One Synth Challenge #118: Elek7ro & Noisemaker (Commercial plugs allows, new Secondary JRR prize!)

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bjporter
KVRAF
2590 posts since 19 Dec, 2010 from North America

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:48 am

**Special Rule**
Commercial effects plugins allowed! All other rules apply (aka no chorus/modulation effects, taking distortion to 11, etc). Also you may use Noisemaker, or Elek7ro, or mix and match both


Welcome to the One Synth Challenge #118! It's a friendly music competition where you can win cool prizes but most importantly, meet amazing musicians, and learn a lot about mixing, sound design, and more! :)

Here's How It Works:
  1. 1.Download our synth of the month here
    2. You make an awesome track before the 1st of next month using only the chosen synth and some effects *Rules Apply*
    3. Announce your submission here on this thread, with proper details
    4. Submit your soundcloud link here following the correct format for title, download enabled, and submission description. Your song will be picked up on the OSC player
    5. Once submissions are over, the voting starts - you *MUST* vote to get a ranking or prize
    6. The voting link will be posted on the 1st, and OP will be updated.
    7. Maybe you win? You meet new friends? Learn something new?
    8. Most importantly... have fun!

    **MAKE SURE YOU READ THE RULES** | See Contest Page for latest track Submissions, Info, FAQ & More


Submissions will show up here once voting starts: (n/a)


Want a chat room with other OSCers? Join our slack here


Elek7ro is more than a beast: it's a "a virtual analog synth with some special features like oscillator hardsync and frequncy modulation. Including improved alias free oscillators, new developed fast envelopes and lfo's with a wide range from 0.1Hz up to 400 Hz."
**Note: May not run perfectly on your mac (32bit)**

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Prizes:
(Would you like to be a sponsor / prize donor? Contact me via PM or go ahead and post your intended donation here! Get a cool mention on our donator wall of honor)


Special Note:
Soundemote, Ridan, and JRR Shop (Uncle E) are offering a secondary prize (on top of the normal prize): If you would like your winning track on spotify, please specify so as well, or you will be contacted by rghvdberg.

KV331 Audio : Bundle of Synthmaster One + Synthmaster 2.x!
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Wusik : 1 bundle of Wusik Station V9, Wusik 8008, Wusik SQ200 and Wusik P2000
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JRR Sounds: Any 1 soundset (This is a secondary prize, you may pick it as well as your main prize)
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Synthmorph: Any 1 soundset
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Sonimus : Any one Plugin
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Tritik : Echorus (effect plugin)
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Audio Thing : Outer Space (vintage tape echo plugin)
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NUSofting : 1 Copy of Modelonia v2 Synthesizer
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JRR Shop : UVI: Digital Synsations (vintage 90's synth sample library and player)
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Dmitry Sches : Tantra Multi-Effect + 3 Expansions
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Dmitry Sches : Diversion
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Touch The Universe Productions: LuSH-101 Cloud Layers soundset
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The FXB Project by alvfaria : Any 3 commercial sound banks. See the main site here
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Guda Audio : Euterpe XL
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Abstract Cats Music : AbiTron Bank for Synthmaster
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satYatunes : One of any commercial product
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Xenos Soundworks : Choice of any 1 product
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Ghostwave Audio : Any two soundsets of Choice
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Twolegs Toneworks : Any one soundset
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The Unfinished : Any two soundsets of Choice
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Soundemote : PrettyScope (beautiful analog oscilloscope), you may choose this as a secondary prize on top of your regular prize.
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Rob Lee Music : A soundset for either: Sylenth1, Predator, Largo, Blofeld, PPGV3 or Dune. Unfortunately his main site is down, but if you still want these, let us know!
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Luftrum : One soundset free of choice.
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Ridan: Any one soundset as a secondary prize, on top of the regular prize.
haunting soundscapes, atmospheric chords, layered pads, anamorphic guitars,
brass and woodwind-esque, rhythmic/melodic sequences, and macabre sound effects.

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Kreativ Sound: RAW Bundle
(RAW Bass, RAW Drums, RAW TranSID, RAW Textures)
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Aiyn Zahev Sounds: Any 2 Soundsets of choice from the website (Uplifting Trance Presets)
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Studio 13.37: Pro audio studio on a USB stick
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Pooya Payvar (Stonail) : 1 custom made Max for [Ableton] Live: controller, midi or audio effect
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Mulperi : 1 Soundbank of Choice
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Dream Audio Tools : 1 Indie Fingers bundle (Indie Fingers volumes One and Two)
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Bjulin : Inspire soundset for Zebra²
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LeapIntoTheVoid : Enchantment Of Absynth Trilogy
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Bluff Munkey - 2 soundsets of choice
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Solidtrax : 1 Soundset of choice
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Any other offers of prizes will be greatly appreciated. :hail: :hail: :hail:


Questions? Comments? Concerns? You want some love? Just post here in this thread :)


Want to try out your skills in other contests / competitions /challenges?
Last edited by bjporter on Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:49 pm, edited 4 times in total.

rghvdberg
KVRian
657 posts since 11 Mar, 2014 from Netherlands

Re: One Synth Challenge #118: TAL Elek7ro (Special Rule, and new secondary prize: JRR Sounds soundsets!)

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:02 am

The source code links to Noisemaker, not Elektro

574X
KVRist
226 posts since 25 Aug, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #118: TAL Elek7ro (Special Rule, and new secondary prize: JRR Sounds soundsets!)

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:31 am

This is a great synth. I know a very successful producer who uses it.

You may find that it exhibits erratic behavior and may not respond as expected to higher sample rates.

In the spirit of OSC, would you prefer to do:

Avenger and Fabfilter Total Bundle
or
Serum and Cymatics

We might as well have done Vacuum Pro or Air Hybrid, since they're on sale for only a single unit of fiat currency.
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z.prime
KVRAF
1678 posts since 29 Sep, 2011

Re: One Synth Challenge #118: TAL Elek7ro (Special Rule, and new secondary prize: JRR Sounds soundsets!)

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:04 am

574X wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:31 am
... In the spirit of OSC, would you prefer to do:

Avenger and Fabfilter Total Bundle
or
Serum and Cymatics

We might as well have done Vacuum Pro or Air Hybrid, since they're on sale for only a single unit of fiat currency.
Vacuum Pro doesn't work for me. Those AIR synths are pretty crappy.

I'm confused about Avenger + FF vs. Serum + Cymatics. Cymatics provides mainly samples and I'm sure the cost of the plugins/samples would be a problem for everyone in this community to justify purchasing.

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Boone777
KVRian
643 posts since 8 Aug, 2011

Re: One Synth Challenge #118: TAL Elek7ro (Special Rule, and new secondary prize: JRR Sounds soundsets!)

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:17 am

Can somebody clarify a OSC rule for me ?
Daw sampler is alllowed but samples are not. How can you use the sampler?
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bjporter
KVRAF
2590 posts since 19 Dec, 2010 from North America

Re: One Synth Challenge #118: TAL Elek7ro (Special Rule, and new secondary prize: JRR Sounds soundsets!)

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:37 am

Hey Boone,

The only sound source allowed is from the chosen monthly synth. Freezing the track is ok, but no editing wave files, like kicks or percussion into samples. No use of a sampler is allowed either.

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EDGEK8D
KVRist
115 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Chicagoland, USA

Re: One Synth Challenge #118: TAL Elek7ro (Special Rule, and new secondary prize: JRR Sounds soundsets!)

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:38 am

:clap: I love TAL!!!

Might play this month if I can squeeze some time in between other projects and Xmas bologna. I think this is the only TAL synth I don’t already have downloaded. Good luck everyone. Love the simple interface.
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Guenon
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1506 posts since 17 Jun, 2005

Re: One Synth Challenge #118: TAL Elek7ro (Special Rule, and new secondary prize: JRR Sounds soundsets!)

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:30 pm

Hi, gang :P
bjporter wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:37 am
No use of a sampler is allowed either.
I've never used a sampler in the OSC, as goes for most participants here, probably, but it does say in the rules: "Samplers used must be host samplers or freeware and easily available." ;)

I've always presumed it means one can use a host sampler simply for playing back a track stem (leading to identical results when compared to regular freezing) if that eccentric way of doing it is your cuppa tea. Heh.

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z.prime
KVRAF
1678 posts since 29 Sep, 2011

Re: One Synth Challenge #118: TAL Elek7ro (Special Rule, and new secondary prize: JRR Sounds soundsets!)

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:34 pm

Guenon wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:30 pm
... but it does say in the rules: "Samplers used must be host samplers or freeware and easily available." ;)

I've always presumed it means one can use a host sampler simply for playing back a track stem (leading to identical results when compared to regular freezing) if that eccentric way of doing it is your cuppa tea. Heh.
Someone pointed that out to me, which is odd. I assume the same -- perhaps some DAWs don't actually support audio or freezing or bouncing?

574X
KVRist
226 posts since 25 Aug, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #118: TAL Elek7ro (Special Rule, and new secondary prize: JRR Sounds soundsets!)

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:46 pm

z.prime wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:04 am
Those AIR synths are pretty crappy.
An instrument reflects the performer.

With regard to using the atrocity of ilok, I agree.
z.prime wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:04 am
... the cost of the plugins/samples would be a problem for everyone in this community to justify purchasing.
:lol:

You may gain much more by talking about what I am communicating, than merely what I say.
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574X
KVRist
226 posts since 25 Aug, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #118: TAL Elek7ro (Special Rule, and new secondary prize: JRR Sounds soundsets!)

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:55 pm

In most cases I prefer the sound of any synth over a rubber band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BxRatgedYE
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VCA-089
KVRer
25 posts since 26 Jun, 2018

Re: One Synth Challenge #118: TAL Elek7ro (Special Rule, and new secondary prize: JRR Sounds soundsets!)

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:15 pm

Hey it seems I am first this month with the demo. I want to ask you a vital question.

Recently I've cought this melody in my head and it stuck to last. Throughout November I came up with the imagination of full song (verse, chorus, bridge etc.), but I have a very nervous feeling that I'm copying some famous song that I listened in the past but almost forgot it. Or may be such melodies are common to this genre and I have watched too many tutorials on YouTube.

Just tell me what it reminds you of...

LinnDrum samples used (temporary).

https://soundcloud.com/vca089/elek7ro-s ... mo/s-5jVaY

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EDGEK8D
KVRist
115 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Chicagoland, USA

Re: One Synth Challenge #118: TAL Elek7ro (Special Rule, and new secondary prize: JRR Sounds soundsets!)

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:49 pm

Oh hell.....no 64-bit AU, and I just updated my Mac and LP9 is no more. Oh well. Have fun!!
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jasinski
KVRian
597 posts since 20 Oct, 2003 from Seattle

Re: One Synth Challenge #118: TAL Elek7ro (Special Rule, and new secondary prize: JRR Sounds soundsets!)

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:44 pm

Humbly may I ask.. why not Noisemaker? Free, Updated version of Elektro, and 64 bit (for us Mac heathens).

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mmGhost
KVRist
205 posts since 24 Aug, 2009 from CO, USA

Re: One Synth Challenge #118: TAL Elek7ro (Special Rule, and new secondary prize: JRR Sounds soundsets!)

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:43 pm

jasinski wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:44 pm
Humbly may I ask.. why not Noisemaker? Free, Updated version of Elektro, and 64 bit (for us Mac heathens).
the first reese i ever made was using elek7ro, but totally a drag there is no 64b AU. i second jasinski's request!
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