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A beginner's Guide to Sonic Core Scope

Post by faxinadu » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:16 pm

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Scope is developed by Sonic Core based in Germany. The company was originally called Creamware before the name change.

Scope is a DSP based system combing a hardware interface with a software environment offering a wide range of applications with a core modular paradigm behind it - both in the hardware configuration and in the user experience. Scope is:
- A audio and midi interface with extensive i/o configurations
- A virtual headquarters for your studio
- A sound design playground with mixers, synths, effects and a modular synthesis engine.

Hardware:

PCI:
Scope 3 DSP - Scope Home - LunaII
Scope 4 DSP - Pulsar
Scope 6 DSP - Scope Project - Pulsar 2
Scope 14/15 DSP - Scope Professional - Scope

The PCI family requires actual original PCI slots on your motherboard, NOT PCIe. Users have reported various levels of success with PCI to PCIe adaptors but this has never been officially supported by Sonic Core and use of these is subject to your own experimentation. There were other configurations and other nicknames for the cards such as Power Pulsar and Elektra for example. These usually reffered to the Software bundled with the card at the time and those names are no longer in use. What is important to look for on each card is the number of physical DSP chips. There is also a version of the cards that is built to be used purely as an add-on card and has no i/o of its own - these were called "SRB". You can stack up to 3 cards from the PCI family and the software will recognize them as one system. In order to stack cards you will need STDM cables. People that sell multiple card setups will often include these cables, or you can find info on how to make your own here:
http://www.hitfoundry.com/issue_10/stm_mast.htm

For the PCI family there are different i/o configurations. For 4 dsp cards and above two i/o whips are available - one that utilizes RCA connections for the analog ins and outs, and one that utilizes XLR connections. The exception is the 3dsp card that does not have a whip and uses stereo PL cables for the analog i/o.

The PCI family is no longer produced and can only be found second-hand.

Xite
The Xite family is a newer itteration of the technology, utilizing an external hardware unit that connects to a desktop or laptop computer with a PCIe interface. Xite Comes in 2 versions. Xite-1 and Xite-1D. The 1 is the full version while the 1D has a bit less power.

In the past a number of other products have been released, under the "Creamware" brand name that utilize Scope technology:
ASB Boxes Range - Desktop module hardware versions of some of Scope's best synths
Noah and Klangbox - DSP modules with Scope plugins meant to be used without a computer.
A16 Range of ADAT interfaces - 16 i/o ADAT boxes.
Luna Box - 8 i/o boxes built to be used specifically with the Luna cards.
--- All the hardware synths are discountinued
--- the ADAT box's evolution is being produced by Ferrofish
http://www.ferrofish.de/

Software:

The main software environment is called Scope Fusion Platform or for short just Scope or SFP. In order to run Scope on Win7 and above you will need version 5 and above.

An additional software environment called Scope SDK is available to developers producing 3rd party devices for the platform. There are many free devices as well as many devices for sale.

Scope will run in 32 or 64 bits. 32 bits has no major known issues. In 64 bits there are at the time two known core issues - the wave destination drivers are buggy, and the STS line of samplers as well as sampler modules in the modular environment do not work. You need to install the same bit version as your operation system.

Look here for extensive info on how to set up your computer to run smoothly with Scope:
http://forums.scopeusers.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=31345

*** comment or pm me missing or incorrect information to be added to the first three posts ***
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Re: A beginner's Guide to Sonic Core Scope

Post by faxinadu » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:18 pm

Learn more

Scope platform overview by Faxi Nadu:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK09_F7p7sY

Scope platform overview by Timothy Day:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpixCj4mPwI

Xite demonstration by Shay Dan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS2spKAlODQ

Xite demonstration by Liquid Edge:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwFoMKIiI5w

Sonic Core Prodyssey demo by Victor Popescu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtsaPlTY0Yk

Sonic Core ProTone demo by Victor Popescu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pISNlrHPF8k

Extensive Xite tips from Liquid Edge:
http://forums.scopeusers.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=34658

Ocean Swift demonstrations:
Wind Filter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec8iew6JZCs
Didgeridreamer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHckm733lCo
Aeolian harp:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrjt_MnHwEc
Shruti Boxes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niX3Ip5gFb4
Parser Filter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPgz4T4QMP4
Pi2525:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRotoOcLSM0
Ocean Storm:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NOrFpb_65U

Ocean Swift Pi2525 examples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiR2BQZPhFI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq6IK2OdU-A

Faxi's Modualr Crash Course - 10 hours in depth with Scope's modular synthesis system:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkwiDGG ... xevwdmun1E
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Re: A beginner's Guide to Sonic Core Scope

Post by faxinadu » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:55 pm

Useful links

Sonic Core Website and FB:
http://sonic-core.net/
https://www.facebook.com/soniccore/

Sonic Core FTP - direct access to software installers, manuals and more:
ftp://sonic-core.net/

CWModular - in depth look at very single modular module as well as some device freebies and other goodies:
http://cwmodular.org/

Scopre Rise - a Scope online magazine with lots of articles of information and tidbits:
http://hitfoundry.com/

Scope Portal - a listing of some free Scope devices:
https://www.scopeportal.com/

BC Modular - a development of Scope's Modular for hardcore low-level design:
http://www.bcmodular.co.uk/

Adern - A 3rd party developer offering the universally acclaimed Flexor extention to Scope's modular, among other goodies:
http://www.adern.com/home/index.php

Solaris - an amazing hardware synth by John Bowen based on Scope technology:
http://www.johnbowen.com/solaris-overview.html

Faxi's Modular Stash - over 1000 free patches for Mod4 and Flexor:
http://forums.scopeusers.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34077

Modular Synth - An older site that still has lots of Scope info:
http://www.modularsynth.co.uk/
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Re: A beginner's Guide to Sonic Core Scope

Post by Bud Weiser » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:51 pm

Excellent info and worth a sticky IMO !!!

thx

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Re: A beginner's Guide to Sonic Core Scope

Post by zerocrossing » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:17 pm

Wow! Where was this thread when I needed it!?

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Re: A beginner's Guide to Sonic Core Scope

Post by faxinadu » Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:56 am

cheers guys, link me any relevant links ill add on top :)
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Re: A beginner's Guide to Sonic Core Scope

Post by Marco » Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:50 pm

Faxi you look sleeping, but you are the only guy who is still awake moving the scope platform forward! :D
Scope 7 user since 2017 and Scope user since 1998. :o

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Re: A beginner's Guide to Sonic Core Scope

Post by JoPo » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:33 am

anabella wrote:Faxi you look sleeping, but you are the only guy who is still awake moving the scope platform forward! :D
Faxi's activity is awesome but he's far from being alone ! Check all the links he posted ! Roy, Shark, W_ellis, Dante, Scope Portal (don't remember his name), Peter, Dna, G.O.S.T. and I certainly miss some other...
> > > > > > > > > > > > --- Musica --> here ! ---< < < < < < < < < < < <

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Re: A beginner's Guide to Sonic Core Scope

Post by faxinadu » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:55 am

if you guys know active 3rd party developer sites link me up i'll add them too! anything scope related that can be found online should be there up top.
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Re: A beginner's Guide to Sonic Core Scope

Post by JoPo » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:11 am

Don't know why there is not "sticky" post on Z...
> > > > > > > > > > > > --- Musica --> here ! ---< < < < < < < < < < < <

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Re: A beginner's Guide to Sonic Core Scope

Post by Liquid EDGE » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:36 am

i went and posted an xite fact/bug fix type thing in tips and tricks

http://forums.scopeusers.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=34658

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Re: A beginner's Guide to Sonic Core Scope

Post by faxinadu » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:48 am

sweet work mate, added to the links in the second post here :)
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Re: A beginner's Guide to Sonic Core Scope

Post by Liquid EDGE » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:16 pm

Nice one Faxi.. Glad you like. :)

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Re: A beginner's Guide to Sonic Core Scope

Post by bosone » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:34 pm

years and years ago i started to write a tutorial covering the very basic of SFP

http://www.alchemystudio.it/Tutorial/Cr ... ial_en.htm

then i stopped...

it's related to an old version, but still useful maybe! :)

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