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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 Eddy Deegan » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:03 pm

Dave B wrote:I'm gradually learning to accept that a mix is never 'finished' or 'right' - just 'good' and 'on time'...

Yeah sorry about that. But as long as you don't tell anyone it'll be fine.

Oh, wait ... ;)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:11 pm

Good work folks, didn't have time to get my act in gear for this one, well, actually I probably did have time but I'm deliberately taking a bit of downtime before starting the next project, anyway...
I just wanted to say 'good work' everyone and I'm looking forward to hearing the results. :thumbup:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dr R » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:21 pm

Looking forwards to hearing the results as well :bouncy:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:30 pm

Well, no last minute re-genisis from me, I have still failed to get anything done (not even good, complete, finished, or even possibly tolerably bad but acceptable :headbang: )

But, I have had a couple of what I think are decent ideas which I will pursue so thanks for starting me on the path, and good luck everybody, I also look forward to hearing what I will be up against next time. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Folderol » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:33 pm

Clearing decks ready for a mammoth listening session... or two :bouncy: :lol:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dave B » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:27 am

(drumroll ...... ta-dish)

It's time for the results! We have 14 tracks from 13 entrants (one submitted, then submitted again, but I felt it was worth keeping the original). I've built a new Soundcloud playlist and it's here at :

https://soundcloud.com/one-synth-challenge/sets/one-synth-challenge-iii/s-d9p86

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

Postby The Elf » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:12 am

Some fabulous stuff in there! Very inspiring.

What's the next step - guess the instrument and the performer?
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:12 am

I just had a listen through the list and there's some lovely work in there, well done all :thumbup:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dave B » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:36 am

The Elf wrote:What's the next step - guess the instrument and the performer?

That's the idea. But aside from a few obvious ones, the take home from these challenges seems to be that unless a very distinctive synth is used (ok - one or two here), we just can't tell any more.

If someone wants to have a stab at VA vs Analogue, then I'd be very impressed.

Also, there's a couple that I don't know the answer to. Richie relented and told me what he used this time, but a couple of others held out. grrr.... So I don't know what 7 or 13 are. I privately guessed that 13 was something single oscillator, possibly Roland .. but I'm probably wrong.

But a big "Well Done Chaps" to everyone who entered. Great stuff all round!
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:04 pm

Had a first listen to everything this morning - some great (and varied) stuff again, :thumbup:

Can't wait to have a proper listen this evening :)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby MarkyC » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:26 pm

Yep - Like Jumpeyspyder I had to have a quick listen
Blimey some people are good aren't they :clap: :clap:

My little work speakers wont do them justice so listen properly latter ...
Lots of different styles hear which can only be a good thing :D
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dr R » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:28 pm

Dave B wrote: .. the take home from these challenges seems to be that unless a very distinctive synth is used (ok - one or two here), we just can't tell any more!

The real take home from these challenges is that there are some very clever and talented people about! :clap:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dan LB » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:57 pm

Just had a brief listen. Some great stuff in there!! So many different styles and textures.
Well done all, take a bow! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I've started making some notes to see if I can decipher what's what :?
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Rich Hanson » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:06 pm

I entered two tracks, and if you check my recent posting history you'll be able to guess the synth I used on one of them, which might aid in the identification of that track.

But I'm giving no hints as the identity of the synth on the other piece though :P
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:38 pm

I'm having a tough time guessing who wrote what.

Also, synths are pretty good at sounding like other synths, and virtual analogues are very convincing!

I've made a few cursory notes but I'm definitely going to have a 3rd listen through on better equipment this evening.
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