Skrock Morningstar in the shop!

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Adabler
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Post 23 Oct 2020

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https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/rack ... rningstar/

Go back in time with Morningstar RE

Morningstar RE is designed for lush pads, big leads, dreamy keys and fat bass sounds. Every visible knob, fader and button on Morningstar is placed in a layout that feels open and gives you everything you need to create your sound with a fluidity most often only available on analog hardware synths. And if you do want to dig deeper, the built in Matrix opens up access to even more control of the filters, oscillators, envelopes and more. Morningstar is designed to keep your creativity flowing, to let you stay in that zone where anything is possible.

Designed with these key features in mind:

- Analog style synthesizer with fast hands on controls and deep programming features
- 3 oscillators with Saw|Square|Triangle|Sine|Self Osc Mode and 1 Noise oscillator
- PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) modes for each wave
- Unique Filter Module: State Variable, combined with a multi-mode Ladder filter
- Separate Amp Envelopes for each oscillator that can be locked to Amp Env 1
- Analog style Mono and Legato modes and up to 10 voices polyphony
- Effects purposely designed to complement, not complicate your sound
- Modulation Matrix with access to even more controls for advanced sound design
- 4 CV inputs for external modulation

Nice, a new Skrock!
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guitfnky
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Post 23 Oct 2020

aw, if you’re gonna post about a new RE, at least have the common decency to include a link. :lol:

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Post 23 Oct 2020

guitfnky wrote:
23 Oct 2020
aw, if you’re gonna post about a new RE, at least have the common decency to include a link. :lol:
Ah, sorry! Fixed!
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Post 23 Oct 2020

Adabler wrote:
23 Oct 2020
guitfnky wrote:
23 Oct 2020
aw, if you’re gonna post about a new RE, at least have the common decency to include a link. :lol:
Ah, sorry! Fixed!
:D much appreciated. sound examples seem really good so far—another great Skrock synth I need to consider picking up.

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Post 23 Oct 2020

guitfnky wrote:
23 Oct 2020
...another great Skrock synth I need to consider picking up.
I am pretty Skrocked up as it is, but I agree and added it to a list somewhere.
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doze
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Post 23 Oct 2020

No intro pricing? :(

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Post 23 Oct 2020

doze wrote:
23 Oct 2020
No intro pricing? :(
BF
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ravasb
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Post 23 Oct 2020

I have most of their synths a like them a lot, but I am not buying anything that is not on sale until after all the Black Friday and holiday sales. After that, I will evaluate what I still really want.

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Post 23 Oct 2020

Hi!
I was happy to see this posted here :) We've been working for about a year on restructuring the prototyping and design process, the first result is this new synth. Tuning and other knobs follows exponential curves for wide but easy fine tuning and the idea was to make the synth feel super natural and intuitive to use. Something that doesn't require five minutes of tinkering when in the middle of the creative process of actually making music.
I made a few videos that I hope inspires other people when using the synth. Just have fun with it!

/Marcus | Skrock Music




3D Render:

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https://www.skrockmusic.com/
https://soundcloud.com/derekstrike
https://soundcloud.com/marcusbits
I make music in Reason using using Skrock synths and the creative tools from other developers!

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plesio
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Post 23 Oct 2020

I got the trial and put some 60 seconds together with 4 Morningstars and some delay...

:reason: R11 Suite, what else. I just love it. https://soundcloud.com/user-543016572
Ultimate mixing noob with medical certified lowpass at 9,6 kHz :(
btw: It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing

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Post 24 Oct 2020

Sounds really good, congrats on the new release.

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Post 24 Oct 2020

Skrock wrote:
23 Oct 2020
Hi!
I was happy to see this posted here :) We've been working for about a year on restructuring the prototyping and design process, the first result is this new synth. Tuning and other knobs follows exponential curves for wide but easy fine tuning and the idea was to make the synth feel super natural and intuitive to use. Something that doesn't require five minutes of tinkering when in the middle of the creative process of actually making music.
I made a few videos that I hope inspires other people when using the synth. Just have fun with it!

/Marcus | Skrock Music




3D Render:

Image
All the demos sound exceptionally good! So much so that I think including a download of one or more of the project files might help boost sales. Providing the customer with insight into the subtle changes that went into some of those tracks and their resultant effect on the overall piece would be highly valuable. Not sure how one would implement this in the Shop, where it would be the most effective, though. Regardless, great work all around!

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Post 25 Oct 2020

plesio wrote:
23 Oct 2020
I got the trial and put some 60 seconds together with 4 Morningstars and some delay...

WOW! This is greatl! Just hearing stuff made with it now when it's out in the wild, speechless. I'll repost this on SoundCloud, supercool ;)
https://www.skrockmusic.com/
https://soundcloud.com/derekstrike
https://soundcloud.com/marcusbits
I make music in Reason using using Skrock synths and the creative tools from other developers!

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Post 25 Oct 2020

loopeydoug wrote:
24 Oct 2020

All the demos sound exceptionally good! So much so that I think including a download of one or more of the project files might help boost sales. Providing the customer with insight into the subtle changes that went into some of those tracks and their resultant effect on the overall piece would be highly valuable. Not sure how one would implement this in the Shop, where it would be the most effective, though. Regardless, great work all around!
Not a bad idea, thanks! I could post some stuff here of course. The tracks are made in Reason 11 but the synth is compatible from Reason 9 and up. So the project files would unfortunately still, only open in version 11. But I'll look into it :) Maybe I could get the benefit of hearing some reinterpretations of the demo's, that would be awesome :)
https://www.skrockmusic.com/
https://soundcloud.com/derekstrike
https://soundcloud.com/marcusbits
I make music in Reason using using Skrock synths and the creative tools from other developers!

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Post 25 Oct 2020

miscend wrote:
24 Oct 2020
Sounds really good, congrats on the new release.
Thank you Miscend! If you do some stuff with it, I'd love to hear it, just pm me :)
https://www.skrockmusic.com/
https://soundcloud.com/derekstrike
https://soundcloud.com/marcusbits
I make music in Reason using using Skrock synths and the creative tools from other developers!

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Post 26 Oct 2020

Bought
Music Is My Life
&
Reason 11 sounds better :essentials:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsW3Wr ... gA05XklBng

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Post 26 Oct 2020

Adabler wrote:
23 Oct 2020
guitfnky wrote:
23 Oct 2020
aw, if you’re gonna post about a new RE, at least have the common decency to include a link. :lol:
Ah, sorry! Fixed!
And include a video demonstrating the Re too on the Reason Studio's product page. ;)

Wouldn't the PWM dial be non-valid for all oscillators but square?

Nice looking synth btw and the SoundCloud examples sound nice.
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Post 26 Oct 2020

Def on my BF to-buy list! I have all the Skrock products and love 'em so.
QN5 MUSIC
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Post 26 Oct 2020

Creativemind wrote:
26 Oct 2020
Wouldn't the PWM dial be non-valid for all oscillators but square?
No, not for an analog synth. Prophet 5 had PWM for all waveforms, as does Repro.

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Post 27 Oct 2020

Italophile wrote:
26 Oct 2020

No, not for an analog synth. Prophet 5 had PWM for all waveforms, as does Repro.
Running Repro-5 through an oscilloscope suggests only the square wave responds to PWM, unless I'm doing something wrong here

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Post 27 Oct 2020

Italophile wrote:
26 Oct 2020
Creativemind wrote:
26 Oct 2020
Wouldn't the PWM dial be non-valid for all oscillators but square?
No, not for an analog synth. Prophet 5 had PWM for all waveforms, as does Repro.
:thumbs_up:

I just tried the U-He Repro-5 VST though and the Pulse Width only works on the Square oscillator. Same on Repro-1.
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Post 27 Oct 2020

Creativemind wrote:
27 Oct 2020
Italophile wrote:
26 Oct 2020


No, not for an analog synth. Prophet 5 had PWM for all waveforms, as does Repro.
:thumbs_up:
Have a look at little LFO, pulse width for all shapes and you can get so nice unusual shapes with it.



MorningStar is a fun synth, I have done some patches for it which should be included with it in a future release.

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Skrock
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Post 31 Oct 2020

Creativemind wrote:
26 Oct 2020
Adabler wrote:
23 Oct 2020


Ah, sorry! Fixed!
And include a video demonstrating the Re too on the Reason Studio's product page. ;)

Wouldn't the PWM dial be non-valid for all oscillators but square?

Nice looking synth btw and the SoundCloud examples sound nice.
Thanks!
I added this video to the shop page https://youtu.be/n3547wVBrBg
I also plan to do some kind of livestream demo or similar, just doing some music from scratch, if people would find it interesting to watch.

Every waveform has PWM. s(M)exoscope is a free VST you can use if you want to see the waveform output in realtime http://bram.smartelectronix.com/plugins.php?id=4
I designed all the waveforms to have PWM but not go overboard with some digital craziness, it's suposed to be subtle and gentle. The whole synth is supposed to feel airy and open for experimentation.
Turning a knob shouldn't result in something radical, well, unless it sounds good that is :)

If you or anyone else makes any music with it, I'd be happy to hear it, as the developer I've had my perspective from the start, but the synth is in your hands now.
https://www.skrockmusic.com/
https://soundcloud.com/derekstrike
https://soundcloud.com/marcusbits
I make music in Reason using using Skrock synths and the creative tools from other developers!

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Skrock
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Post 04 Nov 2020

Hi guys, I recorded a session of me just making stuff with Morningstar. The loopback introduced some latency so don't expect too much in terms of precision, but 35 mins of me using Morningstar :)
It's how I usually make a track, start with some melody, work at it, build on it for a few days. I just wanted to show you how I start that process. Happy music making :) I'm looking into on how to do some kind of live stuff in the future, and not just with Morningstar. One thing that is a big improvement is DSP usage in this synth without losing quality. Thats why it goes up to 10 voices.

https://www.skrockmusic.com/
https://soundcloud.com/derekstrike
https://soundcloud.com/marcusbits
I make music in Reason using using Skrock synths and the creative tools from other developers!

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Post 05 Nov 2020

Really impressed with sound demos. Plan to buy it on BF as I need to save money at the moment.

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