I think NightMachines sounds ideally suited to surprising us all, let's see what he can pull out of that magic synth wardrobe of his I also enjoy the surprise, although this did mean having to hide things from myself during February... being a goldfish has its advantages
Post by thetechnobear on Feb 27, 2019 11:44:27 GMT
cool, lets keep it in its current format then...
yeh, careck , you can do April then - that'll be really cool.
ok, Ive created a Patch Challenge Index post, which we can use just a quick way to link to what we've done/are doing.
mid term purpose/idea is very simple - allow someone coming along later to have a quick overview of challenges, if they would like to do one at a later date, or just for some inspiration - they can then click on the challenge to get more details.
- allow curators to quickly see what challenges were have been done and when... can be useful to know if we've done a challenge on X, or how long ago it was (might be time for a repeat/variation?), also might provide inspiration for new challenges.
I'll update the top post with each new challenge, and the description is deliberately brief, so its a quick n' easy reference. (careck I assume you have access to update it too, if you want)
Post by NightMachines on Mar 25, 2019 22:34:56 GMT
Hey everyone, just wanted to say real quick that I’m sorry for my absence over the past weeks. This whole Thomann Synth Reactor thing I took part in was a little more overwhelming than I thought and since I’m back I also needed to take care of a few other things that had piled up (work, car, etc.). I’ll post submissions to my threads soon and look forward to April’s challenges too!
Post by thetechnobear on Mar 30, 2019 10:19:29 GMT
apologies also from me, I'm also in a similar situation to NightMachines , I'm working hard on a project(*) at the moment which is consuming most of my time, outside of that I don't have the energy to really focus on something like a challenge (well, not to the level id want) after the project is 'released' there will be a certain amount 'support' work around it, so its going to be a few more weeks yet probably before i can really get back into these. (that said, other projects are now also stacking up seeking attention - due to my focus on this one project!)
so my non-participation is not due to lack of interest for the challenges, its just a lack of quality time.
(*) you'll see results very soon, I hope on my youtube channel ... you'll see where my time has been spent
Argh! I'm in the same boat with you guys. I've been focusing so much on the tutorial videos that I just didn't have the time or energy to get to create a challenge patch. I must also admit that the FM challenge has stumped me so far. I did a few attempts and couldn't get anything that I liked musically so I did a tutorial instead.
I hope to catch up at some stage and I'll also post the April challenges! However my goal is to produce one AE related video per week and so far I have achieved this since beginning of January!
Post by thetechnobear on Mar 31, 2019 12:50:16 GMT
yeah, the FM is a bit problematic... I think I raised this before on the forum....
I similarly , re-attempted for the challenge ...
the issue i think are: the v1 vca, are not biased correctly around 2.5v, they attenuate to 0 ... this obviously creates a pitch biased when you attempt to use for FM osc2, we dont have a precision adder, so if you have bus CV and an FM input, you can accurately offset osc2, only had square/saw, whereas ideally id want to use sines - so Ive tended to use the tri from 2 VCO, perhaps filtered , but then gain becomes an issue. I also think there is just something a bit odd when you use the VCO mod=freq, I really don't get the tone I expect
I don't know... it feels like I should be able to get close with 2VCO, and manually adjusting pitch - but its not rarely getting me to where id expect it to go, to get the classic FM bell tones.
I was hoping someone would manage this in the challenge, and show the errors of my ways ... and that it is possible with what we have
(note: I did get some nice tones , when using lower frequencies as a modulator , not what Id consider as 'classic fm' - but still nice)