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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby blinddrew » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:02 pm

Logarhythm wrote:This is the first piece of music I've ever shared publicly and it was a bit nerve wracking, but the fun of working on it and the general vibe around the challenge more than made up for it!
Well definitely give yourself a pat on the back for that! :)

Logarhythm wrote:I think I remembered to thank him via PM, but nonetheless thanks again for organising this, Dave :thumbup:
And similar pats on the back are definitely due for Dave as well. :)
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dave B » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:13 pm

I think that practically, OSC3 will be a 'flush away those New Years blues and not spend any money this month' type affair at the start of next year. For obvious reasons! :) By the time we've recovered a bit and done Synthfest, it's starting to head into heavy gigging season for some and family stuff for many. So I reckon that a bit of 'me time' in Jan should be allowed.

Interesting question about my track and space. Usually, my stuff is quite dense and dry, but there's a few things that work on mine -

* Chromophone itself is quite good, but quite precise when you analyse it so each individual sound doesn't take up lots of room
* It's mainly single lines so no big smudges of chords to wash out the spectrum
* a fair bit of the ambience is delays
* I automated one bit of reverb on a sound in Chromophone - I mostly turned off the effects, but liked the odd 'booming hit' and the inbuilt reverb was nice and dark and suited it
* I tried to create 80s gated reverb for the snare hits. I pretty much failed but it didn't sound too bad
* Mostly, it's down to the Eventide 2016 room reverb plugin - it's one of the simplest to use, but just has a great sound
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Richie Royale » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:31 pm

I forgot to mention that (if it wasn't obvious) there is a rhythm line that went through a wah pedal.
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Folderol » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:48 pm

Hmmm, gated reverb...
Nope. Sorry. Can't do that in Yoshimi :( :shh:
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Richie Royale » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:17 pm

I checked what I did with the sub-bass - 15db of LPF to 288Hz to clean off some noise. A super steep (elliptical) HPF to 34Hz. Slight boost of 1.8db at 46.6Hz (2Q) and 1.7db boost at 69.4Hz.

Not much really then.
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Folderol » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:41 pm

Richie Royale wrote:I checked what I did with the sub-bass - 15db of LPF to 288Hz to clean off some noise. A super steep (elliptical) HPF to 34Hz. Slight boost of 1.8db at 46.6Hz (2Q) and 1.7db boost at 69.4Hz.

Not much really then.
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Ramirez » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:50 pm

Well, this was fun!

I did mine a while ago, inspired by the original OSC, as a way to get to know the Mother 32.

It was all done on the Mother 32, using its onboard sequencer, with the exceotion of reverb (Sountoys Little Plate) and delay (IK Multimedia T-Racks Tape Echo).

It is essentially an edited jam - multitracking one part ar a time, tweaking and twiddling and playing the sequencer. I then edited out any sections that I thought got too silly or OTT.

I was unexpectedly surprised by the percussion sound I got out of it it must be said, and the sequencer has a few good tricks to add variaton too.

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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:00 pm

Ramirez wrote:I was unexpectedly surprised by the percussion sound I got out of it it must be said, and the sequencer has a few good tricks to add variaton too.

I was impressed by both of those too Aled ;)


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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:19 am

So look, I was doing other life things of late - will there be a challenge III?

If so, count me in :)
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby zenguitar » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:36 am

I have a feeling there will be another ;)

I suggest...

One Synth Challenge III - Return of the VSTi.

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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Logarhythm » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:00 am

zenguitar wrote:One Synth Challenge III - Return of the VSTi.
:clap:

I think there was a proposal for the next one early in the new year, to overcome the post-Christmas lull :thumbup:
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dave B » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:54 pm

Yes - that was my thinking. From now until New Year, people with families and, you know, lives :) will be busy. So I reckon a "new year, new challenge" type idea will be most welcome.

BTW, if I can't use nobbut a K2000, then Eddy can't just use an SY85... ;)
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:12 am

Dave B wrote:Yes - that was my thinking. From now until New Year, people with families and, you know, lives :) will be busy. So I reckon a "new year, new challenge" type idea will be most welcome.

Perfect :)

Dave B wrote:BTW, if I can't use nobbut a K2000, then Eddy can't just use an SY85... ;)

Waaaaaaahhhhhh :shock:
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dave B » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:29 am

Now stop that! Any more of that attitude and I'll ban your Trinity as well!!!!

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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:49 am

Dave B wrote:Now stop that! Any more of that attitude and I'll ban your Trinity as well!!!!

:bouncy:

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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Folderol » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:41 pm

Dave B wrote:Now stop that! Any more of that attitude and I'll ban your Trinity as well!!!!

:bouncy:
I never realised you had such a cruel streak :o
Hey! Are you the kid that used to pull the wings of flies? :?
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Wonks » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:50 pm

[quote="Folderol"Hey! Are you the kid that used to pull the wings of flies? :?[/quote]

They are then called walks.
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby BillB » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:00 pm

Not so much a fly as a plummet...

Somebody used to say that to me years ago - anyone know where it’s from?
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby desmond » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:08 pm

BillB wrote:Not so much a fly as a plummet...
Somebody used to say that to me years ago - anyone know where it’s from?

Monty Python...

Shepherd: Exactly. Birds is the key to the whole problem. It's my belief that these sheep are laborin' under the misapprehension that they're birds. Observe their behavior. Take for a start the sheeps' tendency to 'op about the field on their back legs. Now witness their attmpts to fly from tree to tree. Notice that they do not so much fly as... plummet. (Baaa baaa... flap flap... thud.) Observe for example that ewe in that oak tree. She is clearly trying to teach her lamb to fly. (baaaaa... thud) Talk about the blind leading the blind.

http://www.montypython.net/scripts/flysheep.php
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby BillB » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:53 am

Ah, thanks Desmond, that's solved something I have been wondering about for decades. Thanks also for the script link. I had to LOL at the punchline:
"Because of the enormous commercial possibilities should he succeed."
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Brilliant. Bonkers. Love it.
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