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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Wonks » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:38 pm

He's been mainly filling out the risk assessment form so far.
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dave B » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:50 pm

I fear no risk assessment form!

That's why they call me "Dangerous Dave" :)

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It's just the doing of the actual scary bit that I bottle .....

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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Folderol » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:25 pm

Shirley the risk assessment is for the rest of us :bouncy:
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dan LB » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:58 am

I started with good intentions but unfortunately work commitments mean that I’ll have no time to complete my entry so I’ll have to bow out of this one. :thumbdown:

Looking forward to hearing what you all come up with though!

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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Logarhythm » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:08 pm

Dan LB wrote:Looking forward to hearing what you all come up with though!
We'll soon fix that once you've heard what some of us have done ;) (speaking purely with regard to my own ill-formed creation)
I realised my smug "I've got a whole weekend still" feeling is misplaced as am away from first thing Saturday morning until Monday, so only have one and a bit days to finish :?
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dave B » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:42 pm

So, if my maths is right (and someone should really double check it as I'm at work and as such can only count up to ten), then we had 14 people express in interest (on this thread or PM), one of whom has just bowed out. And I've had 5 entries already.

Gosh! :D

I'm guessing that we won't get everyone but I'll be fascinated to see how many we do get in the end.

So, question for when these are all in :

Should I 'anonymise' the files? ie. rename 'Synth Challenge Magnus Opus #4' as 'entry1' etc?

Likewise, should I let you know who responded? Is there some fun in trying to guess _really_ blindly?

Onwards ... upwards ... yada yada ... ;)
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby BillB » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:03 pm

Sorry, I'm going to have to bow out - life has got in the way of fun :(

Entry 1/2/3/4/5 etc and a list of names (rather than completely blind guesses) sounds like a good approach.
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Logarhythm » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:04 pm

Blind guesses for sure, and indeed blind answers - assuming I make the deadline I'm not sure I want to be associated with what I've done :mrgreen:
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby garrettendi » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:38 pm

I'm going to have to bow out too! Haven't been able to make the time!
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby MarkyC » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:31 pm

I think I’m nearly there,
Currently the catchy “Version 9.1.a mastering 4.1” may only need to be retitled “Version 9.1.b Mastering 4.2” with the obvious tweaks associated ……..
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Logarhythm » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:59 pm

I may have taken the afternoon off work to try to get it finished today. Had a really positive feeling about it when I started two hours ago, now stopped for a coffee and feeling decidedly less enthusiastic about things. Anyone in the Devon area want to pop over and attempt to mix a really badly constructed track? :mrgreen:
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby MarkyC » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:25 pm

I do feel for you Logarhythm. I cut the day short about an hour ago and if I never hear this again it will be too soon!
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Logarhythm » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:57 pm

It's ok, I'm now positively elated!
This is the first piece I've done having moved back to Cubase after years on Reaper. It turns out there are quite a few new bits to it since I last used it back at what I think was V5.
Such that, for example, if one was not paying sufficient attention, one could accidentally stick a noise gate across the master out without realising it then spend quite a while in a state of total panic about what has happened to quite a few hours work and why the sound keeps dropping out, when the PC had been running fine and there are no signs of processor-related issues. Froze all tracks, made no difference. Bounced to a wav, and still the horrible dropouts. Asked google, nothing useful. Asked the dog, also nothing useful. Checked synth and individual track settings what felt like 4000 times.
What a muppet. The sense of joy when I realised and undid it - must have accidentally added the gate in the new-fangled channel strip thing. What an idiot :oops:
I thought that I was also fed up of hearing this piece, but that first play through after removing that ******* gate was truly joyous :D
Alas the subsequent renditions reverted to the "oh god have I still not finished" variety, but that boost does at least persist...
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Rich Hanson » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:08 pm

As the title of mine was shite, feel free to name it what you like - within reason!
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dan LB » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:42 pm

I’ve just realised that the acronym for One Synth Challenge is, rather pleasingly, OSC :bouncy:
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:36 am

Dan LB wrote:I’ve just realised that the acronym for One Synth Challenge is, rather pleasingly, OSC :bouncy:

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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Folderol » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:05 am

Is that as in:
OSCillator
Open Sound Control
Oxford Study Course
Ontario Securities Commission
Ocean Shipping Consultants

Inquiring minds need to know!

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Isn't it D day today?
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby blinddrew » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:18 am

Open Source Code for you surely Folderol? :)
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dave B » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:21 am

It is indeed D-Day. I'm excited.

Quick note for submissions : if you are using Soundcloud, then please remember to mark it as 'downloadable'. Once I've got it, then I'll PM you and you can then turn that off, but I'd like the best possible resolution for my uploads so I can do your track justice.

Come on lads - last push and we're there!! :)
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dr R » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:23 pm

I did think of a title for a boingy bass-lead piece - "Jarre Wobble". But having no synth, limited time, and equally limited compositional abilities I will have to delay doing anything with it for at least a year or so.

Looking forward to hearing the submissions for this, the last one was cool - so ears at the ready!

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