Hi, I am still on 1.6.1 because of distorted vocals in English voices when going to 1.7.0 and 1.7.1. My old songs from 1.6.1 where UNusable after those updates. I learned from my initial update to make a copy of the folder containing the voices and the settings, so I was able to retrieve my work. Now I wonder if this problem has been finally repaired. Does 1.8.0 cause anybody problems with songs created in 1.6.1?( Distortion , wild vibratos that were not there in 1.6.1.) I am very hesitant to upgrade although I have already bought Natalie ( Not knowing then that it Needed 1.7.1) and could really benefit. Any feedback most welcome! Thanks!
There are very small differences between using Solaria 103 in version 1.6.1 and 1.8.0 of SynthV Studio, but they’re very minute, not nearly as big a difference as some people saw with 1.7.x and HDVM. This is likely thanks to Dreamtonics adopting a beta release process and learning from past mistakes.
The changes in sound are more pronounced when you move the actual voice database to Solaria 108, but as was mentioned you can now install both versions of the voice database simultaneously and toggle between them.
The general reactions I’ve seen on Twitter for Solaria specifically indicate that 103 still has the most “Power” but 108 is an improvement for all/most other styles.
Of course this may be different for each voice, Solaria is just one of the more prominent examples since she’s so well-regarded and people are therefore more likely to notice when she sounds different.
All that said, some users have experienced odd vibrato patterns with version 1.8.0. I haven’t personally seen this behavior yet, but there do still seem to be some quirks.
Since the vibrato anomaly was one of the reasons I reverted back to 1.6.1 I am really afraid to upgrade again when I read this. The amount of vibrato might be applicable for Japanese and Chinese vocals but is absolutely a no-go for English vocals. I think I will have to wait for Natalie just a bit longer until this is cleared up. Thanks for all your input !!
My impression was that the 1.7.0 issues were around inconsistent dynamics, not vibrato. I’m fairly certain the bug mentioned above (which very few users are encountering) is not related to the widespread dynamics problems people had with the past release.
Thanks. I did report some wild vibratos at the time but only in English voices. I distinctly remember starting to tediously “undo” all those when I realised I was making matters worse and reverted back to 1.6.1 after consulting with the lovely people here, Since I use solaria and Eleanor AI’s in 7 songs that are to be mastered soon as a unit I absolutely need consistency now and will probably only switch after all that is done. I could render ( bounce) them now but I have noticed that the flexibility up until the very last minute in changing lyrics and intonations its what brought me here in the first place. It is a fantastic product and I LOVE using it. Thanks for chiming in!
Hello and thanks again for all the feedback. I prepared a return path to 1.6.1 just in case and have upgraded to 1.8.0. Almost all vocals sound as they are supposed to with the old Voice Databases installed. That is great. A brief question : If I update the voice databases will the old ones remain in the same folder ? Or do they get a separate directory. I am asking because of my backups.
hello. I am using Digital Performer on Mac. Vst3 does not load at all, so it is being used in AU format, but Daw playback and Synthesizer V playback cannot be synchronized. (It works well at first, but symptoms appear after a while. A friend who uses Logic Pro is experiencing the same situation.)
I came here to say the same thing. The VST3 version won’t pass validation and the AU version is buggy. It has been so frustrating. I can get Digital Performer to control the start point of Synth V when I first press play, but Synth V never stops when I press stop in the DAW. Then I can’t even press stop in the Synth V AU. I have to press “play” to pause. Then it seems to get out of sync after a while. It makes it really hard to get anything done.
I was going to try Logic, but I guess that has the same problems.
If you have a question or problem other users might be able to help with, using a dedicated forum topic would also be a good idea.
This topic is about a previous version of SynthV Studio. Dreamtonics does not respond to topics on these forums, and most people will not see your post if it’s a reply to an unrelated topic, especially if you’re posting in a topic for a past update.
Yes, I realize all of that. I wasn’t expecting an official reply. I was just expressing sympathy to the previous poster. It seems there are very few people using Macs and also Digital Performer. I wanted them to know there’s somebody else with the same problem, even on the newest versions.
I didn’t feel the need to make a dedicated topic asking for help because looking around the forum the main suggestion seems to be to use the stand-alone app because the VST is buggy. And I can email support or use the bug report category on the forum when I have more time.
Thanks for your help.