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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:11 pm
by Jumpeyspyder
eek! countdown is ticking, and I still haven't chosen a track or which synth :?

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:56 pm
by ManFromGlass
Why don't these old synths have any good loops in them? :lol:
I have to actually work at crafting a composition? How quaint!

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:42 pm
by Folderol
Well, I've given up on the QS300. It's got some nice built-ins but they're really obvious. Also the backlight's dead so the only way I can work out what's going on it to shine a strong light on the display· As for fixing it, have you seen just how many tiny screws are used just to hold the case together :(

I do have another couple of hardware options, and if that fails then several software ones.

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:03 am
by Dave B
I _think_ I've decided. In my head, I'm mapping out how to build the track. Hopefully, I'll get some spare time soon and actually do it.

Or maybe I'll get to the second week of September, panic and pull an all nighter... ;)

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:29 pm
by Richie Royale
Just reminding myself the deadline is the 16th of Sep. Cos I aint started yet.

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:41 pm
by arkieboy
Dave B wrote:This is open to anyone - really anyone ... hell, last time, we even had a guitarist!!

Isn't that a bit instrumentalist?

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:46 pm
by Folderol
OK, all tracks pretty much in place, but another hardware synth rejected - Sound Canvas. No editable voices, and although there is quite a range, none will really do. However, for future reference I must remember it has some quite nice percussion sounds, especially considering it's age.

One more hardware synth to try, and if that fails, it's on to software ones and sample players.

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:46 pm
by ManFromGlass
Ahh Sound Canvas. The memories! Next you'll be trying the TX81z

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:42 am
by Logarhythm
Is there any chance someone can break into Dave's place and reset all of his calendars?
Have started something far too ambitious and could really use an extra month or two... Failing that, I've started really early for the challenge that'll hopefully be running this time next year :mrgreen:

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:54 pm
by Dan LB
I could do with an extended deadline too - but not because I’ve started anything too ambitious. I haven’t started anything at all :headbang:

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:05 pm
by Folderol
I think I've got something. Fairly short, and no title yet.

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:50 am
by IAA
I think I've got something. Fairly short, and no title yet

Me too, although i have a tentative working project title in Logic ....”SOS synth challenge v1” I think the v1 may change though.... :bouncy:

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:36 am
by Dave B
Cor, there's some clever buggers around here! We've had our first two entries already. Congrats to both who PM'd with links - files are downloaded and stashed safely.

Of course, it's all the more embarassing for me as I've not even started mine. And there's only 11 days to go. Still, I should be able to spend some time at the weekend and kick it off. I can hear bits of it in my head already. If I don't start soon, it will be another 11th hour job.

I did say end of Sunday the 16th .. didn't I? ;)

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:15 am
by Jumpeyspyder
Dave B wrote:
I did say end of Sunday the 16th .. didn't I? ;)

Not started mine either :blush: 16th of December is a sunday ;)

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:52 am
by Folderol
Jumpeyspyder wrote:
Not started mine either :blush: 16th of December is a sunday ;)

This is not helping :roll:

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:36 pm
by Dave B
Feeling smug. I've started mine. A week early no less. It even vaguely resembles my initial idea .. sort of ... a bit ..

:D

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:08 am
by Jumpeyspyder
Finally started something - all I need now is; inspiration, some talent and a bucket load of time :headbang:

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:16 am
by Logarhythm
Jumpeyspyder wrote:all I need now is; inspiration, some talent and a bucket load of time :headbang:
Can you let the rest of us know the secret, once you've found these? :mrgreen:

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:30 am
by Dave B
I vote we just trap him down a dark alley and mug him for them.... :D

I was feeling smug on Sunday. Yesterday, I listened back to it on earbuds and was less smug - I may need to tinker some more. Or I may just leave it. Oh dear. I see where this is going ... another few days of umming and ahhing and then a mad panic on Sunday evening....

Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:24 pm
by blinddrew
Dave B wrote:another few days of umming and ahhing and then a mad panic on Sunday evening....
On the positive side, your consistent, repeatable process makes you practically ISO9000 compliant... ;)