Sonant by Youth Uprising
screenshot added by ferris on 2009-08-08 06:01:12
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release date : august 2009
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added on the 2009-08-08 06:01:12 by ferris ferris

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Not the greatest 4k synth but a first attempt :)

There's an installer version here if you prefer (sets file associations etc).

Used in:
Muon Baryon

Not user-friendly...nice sounds take some play to produce and the synth is kinda tough to get used to. Keyboard layout is the ModPLUG tracker default, not FT2. Everything else in the manual.

Don't email me or anything about code being shitty or unoptimized...I've already moved on and started on Sonant 2 so I don't care :)

Though I WOULD be interested in some musicians who would like to help test the next version.
added on the 2009-08-08 06:04:45 by ferris ferris
Side note...Gargaj called it "the best looking pain-in-the-ass I've had" :P

His .snt for Muon Baryon can be found here.

Also credits to Capcom for the MegaMan icon :D
added on the 2009-08-08 06:07:08 by ferris ferris
I like the screen shot.
rulez added on the 2009-08-08 06:21:48 by xernobyl xernobyl
nice graphics :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-08 07:09:11 by magic magic
yeah, graphics are pretty cool
added on the 2009-08-08 07:27:50 by sigflup sigflup
A pretty cool synthesizer, gave me some ideas :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-08 08:49:04 by MsK` MsK`
wow. the interface is impressive
rulez added on the 2009-08-08 08:58:44 by Manwe Manwe
rulez added on the 2009-08-08 09:09:22 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
rulez added on the 2009-08-08 09:42:27 by Buckethead Buckethead
rulez added on the 2009-08-08 09:51:50 by Shockwave Shockwave
hmm, i get this here :(
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added on the 2009-08-08 12:43:50 by gopher gopher
It uses OGL for rendering...did you run it on a low-spec netbook or something?
added on the 2009-08-08 19:09:26 by ferris ferris
...It's obviously a texture issue...perhaps not enough texture memory?
added on the 2009-08-08 20:28:06 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2009-08-09 03:46:19 by dila dila
ferris: i use a notebook, but i wouldnt call it low-spec :) gf7950gtx with 512MB vram, so should be enough for some gl gui basically.

but i dont really have a clue what it could be. recent gl-based demos/intros run fine.
added on the 2009-08-10 01:45:07 by gopher gopher
rulez added on the 2009-08-12 02:38:22 by comankh comankh
i admit i had fun working with this, but mostly because of the unorthodox workflow (QWERTY should always be CDEFGA :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-12 02:43:42 by Gargaj Gargaj
you have way too much time judging from the screenshot :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-12 03:35:02 by blala blala
Whoops, noticed I accidentally packed an outdated sonant.h....fixed :)
added on the 2009-08-14 00:03:10 by ferris ferris
Nice synth, and yes it IS user-friendly :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-15 18:01:57 by -SP- -SP-
i guess the screenshot from above is no longer relevant, as my graphics card died two days later :)
rulez added on the 2009-08-16 21:58:56 by gopher gopher
rulez added on the 2009-09-12 18:04:02 by rbz rbz
sounds and looks nice, i'd loved if it was realtime. looking forward to v2.0 :)
added on the 2009-09-12 19:06:10 by nula nula
I'll give it a try later, but for now:
- the UI looks nice
- it sounds good ( according to the 4K that use it )
- I even like the name :-)
rulez added on the 2009-09-25 10:26:16 by untel untel
somewhat hard to handle... anyway, still more intuitive than mine ;)
added on the 2009-10-20 00:15:56 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2009-10-20 00:16:11 by T$ T$
Great work Ferris... Thanks for releasing your synth. va!n
added on the 2009-10-22 02:23:03 by MrVainSCL MrVainSCL
please do include full protracker compatible keyboard layout?
added on the 2009-10-22 02:34:04 by leGend leGend
God, real pity the synth isn't realtime, coz it definately Rock !!
Thx for sharing
rulez added on the 2010-05-07 18:25:00 by kohai kohai
Kewling rooleeez!!!
rulez added on the 2010-08-18 15:04:05 by closed closed
Really love this minimalistic synth!

If you wish to use Sonant for your JavaScript prods, there's now an online converter tool here.
rulez added on the 2011-05-11 08:55:55 by marcus256 marcus256
Very, very useful, thanks!
rulez added on the 2011-05-21 09:45:40 by SkyLined SkyLined
Behold - a Web/JavaScript port of the Sonant editor - works on all OS:es ;)


Thanks to Ferris to making this possible!
added on the 2011-06-22 10:27:20 by marcus256 marcus256
rulez added on the 2011-06-22 10:33:03 by raer raer
Ferris \o/
rulez added on the 2011-06-22 10:35:03 by las las
Great work :) Awesome to see how far you've gone with it. Really impressive tool!
added on the 2011-06-22 10:36:34 by ferris ferris
doesnt work in my firefox
rulez added on the 2011-07-03 14:53:53 by ulrick ulrick
rulez added on the 2011-10-08 10:02:11 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
great work, Ferris!
rulez added on the 2011-11-13 14:23:12 by neriakX neriakX
Hmm... The download/ftp server seems broken. Any possibility of getting the ZIP up again?
added on the 2012-02-06 10:17:23 by marcus256 marcus256
I'm interested in porting to an embedded platform. Do you have a non-optimized C version I can start from rather than x86 asm?
rulez added on the 2012-04-11 10:49:53 by buzzd buzzd
buzzd: unfortunately no; it was written this way from the start.
added on the 2012-05-31 13:32:13 by ferris ferris
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rulez added on the 2012-05-31 13:35:39 by p01 p01
Have to give this a thumb up. Its not the easiest synth to use and certainly not as popular as some of the others, but I used this to make a few songs and it works quite nicely if you are willing to put some time into it. I like that it has its own stand alone tracker and has familiar analogue synth style controls for making sounds. It is a shame Ferris never released an updated version as this has so much potential with just some small improvements. Anyway I thank you for sharing this with the scene.
rulez added on the 2014-07-24 10:02:42 by drift drift
I have to thank you for doing this and sharing it! I have been playing with the tool a bit and I like it. Great job and thank you! :)
rulez added on the 2015-07-11 18:55:38 by rimina rimina

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