceptive - at a glance it looks like any number of VA synths, but there are worlds of sounds that can come out of it. Submissions really explore these possibilities - some great sounds I didn't expect, some familiar sounds very, very well done. Overall the level of quality exceeds what I expected by quite a bit. Really, really impressed with these and have already lost hours to these patches - thanks submitters :)

NOTE: The 'poll' is coming out buggy, dunno if I broke it or if there's a hard limit on the number of poll options. Sorry!


If you didn't submit a patch:
You're welcome to submit a 1st / 2nd / 3rd as well, but not obligated.

Patch authors:
Please post your (numbered) first, second, and third place selections from this set in this thread. First place translates into 3 points for the patch, 2nd : 2 points, 3rd: 1 point.

If you entered, you must vote, and please do not vote for yourself! (This hasn't happened, but I got a question about it - it's not allowed unless you have multiple personality disorder)

Results will be tabulated one week from the date of this post, when the poll stops running. Most points wins, and best of luck to all the entrants!
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4073 posts since 11 Aug, 2006 from Austin, TX

Post Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:52 pm

1521 posts since 30 Jul, 2007

Post Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:10 pm

1. Really Bad Reception

2. Fallout

3. Twee Electric

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8625 posts since 2 Oct, 2006 from Leeds, UK

Post Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:21 pm

Damn i wanted to submit some patches to this but i forgot! Will you be doing this again in future?
Latest release and Socials:

blueorb 9
4 posts since 5 Oct, 2010

Post Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:31 pm

I think these patches are just sick, it was a tough call!

(1) Static Pads
(2) Cut Me Down
(3) Ultraporn

Inspired to start a new track! :D
...subtlety is the key...

40 posts since 26 Jul, 2009

Post Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:59 pm

This is a set of 23 pretty respectable patches. My vote is as follows:
1: Electric Quay
2: Morning on Venus
3: Honeysuckle

1335 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from seattle

Post Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:35 pm

1. Headcopter Meditation Suite

2. Static Pads

3. Heavenly Beings Pad

1129 posts since 6 Jul, 2004

Post Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:46 am

Great work, guys! Before you vote, READ THE PATCH NOTES. A lot of these patches were a lot more complex than they first sounded. Trying a lot of these over a few octaves really opens up the variety.

1. Electric Quay
2. Honeysuckle
3. Ultraporn

406 posts since 15 May, 2006

Post Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:15 am

Yes, good work everyone! Nice variety.

1. Heavenly Beings Pad
2. v_universal jungle
3. ThickBassStack

And there's about 3-4 others that I really like, but I had to choose of course. I would have liked if the modwheel had generally more impact on the sounds, it was very "polite" mostly.
But I'm not complaining, thanks for all the patches, guys!

54 posts since 27 Oct, 2010

Post Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:22 am

Yeah, some of these sounds fit much better at higher octaves! I know mine does:P

Anywho, good stuff

1. Honeysuckle
2. ThickbassStack
3. Really Bad Reception

145 posts since 22 Aug, 2009

Post Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:36 am

hi - i missed out this one.. any chance a submission would still be taken?

or shall i wait for the next one?

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1617 posts since 11 Dec, 2008 from Minneapolis

Post Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:56 am

benburling wrote:or shall i wait for the next one?
Ya, voting has started so ... the next one will be announced in a week or so. The plan was a Bazille contest but it's all pretty flexible. This one went *very* well in terms of eliciting quality patches from a lot of u-heads ... :)

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4073 posts since 11 Aug, 2006 from Austin, TX

Post Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:40 am

1. Analog Cyrstaline Bells
2. Honeysuckle
3. universal jungle

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2908 posts since 29 May, 2009 from New Zealand

Post Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:46 am

Ho ho... Bazille you say :o Well I'll be all over that shizzz!!! Bring it on fella!! :lol:
Eternitysound VST Banks

55 posts since 14 May, 2005 from Austria

Post Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:23 am

Great work everyone!

My fav three:

1: Electric Quai

2: Honeysuckle

3: Fallout

Some more in there I like a lot but some just got ruled out because if I can't play a single note on my macbook pro without the CPU nibbling off, I don't see it in the range of the ACE presets;-)


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