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

Postby desmond » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:14 pm

Dave B wrote:OK - so synths used are ..

Hmm, interesting how the what you hear changes once you (think you) know what you're listening too...

Dave B wrote:I do know what Desmond used now, but if I add it in, you all can work out what he used.

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

Postby Folderol » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:58 pm

So, none of the above then.
No prob. Only leaves a gazillion other possibilities :shocked:
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Rich Hanson » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:21 pm

Folderol wrote:So, none of the above then.
No prob. Only leaves a gazillion other possibilities :shocked:

I'm going to hazard a guess for a MIDI kazoo.

P.S. don't think I haven't forgotten about that Visual BASIC comment...
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:06 pm

Rich Hanson wrote:P.S. don't think I haven't forgotten about that Visual BASIC comment...

I'm not surprised - vicious!!!! ;)


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

Postby BJG145 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:13 pm

I like that people have embraced the VST idea this time. I'm surprised to see how many there were, and I'll be interested who can spot the difference. One track that I had down as a big analogue is probably Arturia.

Since Dave took down the previous playlists I'm not even going to try and guess who did what...no idea! :tongue:
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby desmond » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:41 pm

Track 1 - UVI Falcon
Track 2 - Argon
Track 3 - u-he Bazille
Track 4 - Prophet 8 Rev 2
Track 5 - Hydrasynth
Track 6 - Kontakt/Pharlight
Track 7 - Prophet 6
Track 8 - Arturia CS80v2
Track 9 - VC340
Track 10 - Prophet 6
Track 11 - Hammond
Track 12 - Yoshimi
Track 13 - K1v
Track 14 - KV331 'Synthmaster'

There may be one or more intentional wrong guesses in there for obvious reasons... ;)
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Dave B » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:05 pm

Ooh desmond is getting close ...

Track 1 - UVI Falcon - wrong
Track 2 - Argon - wrong
Track 3 - u-he Bazille - right
Track 4 - Prophet 8 Rev 2 - right
Track 5 - Hydrasynth - right
Track 6 - Kontakt/Pharlight - right
Track 7 - Prophet 6 - wrong
Track 8 - Arturia CS80v2 - wrong
Track 9 - VC340 - right
Track 10 - Prophet 6 - wrong
Track 11 - Hammond - right
Track 12 - Yoshimi - wrong
Track 13 - K1v - right
Track 14 - KV331 'Synthmaster' - wrong
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby desmond » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:08 pm

That should be enough clues to let other people narrow it down... ;)

8 out of 14 is not too shabby, especially as about four or five I got before the names were posted...

Dave B wrote:Track 3 - u-he Bazille - right
Track 4 - Prophet 8 Rev 2 - right
Track 5 - Hydrasynth - right
Track 6 - Kontakt/Pharlight - right
Track 11 - Hammond - right
Track 13 - K1v - right
Track 9 - VC340 - right

Track 1 - UVI Falcon - wrong
Track 2 - Argon - wrong
Track 7 - Prophet 6 - wrong
Track 8 - Arturia CS80v2 - wrong
Track 10 - Prophet 6 - wrong
Track 12 - Yoshimi - wrong
Track 14 - KV331 'Synthmaster' - wrong
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby BJG145 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:07 pm

Dave B wrote:Track 3 - u-he Bazille - right

I'm going to stick my hand up for Bazille. Well spotted. :)

(Kudos to whoever did the K1v track 13. That feels just right for it.)
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby N i g e l » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:53 pm

That track 7 is nice & well disguised.

The only guess I have tonight is for Track 8 - Argon 8x , no idea who by.
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby desmond » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:08 pm

BJG145 wrote:I'm going to stick my hand up for Bazille. Well spotted. :)

Nice track - I liked the chordal movement in particular...

BJG145 wrote:(Kudos to whoever did the K1v track 13. That feels just right for it.)

That was IAA! :thumbup: :clap:
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:15 am

Well to me Track 1 immediately screamed Yoshimi Pi, but then I thought this must be too easy, so I suspect I'm wrong ;)

I'm particularly intrigued by the aggressive attitude of Track 2 too, but no guesses.

Track 4 (now confirmed as Prophet 8 Rev 2) has a huge bottom end - any EQ used on that once its creator is unmasked, or is it as nature intended? :shocked:


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

Postby OneWorld » Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:04 am

Dan LB wrote:I really wanted to take part in this one but once again I find myself in the same boat as Random Guitarist.

I have sat down several times over the last month and I have 5 ideas, all different from each other. I just don't know how to extrapolate them into full songs. F***ing 4-bar-loop syndrome!

When I played in a band I used to come up with ideas all the time and the different band members would chip in and guide them into something useful and we'd make some great progressive music. I have just never been able to work on my own. I don't know if I'm being too critical or what. I do know that I have to practise finishing 'songs' to get good it and along the way there'll be a lot of shite, but at least it's practising the art of finishing a number! I am totally frustrated! :madas:

Grrrrr!

The only way I can escape this is to sit down and noodle away with the guitar and let the music form in a more organic manner rather that is being a more sort of lego-land construction. Or if not noodling away with the guitar, go to the piano and do the same sort of thing, go where the chords take you as opposed to going around and around in circles, well loops to be precise, now I know what they mean by going loopy!
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby al_diablo » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:47 am

Wow, a really high standard of playing and writing across the field.

I couldn't hazard even the beginnings of a guess as to what was used in each track, but in most cases I'd have been very surprised to discover it was only one synth if I hadn't known already.

Unfortunately I spent the entire time the challenge was live preparing for a big job interview so I barely got started on an entry - and I didn't even get the job!
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby IAA » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:49 am

Desmond did brilliantly in getting those 8, I only got a few of the more obvious ones in my first response, but rising to Desmond’s challenge here is my take on the ones he didn’t get...

Track 1 - D50 or similar?
Track 2 - DSI ob6?
Track 7 - Moog sub harmonicon?
Track 8 - Behringer clone odyssey?
Track 10 - yoshimi?
Track 12 - matrix brute
Track 14 - Waldorf Blofeld or largo?

I’m just getting my coat.............
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