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

Postby Rich Hanson » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:34 pm

As Eddy has said he didn't use the Hydrasynth, I'm going with the MatrixBrute
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby IAA » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:43 pm

:headbang: missed that! I may join you in that then Rich.
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby N i g e l » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:47 pm

"Sound on Sound"

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somebody panicing because their copy of the mag has not been delivered ?
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby BJG145 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:51 pm

I'm going to have a proper listen to these later and make a wild guess. Track 10 is neat. I'm wondering if it might be Desmond or Eddy.
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby MarkyC » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:02 pm

OK!

Last track - rerecorded it, eq'd it, output it, ran it through a mores code decipher.
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby desmond » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:04 pm

IAA wrote:Track 9 - Those strings and that vocal patch make me think it could be a VC340 clone?

I had the same thought...

IAA wrote:Track 13 - Can’t comment but Desmond nailed the VST!!! I’d little realised how limited it truly was back in the day

It's a truly terrible *synthesizer* - like I say, if you stick to the (limited) samples, it can sound ok, but there's little to do to disguise them, no filter, and without a filter that digital waveforms are next to useless. But there are some attractive/usable sounds in there, and I've been reacquainted with some of them since Nils' released the plugin.

Having said that, I'm strangely glad to have it back (virtually), and I did use mine to death because back then I needed all the polyphony I could get (pre-DAW).

I had another listen through in the car while I was waiting for someone, and I'll pick through the clues everyone's leaving here and add my comments and guesses shortly...
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby desmond » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:07 pm

IAA wrote:Track 5 -Chiptune - what a riff!! - reminded me of ghostbusters! - that sync sound sounds good - but I’d say it was VA - and Desmond?

Interesting...

BJG145 wrote:Track 10 is neat. I'm wondering if it might be Desmond or Eddy.

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

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:14 pm

At this point I've been called out enough that it seems daft to play coy - I am track 12, well done folks :-) :clap:

Not a Hydrasynth or a MatrixBrute though!
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby desmond » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:17 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:At this point I've been called out enough that it seems daft to play coy - I am track 12, well done folks :-) :clap:

I wrote that in my initial notes (which I'm currently updating for posting):

Track 12 - arpeg. prophet 5 again? (analogue) big. actually huge. Eddy?

Monster track - well done! :clap:
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:20 pm

desmond wrote:
Eddy Deegan wrote:At this point I've been called out enough that it seems daft to play coy - I am track 12, well done folks :-) :clap:

I wrote that in my initial notes (which I'm currently updating for posting):

Track 12 - arpeg. prophet 5 again? (analogue) big. actually huge. Eddy?

Monster track - well done! :clap:

Thanks Desmond... not a Prophet 5 either. Also, no arpeggiators were used, it's all played by hand although I did tweak a few timings here and there after the fact ;)
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby desmond » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:24 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:Thanks Desmond... not a Prophet 5 either. Also, no arpeggiators were used, it's all played by hand although I did tweak a few timings here and there after the fact ;)

Yes, that was just a note for me to remember which track was which, not necessarily a technical note - and the P5 was not a final guess, just an initial thought). I haven't posted my proper guesses yet, you just got in before me...

I think the thing more than anything else than made me think it was you was there's a sort of flourishy thing done in the lead parts at times that I could totally see you doing while soloing away...
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Folderol » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:28 pm

What made me suspect Eddy for number 12, was the overall playing style and detail. This was clearly someone who was very experienced and at home on the keyboard.

Oh, and one of your guesses for me was right - so there's someone here who now knows for sure which one :tongue:

P.S but they can't say anything without then revealing which was theirs :bouncy:
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Rich Hanson » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:32 pm

I was thinking of throwing a dice to guess at Eddy's synth, but they don't make them with enough sides :think:
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Folderol » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:36 pm

Rich Hanson wrote:I was thinking of throwing a dice to guess at Eddy's synth, but they don't make them with enough sides :think:
What! You're a developer and didn't think of writing a python script to synthesize a 13 sided dice?
Don't forget it has to skip actual value 7 :tongue:
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby desmond » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:36 pm

Bit by bit I'm piecing this together... ;)
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