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

Postby BJG145 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:26 am

ManFromGlass wrote:Hang on all you early bird keeners. Isn’t the point to create a track based on specific parameters to avoid falling into the rut of what one normally and easily does?
Or did I misread the contract?

The habit-breaking part is to use only a single synth; that was the only condition last time. Although, yes, I think there have sometimes been other suggested guidelines...
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Folderol » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:21 am

Well if anyone is interested, what I am planning breaks quite a few habits :lol:
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Johnsy » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:06 pm

Call me mad, but I quite like the idea of a one monosynth challenge.
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby RichardT » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:11 pm

Nice idea - you'd have to restrict each patch to being used only once otherwise people could create pad sounds using multiple tracks.
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Johnsy » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:55 pm

RichardT wrote:Nice idea - you'd have to restrict each patch to being used only once otherwise people could create pad sounds using multiple tracks.

For me, creating pad sounds in that way (if you wanted to) would be part of the challenge.

One monosynth seems like enough of a restriction on its own - I'd want to let people be as creative as they liked within that single constraint.
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby RichardT » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:00 pm

Johnsy wrote:
RichardT wrote:Nice idea - you'd have to restrict each patch to being used only once otherwise people could create pad sounds using multiple tracks.

For me, creating pad sounds in that way (if you wanted to) would be part of the challenge.

One monosynth seems like enough of a restriction on its own - I'd want to let people be as creative as they liked within that single constraint.

Ah - I see.
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Johnsy » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:08 pm

All up for discussion, of course. I wouldn't object either way.

I just like the general idea.
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Folderol » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:35 pm

Hmmm. I don't actually have a monosynth :?
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:59 pm

Folderol wrote:Hmmm. I don't actually have a monosynth :?

Perhaps you could compensate by doing an arrangement of the "One Note Samba"?
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:20 pm

Johnsy wrote:Call me mad, but I quite like the idea of a one monosynth challenge.

I do too, but as Folderol pointed out this would probably exclude a number of interested parties who don't actually own one. However in my view any tracks in the One Synth Challenges that have turned out to have been done using a monosynth have always gotten a little extra kudos for that reason alone :)
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby BJG145 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:21 pm

It might exclude some of the riffraff and let the synth pure-bloods take their rightful place.

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

Postby Johnsy » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:23 pm

As a guitarist with zero keyboard chops, I'm well out of my comfort zone when it comes to the synths, but would I be right in thinking that some polysynths have a monophonic mode? Might that be a possibility?
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby BJG145 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:24 pm

Johnsy wrote:As a guitarist with zero keyboard chops, I'm well out of my comfort zone when it comes to synths, but would I be right in saying that some polysynths have a monophonic mode? Might that be a possibility?

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

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:26 pm

Johnsy wrote:As a guitarist with zero keyboard chops, I'm well out of my comfort zone when it comes to synths, but would I be right in saying that some polysynths have a monophonic mode? Might that be a possibility?

Some do*, and for those it might ;)

* Actually, most do, but it may still exclude some folks who would wish to participate!
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Johnsy » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:32 pm

Got it.

I'm guessing from BJG's post that this isn't a well-regarded capability even when present (which intrigues me)?

P.S - I agree with Eddy. If it's going to exclude anyone then it's a non-starter. Pity though.
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