KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack

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KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack

Post by meska » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:10 am

the video is in french, but on matriwsynth you have the description ;)

whant to hear more !!!

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http://www.matrixsynth.com/2019/06/new- ... .html#more
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Post by tobb » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:36 am

I think i want one,great UI!

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Post by SunSpots » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:12 am

It seems amazing on paper. I really love how quickly he edited things, and how intuitive it appeared for some of the functions. I have concerns...

1) modulation routing seems limited? Doesn't seem to have FX modulations? So the fx isn't targetable? Also just reading their list of modulation targets I don't think I understand, to be honest. It might be more vast than it appears or it's going to be very limited and designed toward more classic, static sounds.

2) I'm into experimental, modular type, modulation everything that can move to see what I come up with. Not sure if this is able to "if you see it, you can modulate it". If they somehow designed it to be like that, I would be ALL IN...

I think that's it... so mainly modulation is my concern here. The system seems incredibly powerful however. wow. and I love all the touch interface. the knobs are cool too. They seem like they really did not need to be designed, but they threw them in there just because KNOBS!

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Post by RickKleffel » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:55 am

I'm super-interested in this. In terms of designing algos and waves, it's the FM dream come true. Like Sunspots, I enjoy FM a la Digitone, which is to say, trending at least for me to the weird shifting textures. I trust that there is more to be learned about this. Between this and Mostro, looks like the Golden Age of Modern Analog may be quickly followed by the Golden Age of Modern FM. Yay!

I am presuming that given the design potential at the lowest level, algos/waves, the weirdness inducing LFO's are a "no-brainer," a low level too often, alas, higher than many manufacturers bother to aim for.

If it is a disappointment, then money saved. Win/win!

tenembre

Post by tenembre » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:27 pm

Good news for alternate tuners (I was asking about MTS support):

Hello,

We are currently implementing support for microtuning, it works by creating scales with up to 32 notes, each having a tuning in cents from 0 to 1200. It's close to the Scala format, we're working on the ability to import those files.

We didn't know about MTS but we'll have a look at it, so it can be implemented for the first release or as a firmware upgrade later !



Greetings from France,

Stéphane @ Kodamo

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Post by CoreInside » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:53 pm

Looks cool. Price?

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Post by tobb » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:14 pm

SunSpots wrote:
I think that's it... so mainly modulation is my concern here.
:)
its an FM synth

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Post by Dave Peck » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:35 pm

This thing looks very promising!

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Post by drift » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:33 pm

CoreInside wrote:Looks cool. Price?
Ships in December, price between 800 and 1200 Euros.

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Post by SunSpots » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:13 am

From an email with the manufacturer.

1) Price will be approx 1200 euro but is still to be announced officially

2) Modulation matrix already allows you to assign any CC or other value to most of the sound's parameters. We'll also add an internal CC mapping when not in editing mode, so the knobs can be used to control sound parameters in real time without the need of an external controller.

3) We know 8 per voice is a bit low... We'll try to improve it since we have some CPU power left :)
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Post by perfectstorm » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:40 pm

This is the most promising and interesting Synthesizer in the last years, something unique, special and deep, which reminds those years when the Synclavier was a king.. I think this will be the new king :)

Long live to Kodamo Synth !!!

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Post by meska » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:58 am

[video][/video]


new proto have 8 outpute, that a great news! 8)
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Post by ranix » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:09 am

most interesting bit to me was the envelope editor. I wonder if copy/paste works for envelope settings across operators. And if the envelopes can do linear decay instead of just curves. I wanna know how much it costs

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Post by (((EMP))) » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:48 pm

Now, THAT’S some polyphony right there. It’s antithetical to almost all modern synths. Really impressive spec. :yay:

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Re: KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack

Post by RickKleffel » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:56 am

There are new demos and new specs up at this website. MPE out of the box, best UI I've seen for editing FM, nice format, in-box effects, resonant filters [lowpass, 1 per voice], 300 arpeggiators, my interest continues to be piqued. 1290E, 1075E [w/o VAT]. It is a bit pricey, but seems to offer both innovation in the FM sphere, new UI, and beefy voices. They seem to be in stock. Damn, where's the money!

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Re: KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack

Post by Randy » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:33 am

That is impressive. Priced out of my justification zone at the moment but if it ever comes in below $1000 CAD, I'll be in.

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Re: KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack

Post by elmerfudd » Fri May 01, 2020 2:54 pm

Just got word its shipping next week! Now if the Osmose production picks back up, my dream polly will happen.

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Re: KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack

Post by brokensolderingiron » Fri May 01, 2020 6:41 pm

Free software version 24 voice,multitimbral, Kodamo is apparently based on this.
http://fmcomposer.org/en/

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Re: KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack

Post by meska » Sat May 02, 2020 4:00 am

the only probleme in my opignion for now is the "to clean" demo ^^
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Re: KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack

Post by Benoist » Sat May 02, 2020 6:37 am

It will up to the users because clearly they are more into " beautiful melodic sounds " but I have no doubt since I heard the " non musical " patch of the first video where I went : now we are talking ! :hihi:


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Re: KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack

Post by Jari Jokinen » Mon May 04, 2020 1:10 pm

brokensolderingiron wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:41 pm
Free software version 24 voice,multitimbral, Kodamo is apparently based on this.
http://fmcomposer.org/en/
Doesn't seem so to me. In any case Kodamo Essence is more advanced.

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Re: KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack

Post by brokensolderingiron » Wed May 06, 2020 6:51 pm

Jari Jokinen wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 1:10 pm
brokensolderingiron wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:41 pm
Free software version 24 voice,multitimbral, Kodamo is apparently based on this.
http://fmcomposer.org/en/
Doesn't seem so to me. In any case Kodamo Essence is more advanced.
The Kodamo creator hints it is in a forum post. Kodamo is of course expanded in functionality.

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Re: KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack

Post by Richjk7 » Sat May 09, 2020 7:13 am

This is pretty powerful if you're into the dx7. Here is a direct link to the manual, they hid it on the purchase page for some reason.
https://kodamo.org/doc/EssenceFM%20User%20Manual.pdf

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Re: KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack

Post by perfectstorm » Fri May 22, 2020 12:28 pm

The impressive and amazing Kodamo EssenceFM is now available in Europe:
https://rage-audio.com/kodamo-essencefm

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Re: KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack

Post by Benoist » Fri May 22, 2020 3:57 pm

I've been playing it since a week now, verdict : :sb: :love:
Sound is top notch from ultraclean to ripping mayhem.
The touchscreen is a real reactive tool, very fast editing, shallow effective interface, fast to grasp, no headache.
Obese modulation matrix ( sources - destinations ).
Percussive sounds swiss army knife.
Comes with 500 presets ( voice ) that you can stack in various way in patches ( already 300 + ).
I barely use the knobs except for fine settings from time to time, on the other hand the buttons are heavily used, they have the light soft touch of Nerdseq, I feared clicky ones requiring pounding, that not the case !
Very worth the price !

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