Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

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Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

Post by Zeddy » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:18 pm

https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/dark-synth/

It looks like a pretty amazing. Anyone pulled the trigger and purchased it?

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Re: Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

Post by stringtapper » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:46 pm

Damn I hadn't seen how much it was. 8O

For that much the insides better be documented and unhidden. I think I'll write Maurizio and ask if that's the case.
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Re: Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

Post by eyeknow » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:49 pm

Packs in general seem to be awfully expensive.

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Re: Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

Post by clydesdale » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:22 am

I'm game-- I just bought it. If a Hammond Organ has 9 oscillators and Dark Synth has 2048 I get a really good price to weight ratio with Dark Synth. Unfortunately it doesn't come in a beat up wood finish.
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Re: Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

Post by eyeknow » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:18 am

I expect examples!

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Re: Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

Post by stringtapper » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:43 am

clydesdale wrote:I'm game-- I just bought it. If a Hammond Organ has 9 oscillators and Dark Synth has 2048 I get a really good price to weight ratio with Dark Synth. Unfortunately it doesn't come in a beat up wood finish.
Would you mind hitting the Edit button and telling us how it looks inside?
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Re: Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

Post by clydesdale » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:38 am

Very, very cool. Keeping in mind that I'm just a hack, I think this is substantially more sophisticated than Operator. I'm not sure I can even describe the interface as it has a sizable device chain interface like usual and then another pop-up dialog with six more pages-- Spectrum, Pitch, Filter, Amp, Modulators, and Global. It took about 10 seconds to load the device and it seems both CPU and memory intensive. I placed 4 device tracks with about 4 simultaneous notes each and was running around 18% CPU (Windows CPU not Ableton CPU) on a 4820K @ 4.5Ghz. I browsed several of the presets and they're sonically all over the map from standard tones to sonic morph machines. Honestly if you like sound design, this would seem to be a must have. I'm sure I can't do it justice.

Here's a short file with a sample sound:

preset "Number 6" http://tinyurl.com/lewtk6z

and a screenshot of the M4L patch (at least part of it)

http://tinyurl.com/k74rcmg
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Re: Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

Post by eyeknow » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:50 am

Thanks!

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Re: Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

Post by yur2die4 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:52 am

Yeah. I'm particularly curious about the presets. The number of presets is reasonably high, I'd expect there to be a decent variety. I wish I wanted this haha

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Re: Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

Post by stringtapper » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:57 am

clydesdale wrote:and a screenshot of the M4L patch (at least part of it)

http://tinyurl.com/k74rcmg
Awesome. Just what I was hoping. Thanks! :)
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Re: Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

Post by eyeknow » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:17 am

I need another synth like a hole in my head :lol: (er, that's second hole)

I also kinda would like something that worked outside of live (I do have studio one also)

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Re: Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

Post by regretfullySaid » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:21 am

Sounds pretty cool, thanks for posting a sound and screenshot. Doesn't sound like a ridiculous performance hit imo....
Seems like they're kinda skimping on some info...2 little screenshots :roll: but I'm thinking about it...
I've barely had time to beta test Dune 2 though...arg
I also kinda would like something that worked outside of live (I do have studio one also)
I think with a little programming in Gen they could port it as a Max Player patch...unless for some reason it needs access to some Live API stuff which wouldn't be expected...
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Re: Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

Post by re:dream » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:54 am

On general principles, I will pretty much buy anything from AmazingNoises. Their devices are wonderfully designed and have amazing possibilities for experimentation.

Just saying.


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Re: Anyone tried out Dark Synth (M4L) yet?

Post by regretfullySaid » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:02 pm

Excellent, just noticed the official Ableton ad for it as well.
Congrats on making a solid creation!
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