Surge synthesiser v 1.8 is out

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  1. Olymoon

    Olymoon MODERATOR Staff Member

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    Hi guys,
    Surge open source synthesiser is out.

    Changes in 1.8
    In 1.8, we have introduced many new features, but also adapted a large collection of existing open source code to work inside Surge. We are especially grateful to these authors (noted in the changelog) for making their software available, for being friendly when we talked to them about adapting their software for Surge, and for being part of the free and open source music software community!

    1.8 has hundreds of changes and features, but the headlines of the release are:

    • New skins, including the lovely “Royal Surge” skin and greatly improved Classic and Dark skins
    • New filters, with multiple new filter models
    • A complete implementation of a multi-segment envelope generator (MSEG) as a modulation source
    • A large number of Airwindows FX available in the FX chain
    • A bunch of amazing new content! We now have more than 2000 presets in the library!
    This is short change log. For complete change log go here https://surge-synthesizer.github.io//changelog/

    Download Surge : https://surge-synthesizer.github.io
     
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  2. Haliax

    Haliax Rock Star

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    Open source, things are heading in the right direction. I'm going to keep an eye on this repo, thank you @Olymoon
     
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  3. Friendelek

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    I uninstall this (RAGE) after I didn't find the way to make stereo sound ...
    Will try to use Surge in the future again
     
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    Great Synth!
     
  5. livemouse

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    someone please look at the code and see if the GUI can just be completely remade. skins look good, GUI not very fun to use.
     
  6. Roject

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    One way is make a patch on scene A then copy it to scene B. Set Panning on scene A to 100% left and Panning on scene B to 100% right. Set mode to dual. Sounds like lot of work but it's a 3 clicks. 10 seconds and done. Probably there is a second way. I guess something with FX returns or phase. But there is a third way. Just use vst called Wider by Polyverse Music.
     
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  7. filtersweep

    filtersweep Platinum Record

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    thanks to developers again.
    it's wonderful that this is up and running and free. it really is a fab synth.
    your additions so far have been excellent.
    kudos.
     
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  8. Friendelek

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    Man , thank you very much for this detailed answer ! I will download it again in a few days and try. Also gonna try to read manual, cuz all secrets explained there.

    BTW its not obvious. I'm not a new user to sound design and stuff like that, and I just try to learn interface of Surge without any manuals and videos and I didn't find myself that "Wide Setting" . First impression is so important.
     
  9. Lois Lane

    Lois Lane Audiosexual

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    An added bonus from here on in is the bundled Airwindows effects as they are too open source. The cooperation and good vibes of this collaboration hints at days past of group efforts and good vibes, where...

    Ev'rybody had a hard year
    Ev'rybody had a good time
    Ev'rybody had a wet dream,
    Ev'rybody saw the sunshine
    Oh yeah, oh yeah.

    I dig a Surge Synth.
     
  10. Donut Nyamer

    Donut Nyamer Producer

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    I've actually always passed this synth by, but not this time. I've going to try to dive into it this time.
     
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    surge is maybe one of the first commercial synths i tried apart from NI stuff, which im using since 2004? thanks to some chinese page xD

    so great to see it was put open source, the process of adding new feature is awsome and bugs and stuff are very fast adressed.

    and yeah it has freakin python support :rofl:
     
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    That would imply to rewrite the GUI code. Very hard to do. But it happens with all programs, open source or not.
     
  13. livemouse

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    depends on how the code has been organized, but I agree it's not trivial to do either way. I don't like to use Surge, because I can't get used to the controls, but at the same time I admire that it exists and respect the coders. I feel the same way about Zebra, Zebralette, Bazille, there's lots of pro synths I don't like to use because the controls aren't intuitive enough.
     
  14. realitybytez

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    i was watching a demo video on youtube, and noticed the a control for stereo width in the fx on several presets. see the attached image.
     

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  15. Friendelek

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    It's a bit different setting.
     
  16. Friendelek

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    OMG, FINALLY !!!!! I Find that build in OSC Voice wider setting.
    You need to turn off this knob. Someone now can record paid video tutorial about this :)

    stereo.png
     
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    glad you found it. that setting was also in the picture i uploaded. but cool that you "discovered" it.
     
  18. Friendelek

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    I saw your image, and it help me with turning ON all knobs like on screenshot .
    That Stereo setting in FX mod is other setting. btw thanks a lot !!!
     
  19. tommyzai

    tommyzai Producer

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    I always like Surge . . . and now I love it. Free for Me! ;-)
     
  20. livemouse

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    wow you're a talented hacker for discovering that needle in a haystack option haha. seriously this GUI needs work.
     
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