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by Black Tomorrow
Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Would you have different synths without internet ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1824

Re: Would you have different synths without internet ?

I'll rephrase your question. Would I have different synths without VSE? Y'all have cost me a lot of money over the last 8 years :lol: But seriously, if not for this site, my knowledge of synthesis and the sheer number of synths out there would be lacking.
by Black Tomorrow
Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthgeek Trolling
Replies: 11
Views: 2154

Re: Synthgeek Trolling

I'll be a total geek and point out that this thread belongs in Synth Shootouts. :lol:
by Black Tomorrow
Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE Switched-on comp - July 2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4760

Re: VSE Switched-on comp - July 2014

I'm going to have to sit this one out, but I'm looking forward to what others do. Since this is a classical theme, is anyone working with any of the classical temperaments, or is everyone just doing standard ET?
by Black Tomorrow
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Aesthetics of synths: effective marketing tool ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2429

Re: Aesthetics of synths: effective marketing tool ?

I sure as h**l wouldn't want a Waldorf XTk next to a Nord Lead. Funny you should mention that. I've never let aesthetics influence what I buy, but I've thought about it. And since my girlfriend has a tendency to decorate in purple and orange, I showed her pictures of the XTk and the Fizmo and told ...
by Black Tomorrow
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the first song you learned on your first synth?
Replies: 54
Views: 5195

Re: What was the first song you learned on your first synth?

Ashe37 wrote:the terminator theme, on an SHS-10
I still have mine. Now I'm going to have to play that song. :P
by Black Tomorrow
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the first song you learned on your first synth?
Replies: 54
Views: 5195

Re: What was the first song you learned on your first synth?

My first synth was a Moog Rogue. First song I learned was The Cars' "Just What I Needed"
by Black Tomorrow
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VIDEO: Analogue vs Virtual Analogue
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: Analogue vs Virtual Analogue

Cumulus wrote:In before the lock.
:lol:
by Black Tomorrow
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Horror Stories
Replies: 32
Views: 4419

Re: Synth Horror Stories

The worst thing to happen to a synth was that I left a Moog Rogue set up in an un-air conditioned storage unit my band practiced in. In the summer. In Florida. I guess I was really lucky, but it never had any major problems after that. The worst thing I ever did to an instrument was an old Baldwin o...
by Black Tomorrow
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did
Replies: 143
Views: 27461

Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Check out Silver Facet on the Disco competition that just concluded. One of the main riffs uses a sample of a pot lid for part of the sound. I didn't do anything too crazy to the sample, but it's about all I can offer at the moment. I'm sure others here can chime in with some good sample mangling.
by Black Tomorrow
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE Disco competition VOTING THREAD
Replies: 80
Views: 8684

Re: VSE Disco competition VOTING THREAD

Agreed. Since then I've gone back and checked them out in full.
by Black Tomorrow
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE Disco competition VOTING THREAD
Replies: 80
Views: 8684

Re: VSE Disco competition VOTING THREAD

I like the stories behind the songs. Here's mine. Song: Silver Facet Influence: Sometimes I'll pick a synth at random and look for videos on Youtube. I recently searched "Waldorf Wave" and ran across a song by Max Mazzotta. I can't remember what it's called, but in the middle of the song, another ri...
by Black Tomorrow
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE Disco competition VOTING THREAD
Replies: 80
Views: 8684

Re: VSE Disco competition VOTING THREAD

I'm really interested to hear what was used on Silver Facet. Also, did you play everything live? It definitely doesn't sound sequenced, aside from the drums. The drums are sequenced. Linn Samples. Most of the rest of the song used a V-Synth and a Yamaha PSR-740. I used the arpeggiator a little bit,...
by Black Tomorrow
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE Disco competition VOTING THREAD
Replies: 80
Views: 8684

Re: VSE Disco competition VOTING THREAD

Silver Facet was my song. Thank you, Swayze for the vote, and thanks to everyone else who enjoyed it. The mix has always been one of my weak points. Quite often I find that if I mess with the mix too much, I just make things worse, so unless I have something specific in mind, I tend to leave the mix...
by Black Tomorrow
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE Disco Competition - ends June 1st/14
Replies: 93
Views: 7922

Re: VSE Disco Competition - ends June 1st/14

I'd definitely buy a copy. Heck, I'd buy CDs of all the VSE contests if they were available.
by Black Tomorrow
Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE Disco Competition - ends June 1st/14
Replies: 93
Views: 7922

Re: VSE Disco Competition - ends June 1st/14

I don't know what's harder. Composing a song for the contest or picking a favourite. Everyone did a great job. And this is coming from someone who rarely listens to disco.