NEW:'Analog' Synth (DSP-instrument)

Discussion in 'Effects and the DSP' started by Lex Nahumury, May 27, 2005.

  1. Lex Nahumury

    Lex Nahumury DH Senior Member

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    Analog modelled Mono Synth ala Mini Moog;
    - 3 tunable VCOs
    - 24 dB Low Pass 'Moog ladder filter' approximation with Resonance.
    - SAW/TRIANGLE (bandlimited), SQUARE (~50% bandlimited)
    - 1 VCA + ADSR
    - 1 VCF + ADSR
    - 1 LFO
    - Pitch Bend (up to +/-12)
    - Modwheel -> VCO, VCF
    - Glide (Portamento)
    - Legato, Re-trigger1 and Re-trigger2 selectable keyboard modes
    - Keytrack->VCF adjustable
    - Filter Cutoff Real Time click-free controllable through MIDI CC11
    - Preset(patch) selection through MIDI Program Change/Bank select

    Picture;
    http://members.home.nl/nahutec/kxSynth/asynth.png

    Preset riffs plus a tune at the end;
    http://members.home.nl/nahutec/kxSynth/Asynth.mp3

    Another tune;
    http://members.home.nl/nahutec/kxSynth/Audio_04_02.mp3

    and yet another;
    http://members.home.nl/nahutec/kxSynth/Saw_That_Bass.mp3

    User Tunes:
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    A cool tune made by TravelRec;
    www.electricstart.de/sound/asynth2.mp3
    3 instances of ASynth 1.1b and a chorus and a delay, all sound completely out of the DSP!


    A Complete song made by trevbushell "asynthomania". Check this one out!;
    http://www.enginecreations.com/trevb/mp3/trevb/asynthomania.mp3
    2 midi controlled Asynths into mx6 with 2 effect sends
    plus 1 Uart Asynth added thro mx6 with effects to allow further
    layering of ASIO recorded Asynth parts.
    All sent into cubase and mixed.
    Lots of slider tweaking during recording in real time.
    ProFX setup.
    ALL of song (but drums) made with asynth!


    A nice sequence made by Kokoon;
    http://members.home.nl/nahutec/drumsynth/aciiiiid.mp3
    -DrumMachine + Asynth


    User Presets:
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    by trevbushell http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jc.bushell/ASynthpresetstrev.kxp
    (right click and "save as target" )

    Download for 3545;
    http://members.home.nl/nahutec/kxSynth/3545/asynth.kxl
    Download for 3538;
    http://members.home.nl/nahutec/kxSynth/asynth_v1.1c_3538.zip
    Download for 3537;
    http://members.home.nl/nahutec/kxSynth/asynth_v1.1c_3537.zip

    Installation;
    Just unzip and register the plugin. That's all

    Questions, bugs etc. here.

    Have fun!

    /Lex
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    Notes:
    -For now, Midi settings are not stored anywere, so you loose them at reboot.
    Storing them in Preset is a solution, but far from perfect.
    I'll see if I can come up with something.

    -Since sequencers *can* send Bank/Progam Changes on start/stop,
    make sure you save your 'Currently edited Preset' on time.
    MIDI Bank Select MSB = 0 selects 'Factory Presets bank'
    MIDI Bank Select MSB > 0 selects 'Custom Presets bank'

    Automation MIDI CC codes
    CC00 BANK SELECT - Bank select MSB (0 - 127)
    CC01 MODULATION
    CC03 FILTER RESONANCE
    CC05 GLIDE
    CC07 VOLUME
    CC09 KEYTRACK
    CC11 FILTER CUTOFF
    CC12 VCO1 WAVE
    CC13 VCO2 WAVE
    CC14 VCO3 WAVE
    CC15 VCO1 RANGE
    CC16 VCO2 RANGE
    CC17 VCO3 RANGE
    CC18 VCO1 TUNE
    CC19 VCO2 TUNE
    CC20 VCO2 TUNE
    CC21 VCO1 LEVEL
    CC22 VCO2 LEVEL
    CC23 VCO3 LEVEL
    CC24 VCA ATTACK
    CC25 VCA DECAY
    CC26 VCA SUSTAIN
    CC27 VCA RELEASE
    CC28 VCF ATTACK
    CC29 VCF DECAY
    CC30 VCF SUSTAIN
    CC31 VCF RELEASE
    CC32 VCF DEPTH
    CC33 LFO RATE
    CC34 LFO DEPTH
     
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  2. TravelRec.

    TravelRec. Alternative Audioproductions

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    Hi LeMury!

    Unbelievable, do you never sleep (thread time 4:44). BTW - your new synth is awesome. I will try it next few minutes after download ;) . Sounds very well and I feel myself back-switched in time!!! Never thought, this can be done inside the DSP - do you wanna knock out all known similar vst(i)s?! You are straight on the way :D . Comments later. Greetings!

    2 hours later...
    So, some tests went okay, nice sounds - the mod / glide issue is a bit annoying, but you said it will be fixed. Automation of the sliders would be a nice feature - I think this will come at last.

    Here is a sound sequence of a scientific machine :D , made with Asynth and E-FX ReverbStation: http://www.electricstart.de/sound/asynthseq.mp3
     
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  3. Kongio

    Kongio New Member

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    Sounds fantastic!!!
    Seriously good job.
    :drool::drool:
     
  4. radiocolonel.it

    radiocolonel.it New Member

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    ... SIMPLY... THANKS A LOT for this incredible "TOY"!!!
    :duh::duh::duh::eek::eek::eek:
     
  5. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    i'm liking this synth
     
  6. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

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    Pretty cool. I like that "Saw That Bass" tune. It sounds familair, but I cannot place it. Can you explain these Synth's for us non-keyboard people. Are the strictly for use with a midi keyboard, or can they be used, for example, as an instrument in a midi sequencer program, etc?
     
  7. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    usign a sequencer you will need a program called midiyoke from www.midiox.com to create a virtual midi patchbay
     
  8. kokoon

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    3537?

    Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
  9. Lex Nahumury

    Lex Nahumury DH Senior Member

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    Nice "Alien trapped in Cave" sequence:cool: .

    -Use kMode 'Norm2' instead untill I release an updated version.
    (Norm2 is practicly the same to non-keyboard players I guess)

    -Full Automation is planned of course.
    However, keep in mind that not all sliders are suitable for 'Real Time' operation.
    With 'Real Time' I mean; User can change control while playing without causing
    audible pops&clicks, zipper noises and goes in effect immediatly.
    Currently;
    - Pitch Bend,
    - Modwheel,
    - Expression->Filter cutoff,
    - Patch Volume
    are 'Real Time' operatable controls.
    These controls are all de-clicked (smoothed) as much as possible.
    So we should destinct between 'Normal Automatable' and 'Real Time Automatable'.
    Suggestions are welcome.


    /LeMury
     
  10. Lex Nahumury

    Lex Nahumury DH Senior Member

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    You can use such synths the same way as any other standalone midi application.
    As dj-stick already pointed out; midi-yoke is an excellent tool(driver actualy)
    to route midi data internaly.
    So, no, these synths are not restricted to keyboard owning/playing people.

    /LeMury
     
  11. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

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    dj_stick / LeMury, thanks for the info, I will check out midi-yoke.
     
  12. Lex Nahumury

    Lex Nahumury DH Senior Member

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    Forgot to mention;

    MIDI Bank Select MSB = 0 will select 'Factory Presets bank'
    MIDI Bank Select MSB > 0 will select 'Custom Presets bank'

    Since sequencers *can* send Bank/Progam Changes on start/stop,
    make sure you save your 'Currently edited Preset' on time.


    /LeMury
     
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    Russ Well-Known Member

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    Possible bug:
    When I try to unload the plugin, while the 'Tweak' window is still open, kxmixer hangs. I have to reboot in order to get kxmixer working again (ending task, does not work, as it hangs when you try and restart kxmixer).

    -Russ
     
  14. Lex Nahumury

    Lex Nahumury DH Senior Member

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    Confirmed.

    /LeMury
     
  15. kokoon

    kokoon New Member

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    okay. could we please get this for version 3537?

    it would really really mean alot to me.

    and if for future plugins - since many of us are still on 3537, solely because of UFX absence on 3538 - please compile them for 3537 too.
     
  16. Lex Nahumury

    Lex Nahumury DH Senior Member

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    Sure no problem.
    Let me fix some big bugs first (just a few days at most) OK?

    /LeMury
     
  17. thomasabarnes

    thomasabarnes Long Time ***** Friend

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    Asynth .mp3 is a great demonstration of the Anolog Synth! that last part with drums is increadible! Turely pro material! Thanks for this new synth LeMury! This is a great service for not only low income users, but the whole kX community, cause it's hardware based! Anybody who wants to save some cpu power can benefit from this professional sound quality instrument. Great bass sounds, man!!! So professional! You are the Man!!!!!!!!


    Great playing and patch programing, too! Will try this out later cause I've been up all night, and I'm sleepy. hehe

    Truely fantastic, you providing this for the kX community, and great playing! You are a kX programing pioneer LeMury. Youre going down in history, kX history, as an innovating kX programing pioneer. I'm very sure of that. You're so talented, you can be making commercial soft synths! I'm sure you know that, but thanks for doing this for us at no price.:cool:

    What's next: "kX Sampler" with features like Kontakt, HALion or VSampler 3, including direct from disk streaming?:drool: :D

    LOL just kidding. You really hooked us up with this one LeMury!:cool:
     
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  18. thomasabarnes

    thomasabarnes Long Time ***** Friend

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    Oh, btw, LeMury, would it be possible to make your new ProFX and MX6 plugins compatible with 3537? I'm just wondering, cause with 3537 having support for the UFX pack (and not 3538.x), users could sure benefit from having your plugins work with 3537 .esp the ability obtained with the new AC97 plugin to easily record Mic and Line In input sources to separate tracks at the same time (one of the new features that I think marks kX so much better and powerful for music production than Creative drivers and software).

    Moreover, since Windows 98 SE users and Windows ME users may be losing support for kX, if your AC97 plugin was compatible with 3537, those users of these older Operating Systems could have the ability to easily record Mic and Line in to separate tracks at the same time.

    What are your thoughts concerning this, if you dont mind sharing them?
     
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  19. Lex Nahumury

    Lex Nahumury DH Senior Member

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    Firstly; Thanks for the 'flowers' Thomas. Much appreciated!

    About 3537 or earlier;
    If users ask me to down-compile plugins for them I generaly do that.
    You may loose some 3538 specific features however.

    /LeMury
     
  20. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    i'm working on a simple guide to help people get this running easily
     

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