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antic604
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Post 07 May 2020

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Ok, I know what bothers me about the GUI - the shadows below knobs / sliders are diffused and actually less defined the closer they are to the object that's casting them. The only ones looking right are the ones for "stick" switches.

This makes it look like the knobs / sliders are FLOATING above the surface of the synth. Just compare it to any native device in Reason, where the shadows are solid or at the very least they get diffused the further they get from the object.
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Post 07 May 2020

I love the look of the synth.

I only wish that it shook, and knobs and faders wobbled/vibrated when it is played. Wouldn't that be awesome? ;)

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Post 07 May 2020

joeyluck wrote:
07 May 2020
I love the look of the synth.

I only wish that it shook, and knobs and faders wobbled/vibrated when it is played. Wouldn't that be awesome? ;)
Hit your monitor and you got it! Or just...TURN! UP! DA! BAAAAASSSSSEEEE!!!!
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Post 07 May 2020

joeyluck wrote:
07 May 2020
I love the look of the synth.
Yeah, the design is great but the issue I describe above sets it apart from practically any other device in the Rack and - as said - makes it look weird, because you "know" the knobs & sliders don't float, but you "see" that they do.

Compare it with shadows on e.g. Complex-1

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Post 07 May 2020

Loque wrote:
07 May 2020
joeyluck wrote:
07 May 2020
I love the look of the synth.

I only wish that it shook, and knobs and faders wobbled/vibrated when it is played. Wouldn't that be awesome? ;)
Hit your monitor and you got it! Or just...TURN! UP! DA! BAAAAASSSSSEEEE!!!!
I turned it up too high! :shock:

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Post 07 May 2020

joeyluck wrote:
07 May 2020
Loque wrote:
07 May 2020


Hit your monitor and you got it! Or just...TURN! UP! DA! BAAAAASSSSSEEEE!!!!
I turned it up too high! :shock:

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Dude! Really!? My eyes! :shock:
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Post 07 May 2020

This actually made me load up Rob Papen's SubBoomBass and fire that over some REB basslines. Never used SubBoomBass before and certainly had never thought of using it to enhance a preexisting bassline but it works a treat.
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Post 08 May 2020

antic604 wrote:
07 May 2020
Ok, I know what bothers me about the GUI - the shadows below knobs / sliders are diffused and actually less defined the closer they are to the object that's casting them. The only ones looking right are the ones for "stick" switches.

This makes it look like the knobs / sliders are FLOATING above the surface of the synth. Just compare it to any native device in Reason, where the shadows are solid or at the very least they get diffused the further they get from the object.
You're definitely right. Although the device and the parts themselves look very nice the shadows kinda bug me.
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Post 08 May 2020

Ottostrom wrote:
08 May 2020
the shadows kinda bug me.
They'll bug everyone now that they have been pointed out!

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Post 08 May 2020

I have to say the GUI is absolutely amazing and pleasing to the eye!

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Post 08 May 2020

Using it on every new track from now on.

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Post 10 May 2020

When is this going on sale?

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Post 10 May 2020

craste wrote:
10 May 2020
When is this going on sale?
Next week I think. I don't remember the exact date I set the sale to. So at least 7 days away.

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Post 10 May 2020

antic604 wrote:
07 May 2020
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Ok, I know what bothers me about the GUI - the shadows below knobs / sliders are diffused and actually less defined the closer they are to the object that's casting them. The only ones looking right are the ones for "stick" switches.

This makes it look like the knobs / sliders are FLOATING above the surface of the synth. Just compare it to any native device in Reason, where the shadows are solid or at the very least they get diffused the further they get from the object.
I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't mentioned it. But yeah the shadows are drawn as if the knobs were floating on top. Thankfully the Reason GUI is tiny and most people won't notice.

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Post 11 May 2020

miscend wrote:
10 May 2020
Thankfully the Reason GUI is tiny and most people won't notice.
That's the spirit! :D
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Post 11 May 2020

craste wrote:
10 May 2020
When is this going on sale?
In like a week or so.
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Post 11 May 2020

ForgottenClank wrote:
10 May 2020
craste wrote:
10 May 2020
When is this going on sale?
Next week I think. I don't remember the exact date I set the sale to. So at least 7 days away.
Thank you.

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Post 18 May 2020

On sale now

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Post 18 May 2020

aeox wrote:
18 May 2020
On sale now
Thanks for the reminder, Aeox!

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Post 18 May 2020

miscend wrote:
10 May 2020

I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't mentioned it. But yeah the shadows are drawn as if the knobs were floating on top. Thankfully the Reason GUI is tiny and most people won't notice.
Also, and I only notice it because of having created knobs/shadows myself, the shadows are slightly clipped at the "box" around the animation frame. You can see it cuts off above the text and to the bottom right of the shadow, which happens when you don't create a large enough frame or create too large/diffused a shadow. Hardly a deal breaker on any level, but that's where my "designer eye" goes right away! ;)

Looks very interesting at any rate, and I'll judge it on sound (once I get a chance to try it) rather than appearance any day!
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craste
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Post 18 May 2020

Just purchased. :puf_smile:

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Post 20 May 2020

Hi guys!

My friend and I have done a rework on some of the GUI and the shadows should look better now. The transposing knobs have also been moved to the oscillator level so that note CV can be modified with octave, semiton and fine tune.

Cheers,
Adam

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Post 20 May 2020

And it's available; nice _

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Post 20 May 2020

ForgottenClank wrote:
20 May 2020
Hi guys!

My friend and I have done a rework on some of the GUI and the shadows should look better now. The transposing knobs have also been moved to the oscillator level so that note CV can be modified with octave, semiton and fine tune.

Cheers,
Adam
Awesome! thanks for listening to the community :)
Just purchased it too
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Post 20 May 2020

I did a quick comparison:

Subtractor --> MClass Comp --> Synapse AF-4 Lowpass --> MClass Maximizer

vs.

AutoSub

They are quite close (see Spectrum - top: Subtractor + FX, bottom: AutoSub); but AutoSub is somewhat cleaner. And that's probably the little difference keeping your low end tidy.

The attached project file contains the complete setup. No RE's except for AF-4, LP Spektrum, and AutoSub (obviously).
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