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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:46 pm

Sadly/happily I had a job come up that pays the rent so I have to bow out too. Looking forward to hearing what you other geniuses come up with!
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dave B » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:54 pm

Brace youselves .....

:D

It's time for the tracks to be revealed. In all, there are 10 this time. There's a strong analogue theme in this batch and a couple of plugins to keep things fresh. I think it's a nice mixture and everyone should hold their head high and feel offiicially 'chuffed'.

https://soundcloud.com/hybridian-music/sets/one-synth-challenge-mk-ii/s-csbSF

Enjoy!
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Wonks » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:04 pm

They all sound very good indeed!
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:37 pm

Ooh, these are great! :clap:

In the spirit of the competition, I have given these anonymous tracks some temporary titles inspired by what influences occurred to me as I listened, to help folk distinguish between them:

Track 1 - Chariots On Fire Blade Running

Track 2 - Roobarb and Custard's Tales of the Unexpected

Track 3 - Tonto's Expanding Bob Marley Band

Track 4 - Phantom Of The Operatic Extravaganza

Track 5 - Alka Seltzer to the Triumphant Rescue

Track 6 - Michael Flatley Cathedral Clog Dance

Track 7 - The Girl From Ipanematoid

Track 8 - Soft Cell Twinkletoes

Track 9 - Jetsons play Kraftwerk

Track 10 - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Park


(just a bit of fun folks - not to be taken seriously) ;)

I loved them all, and a lot of work has obviously gone into them. Cool!!! 8-)


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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby garrettendi » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:53 pm

I'm glad I had to bow out, no way would my entry have been that good!

Well done to all those who made it. They all sound great, and some were really outstanding!
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby MarkyC » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:49 pm

Just listening now. I have several favorites, quite a few ohh that's clever and more than one I wish I could do that!
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Folderol » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:39 pm

Just had a first listen. Some very impressive work there.
I would suggest that if anyone is taking part and wants to do reviews of the other tracks, that they also review their own track... otherwise it makes it a bit obvious which it is :lol:
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:41 pm

Wow, Well done all !!
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Logarhythm » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:54 pm

Wow, some great work there :thumbup:
I think Martin should also get some sort of special award for his impromptu effort at naming them all :clap: :lol:
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dan LB » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:25 pm

Great work!! Well done everyone! :clap:
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby blinddrew » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:22 pm

Away from my caboodle for a couple of days but will listen properly later in the week. 10 entries is good work. :)
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:05 am

Logarhythm wrote:Wow, some great work there :thumbup:
I think Martin should also get some sort of special award for his impromptu effort at naming them all :clap: :lol:

Phew! I'm glad that my comments were taken in the enthusiastic spirit in which they were intended - I was truly impressed at the quality and incredible diversity of these entries ;)


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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dave B » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:05 am

I personally think that Martin had these names on file for years and was just waiting for the right time to use them ....

:D

So, any initial thoughts as to who may have written what? Anything jump out?

Would a list of who submitted help?
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Wonks » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:26 am

Without knowing who'd entered I'd guess that Ben Asaro is likely to have done track No. 2 as it sounds very Chiptune like. It's something Martin Walker could also have done, but he is normally far more sophisticated in his output these days.
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Dave B » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:34 pm

So, in purely alphabetical order, the participants are :

  • Blindrew
  • DaveB
  • Folderol
  • IAA
  • Jumpeyspyder
  • Logarhythm
  • MarkyC
  • Ramirez
  • Rich Hanson
  • Richie Royal

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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Rich Hanson » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:17 pm

That's my evening sorted. Looking forward to finding out what Martin has named my track :bouncy:
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:22 pm

Martin - I'm always stuck for deep and witty titles. You are my goto titler from now on!
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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:37 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:Martin - I'm always stuck for deep and witty titles. You are my goto titler from now on!

Why thank you kind sir - always happy to oblige! :thumbup:

To be honest, I was amazed just how many references popped into my head as I listened to these tracks, yet just how varied they were :clap:


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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby IAA » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:08 pm

Just listened through - what variety - I set myself the challenge to see if I could easily determine the softsynths from the analogues - (they say you can do that easily on GS) - well I couldn't! :headbang:

The variation is great - I love some of the distorted sounds next to the more jarre- like pads and strings - I'm going to listen again and see if I can nail the synths... :bouncy:

Well done Dave - big slap on the back is well in order!

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Re: One Synth Challenge II - The Filter Strikes Back

Postby Rich Hanson » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:24 pm

Just finishing listening at work, couldn't wait fit this evening! Some good stuff, a couple that I really wanted to go on for longer. I guess I'll have to attempt some sort of review later.

How does the voting work?
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