Old 11-07-2014, 01:36 AM   #1
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default RAGNARÖK released - Free VST synthesizer

RAGNARÖK is officially released.

Finally the result of the collaboration between Björn (Full Bucket) and myself, is now available for free download. Windows 32/64bit.

http://www.fullbucket.de/music/ragnarok.html



Quote:
Ragnarök is a VST™2.4 software instrument for Microsoft Windows® simulating a custom-built one-of-a-kind analog synthesizer from 1980. It is written in native C++ code for high performance and low CPU consumption.

Ragnarök is the collaborative work of Hans Peter aka CrimsonWarlock aka TechnoGremlin (synth concept, GUI design, user manual, patch programming) and Björn aka Full Bucket (DSP+GUI+patch programming). Read more about the background of this project in the user manual and in the respective KVR thread!

The main features of Ragnarök are:

- Up to 64 voices polyphony including portamento
- Unique 3+1 band-limited oscillator bank - up to four oscillators per voice
- Additional white noise generator
- Multi-pole filter (6–12–18–24 dB/Oct low-pass or high-pass) with resonance
- Two envelopes (ADSR or AD) with exponential slopes
- Low frequency oscillator
- Built-in Overdrive effect and 7 band graphic equalizer
- Cool repeat/pseudo arpeggiator functionality
- Double precision audio processing
- All parameters can be controlled by MIDI controllers
- Plug-in comes in 32 bit and 64 bit versions
- Fully compatible with SM Pro Audio's V-Machine™
The KVR-discussion is here:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewto...p?f=1&t=393830
technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 07:01 AM   #2
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default



technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 07:19 AM   #3
hopi
Human being with feelings
 
hopi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Right Hear
Posts: 15,113
Default

Very NICE Synth... thank you kindly for your excellent work!
__________________
...should be fixed for the next build... http://tinyurl.com/cr7o7yl
https://soundcloud.com/hopikiva/angel-rain
hopi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 07:42 AM   #4
suleiman
Human being with feelings
 
suleiman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 5,604
Default

Congrats !!! Sounds super PHAT !
suleiman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 08:00 AM   #5
OPI
Human being with feelings
 
OPI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,884
Default

dope pad sound in the demo
OPI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 08:09 AM   #6
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default

Have fun guys
technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 08:36 AM   #7
Cosmic
Human being with feelings
 
Cosmic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Online
Posts: 4,643
Default

Nice one!Thanks a million!
__________________
it aint worth a bop,if it dont got that pop
Cosmic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 10:53 AM   #8
msundh
Human being with feelings
 
msundh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,592
Default

Nice!! Big thanx
__________________
Win10 64bit, Core i7 16GB, Focurite 18i8, Schecter Telecaster, Fender Japan Squire Stratocaster, Yamaha AC3R
https://soundcloud.com/mikaelsundh
msundh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 11:27 AM   #9
Lazarus
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,355
Default

Cool, nice synth. Tiny buglet with the buttons on the bottom row (Interval etc) with automation. The GUI only switches them off when a zero value (or near that) is received, but they toggle on/off at 0.5 (where they should).
Lazarus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 12:12 PM   #10
MotionMindz
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 202
Default

MAC VST please!
MotionMindz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 12:28 PM   #11
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazarus View Post
Cool, nice synth. Tiny buglet with the buttons on the bottom row (Interval etc) with automation. The GUI only switches them off when a zero value (or near that) is received, but they toggle on/off at 0.5 (where they should).
I'll inform Björn (Full Bucket) about it. Thanks for the report.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MotionMindz View Post
MAC VST please!
I don't see that happening as Björn has no access to Mac hardware afaik.
technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 12:29 PM   #12
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OPI View Post
dope pad sound in the demo
All the sounds in the demo are available in the default preset bank
technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 01:04 PM   #13
IXix
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: mcr:uk
Posts: 3,388
Default

Nice synth. Thankyou!

I'm somewhat awed by the fact that you actually made a real one. You should get it fixed!
IXix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 01:07 PM   #14
Dr Bob
Human being with feelings
 
Dr Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 1,124
Default

Thanks so much for this ...

Maybe we will see it in OSC????

I'll be giving it a good going over in the next few weeks.

Back to my OSC 68 listening and voting - phew a hard one this month eh?

Cheers,

dB (aka DoctorBob)!
Dr Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 01:16 PM   #15
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IXix View Post
Nice synth. Thankyou!

I'm somewhat awed by the fact that you actually made a real one. You should get it fixed!
Yeah, I first build it and then learned both playing and synthesis with it. A great way to get into making electronic music, and music in general. But it's close to impossible to fix it up, both time-wise and for the cost of it. Restoring it will come close to actually rebuilding it completely.

I'm actually thinking about building a dedicated MIDI-controller with the new design of the plugin, but that's for another year as well

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Bob View Post
Thanks so much for this ...
You're welcome of course.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Bob View Post
Maybe we will see it in OSC????
That would be awesome...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Bob View Post
I'll be giving it a good going over in the next few weeks.
Hope you like it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Bob View Post
Back to my OSC 68 listening and voting - phew a hard one this month eh?
Yep, another mega OSC. I listened to all the tracks, stunning stuff again. But I can't find the time or energy to dive into the voting process right now. Maybe another one
technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 02:44 PM   #16
RoboPlankton
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: my space
Posts: 932
Default

Another dilemma....

What can I do with all the money I'm saving?



Just downloaded, will be messing about.......

Thanks!
RoboPlankton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 02:55 PM   #17
bluzkat
Human being with feelings
 
bluzkat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 6,919
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RoboPlankton View Post
Another dilemma....

What can I do with all the money I'm saving?



Just downloaded, will be messing about.......

Thanks!
Developers always appreciate donations!

Very nice synth, thank you!


__________________
Peace...
bluzkat
bluzkat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 02:58 PM   #18
cerendir
Human being with feelings
 
cerendir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,003
Default

Congrats on the release! Sounds great and appears to be very intuitively laid out.

Thanks for making this freeware!
__________________
mattiaswestlund.net | facebook | soundcloud | bandcamp
cerendir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 03:06 PM   #19
RoboPlankton
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: my space
Posts: 932
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluzkat View Post
Developers always appreciate donations!
Done!
RoboPlankton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2014, 11:23 PM   #20
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default

Everyone thanks for the great reactions so far.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cerendir View Post
Congrats on the release! Sounds great and appears to be very intuitively laid out.

Thanks for making this freeware!
Great hearing from you about it

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluzkat View Post
Developers always appreciate donations!
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoboPlankton View Post
Done!
Thanks man. We need to support guys like Björn who do a lot of work for free and make this incredible stuff available to us.
technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2014, 01:29 AM   #21
morgon
Human being with feelings
 
morgon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: 'straya
Posts: 9,179
Default

Yes indeed great work TG, excellent songs you've made with it too, I bet that feels good ie making a rockin inst then rockin out with it.
morgon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2014, 02:46 AM   #22
rcl
Human being with feelings
 
rcl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bahia,Brazil
Posts: 631
Default

This is really nice. Great focused sound with lots of texture. After spending a few hrs with it, I completely understand the emphasis on live performance.
The big knobs on the GUI were a treat. I didnt really miss the velocity and found a single voice option to be the optimal for many things. I was quickly able do create some very usable sounds and modify them on the fly. This is one synth I will take the time to map to my novation sl 25.

Thank You for taking the time and effort to share this rare gem.
__________________
We didnt jump the fence because the grass was greener. We jumped it because it was a fence.
https://scrubbingmonkeys.bandcamp.com/
rcl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2014, 08:39 AM   #23
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default

Bumpedeebump... just in case someone missed it
technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2014, 04:20 PM   #24
cprompt
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 182
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by technogremlin View Post
Bumpedeebump... just in case someone missed it
Didn't miss it, tried it, love it. Thank you.
cprompt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2014, 02:53 PM   #25
Mivo
Human being with feelings
 
Mivo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Europe
Posts: 153
Default

Very well done! Thank you.
Mivo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2014, 03:11 PM   #26
ReaDave
Human being with feelings
 
ReaDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Adelaide, South Australia (originally from Geelong)
Posts: 5,508
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by technogremlin View Post
Bumpedeebump... just in case someone missed it
Well this is somewhat exciting! I missed this post but now that I've seen it, I'll be downloading later today and giving it a shot. I'm posting this from my phone.

I've been eagerly awaiting this since you first mentioned the development work TG. Can't wait to try it out for real.
This might make a good topic for a story on my new synthesizers website too. Have a look if you haven't seen it already... http://synthesizers.audio/
ReaDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2014, 03:51 AM   #27
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mivo View Post
Very well done! Thank you.
Thanks for the compliment

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReaDave View Post
Well this is somewhat exciting! I missed this post but now that I've seen it, I'll be downloading later today and giving it a shot.

I've been eagerly awaiting this since you first mentioned the development work TG. Can't wait to try it out for real.
I'm pretty sure you are going to like it

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReaDave View Post
This might make a good topic for a story on my new synthesizers website too. Have a look if you haven't seen it already... http://synthesizers.audio/
Yep, starting to look real nice. Would be great to see a review from you there
technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2014, 12:18 PM   #28
ReaDave
Human being with feelings
 
ReaDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Adelaide, South Australia (originally from Geelong)
Posts: 5,508
Default

I've just downloaded and installed this and am already having quite a bit of fun. Playing octaves on that Autobahn patch and I'm waiting for the 'auuu---tooo---baaaahn' voice and the sequence line to start! Total Kraftwerk right there!

I really like the oscillator detune feature too. That is real Eminent 310u territory. I'm about to try it with a Big Rock (EH Small Stone VST emulation) thrown on it.

One thing I have noticed though is that it isn't responding to sustain pedal off messages. If I press the sustain pedal and release it, the notes hold and I have to either toggle rec enable or toggle off/online.

Aside from that, this is certainly a very cool VSTi.
ReaDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2014, 12:10 AM   #29
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReaDave View Post
I've just downloaded and installed this and am already having quite a bit of fun. Playing octaves on that Autobahn patch and I'm waiting for the 'auuu---tooo---baaaahn' voice and the sequence line to start! Total Kraftwerk right there!
I had a lot of fun doing those presets

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReaDave View Post
I really like the oscillator detune feature too. That is real Eminent 310u territory. I'm about to try it with a Big Rock (EH Small Stone VST emulation) thrown on it.
Put the solina-preset through it. Throw in a little bit of delay for good measure, I have Arcdev ET301 default on my Ragnarök track template

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReaDave View Post
One thing I have noticed though is that it isn't responding to sustain pedal off messages. If I press the sustain pedal and release it, the notes hold and I have to either toggle rec enable or toggle off/online.
Yep, acknowledged and already fixed in the upcoming update.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReaDave View Post
Aside from that, this is certainly a very cool VSTi.
Yep, I'm very happy with it and still in awe about what Björn (Full Bucket) did with it code-wise. It definitely turned out to have a bit of character that makes it a nice addition to other synths.
technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2014, 10:25 AM   #30
ReaDave
Human being with feelings
 
ReaDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Adelaide, South Australia (originally from Geelong)
Posts: 5,508
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by technogremlin View Post
I had a lot of fun doing those presets
No doubt!
Quote:
Originally Posted by technogremlin View Post

Put the solina-preset through it. Throw in a little bit of delay for good measure, I have Arcdev ET301 default on my Ragnarök track template
I'd already done that. A patch called 'Solina' is a no brainer for Small Stone + Delay, especially if one of your main electronic music influences comes from a man with the initials JMJ I use VoS NastyDLA MKII for most delay purposes.
Quote:
Originally Posted by technogremlin View Post

Yep, acknowledged and already fixed in the upcoming update.
Ah Cool. At least that confirms I wasn't doing something wrong. I'll eagerly await the update.
Quote:
Originally Posted by technogremlin View Post

Yep, I'm very happy with it and still in awe about what Björn (Full Bucket) did with it code-wise. It definitely turned out to have a bit of character that makes it a nice addition to other synths.
That is exactly how I see this little gem... a very nice addition to my synth arsenal. It isn't a Swiss Army Knife synth by any stretch but clearly it isn't intended to be. I put it very much in the 'specific colour' category. It seems to be quite CPU friendly here too.
ReaDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2014, 07:39 PM   #31
GMDuss
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 84
Default

Thank you! This thing is wonderful.
GMDuss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2014, 04:45 PM   #32
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GMDuss View Post
Thank you! This thing is wonderful.
.
technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2014, 09:31 AM   #33
ReaDave
Human being with feelings
 
ReaDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Adelaide, South Australia (originally from Geelong)
Posts: 5,508
Default

Any ETA on the update TG? The sustain pedal bug is a real killer for me and I REALLY like this synth.
ReaDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2014, 02:18 PM   #34
EvilDragon
Human being with feelings
 
EvilDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Croatia
Posts: 23,650
Default

1.0.2 is out already.
EvilDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2014, 02:35 AM   #35
ReaDave
Human being with feelings
 
ReaDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Adelaide, South Australia (originally from Geelong)
Posts: 5,508
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EvilDragon View Post
1.0.2 is out already.
So it is. Just downloaded.
ReaDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2014, 05:05 AM   #36
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReaDave View Post
So it is. Just downloaded.
Björn is pretty fast with squashing bugs and update releases. By the way, the manual got updated also in the last release
technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2014, 10:03 AM   #37
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default

1.1.0 is available for a few days now. Updated GUI, updated manual, a few new presets and above all, simple skinning support


Besides that, Ragnarök can use your votes on the KVR-forum (if you are active there):

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewto...p?f=1&t=425572

Currently running third place behind OBXd and Dexed.
technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2014, 10:05 AM   #38
ReaDave
Human being with feelings
 
ReaDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Adelaide, South Australia (originally from Geelong)
Posts: 5,508
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by technogremlin View Post
1.1.0 is available for a few days now. Updated GUI, updated manual, a few new presets and above all, simple skinning support


Besides that, Ragnarök can use your votes on the KVR-forum (if you are active there):

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewto...p?f=1&t=425572

Currently running third place behind OBXd and Dexed.
Voted for it just after that poll was made.
Eagerly awaiting Ragnarok II too.
ReaDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2014, 10:10 AM   #39
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReaDave View Post
Voted for it just after that poll was made.
Eagerly awaiting Ragnarok II too.
Yep, I know you voted, just hope to wins some more votes here

Björn and I are brainstorming functional concepts for MK-II, it's going to be a real beast for it's intended use and users
technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 01:13 PM   #40
technogremlin
Human being with feelings
 
technogremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,620
Default

Woooooheeeee.... Ragnarök has been chosen for the KVR One Synth Challence for this december:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewto...p?f=1&t=426319
technogremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.