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One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Folderol » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:30 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:
Dave B wrote:if anyone wants a theme it will be "renewal" as that's nice and vague

Gosh. https://soundcloud.com/eddy-deegan/renewal

No, that's not my entry, but I like the theme :)
Hmmm
I fink you dun dis sorta fing before.... like :tongue:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Folderol » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:32 pm

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Sam Spoons wrote:Do you think the organisers might offer a prize for the worst track produced?

OK. I'm in.
Well I have a cunning plan that's looking promising already :)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dr R » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:02 am

:bouncy: I'm all ears!
Can't play a damn' thing but I love listening to the results.
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Eddy Deegan » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:10 am

Well, I've spent a day mulling over what I'm going to do and with what, and after work today I spent a couple of hours laying hands on keys.

The track is sketched out (not recorded yet but I've played it on piano through a few times and I'm happy with it) and now I'm faced with decisions as to which synth to use.

Normally it would be a no-brainer - this is most definitely a workstation track, but I'm really not wanting to use a workstation as that seems a little too easy, so I'm trying a few things out on much more limited hardware (not 100% decided which one yet though - that's a task for tomorrow).

We'll see how it goes, but I'm feeling pretty up-beat about the whole process so far!

Anyone else planned anything out yet?
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:52 am

I'm in

I've got a promising track that been brewing for a couple of weeks - I might use it - not sure it's good enough yet ??

Which synth to use is the tricky one !
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Folderol » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:38 pm

Well I think I'm in... I'm not entirely sure Dave got my message :?
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:00 am

Eddy Deegan wrote:Anyone else planned anything out yet?

Sort of, not sure I'll ever get it to fruition but I have an idea for something and an idea (but only that) for how to make it.

You may hear nothing else about this from me though as I let the idea sink into the void. I'll keep you posted......

Folderol wrote:Well I think I'm in... I'm not entirely sure Dave got my message :?

Do we actually have to enter? Or is expressing an interest on her sufficient? (Not sure I have the bottle to actually enter anything...)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:24 am

Sam - there's no escape now!

But it's worth it!

It doesn't really matter if an entry is good or bad, it's about getting something done to a deadline and learning something about your strenths & weaknesses (and your chosen synth).

This time around I want to gently 'master' my entry as on previous challenges mine have been by far the 'quietest'
I've also let a few things go out that I'm not 100% happy with (On SC1 I had to cull some low end due to a ground loop, on SC2 I wish I had sorted the rather repetitive drum pattern)

The challenge is fun, but also a great learning experience - Can't wait to hear what you (and others) create :)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:27 am

Oh bugger, I'm crap at deadlines.....

OK I'll do my best then.........
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:09 am

Sam Spoons wrote:Oh bugger, I'm crap at deadlines......
No prob, we'll both be up working late on the 9th Feb trying to get finished1

Just promise you won't use all the 'lecky' on your side of the pennines and give me power cuts !!! ;)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:39 am

No promises.......... :tongue:

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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:52 am

I might be in, I have a vague idea but a few other things competing for my time...
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Rich Hanson » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:21 pm

Ok I'm in again.

Feeling a bit short on inspiration right now, but I'm sure I can rustle up a contender for worst track.
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby The Elf » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:36 pm

I'm actually performing a 30-minute live, improvised, 'one synth challenge' tomorrow night in Nottingham. No guidelines; no rehearsal; no stabilisers, life-jackets or waterwings of any kind. Any lack of talent is purely co-incidental.

I'm actually part of a duo for this event, but I think I will record my parts on their own and submit the results for your approval.

I doubt anyone will have much trouble figuring out the machine I'm using, but the pedals and effects I'll be using will take it into very strange waters...

Here be dragons!

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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Folderol » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:48 pm

I'm not sure if that is courageous or craze... or both!
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