Looking for some feedback on a new synth
I've been working on this new additive synth for a while now, I wanted to pick up where razor left off.
Razor is an amazing synth but it didn't really explore the full range of additive possibilities.
I wanted to create the next additive experiment that did all the thing I'd never seen another synth do before.
As of now it's called Organicus.
The videos kinda long, I got carried away and did demos of all 30 presets so far, about a minute each showing all the macros and options.
Let me know what you think and give me some feedback.
As it stands now the synth is like this...
1 or 2 wave additive oscillator.
Drag and drop single cycle waveform import with harmonic extraction and 5000 waves already in it, plus room for 5000 more, uses 2048 sample single cycle waveforms.
Full polyphonic 8 voice stereo architecture.
All modulations can be spread out to different values across the 8 voices, the main
oscillator/harmonic modifier parameters can be spread between the left and the right.
64-512 harmonics per wave in 1 or 2 wave mode
25 harmonic modifier modules
LP - Low Pass
BP - Band Pass
HP - High Pass
Dual Band - Dual Band Pass Filter.
Harmonic Shaper - Multi breakpoint harmonic shaper/subtractor/creator.
Stack - Creates 4 transposed copies of the waveform.
Ripples - Creates rippling movement in the harmonic spectrum.
Vowel - Select from 500 Harmonic Vowel signatures and morph between them.
Wavetable - There are 625 8 frame wavetables that can be mixed with the main oscillator.
O/E/D/N - Odd/Even harmonic balance and dispersion with harmonic noise mixer.
Harmonic Roller - Creates rippling movement in the harmonic spectrum - Different from Ripples.
Sync - Emulates Oscillator sync
Move - Adds random movement to the harmonic spectrum.
Amplitude Shuffle - Re arranges harmonic amplitudes in a logical pattern.
Flange - Creates movement similar to a flanger.
Phaser - Creates movement similar to a phaser.
8 Notch - 8 notch filters the amplitude values creating sweeping movements.
Detune - Allows you to detune harmonic orders. I.e. every 3rd, every 4th, 5th, etc...
Organ - Strips away weaker harmonics leaving only the stronger ones creating organ style tones.
Warp - Warps harmonic ratios in different patterns, lets you detune the odd and even harmonics separatley
Resonant signatures - Captured and re created the harmonic resonant signatures of various different filters and made them play like wavetables.
PM FX - Uses a phase mod system to create alternating waves in the harmonic spectrum.
Harmonic Remixer - Places harmonic values in various different orders essentially remixing the harmonic content of the waveform.
Damper - Dampens higher harmonics over time like an acoustic instrument.
Stereo Ratio Modifier - Allows you to adjust the left and right harmonic ratios independently of one another and the flip flop the ratios back and forth between the left and the right.
18 True audio filter models with multiple modes per type.
4 Envelopes - AHDSR with looping modes.
4 operator phase mod morphable LFO bank.
2 complex pattern performers with 8 patterns and wavetable style morphing.
2 multi breakpoint envelopes (Msegs).
XY harmonic morphing, the 4 harmonic modifiers can run in series or in a 4 cornered XY morphable mode.
It's a hell of a CPU hungry beast, but it's worth it.
My main concern right now is the interface, the central window with the 4 selectable harmonic modifiers is really crowded but it's also really efficient.
The harmonic modifiers look like this, there are 72 total controls in this one little area.
The black knobs are your main parameters, the whitle lines on the sides are you spread controls.
Left side spreads the parameter across all 8 voices and the right side spreads the parameter between the left and the right stereo sides.
The 3 little knobs next to each main control are your 3 modulation slots per parameter.
Below that are the three modulation selection menu displays, the white lines.
Below that the orange buttons will invert the modulation signal between the left and the right side.
This is what it looks like when a bunch of assignments are there.
Dos this look to cluttered to you.
I find it a breeze to work with because everything thats happening is right there in front of you, there is minimal menu diving to see whats assigned to what as far as modulation goes, but a few people said that they thought it looked cluttered.
Admittedly GUI design is not my greatest strength, so I wanted to get some general feedback about the look and design/organization of the synth.
How would you feel about working with this interface?
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