WaveMaster Synthesizer Song Challenge (Ekssperimental Sounds Studio)

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Post 14 Feb 2021

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In the spirit of the demo tracks, we decided to keep this challenge very strict and simple: use WaveMaster for all sounds.

Rules:
  • No other synths, no drum machines, no samples, no effects (outside of SSL Mixer), no VSTs, no other REs.
  • You are only allowed to use WaveMaster with its built-in effects and the SSL Mixer.
  • All Utilities and Players allowed (non-sound-generating devices).
  • Songs must be 100% original. No cover songs.
  • Songs will be submitted by posting a streamable link to this thread.
Prizes:
  • 1st place: WaveMaster Synthesizer + 2 other Ekssperimental Sounds RE of your choice
  • 2nd place: WaveMaster Synthesizer + 1 other Ekssperimental Sounds RE of your choice
  • 3rd place: WaveMaster Synthesizer
Deadline: 23:59:59 (PT) on the 23rd of February.

Winners will be announced on the 26th of February, so there will still be a couple of days left with the intro offer.

Judges: Ekssperimental Sounds Studio and ReasonTalk team.

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Post 14 Feb 2021

Any prizes to the winners?

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Post 14 Feb 2021

TritoneAddiction wrote:
14 Feb 2021
Any prizes to the winners?
Of course, it must have slipped out of the info. This is the prices:

1st price: WaveMaster Synthesizer + 2 other Ekssperimental Sounds RE of your choice
2nd price: WaveMaster Synthesizer + 1 other Ekssperimental Sounds RE of your choice
3rd price: WaveMaster Synthesizer

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Post 14 Feb 2021

Hi! Are players allowed?

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Post 14 Feb 2021

Kuranes2021 wrote:
14 Feb 2021
Hi! Are players allowed?
If they're not, just bounce the player to midi - Erik will never know :P

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Post 14 Feb 2021

deeplink wrote:
14 Feb 2021
Kuranes2021 wrote:
14 Feb 2021
Hi! Are players allowed?
If they're not, just bounce the player to midi - Erik will never know :P
Sure! :thumbup:
To be clear; no other sound generating or manipulating devices allowed, only WM and SSL.

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Post 14 Feb 2021

deeplink wrote:
14 Feb 2021
Kuranes2021 wrote:
14 Feb 2021
Hi! Are players allowed?
If they're not, just bounce the player to midi - Erik will never know :P
:lol:

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Post 14 Feb 2021

ekss wrote:
14 Feb 2021
deeplink wrote:
14 Feb 2021


If they're not, just bounce the player to midi - Erik will never know :P
Sure! :thumbup:
To be clear; no other sound generating or manipulating devices allowed, only WM and SSL.
Thanks for clarifying! Can't wait to participate! :-)

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Post 14 Feb 2021

ekss wrote:
14 Feb 2021
TritoneAddiction wrote:
14 Feb 2021
Any prizes to the winners?
Of course, it must have slipped out of the info. This is the prices:

1st price: WaveMaster Synthesizer + 2 other Ekssperimental Sounds RE of your choice
2nd price: WaveMaster Synthesizer + 1 other Ekssperimental Sounds RE of your choice
3rd price: WaveMaster Synthesizer
Fixed. Thanks! :-)

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Post 15 Feb 2021

Is Combinator and Pulsar allowed?

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Post 15 Feb 2021

zoidkirb wrote:
15 Feb 2021
Is Combinator and Pulsar allowed?
As utilities, yes. Pulsar cannot be used to generate sound.


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Post 18 Feb 2021

joeyluck wrote:
18 Feb 2021
Just a few days left! How many of you are entering?
I might, haven't decided yet. I'll download the trial and see if anything happens. If it does it does. If it doesn't it doesn't.

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Post 18 Feb 2021

Can we at least be allowed to put a limiter on the master bus?
I get that the rules are supposed to be strict and limited and that's fine. We want the synth to shine and do the work. I get it. But man for me this is the worst part about these sort of rules, the limiter issue. To have no limiter just seems really dumb. And the next worst thing would be to use the Mclass maximizer. God I hate using that thing as a master bus limiter. It really sucks balls honestly. I actually just wrote a song and it's pretty much finished. Now the only thing left is the limiter issue.

Can't we please just add the option to use whatever limiter we want? Just for the master bus?
It doesn't even have a big effect on the creative/fun part of the challenge.
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Post 18 Feb 2021

joeyluck wrote:
18 Feb 2021
Just a few days left! How many of you are entering?
I am working on something. It's a little tricky with those rules, but if everything works out I will enter for sure. Will know on Sunday.
:reason: 11 Suite, Win10

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Post 18 Feb 2021

Definitely entering, probably gonna be close to the deadline.

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Post 18 Feb 2021

TritoneAddiction wrote:
18 Feb 2021
Can we at least be allowed to put a limiter on the master bus?
I get that the rules are supposed to be strict and limited and that's fine. We want the synth to shine and do the work. I get it. But man for me this is the worst part about these sort of rules, the limiter issue. To have no limiter just seems really dumb. And the next worst thing would be to use the Mclass maximizer. God I hate using that thing as a master bus limiter. It really sucks balls honestly. I actually just wrote a song and it's pretty much finished. Now the only thing left is the limiter issue.

Can't we please just add the option to use whatever limiter we want? Just for the master bus?
It doesn't even have a big effect on the creative/fun part of the challenge.
I really thought hard about this, you could always tame the levels in the mix or with the SLL compressor (i.e INF ratio fast+peak and gentle on the threshold would be like a simple limiter). But since I want this challenge to be about making music let's not complicate stuff with with mix/mastering techniques. So ok, let's allow one limiter only on the master bus.

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Post 18 Feb 2021

ekss wrote:
18 Feb 2021
TritoneAddiction wrote:
18 Feb 2021
Can we at least be allowed to put a limiter on the master bus?
I get that the rules are supposed to be strict and limited and that's fine. We want the synth to shine and do the work. I get it. But man for me this is the worst part about these sort of rules, the limiter issue. To have no limiter just seems really dumb. And the next worst thing would be to use the Mclass maximizer. God I hate using that thing as a master bus limiter. It really sucks balls honestly. I actually just wrote a song and it's pretty much finished. Now the only thing left is the limiter issue.

Can't we please just add the option to use whatever limiter we want? Just for the master bus?
It doesn't even have a big effect on the creative/fun part of the challenge.
I really thought hard about this, you could always tame the levels in the mix or with the SLL compressor (i.e INF ratio fast+peak and gentle on the threshold would be like a simple limiter). But since I want this challenge to be about making music let's not complicate stuff with with mix/mastering techniques. So ok, let's allow one limiter only on the master bus.
Thank you. Appreciate that. :puf_smile:

It's kind of weird that Reason doesn't have a decent stock limiter. It's such a basic tool that every track needs after all.

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Post 18 Feb 2021

TritoneAddiction wrote:
18 Feb 2021
ekss wrote:
18 Feb 2021


I really thought hard about this, you could always tame the levels in the mix or with the SLL compressor (i.e INF ratio fast+peak and gentle on the threshold would be like a simple limiter). But since I want this challenge to be about making music let's not complicate stuff with with mix/mastering techniques. So ok, let's allow one limiter only on the master bus.
Thank you. Appreciate that. :puf_smile:

It's kind of weird that Reason doesn't have a decent stock limiter. It's such a basic tool that every track needs after all.
I use the McClass all the time. Even made several vinyl releases with that as the only limiter... Maybe I've yet to discover the magic of other limiters! :?

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ekss wrote:
18 Feb 2021
I use the McClass all the time. Even made several vinyl releases with that as the only limiter... Maybe I've yet to discover the magic of other limiters! :?
Well if it works for you, then it's all good. That's the beauty of music gear. What works for one person might not work for another. I've had plenty of those cases.

Personally I find it very hard to tame the transients in a transparent way with the Mclass maximizer. So I'm either left with a very quite mix or a sound I hate. And I actually like the way a "proper" limiter tames the peaks ever so slightly.
95% of the time I use the Ozone RE myself. And the other 5% it's the free one from Kilohearts.

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Post 18 Feb 2021

Hi Everyone,

This is my entry for the song challenge. I tried making a futuristic acid/beat type of song.





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Post 18 Feb 2021

Seksy synth. Lots of character variations.
I just finished the song, four channels, all Wavemaster pure sounds.

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Post 19 Feb 2021

Nice to see some submissions – only 4 days left now - keep 'em coming!

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Post 19 Feb 2021

) my entry, Following the rules, only WaveMaster and ssl mixer rack


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Post 19 Feb 2021

My Song "New Dawn" made 100% with WaveMaster :)


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