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

Postby Folderol » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:39 pm

Interesting. We all seem to be zeroing in on 11 - would be funny if we are all wrong :lol:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:49 am

Folderol wrote:Interesting. We all seem to be zeroing in on 11 - would be funny if we are all wrong :lol:

Thinking about the sound a little more, it could actually be Phase distortion - might change my guess to CZ101. ;)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Richie Royale » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:54 am

One person has correctly guessed that my track is from a VA synth.
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Eddy Deegan » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:02 am

Richie Royale wrote:One person has correctly guessed that my track is from a VA synth.

Track 3? If so, it's a very good VA :)

Of all the guesses, most have got mine right in terms of VA/Digital/Analogue and also the correct manufacturer has been mentioned. Just the wrong model (the synth I did it on is over 20 years old).
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:22 am

I've just listened to the whole lot, not a clue who or what (but in my defence, I am a lead guitarist :blush: ). What strikes me is the polish apparent in all the tracks, it is simply mind boggling. IMO there is not a weak track on there but I do have a clear favourite which is track 5 and an honourable mention, Track 10.

I will listen again tomorrow, and again before I try to move on with my efforts, I just wish it was a 'One Guitar Challenge", maybe I'd be in with a chance then.......

Well done everybody :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dan LB » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:37 am

Eddy Deegan wrote:
Richie Royale wrote:One person has correctly guessed that my track is from a VA synth.

Track 3? If so, it's a very good VA :)

Of all the guesses, most have got mine right in terms of VA/Digital/Analogue and also the correct manufacturer has been mentioned. Just the wrong model (the synth I did it on is over 20 years old).

In that case Eddy I’m going to guess and say your track is number 9 and is a Korg Trinity.

Richie I’m guessing you’re track is number 2. Roland JP800?

I now think 5 is some sort of (Yamaha maybe?) workstation. Motif? Maybe a Roland Phantom?

Not sure what I was thinking on track 8 before :headbang: I reckon digital workstation of some sort. Kurzweil? Dave B is that you?
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Rich Hanson » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:18 am

Dan is closest so far for mine with regard to broader technology (I.e. analog/digital etc) :thumbup:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Folderol » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:13 am

Jumpeyspyder wrote:
Folderol wrote:Interesting. We all seem to be zeroing in on 11 - would be funny if we are all wrong :lol:

Thinking about the sound a little more, it could actually be Phase distortion - might change my guess to CZ101. ;)
Could be right. I've been able to get very close to this sort of sound with a synth that does both.

Talking about 'close', two people are very close with mine - but I won't say how close yet :tongue:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Richie Royale » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:50 am

Dan LB wrote:
Eddy Deegan wrote:
Richie Royale wrote:One person has correctly guessed that my track is from a VA synth.

Track 3? If so, it's a very good VA :)

Of all the guesses, most have got mine right in terms of VA/Digital/Analogue and also the correct manufacturer has been mentioned. Just the wrong model (the synth I did it on is over 20 years old).

In that case Eddy I’m going to guess and say your track is number 9 and is a Korg Trinity.

Richie I’m guessing you’re track is number 2. Roland JP800?

I now think 5 is some sort of (Yamaha maybe?) workstation. Motif? Maybe a Roland Phantom?

Not sure what I was thinking on track 8 before :headbang: I reckon digital workstation of some sort. Kurzweil? Dave B is that you?

Not track 2 or 3 and not a JP either, although I do own a JP8080 and was considering using that this time.

Track 8 isn't a Kurzweil ;)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dan LB » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:29 pm

4 people (including myself) have guessed the correct technology of my synth - well, one was mostly right, and I didn't guess :lol: ;)


Also my previous guess of ‘JP 800’ should of course have read ‘JP 8000’ :headbang:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dave B » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:34 pm

Some thoughts :

* There’s been a correct guess for one. Actually two.
* The Elf was 66.6666% right on one of his guesses.
* Stick to your guns : If it swims like a duck and quacks like a duck ..
* There’s only one of them with wave tables - a couple of S&S.
* One is a digital recreation of an ‘analogue’ old timer
* Only a couple of plugins - one of which is a bit of a red herring

What might surprise people is the cost of the machines used - I wouldn’t consider anything (that I know of) as ‘expensive’. Maybe one ... but there’s a whole other story about the cost of potential entries :)

Shout when we are bored of guessing and I’ll publish and be gosh darned (I’m so polite!)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Folderol » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:09 pm

Well that blows half of my guesses right out of the water :o

However...
A bit of extra info.
There is another one that can use wavetables, only it generates them itself when the patch is loaded, then plays them on demand - clever eh?
It's used in 5 of the 15 patches of one entry :tongue:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Rich Hanson » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:14 pm

It was interesting to see one synth postulated against one of mine that was at quite the other end of expense to that of the synth I used, which was eye opening.
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby MarkyC » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:34 pm

Yep I think the Elf was very close for mine (I have a sneaky suspicion he actual knows it)

And with some amazing detective work (intricate time analysis, notes and their order etc.) I'm quite sure I know who one of the tracks is by :D

Other than that no idea...
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby The Elf » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:50 pm

Dave B wrote:* The Elf was 66.6666% right on one of his guesses.
14 A Kronos with the top octave and a half sawn off?
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