Open Source Music FM Synthesizer Challenge Discussion

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Re: Open Source Music FM Synthesizer Challenge Discussion

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Yes, until you publish it.

Afterwards: only manually by me.

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Ok.. thanks.

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I have prepared my RC1 for the submission:
https://soundcloud.com/p-e-t-e-r-h/whh- ... te/s-glwAl
BTW: I have removed the previous WIP track from sound cloud.

But I need your help guys, because I have two things in my Bitwig Project that you might find fishy in terms of the rulez.
I would kindly ask for help or direction towards a "rules compatible" submission
1.) I have used a rhythmic Volume Automation Tool in Bitwig. Do you think I can use this or should I draw Volume-Automation by hand myself
2.) I have used Bitwigs MultiBand-Splitter in one place. Is it allowed to use or do I have to use mdaSplitter and complex channel routing instead

Bitwig plug-ins in the way I use them are only little helpers that avoid me wasting time in doing everything "by hand". They do not produce sound by themselves.

What do you recommend in order to *not* get disqualified?

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The first two tracks have been submitted and approved and are now listed on the site!

You can listen to them here:

https://fmchallenge.osamc.de/vote/

Two very cool tracks indeed!

(Approving these first entries took a little longer, because I had to iron out some issue with the track list first. Approving the next entries should go much faster now. And as long as you publish your (conforming) entry in time, it will be in the competition, even if the approval happens after the deadline.)

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@Peter: I think the Bitwig plugins you mention are ok. The Volume Automation Tool falls under the "gain" category, and the MultiBandSplitter under the "eq" category. If people are using a multi-band compressor, that's essentially the same as a splitter and several compressors.

Or is there someone here crying "Foul play!"?

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Or is there someone here crying "Foul play!"?
Perfectly fine for me :).

I uploaded my track C18H25NO as a draft version. Hope it's ok as it is. I have chosen the Liscence CCO. Is was a bit of a struggle to get a flac file with a lower sampling rate that sounds like the original in 48 kHz.

If there are any problems please let me know.

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lilith wrote:I uploaded my track C18H25NO as a draft version. Hope it's ok as it is.
Everything looks to be in order.

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BTW, heads up, everybody, I just announced the prize for the winner!

See here: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=18955&p=97745#p97745

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Hi guys,

another question about the rulez: Rule 11 says "When submitting your entry, you MUST list all plug-ins you used for creating your track".
I've seen that the submission up to this point all include a count per plug-in. Is this necessary, or does "list" means, to mention the vendor/name.
I'm usually too lazy to count everything, because my projects tend to get big ;-)
But in order to be compliant to the rulez, I would go through the chore of counting :mrgreen:

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Just listing the software (incl. plug-ins) you used is enough.

I think listing the number of instances is just a tradition from the One-Synth-Challenge from KVR. The rules ares there just so to make it easier for me to judge and more transparent to everybody else, that the track was made according to the rules.

In a fully "Open Software World" everybody would just link to the repo with their DAW project, and all the files in the project would be non-proprietary and in a documented and readable format for everyone to check. But we're not quite there yet. ;)

An BTW: if anyone should screw up, I'll contact them privately first and give him/her a chance to remedy that :)

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I dared to publish my track. Hope all the settings on archive.org are corrrect.
It's funny when you have to select a "license" and have not the slightes sort of clue about what you're doing.

Anyway, enjoy my track hope you have good sub woofers below your desks :mrgreen:

Looking forward to all the other submissions and good luck to all!

Cheers
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] Peter:H [ wrote:It's funny when you have to select a "license" and have not the slightes sort of clue about what you're doing.
That is why I put this link in the rules:

https://creativecommons.org/choose/

:) The site also has lots more background information on the licenses.

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I'm like 80, 90% done with my song, but now I seem to have caught a flue :-(
hope I can finish it in time
Here's what I've got so far.
https://soundcloud.com/rghvdberg/wip-fm ... 10-13-1936

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Sounds ready for submission to me. Maybe some mastering with a multiband eq/compressor and some whooshes and swishes here and there and that's it :) Would be a shame not to enter it into the competition.

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SpotlightKid wrote:Sounds ready for submission to me. Maybe some mastering with a multiband eq/compressor and some whooshes and swishes here and there and that's it :) Would be a shame not to enter it into the competition.
yup, that's the idea

I'll try

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Submitted, I hope I did everything alright.

https://archive.org/details/RobVanDenBergTheBeginning

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I can't find any evidence that Wider by Airwindows is Open Source yet, neither the Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/airwindows/) nor on the home page (http://www.airwindows.com/wider-vst/). Just wrote you an email.

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