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

Postby fruitcake » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:49 pm

Let me just run my iPhone through the Keith Emerson IR plug-in...add a little humanized quantization, sprinkle in some Melodyne mixolydian and Bam!

Still sounds like crap, need more plug-ins.
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby BJG145 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:35 am

fruitcake wrote:Still sounds like crap, need more plug-ins.

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

Postby Dave B » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:02 am

A question has been raised : does this have to be an original piece or is a cover ok?

Cover is fine by me - go for it. I thought Jumpeyspyder's Cars was great in the first challenge. Not sure his sanity survived the process, but hey ho ...

:)

Gentle nudge / reminder : we have a week to go. I said the deadline was the 10th, so that gives us a week still and whole weekend / Sunday evening to finish off.

I've had a few entries already - thanks all - and if anyone wants to change anything, that's equally fine. I'm such a forgiving guy!

:)

Anyway, have fun and hopefully in a week or so's time, we can all relax and listen to some top synth choons!
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:32 am

Still working on my ideas for it - I'll get something to you before the 10th though :thumbup:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Folderol » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:05 am

One wonders what 'a few' entries represents. I know that in sheep farming circles it's about 300 :o

P.S. From the days when my brother and I used to help out in the catching pens on our family holidays in Wales.
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:45 am

Dave B wrote:
Cover is fine by me - go for it. I thought Jumpeyspyder's Cars was great in the first challenge. Not sure his sanity survived the process, but hey ho ...
!

The excellent Cars cover in OSC1 was ArkieBoy on his Roland VG99
I painfully murdered 'Are Freinds electric?'

Not recorded anything yet - still putting some ideas together, hopefully I'll get the bassline and drum parts done today :)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Rich Hanson » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:50 am

We're allowed to change things? Oh good, there's a small thing in the mix that has started to bug me, although I suspect nobody else would notice unless I were to point it out! I'd leave it, but I want to tweak the arrangement too.
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Wonks » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:54 am

Rich Hanson wrote:We're allowed to change things? Oh good, there's a small thing in the mix that has started to bug me, although I suspect nobody else would notice unless I were to point it out! I'd leave it, but I want to tweak the arrangement too.

More electronic cowbell?

You know it makes sense. :D
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Rich Hanson » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:00 am

Don't give me ideas :lol:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Folderol » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:34 pm

All I can say is the ancient cow herders have a lot to answer for :tongue:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:39 pm

Struggling here, with lack of inspiration and talent, and negligible keyboard skills....... Trying different approach at the 11th hour but not hopeful :?

Got a great cowbell patch though :D
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby BJG145 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:02 pm

Folderol wrote:One wonders what 'a few' entries represents. I know that in sheep farming circles it's about 300 :o

P.S. From the days when my brother and I used to help out in the catching pens on our family holidays in Wales.

Thanks for the explanation but...I'm still not sure I understand...
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dave B » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:12 pm

It's worth noting here that Folderol's days of catching pens have never really gone away - as demonstrated by his latest business venture : "Folderol's Organic Free Range Biros Ltd". I think that they just seem happier when I write with mine ....
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:13 pm

According to OED "a few" must be more than one but is not many. According to the Discworld Trolls (as opposed to internet Trolls who are a very different and much less pleasant breed) 'many' comes after 2 (Trolls count thus :- one, two, many, many-one, many-two, lots) so a few is, by extension the same as 'a couple' or, in more precise terminology, "two" :thumbup:

This demonstrates how careful we need to be with language, after all "careless talk costs wives" :D
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby IAA » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:16 pm

I was hoping to do my short bit on a new synth I ordered before Christmas- which part explains my “count me in” within 10 mins of Dave posting the new challenge. Anyway said synth is still being built I assume, cause it’s not in my studio. So...I went completely left field and re-transcribed and arranged it for another synth which is in my studio. So the motto of this is, a synth in the hand is worth many still in the factory..

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

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:29 pm

Sadly things have been a bit fraught here and the inlaws are up next weekend so I'll not be playing this round.
Which does mean the option of 'worst entry' is now up for grabs again... ;)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Rich Hanson » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:36 pm

blinddrew wrote:Sadly things have been a bit fraught here and the inlaws are up next weekend so I'll not be playing this round.
Which does mean the option of 'worst entry' is now up for grabs again... ;)

I'm on it :thumbup:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dave B » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:34 am

"Worst entry is up for grabs" ??

Hold my drink ..... :D
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Ramirez » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:16 pm

I'm afraid I'm going to have to bail this one
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:46 pm

Just to keep a balance, I'm definitely remaining 'in'.

I spent pretty much all night falling in love with MixBus, throwing out ALL my previous ideas for the track and planting the seeds of my revised submission.

The 'single synth' thing is a much bigger challenge than I thought it would be because my workflow is very multi-synth orientated, and I'm steadfastly refusing to use the Kronos.

I'm very much looking forward to hearing what it sounds like when it's done, even if it turns out to be a bit compromised.

I'm finding it challenging, and very enjoyable :bouncy:
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