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One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby blinddrew » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:51 pm

Just had my first listen to the tracks. Strewth there's some work in there. :)
The ones that grabbed me initially were:
Track 8 - can't say why but it seemed a bit French to me! Maybe a bit of AIR in there?
Track 9 - sounded like a very modern production.
Track 10 - i just really liked the melody on this. :)

I won't make any guesses about the origin other than to suggest that maybe 8 and 9 were soft synths?
But i really don't know anything about synths so i'd take that with a pinch of salt.

Good game everyone. :)
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Rich Hanson » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:16 am

Maybe after another day or so you should say which are analogue and which are plug-ins, some us might be able to have a better attempt guessing the synths. Right now I wouldn't even know where to begin!
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:01 am

I think even with an exact list of synths it will be very hard to match up to each track!
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby IAA » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:04 am

Right here is my attempt to determine which synth - in doing this I realised that despite the fact I have both good analog and VA - in a mix and with good structure and balance its practically impossible to tell - In my view anyway.

So take what follows with a bit of a pinch of salt in - most are guesses but I've tried to say why I've guessed VA or analog.

I've not done track 5 since I actually know for certain which synth was used on that!

Track 1

Lovely fat bass and nice lead tone – sounds analog – possibly a VA analog – maybe NI stuff? Some nice pads developing

Track 2

hee hee – the almost 8 bit tones made me smile – the lush chords are nice sound and complement the simple opening almost Solina-ish – dx like as well in later parts – thinking VA - Waldorf?

Track 3

Sub Bass is something else! Great filter sounds - interesting Vox continental like break Might be VA – mostly I’m saying that because of the sub

Track 4

a nice intro motif and almost classical development – I’m thinking of a real analog – Moog or DSI? Mainly because of that high lead synth towards the end sounds like a classic moog filter As it develops I really like the wall of sound!

Track 5

Couldn’t possibly say -

Track 6

those Easter island hits make me think VA and the developing pads sound omnispheresish/Alchemy

Track 7

Nice chord sequence – with a lovely 80’s bass feel – I think this might be a VA too – and I’m saying that because of the FM type bells at the end – or maybe something like a novation peak?

Track 8

FX into is nice – simple motif - I’m wondering if they are samples so – thinking VA – the bass is a nice sequence and overall feels more digital -sounding - like the almost Tron like flutes before the break

Track 9

sequence start sounds quite organic to me so I’m thinking real analog – the developing voices also say similar – main beat and sub Something Korg /ARP ish? Sounded a bit lamb lies down on Broadway towards the end – lovely

Track 10

A nice sequence - a bit John carpenter-ish – so I’d say real analog – a nice bass line under the lead lines and chords – ARP? – That resolved chord series is very nice.

Anyway it was great to go through them again and appreciate such diversity -= if we can make such music with just one synth........


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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dave B » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:45 am

I think I'll do a grand reveal sometime tomorrow. If only as one of you is still torturing me by not revealing the exact synth and it's killing me not knowing ....

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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dave B » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:47 am

Oh - and good guesses. A couple are definitely spot on. I think a couple will quite surprise people..
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby blinddrew » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:54 am

Dave B wrote:I think a couple will quite surprise people..
What is this? Buzzfeed? Put us out of our misery man!
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Rich Hanson » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:07 pm

"These ten people were asked to write a piece of music with one synth. You'll NEVER guess what happened next..."
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Wonks » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:35 pm

Rich Hanson wrote:"These ten people were asked to write a piece of music with one synth. You'll NEVER guess what happened next..."

You forgot to include a totally unconnected picture of a scantily clad young female.
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Rich Hanson » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:42 pm

Wonks wrote:
Rich Hanson wrote:"These ten people were asked to write a piece of music with one synth. You'll NEVER guess what happened next..."

You forgot to include a totally unconnected picture of a scantily clad young female.

I'll clamber into my lingerie and grab the camera :bouncy:
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Wonks » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:45 pm

I was going to say "please don't", but then I saw Dave B nodding his head, so go ahead.
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Rich Hanson » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:35 pm

Just call me Doris, deary
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Rich Hanson » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:36 pm

*ahem* Back to the topic in hand, this is one thread drift I think we could all do without :bouncy:
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Folderol » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:30 pm

Speaking of drift. All of these recordings seemed to stay suspiciously in-tune :? So are the analogs real ones or fake modern phase locked thingies?
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Rich Hanson » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:41 pm

I can say with certainty that at least one is all analogue
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