Guess The Synth Challenge

Great fun, great prizes! Good luck!
User avatar
TritoneAddiction
Competition Winner
Posts: 4255
Joined: 29 Aug 2015
Location: Sweden

Post 08 Sep 2023

_andreypetr_ wrote:
08 Sep 2023
After Synplant 2 release every answer in such challenges could be Synplant 2 :)
No VSTs in this game. See the rules.
I think this is gonna be hard as it is just sticking to the Reason ecosystem. If we added VSTs to this it would almost be impossible.

User avatar
TritoneAddiction
Competition Winner
Posts: 4255
Joined: 29 Aug 2015
Location: Sweden

Post 08 Sep 2023

crimsonwarlock wrote:
08 Sep 2023
OK, so this one should be easy :puf_smile:

http://www.sndup.net/jgys
Oh man I have no idea.
Wild guess: Europa?

ChulaCoola
Posts: 154
Joined: 25 May 2023
Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Post 08 Sep 2023

I say it is Thor.
Music lover/explorer extraordinaire, guitar player fair, and still have my hair at 60.

User avatar
jam-s
Posts: 3098
Joined: 17 Apr 2015
Location: Aachen, Germany

Post 08 Sep 2023

It certainly has this spacey Parsec sound, but as this would be too easy, I'll go with SAW-1 Discovery instead.

User avatar
crimsonwarlock
Posts: 2467
Joined: 06 Nov 2021
Location: ##########

Post 09 Sep 2023

Aosta wrote:
08 Sep 2023
Probably totally wrong but..Parsec?
Yep, totally wrong :lol:
TritoneAddiction wrote:
08 Sep 2023
Oh man I have no idea.
Wild guess: Europa?
Not Europa :puf_wink:
ChulaCoola wrote:
08 Sep 2023
I say it is Thor.
It also isn't Thor :puf_smile:
jam-s wrote:
08 Sep 2023
It certainly has this spacey Parsec sound, but as this would be too easy, I'll go with SAW-1 Discovery instead.
It's not SAW either.


And here's me thinking it would be easy to guess, because there is a certain resonance in there which is a dead giveaway (if you are familiar with it). So here's a hint: it is the absolute last synthesizer you would think of for this kind of sound :puf_bigsmile:
Last edited by crimsonwarlock on 09 Sep 2023, edited 2 times in total.
-------
Reached the breaking-point. CrimsonWarlock has left the forum.

User avatar
TritoneAddiction
Competition Winner
Posts: 4255
Joined: 29 Aug 2015
Location: Sweden

Post 09 Sep 2023

I'm gonna take a second guess.
Is it FM4?

Probably not though, unless you actually bought it or trialed it since we last talked.
But I'm hearing that kind of background aliasing or bit reduction thing in the background which FM4 is capable of if you switch the "model" setting.

User avatar
crimsonwarlock
Posts: 2467
Joined: 06 Nov 2021
Location: ##########

Post 09 Sep 2023

TritoneAddiction wrote:
09 Sep 2023
I'm gonna take a second guess.
Is it FM4?

Probably not though, unless you actually bought it or trialed it since we last talked.
But I'm hearing that kind of background aliasing or bit reduction thing in the background which FM4 is capable of if you switch the "model" setting.
Not FM4, and indeed I haven't yet bought or even trialed it.
-------
Reached the breaking-point. CrimsonWarlock has left the forum.

User avatar
SebAudio
Posts: 391
Joined: 08 Mar 2015

Post 09 Sep 2023

I hear FM too. So either PX7 or Algoritm

User avatar
TritoneAddiction
Competition Winner
Posts: 4255
Joined: 29 Aug 2015
Location: Sweden

Post 09 Sep 2023

SebAudio wrote:
09 Sep 2023
I hear FM too. So either PX7 or Algoritm
New rule. You can only guess one at a time. :puf_smile:

User avatar
crimsonwarlock
Posts: 2467
Joined: 06 Nov 2021
Location: ##########

Post 09 Sep 2023

SebAudio wrote:
09 Sep 2023
I hear FM too. So either PX7 or Algoritm
Naming more than one is a bit like cheating, so I propose one guess at he time from now on :lol:
EDIT tritone beat me to it.

It is PX7 indeed :thumbup:

It is the Troropid preset that I only slightly edited to hide that FM signature, running into FAT50 with the mpc60 preset, into Chenille with the Juno chorus 1 preset at around 10% mix, and topping it all of with a bit of rv7k large hall.

Some guesses show that PX7 can hold its ground against some of the modern synthesizers :puf_wink:
-------
Reached the breaking-point. CrimsonWarlock has left the forum.

User avatar
TritoneAddiction
Competition Winner
Posts: 4255
Joined: 29 Aug 2015
Location: Sweden

Post 09 Sep 2023

Alright so SebAudio, would you like to do the next example? Or would you prefer to leave it up to whoever makes something first?

dusan.cani
Posts: 495
Joined: 16 Oct 2018
Location: Slovakia

Post 09 Sep 2023

Ok, so If SebAudio don't mind I would go with next guesses...

Are we allowed to post two examples of the same synth ?

From the first example it is pretty difficult to guess what synth it is, but from second one it should be pretty obvious :)

stabs.mp3
melodymaker2.mp3
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
TritoneAddiction
Competition Winner
Posts: 4255
Joined: 29 Aug 2015
Location: Sweden

Post 09 Sep 2023

dusan.cani wrote:
09 Sep 2023
Ok, so If SebAudio don't mind I would go with next guesses...

Are we allowed to post two examples of the same synth ?

From the first example it is pretty difficult to guess what synth it is, but from second one it should be pretty obvious :)


stabs.mp3
melodymaker2.mp3
Sure make two examples if you want, as long as it's one synth at a time.

I'm quickly learning that for the one making the examples it seems obvious, but to everyone else it really isn't.
I'll wait with any guesses since I've already been quite active in the guessing game.

dusan.cani
Posts: 495
Joined: 16 Oct 2018
Location: Slovakia

Post 09 Sep 2023

TritoneAddiction wrote:
09 Sep 2023

I'm quickly learning that for the one making the examples it seems obvious, but to everyone else it really isn't.
In the second example (melodymaker2), you can hear pretty characteristic timbre that isn't easy to achieve on many synths ;)

Hint: the reverb and stereo spread (first example) is included in the synth :puf_smile:

User avatar
TritoneAddiction
Competition Winner
Posts: 4255
Joined: 29 Aug 2015
Location: Sweden

Post 09 Sep 2023

dusan.cani wrote:
09 Sep 2023
TritoneAddiction wrote:
09 Sep 2023

I'm quickly learning that for the one making the examples it seems obvious, but to everyone else it really isn't.
In the second example (melodymaker2), you can hear pretty characteristic timbre that isn't easy to achieve on many synths ;)

Hint: the reverb and stereo spread (first example) is included in the synth :puf_smile:
I think I know what it might be (could be totally wrong though), but I'll wait so others can participate as well.

User avatar
crimsonwarlock
Posts: 2467
Joined: 06 Nov 2021
Location: ##########

Post 09 Sep 2023

As I already did one, I'll await another turn... and I have absolutely no clue :lol:
-------
Reached the breaking-point. CrimsonWarlock has left the forum.

User avatar
SebAudio
Posts: 391
Joined: 08 Mar 2015

Post 09 Sep 2023

TritoneAddiction wrote:
09 Sep 2023
SebAudio wrote:
09 Sep 2023
I hear FM too. So either PX7 or Algoritm
New rule. You can only guess one at a time. :puf_smile:
You’re right ! Since PX7 is no longer available, I proposed Algoritm…
Great idea you had by the way 😃

User avatar
crimsonwarlock
Posts: 2467
Joined: 06 Nov 2021
Location: ##########

Post 09 Sep 2023

SebAudio wrote:
09 Sep 2023
Great idea you had by the way 😃
Was that aimed at me?
-------
Reached the breaking-point. CrimsonWarlock has left the forum.

User avatar
SebAudio
Posts: 391
Joined: 08 Mar 2015

Post 09 Sep 2023

crimsonwarlock wrote:
09 Sep 2023
SebAudio wrote:
09 Sep 2023
Great idea you had by the way 😃
Was that aimed at me?
Your choice of a « non cliché » FM sound is good because certainly this challenge is a mean to (re) discover synths and sounds. Which why I told Tritone about his great challenge idea.

User avatar
crimsonwarlock
Posts: 2467
Joined: 06 Nov 2021
Location: ##########

Post 09 Sep 2023

SebAudio wrote:
09 Sep 2023
Your choice of a « non cliché » FM sound is good because certainly this challenge is a mean to (re) discover synths and sounds. Which why I told Tritone about his great challenge idea.
Agreed. It is a great way to show some not so obvious sounds for a synthesizer. That was exactly my idea with my choice of that preset :puf_smile:

Now, does anyone know which synth that last sound is made with? Just a wild guess from me: Oberon.
-------
Reached the breaking-point. CrimsonWarlock has left the forum.

Popey
Competition Winner
Posts: 2134
Joined: 04 Jul 2018

Post 09 Sep 2023

dusan.cani wrote:
09 Sep 2023
Ok, so If SebAudio don't mind I would go with next guesses...

Are we allowed to post two examples of the same synth ?

From the first example it is pretty difficult to guess what synth it is, but from second one it should be pretty obvious :)


stabs.mp3
melodymaker2.mp3
I am quickly realising I cannot identity any synth from a sound.

My guess (which is probably wrong) is rp quad

User avatar
Aosta
Posts: 1106
Joined: 26 Jun 2017

Post 09 Sep 2023

Well, it would seem that whatever it is it has built in effects so that narrows it down a bit but that still leaves a multitude of REs so I'm just going to throw out Europa :?
Tend the flame

dusan.cani
Posts: 495
Joined: 16 Oct 2018
Location: Slovakia

Post 09 Sep 2023

There is only one synth that allows you to put custom sequence of spectral waves to get this characteristic result :mrgreen: ...Now it should be really clear what synth it is :D

User avatar
SebAudio
Posts: 391
Joined: 08 Mar 2015

Post 09 Sep 2023

dusan.cani wrote:
09 Sep 2023
There is only one synth that allows you to put custom sequence of spectral waves to get this characteristic result :mrgreen: ...Now it should be really clear what synth it is :D
You mean Nostromo ?

dusan.cani
Posts: 495
Joined: 16 Oct 2018
Location: Slovakia

Post 09 Sep 2023

SebAudio wrote:
09 Sep 2023

You mean Nostromo ?
Bingooooo :clap:

  • Information
  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 1 guest