Classic Synths Emulation Project

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hariossa
KVRist
37 posts since 30 Jan, 2010

Post Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:07 am

sth wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:53 pm
I really appreciate the work put into these, and of course what a great addition to Bitwiggers.

I made one for the Juno Sixty, after tweaking a few settings, adding some MPE support, and a Delay-4 Preset to make a pad with a variety of uses.

Very fun!
Awesome! thank you very much. I reuploaded de original Juno Sixty with clearer switch labeling and improved "blank" patch to be a little more inspiring. Is it possible to erase the old one from Bitwiggers?

sth
KVRist
136 posts since 20 May, 2018

Re: Classic Synths Emulation Project

Post Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:23 am

Yes, for now there's a "danger" icon on any Preset page where you can mark the item as a duplicate or removal for other reasons. I just removed it for you tho.

hariossa
KVRist
37 posts since 30 Jan, 2010

Re: Classic Synths Emulation Project

Post Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:58 am

sth wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:23 am
I just removed it for you tho.
Thank you very much!

hariossa
KVRist
37 posts since 30 Jan, 2010

Re: Classic Synths Emulation Project

Post Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:21 am

Ok, Good news: I did a CS-80 (named it CS Eighty). Bad news: It's so huge that I can not play more than one note without runing out of CPU power in my system. So if you happen to have a better computer it may work for you, just don't expect me to do more patches for this one.

Edit:

A zip file with all the synths up to date:

https://we.tl/t-4LneYmQ3Xb

Each patch at bitwiggers.com:

https://bitwiggers.com/presets/?creator=hariossa
Last edited by hariossa on Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:28 am, edited 14 times in total.

sth
KVRist
136 posts since 20 May, 2018

Re: Classic Synths Emulation Project

Post Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:16 am

Sounds great! Just wanted to say that my current track is around 2.2ms avg, and adding the CS Eighty and playing five notes bumps to around 5.3ms.

hariossa
KVRist
37 posts since 30 Jan, 2010

Re: Classic Synths Emulation Project

Post Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:57 pm

Yes, it's just too heavy for my system, which is a shame because there's still some things in there that are not really right, I mean it works but it's not "there" yet. The thing is that I had to let it go, it was becoming really frustrating not being able to play to try and test the synth. Maybe someone will pick up where I left with this one...

hariossa
KVRist
37 posts since 30 Jan, 2010

Re: Classic Synths Emulation Project

Post Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:58 am

So I discovered that if you close the Grid's window, CPU usage falls drastically, also I activated Hyper threading on my system and allowed more resources to Bitwig on windows. That means that I was able to work on the CS Eighty a little better, now I'm a lot more satisfied with the result.

Edit:

A zip file with all the synths up to date:

https://we.tl/t-4LneYmQ3Xb

Each patch at bitwiggers.com:

https://bitwiggers.com/presets/?creator=hariossa
Last edited by hariossa on Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:29 am, edited 11 times in total.

hariossa
KVRist
37 posts since 30 Jan, 2010

Re: Classic Synths Emulation Project

Post Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:10 am

I did a Hammond organ, then I realised how easy it would be to convert it into a Vox Continental or even some Casiotone organ, so I ended up with "Orgami" (as in an organ that can be twisted into some more things). I have done different patches so you can get the taste of what is possible.

A zip file with all the synths up to date and the new "Orgami" Organ:

https://we.tl/t-4LneYmQ3Xb

Each patch at bitwiggers.com:

https://bitwiggers.com/presets/?creator=hariossa
Last edited by hariossa on Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:29 am, edited 5 times in total.

hariossa
KVRist
37 posts since 30 Jan, 2010

Re: Classic Synths Emulation Project

Post Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:22 pm

So far I find this project was (is) a great idea, I've learned a lot about synthesizers and I'm sure I have only scratched the surface. About Bitwig and the Grid I found out that yes, you can build almost whatever you want but you have to restraint yourself from building something so big that there is no more CPU for anything else left, that said, the Yamaha CS80 emulation was awesome to build, there is so many clever things in that design.

After that I did a couple of own designs ("El Hari" and "El Harillo") with some ideas taken from the models I've made. Among all of them my favourite ended up being (of course) one of my own: "El Harillo", a very flexible and simple synth and not that heavy on the CPU.

Because of the heaviness of the CS Eighty I wanted then to build something more light, the "Orgami" organ ended up being a lot of fun too, even for such a simple design there are a few details that makes the sound alive, like the Hammond clicking and percussion, if you take that away the whole Hammond vibe is gone.

So, I'd love to have some feedback, have you downloaded them all? find them useful? any favourite? any advice/ideas/comments/criticism?

Here are the links again if you have not dowloaded them yet:

A zip file with all the synths up to date: https://we.tl/t-4LneYmQ3Xb
Each patch at bitwiggers.com: https://bitwiggers.com/presets/?creator=hariossa
Last edited by hariossa on Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:29 am, edited 5 times in total.

brownerthanu
KVRist
340 posts since 11 Dec, 2002 from Los Angeles

Re: Classic Synths Emulation Project

Post Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:00 pm

I tried out the Eighty and Prophety tonight. Really nice.

stoker
KVRer
1 posts since 4 Aug, 2019

Re: Classic Synths Emulation Project

Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:12 am

That's amazing, can't wait to try them all!
Thank you for your work!

SB-SIX
KVRist
182 posts since 30 Mar, 2015

Re: Classic Synths Emulation Project

Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:36 am

I've also tried recreating some classics:
https://bitwiggers.com/presets/?name=&c ... stom_tags=

Model D is inspired by the famous Moog
Polyn8 is inspired on the OB-x with each voice panned differently and lots of subtle drifting

hariossa
KVRist
37 posts since 30 Jan, 2010

Re: Classic Synths Emulation Project

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:56 am

This time I've made some obscure early synth from Roland that mixes additive and subtractive synthesys, the Roland SH-3. Called it SH Three...
As usual a zip file with all the synths up to date:

https://we.tl/t-4LneYmQ3Xb

Or each patch at Bitwiggers:

https://bitwiggers.com/presets/?creator=hariossa
Last edited by hariossa on Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:29 am, edited 2 times in total.

hariossa
KVRist
37 posts since 30 Jan, 2010

Re: Classic Synths Emulation Project

Post Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:18 am

I know I said I wouldn't do another CS Eighty patch but I couldn't help myself, so here is my attempt at the glorious "Blade Runner Blues" sound from Vangelis:

https://bitwiggers.com/presets/227a871a ... 99a728bbb/

If you have a Linnstrument it should come alive right away, if not I guess any other MPE controller or keyboard with polyphonic aftertouch will do. Have fun!

hariossa
KVRist
37 posts since 30 Jan, 2010

Re: Classic Synths Emulation Project

Post Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:37 am

...and now a couple more CS Eigthy patches included in the zip file or at bitwiggers.com

https://we.tl/t-4LneYmQ3Xb

https://bitwiggers.com/presets/?creator=hariossa

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