One Synth Challenge #157: FB-7999 by Full Bucket Music (Voting Started!)

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2662 posts since 19 Dec, 2010 from North America

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:47 pm

Submissions:
https://soundcloud.com/kvrosc/sets/one- ... nge-157-fb



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Welcome to the One Synth Challenge #157! 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! :)



As usual, Full Bucket Music's synths are amazing. "FB-7999 is a software instrument for ... simulating the KORG DW-6000 and DW-8000 synthesizers from the 1980s."
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kF23wVu6HA



Prizes:
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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)



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 : Diversion
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NUSofting : 1 Copy of Modelonia v2 Synthesizer
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ChordPak.com : 1x Pro Pack (Up to 3 winners may choose this)
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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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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 : *NEW* 12 Month Subscription. (SoundGym is a
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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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Newloops.com : any 3 sound packs of choice (excluding bundles)
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The Unfinished : Any two soundsets of Choice
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Aiyn Zahev Sounds: Any 2 Soundsets of choice from the website (Uplifting Trance Presets)
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Mulperi : 1 Soundbank of Choice
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Bjulin : Inspire soundset for Zebra²
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LeapIntoTheVoid : Enchantment Of Absynth Trilogy
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Solidtrax : 1 Soundset of choice (except for the Future Chill and Space Trips expansions)
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Dream Audio Tools : 1 Indie Fingers bundle (Indie Fingers volumes One and Two)
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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?
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  • 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 Fri Apr 01, 2022 11:28 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Taron
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2896 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 2:53 pm

Wooot... I just made a track with that one... :x :scared: :hyper: 8)
Hmmm, was that still on my old machine? I don't even know anymore, but I think, yes. Well, anyway: GREAT! :tu:

IV!
KVRist
460 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 3:03 pm

Taron wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 2:53 pm Wooot... I just made a track with that one... :x :scared: :hyper: 8)
Hmmm, was that still on my old machine? I don't even know anymore, but I think, yes. Well, anyway: GREAT! :tu:
Haha, just post it now! :lol: It will be from the series "Track in the first 5 minutes" and everyone will again discuss the rules and the ethical side of the issue... Okay, I'm kidding) But if you, Taron, post an incredible track from FB-7999 and say that it's just a WIP that you made in half an hour just now, then know that - I'll believe you! :tu:

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Taron
KVRAF
2896 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 3:14 pm

Hehehehe, well... nice extra challenge! I've just downloaded the new version. Apparently I still had _1_1_0, so that's cool!
And, DEFINITELY on the miniPC, I remember now how impossible the GUI was to use on that computer. Now it's HEAVEN! :lol: :hyper: ...the sliders actually move! :ud:

IV!
KVRist
460 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 3:52 pm

Now I checked too - I had 1.0.0! :lol:
In general, the buttons for 8000/6000 waveforms and DW-6000 mode are a bit confusing, but we kind of get 4 versions of the synthesizer in one and can program another patch, and then get three more variations of this sound and choose the best one. But I would still be glad to hear why it was important to do it just that!)

empphryio
KVRist
388 posts since 14 Apr, 2019

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 3:53 pm

Sounds so much better than what I have been struggling with lately!

Is there a way to adjust the GUI? I'm missing waveform 16, Learn and Bank Hold on the right. And 15 through 17 under OSC1 on the bottom.

Edit: I got it figured out. Sorry for asking too quickly.

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Taron
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2896 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:09 pm

Lol... I haven't even looked at Learn and Bank Hold, yet, hahaha... curious. Probably because I just care for "Init" and the parameters. AH, learn is Midi learn, but mod wheel is hardcoded, or so? Cool, though! Just hooked CC21 to filter cutoff. NICE! 8)

What do you mean by "missing waveform 16" (the sin wave)?
Anyway, reminds me that there may still be some things I have ignored, but well... just started a quick test track and it is so fun to edit now with a proper machine. It does sound really neat, too. Probably properly authentic, too!? :tu:

IV!
KVRist
460 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:34 pm

So, he reads Sysex patches! Does anyone have them, or information where to get them?) For some (DX7 for example) it is not difficult to find them, but this is a slightly less popular synthesizer.

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Taron
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2896 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:38 pm

Okay, here's a quicky for you, IV! ;)
https://soundcloud.com/taronium/littlet ... al_sharing

All from scratch (init), of course. 8)

IV!
KVRist
460 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:55 pm

Taron wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:38 pm Okay, here's a quicky for you, IV! ;)
https://soundcloud.com/taronium/littlet ... al_sharing

All from scratch (init), of course. 8)
:hail: :hail: :hail:
What to say... it's unbelievable... in such a short time... I'll probably spend a month just on this kind of percussion!)
It's not quite the same in the instruments yet, but in the rhythm I feel that this track could go towards Enigma! It so gently picks me up in the air... only the chorales you would have from a synthesizer, but without copyright problems! :lol:

empphryio
KVRist
388 posts since 14 Apr, 2019

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:09 pm

Taron wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:38 pm Okay, here's a quicky for you, IV! ;)
https://soundcloud.com/taronium/littlet ... al_sharing

All from scratch (init), of course. 8)
I just meant the GUI was too big and I couldn't see that part of the screen. Fixed it. Great drums btw. Thanks for sharing.

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gorgorgathgorgorgor
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548 posts since 19 Jan, 2011 from Texas

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:22 pm

Well I'm genuinely excited about this one. I will attempt this without relying on VCV this time. sort of. I'm playing with that other thing... you'll see.

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Taron
KVRAF
2896 posts since 17 Apr, 2010 from Croatia

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:35 pm

Yeah, it's a really neat little synth! I love that it's got all the features to really make all sorts of instruments with it without triggering anxiety attacks, HAHA. Very pleasant to work with! Thanks, IV! and empphryio! :hug:
Looking forward to gorgo's madness again!!! :hyper: :D

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bh9090
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376 posts since 7 Dec, 2006 from Richmond, VA, USA

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:57 pm

Cool! I always enjoy Bjorn's synths. He's so proficient!

Aro
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195 posts since 16 Mar, 2018 from Canada

Post Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:49 pm

This is a little bit of opinion, that I know goes against the OSC community, but I'll express it anyway.

Now, I know its really neat to create a patch that sounds quite close to a real life instrument. I know it takes skill. I know it takes dedication and passion. But I just think the nature of synthesizers is that no matter how hard you try, its never going to sound exactly like the real thing. And by their very nature they are going to sound a little bit off if your designing to sound like something real, like a band or an orchestra.

Synthesizers are abstract. I don't think they're meant to be used to create the experience of real life. Maybe in theory and as a final ends of some bizarre computer simulated world. I just personally think they sound better when they aren't trying too hard.

I know my personal taste isn't the dominant voice here. And I'm probably just justifying my own inability to create real sounding instruments. I just know my ear tends to prefer things that linger at the margins, rather than try to get close to dead center, yet not quite.

I am impressed by the craftmanship. I'm just not sure the sound is of my personal taste. That's all.

And this isn't just about Taron's awesome drums. I've been thinking about this for a while and is one of the reasons why I might not give someone a 4 or a 5, even though their skill level justifies it.

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