One Synth Challenge #144: Rand (formerly Push) by Sampleson (New: Single instance Bonus set to $50)

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KVRAF
2642 posts since 19 Dec, 2010 from North America

Post Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:26 pm

Welcome to the One Synth Challenge #144! 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. 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


Rand (formerly Push) is a generative synth sound module. It will create a new patch every single time you hit that button in the middle. Edit panel will allow you to fine-tune sounds. :party:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J69wNU0VMig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU4k5kuzVo8


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


Special Note:
We are offering a secondary prize (on top of the normal prize): FXB Project, or JRR Shop (Uncle E)

NEW Additional Bonus Prize!
For the first Single Instance entry to make the top 5 a cash bonus of $50. (note: this prize may be carried forward to selected OSC challenges until it is won)



United Audio Artists : Scratch Master Pro (2 may be chosen per month)
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Yuli Yolo Sound Design : (Top 3 Winners get this) Soundsets for Vital: Diversity, Bass Music Wavetables, Noises & Exciters
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Luftrum : Two Choices: Either 1x NFR software license of either Bioscape or Lunaris, or two soundsets of choice
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discoDSP : 1 copy of Discovery (Up to 2 winners may choose this)
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KV331 Audio : Bundle of Synthmaster One + Synthmaster 2.x!
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Dmitry Sches : Tantra Multi-Effect + 3 Expansions
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Dmitry Sches : Diversion
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NUSofting : 1 Copy of Modelonia v2 Synthesizer
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Sonimus : (One Featured plugin each month), This month: Satson.
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Audio Thing : Outer Space (vintage tape echo plugin)
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Guda Audio : Euterpe XL
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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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SoundGym : 6 Month Subscription. (SoundGym is a
"technological, personalized and gamified audio learning environment")
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Synthmorph: Any 1 soundset
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JRR Shop : UVI: Digital Synsations (vintage 90's synth sample library and player)
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Touch The Universe Productions: LuSH-101 Cloud Layers soundset
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The FXB Project by alvfaria : 1 commercial sound bank as an extra prize on top of the regular first prize. See the main site here
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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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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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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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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 (except for the Future Chill and Space Trips expansions)
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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?
  • DiHalt Demoscene competitions - Developers may be looking for artists to make music.
  • Indaba - Has a mix of popular and indie artists with various contests like remixing and song writing.
  • metapop - Has many competitions, with a soundcloud like interface where you can share, upload, get likes, comments, etc.
  • Mix Challenge - Join monthly recurring Songwriting Competitions (with a new theme/genre every month) and/or Mix(ing) Challenges (mixing multi-tracks from scratch). Win prizes!
  • Open Source Music Nexus Challenge - From the people who brought you the FM Challenge last year!
  • Skio Music Contests - Lots of remixes you can join (Mostly EDM) - big prizes.
Last edited by bjporter on Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:36 pm, edited 6 times in total.

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KVRAF
1941 posts since 29 Sep, 2011

Post Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:57 pm

Found it! :troll:

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KVRAF
5247 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:03 pm

There seems to be the special rules of the last OSC still be in the description. I guess they should be removed...

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KVRist
154 posts since 9 Jun, 2020

Post Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:59 pm

Ayn or Kruger?

KVRist
103 posts since 27 Nov, 2018

Post Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:43 pm

I expected the VCO envelope to do something to the pitch.... I wonder if it should have been called VCA envelope?

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KVRist
473 posts since 27 Oct, 2015

Post Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:33 pm

I tested this when it was first released as Push... and I immediately enjoyed it. But there was a flaw that pushed (ha!) me away, and I deleted it after a short while. If I remember it correctly, it was a fatal case of aliasing on all instances. Hopefully that has been sorted out - if, indeed, my memory serves me right. Oh, well, only one way to find out!

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KVRist
154 posts since 9 Jun, 2020

Post Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:17 pm

Is it me, or do none of the EQ filters work? Biquads do, but not the other three.

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KVRist
103 posts since 5 Dec, 2017 from New Mexico

Post Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:20 am

OK, I got it running on my machine, its exciting, like unwrapping presents!
"I can't listen to the Ninth anymore at all."

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KVRist
473 posts since 27 Oct, 2015

Post Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:36 am

schiing wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:33 pm
I tested this when it was first released as Push... and I immediately enjoyed it. But there was a flaw that pushed (ha!) me away, and I deleted it after a short while. If I remember it correctly, it was a fatal case of aliasing on all instances. Hopefully that has been sorted out - if, indeed, my memory serves me right. Oh, well, only one way to find out!
I can't hear any artefacts in this version, so all seems to be sorted - or, even better - I was wrong!

KVRer
14 posts since 30 Dec, 2020

Post Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:08 am

Double Tap wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:59 pm
Ayn or Kruger?
why not compose the soundtrack to an epic showdown between them? possibly also involving al'thor.

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KVRist
173 posts since 29 Nov, 2019

Post Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:09 am

Double Tap wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:17 pm
Is it me, or do none of the EQ filters work? Biquads do, but not the other three.
Not you...same here. Oh..well :shrug:

KVRer
20 posts since 24 Jul, 2006

Post Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:35 am

Seems as good a place as any to think aloud about the fact that Sampleson have no visible version numbers in any of their synths, nor any visible version numbers on their website, so no way to ever tell if anything's been updated, and since the website only barely works, and none of their social media accounts remotely active, it's impossible to tell them that this puts people off using their products that as a result appear to be 'abandonware' even though their occasional marketing emails make it clear that they're still active.

KVRer
14 posts since 30 Sep, 2019

Post Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:25 am

There's a weird crackling noise in my left headphone speaker when using this synth. Win, 64bit, reaper. It's not on all patches, but certainly more than half the time I press the New Sound button. Will investigate some more. For my sanity's sake, I tested some other synths too, but none had this sound. So it's not my system thank god.

KVRist
140 posts since 6 Feb, 2004 from Southampton, England

Post Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:43 am

Yes, exactly the same issue with me in 64 bit REAPER - crackling/distortion in left channel. Spent an age plugging and unplugging everything and trying other synths, but eventually decided it was a problem with Rand.

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KVRist
173 posts since 29 Nov, 2019

Post Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:27 am

No crackles here ( yet ? ) in REAPER ( 6.21, 64b, win 7 ). Always some stereo effect, though, even with the width-knob at minimum. Often leaning to the right in a not too pleasant manner.

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