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Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Postby briandc » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:10 am

Hi everyone,
I'd be very curious to hear: SynthEdit and others like it. What are your opinions? Do you use them? Pros and cons?

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Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Postby Ashe37 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:23 am

If you can code your own components, its not bad (see: HG Fortune stuff)

If you can't it all sounds the same.
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Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Postby briandc » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:50 pm

Ashe37 wrote:If you can code your own components, its not bad (see: HG Fortune stuff)

If you can't it all sounds the same.


So do you mean writing the instrument in a language "from scratch," such as using C or Python?
If I understand correctly, SynthEdit is a kind of "drag-and-drop" app where coding is avoided (for people like me! :D ). -Correct?


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Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Postby Ashe37 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:44 pm

briandc wrote:
Ashe37 wrote:If you can code your own components, its not bad (see: HG Fortune stuff)

If you can't it all sounds the same.


So do you mean writing the instrument in a language "from scratch," such as using C or Python?
If I understand correctly, SynthEdit is a kind of "drag-and-drop" app where coding is avoided (for people like me! :D ). -Correct?


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Somewhat, though Synthedit allows you to write your own modules.
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Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Postby briandc » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:23 pm

Ashe37 wrote:
Somewhat, though Synthedit allows you to write your own modules.


Hi Ashe37,
since you mentioned HG Fortune, and there's a lot of his stuff free now online--- which of his synths in particular do you like, and why?
I found a whole bunch of synths from him and I've been testing a few out (Tiger Free, Arracis, etc).

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Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Postby Ashe37 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:51 pm

briandc wrote:
Ashe37 wrote:
Somewhat, though Synthedit allows you to write your own modules.


Hi Ashe37,
since you mentioned HG Fortune, and there's a lot of his stuff free now online--- which of his synths in particular do you like, and why?
I found a whole bunch of synths from him and I've been testing a few out (Tiger Free, Arracis, etc).

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X-WoF, Swamp, Alionoctis... I like several of them.
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Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Postby griffin avid » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:16 pm

I had a bunch of them too, but I felt like they didn't play well together.
Something in the frequency range goes left when they get layered-
even if they are different sound categories.
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Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Postby Broadwave » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:26 am

Ummm... Should I even mention Reaktor? It's as simple or complex as you want it to be, build from the ground up or drag 'n drop.
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Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Postby krzeppa » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:49 am

Broadwave wrote:Ummm... Should I even mention Reaktor? It's as simple or complex as you want it to be, build from the ground up or drag 'n drop.


+1...I have just recently started to use Reaktor...had it for years though. You can make it do just about anything you want. I wish I would have spent more time with it years ago. I probably would have saved a lot of time (and money) that wasted trying other things.
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Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Postby briandc » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:06 pm

Reaktor is one I still haven't tried out yet. I've been busy testing VST synth performance in the LMMS DAW for linux, I'll have to test that one out tomorrow! :)

@Ashe37: Yes, I've only recently gotten a change to test out a few of the HG stuff. Nice! Personally, I have to be able to also create some more "classic" sounds, not just strange, scary space-pads. But so far, I've been enjoying Alionoctis.

I'm also seeing that the big interest seems to be in VST instruments that emulate the classic analog synths/sounds. While I certainly like those too, I'm really fascinated by some of the unusual modulation/morphing capabilities that are out there.

Now that I look at what I just wrote, it might seem like a bit of a contradiction. -Maybe it is. I like unusual synthesis capabilties, but I also like some of the "classic" sounds.


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Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Postby krzeppa » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:40 pm

briandc wrote:Reaktor is one I still haven't tried out yet. I've been busy testing VST synth performance in the LMMS DAW for linux, I'll have to test that one out tomorrow
Now that I look at what I just wrote, it might seem like a bit of a contradiction. -Maybe it is. I like unusual synthesis capabilties, but I also like some of the "classic" sounds.

Definitely let me know how Reaktor works for you. I find it really fun to make the strange sounds on myself. It can obvious do the "classic" sounds if you want it to. I tend to use it more for strange and crazy things I can't quite get out of my other gear.
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Postby briandc » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:58 pm

krzeppa wrote:Definitely let me know how Reaktor works for you. I find it really fun to make the strange sounds on myself. It can obvious do the "classic" sounds if you want it to. I tend to use it more for strange and crazy things I can't quite get out of my other gear.


Tested it out, but for some reason it tells me I need to have Windows 7 or better. I've never had that problem with other instruments. It would seem that Reaktor is programmed to "look for Windows" when it is installed. A pity. :(


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Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Postby krzeppa » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:51 am

briandc wrote:
krzeppa wrote:Definitely let me know how Reaktor works for you. I find it really fun to make the strange sounds on myself. It can obvious do the "classic" sounds if you want it to. I tend to use it more for strange and crazy things I can't quite get out of my other gear.


Tested it out, but for some reason it tells me I need to have Windows 7 or better. I've never had that problem with other instruments. It would seem that Reaktor is programmed to "look for Windows" when it is installed. A pity. :(


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...hmmm? #-o
I wonder why...I wish I could help you, but I use Mac and can't offer any advice....sorry...
I guess you could contact Native Instruments if you don't mind being on hold. They have been very helpful for me in the past. I had a major issue with Kontakt not working properly, and they were able to fix it.
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Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Postby Broadwave » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:35 am

briandc wrote:Tested it out, but for some reason it tells me I need to have Windows 7 or better. I've never had that problem with other instruments. It would seem that Reaktor is programmed to "look for Windows" when it is installed. A pity. :(
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What version of Windows are you installing it on?
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Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Postby Ashe37 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:57 am

Broadwave wrote:
briandc wrote:Tested it out, but for some reason it tells me I need to have Windows 7 or better. I've never had that problem with other instruments. It would seem that Reaktor is programmed to "look for Windows" when it is installed. A pity. :(
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What version of Windows are you installing it on?


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