KX77FREE = awesome synth but circular knobs?

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yul
KVRian
1203 posts since 26 Sep, 2002 from Montreal, CANADA

Post Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:44 am

Hello! A simple question regarding this wonderful free synth!

I can't seem to grasp the usefullness of the circular knob mode as it seems to be hardwired in the plugin.

I do find it difficult to use in this mode compared to linear although wonder if there is anything I am missing from this mode? More precision?

I asked the developper but I am not so sure to obtain a response.

Thanks so much!

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KVRAF
16115 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:11 am

Isn't that one of the limitations of Synth Edit ? Or have they changed that over the years ? Don't know don't use 'em........... :shrug:
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KVRAF
2658 posts since 10 Nov, 2013 from Germany

Post Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:40 am

I have some SynthEdit vst's which have linear knob mode.

But indeed, KX77free seems to be hardwired to circular. :(

yul
KVRian

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1203 posts since 26 Sep, 2002 from Montreal, CANADA

Post Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:42 pm

I mean the guy that makes these synths seems very smart I am sure there is a reason.

Any good reason for circular that I am overseeing?

KVRAF
6039 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:12 pm

yul wrote:I mean the guy that makes these synths seems very smart I am sure there is a reason.

Any good reason for circular that I am overseeing?
I guess when it's free you can't complain, but it would be nice if it was fixed anyway

KVRAF
3472 posts since 9 Oct, 2004 from Poland

Post Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:44 pm

Hmm in REAPER they are both circular and linear (up/down).
Click and hold LMB on a knob and drag straight up and down.
If you stray from the straight line, the circular mode will engage.
Talking about the V4-KX-SYNTH-X16.
Btw if you hold right ALT/CTRL, the circular mode switches to very precise circular mode that requires good few full circles for the knob to go from minimum to maximum value.
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KVRist
394 posts since 29 Nov, 2012

Post Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:29 am

If you're talking about the -x16 v5 ...

Straight up-down mouse movement works fine for me (VSTHost, Cubase, Mixbus), so long as you don't stray too far from the vertical - and holding down the [Ctrl] key gives extra precision.

With a VCS3-type instrument, precision really is the key - and the circular mode gives you that in spades!
Not only does the [Ctrl] key give you additional precision, but dragging out radially makes circular mode pretty much as fine as you could ever hope for - big screen, [Ctrl] key down, this can make even vintage analogue feel clunky!

Of course, if you've got a control surface set up properly none of this really matters - but unless you know what you're doing (relative mode, small increments) you're still going to be missing out on much of what this exquisite instrument can do.
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yul
KVRian

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1203 posts since 26 Sep, 2002 from Montreal, CANADA

Post Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:46 pm

wow thanks guys this makes sense! I tried again and hitting right in the middle will also help for linear mode.

THanks for you input! Much appreciated.

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