AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

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BlackWinny
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3884 posts since 17 Jun, 2013 from very close to Paris, France

Post Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:44 am

But don't think that I hate the synth. You would be at light-years of the reality. I LOVE this synth !

I just criticize (gently and in a positive sense) AAS to have not added at least one of these so useful modulations simply between two oscillators to greatly enhance the possibilities of the synth. Dual layer is a nice addition, of course... but it doesn't add anything to the actual synthesis, while these features that I talk about would greatly increase the possibilities to create brand new sounds from this architecture with in fact very few additional code given that they probably perfectly know these techniques since the development of Tassman years ago.
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DJ Warmonger
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3264 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

Post Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:50 am

Don't own Ultra Analog, but hope that AAS Chromaphone also gets resizable GUI soon ;)
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e-crooner
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139 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Re: AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

Post Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:58 am

I am no programmer, but I assume there are good reasons why they don't add those things. Probably it would mean a considerable increase in the CPU load if it is supposed to sound good.

rj0
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279 posts since 18 Sep, 2010

Re: AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

Post Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:24 am

e-crooner wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:58 am
I am no programmer, but I assume there are good reasons why they don't add those things. Probably it would mean a considerable increase in the CPU load if it is supposed to sound good.
A lot of synths are providing on/off toggling of individual features so that a disabled feature doesn't impact CPU use for sounds/presets that don't use it (how difficult such control can be may vary depending on the feature and the architecture of the synth, of course). Also can make backwards compatibility of presets more straight-forward.

ramseysounds
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480 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Re: AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

Post Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:09 pm

beautiful synth. it now fills my screen :love:
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

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Harry_HH
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3831 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

Re: AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

Post Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:10 am

The VA-3 upgrade is better than I suspected, although I´m not that keen on the "double layer" -philosophy of the AAS new upgrade-line. The new browser makes a lot, the usability of soundpacks is now much better.
And AAS (and their sound architects) create some of the most beautiful synth sound ever.

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Mister Natural
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2389 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Re: AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

Post Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:05 am

here is an additional big thumbs-up on this synth
I have always loved it and with v.3.1 love it more
It's now even more bad-ass with the larger GUI

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tonedef71
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1053 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from USA

Re: AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

Post Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:04 pm

Is there a way to filter/search for a patch by typing some text? I could not find a way to do that.


Also, are any other users running VA-2 or VA-3 on Windows 10 Pro (v1903) 64-bit having an issue with playback not working when they first start up the standalone application? No output channels show up in the audio settings for the currently selected Audio Device. In order to get playback working again, I have to make a change to the Audio Device in Setup.

I am using Windows Audio as the device (not the exclusive mode) and it defaults to a buffer size of 448 samples. I notice that if I simply change the buffer size (e.g. from 448 to 480), the standalone program crashes to desktop.
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BlackWinny
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3884 posts since 17 Jun, 2013 from very close to Paris, France

Re: AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

Post Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:22 am

tonedef71 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:04 pm
Is there a way to filter/search for a patch by typing some text? I could not find a way to do that.


Also, are any other users running VA-2 or VA-3 on Windows 10 Pro (v1903) 64-bit having an issue with playback not working when they first start up the standalone application? No output channels show up in the audio settings for the currently selected Audio Device. In order to get playback working again, I have to make a change to the Audio Device in Setup.

I am using Windows Audio as the device (not the exclusive mode) and it defaults to a buffer size of 448 samples. I notice that if I simply change the buffer size (e.g. from 448 to 480), the standalone program crashes to desktop.
Hello ! I think that they would be extremely interested if you send them a report. :arrow:
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tonedef71
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1053 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from USA

Re: AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

Post Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:35 pm

BlackWinny wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:22 am
tonedef71 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:04 pm
Is there a way to filter/search for a patch by typing some text? I could not find a way to do that.


Also, are any other users running VA-2 or VA-3 on Windows 10 Pro (v1903) 64-bit having an issue with playback not working when they first start up the standalone application? No output channels show up in the audio settings for the currently selected Audio Device. In order to get playback working again, I have to make a change to the Audio Device in Setup.

I am using Windows Audio as the device (not the exclusive mode) and it defaults to a buffer size of 448 samples. I notice that if I simply change the buffer size (e.g. from 448 to 480), the standalone program crashes to desktop.
Hello ! I think that they would be extremely interested if you send them a report. :arrow:
Ugh. I am not feeling up to composing a report. I would rather be creating music instead.
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psynical
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94 posts since 16 Jan, 2019

Re: AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

Post Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:57 pm

dude, just email them what you wrote here.

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Halonmusic
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2821 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

Post Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:57 pm

psynical wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:57 pm
dude, just email them what you wrote here.
No. He would rather create music instead :lol:
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Stefken
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1585 posts since 9 Nov, 2016

Re: AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

Post Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:27 pm

Bought.
Nice upgrade. Like the dual layer as it creates nice new euh layering options which the sound designers used to great effect.

UI was a bit small but this has been resolved.

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Ghostwave
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1571 posts since 1 Mar, 2010 from Paris

Re: AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:38 am

I'm very happy to have upgraded too. It's so simple to use and come up with nice results!
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commodore
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315 posts since 19 Feb, 2013

Re: AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Released

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:52 am

Some of the sounds are absolutely perfect. I have most of the preset packs, as I'm mostly a preset-surfer, and they are very good. I find the synth to be especially useful for basses, plucks, and bells. Not a huge fan of a lot of the lead noises as they sound a bit too "in your face", but that could probably be calmed down with some reverb. The "analog feel" to this synth is very nice as well. It sounds like a proper instrument as opposed to another thin-sounding VST.

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