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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:54 pm

There's some fantastic stuff in there, well done everyone! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Folderol » Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:59 pm

Indeed so, just listened through myself. Absolutely no clue who did what, and with what. An incredible range of styles too :bouncy:
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby IAA » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:46 pm

Very very good - so far on first listen loving the build and development of track 12 - I have no idea what synth it is but its seriously capable!
Lots of other great tracks so I'll do a proper run through in the next day or so and my attempt to identify some synths and composers - i might end up with analog or digital - but that's hard enough sometimes!
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Rich Hanson » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:46 pm

I've given up trying to guess who did what with what (other than I think Track 12 might be Eddy), I'm just enjoying them for what they are. :clap:
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby N i g e l » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:03 pm

Excellent work folks !

I'll have another listen tomorrow but here are some thoughts (wild guesses mainly) on the 1st pass.

2 with chiptune elements. Is it the next big thing or are they by the same person ?

[1] Track 1, has vocal formants reminiscent of the FS1r

[6] Track 6, FM gongs & choir could be the FS1r again or maybe real gong waves synthed about. Is Mr Trump on a DAW track or samples triggered on the keyboard ? That might make it more likely to be more a Montage or other sampler synth.

[8] Track 9, Yoshimi Pi, just a guess !
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby desmond » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:07 pm

I've made some notes, but I'll have a few more listens through before I write them up here.

Other than that I know 100% what one of the synths used is, but I'm not convinced (currently) it's from the obvious person responsible.

Track 12 is *huge*! :clap: (I also think this might be Eddy)
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:08 pm

Is there a definitive list of folks who contributed? I think that would make guessing a bit more realistic!
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Dave B » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:43 pm

Definitive list of contributors :

* BJG145
* DaveB
* desmond
* Eddy Deegan
* fruitcake
* Folderol
* IAA
* MarkyC
* RandomGuitarist
* Resistorman
* Rich Hanson
* RichardT
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby desmond » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:45 pm

Well well well DaveB...

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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Folderol » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:59 pm

Ha! Carefully placed in alphabetical order I notice :)

Track 10 has sounds that could be achieved with Yoshimi, but also prolly a lot of other synths (we need a shrug smiley) - it's not me!

I've also got a suspicion that number 12 is Eddy.
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:01 pm

A couple of random thoughts:

Track 1: An absolutely gorgeous pad ... could this be Will on Yoshimi?

Track 4: Yep, that's a synth alright! I'm loving that fat bass. Analogue, I'm guessing. Something Oberheim-y? Possibly Dave B?

Track 8: A lovely smooth sound, very nice tune and has a wonderful '80s feel to it - Rich?

Track 10: Lovely arpeggios right from the start and that backing pad just wraps the ears like a blanket. Warm and reassuring. I'm edging towards analogue or VA here. IAA?

Track 14: Those 'bleepy' arpeggiations that come in towards the end are lovely!

I made notes on all of the tracks but it's hard to share them all without giving my own away :)
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby fruitcake » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:07 pm

Wow!! Well done everyone. All very good!

I've no idea what or who is which.

I was thinking Pro-1 on 4, then there's some poly notes in there...?

I particularly like 10 on the 1st listen thru.
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby blinddrew » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:42 pm

But what happened to track 7?
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Dave B » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:49 pm

Track 7 is the one which got caught up in a copyright claim issue. Soundcloud is a little ... over-zealous ... and blocks at the drop of a hat. If we can clear it, it will come back in. Otherwise, I'll post a link to the 'official' version and it can be a bonus track.

In other news, as part of todays publishing, I've had a clearout so that the older playlists are going to be archived as dropbox folders and I'll start a new sticky thread about the challenge overall with what it's about and the various 'rules', along with the links and details of the past challenges. When we do OSC 6 (The Undiscovered Feature), OSC 5 will migrate to dropbox, etc.

(I could have set up a load of new users, but I feel bad about abusing the free Soundcloud functionality)
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Dave B » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:51 pm

fruity : you are tantalisingly close with your guess (and quite correct), just follow it through...
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