So what inspired you to get into synths in the first place?

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So what inspired you to get into synths in the first place?

Post by translucencecs » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:55 am

Just a thought that spun off from the 'Duran Duran' topic, because I was very specifically captivated by a few early 80's tracks...

As I said in that post, if it hadn't been for Planet Earth (and possibly a couple of Human League tracks like The Sound of the Crowd and Open Your Heart) I probably wouldn't have gotten into music anything like as young as I did, if at all.

But those few early tracks (oh, and while I think about it, also Visage's Fade to Grey and Ultravox's Vienna :shock: ) were pretty much the start of a pretty hardcore obsession (which has on occasions threatened some of my normal, human relationships!), which even survived my very early misadventures in attempting to recreate the sound of the Human League on a Bontempi reed organ (didn't work - nobody should ever try it :? ).

So what got some of you others out there into this game? :)

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Post by brian » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:12 am

The lengendary pink dots
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Post by brian.only » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:12 am

kraftwerk and 70's radio prog...
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Post by Pighood » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:13 am

My affinity for ridiculous noises.

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Post by theglyph » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:13 am

Pink Floyd, Rush and many others!

I was inspired to get my BSEE degree after reading a book about Bob Moog and his synths.

Now I work for Moog!! :D

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Post by Olds Cool » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:15 am

Pink Floyd-DSOTM, WYWH,Animals,The Wall
Ozzy-Mr. Crowley
I'm sure theres more but that was many moons and braincells ago. :D
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Post by synapsecollapse » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:24 am

skinny puppy and depeche mode

(wtf is that combo?)

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Post by desdinova » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:27 am

Organs, mostly. When I was very young, my mother's church had a brilliant old organ. They sold the pipes a long time ago. :/
I did get quite a lot of prenatal exposure to The Who, as well.
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Post by OriginalJambo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:32 am

FL Studio and Synth1 VST :)

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Post by mama. » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:32 am

wendy carlos - switched on bach. ill probably never be able to play any of those bach pieces. nor own a moog.

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Post by Tardis » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:39 am

Edgar Winter's Frankenstein filter sweep. I was 6 years old when I first heard it on 8 track.
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I can blame Jeff Lynn and Rick Tandy for liking synths too..
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...and of course Sir Richard Wakeman..
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70's Prog Rock got me interested initially. Then Industrial, Techno, Electronica music came out and seeled the deal...

I almost forgot, the Doctor Who theme song inspired me too, go figure huh?...
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Post by WDW » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:39 am

Reviving a thread from two months ago... http://www.vintagesynth.org/phpBB2/view ... highlight=

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Post by KLAXON » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:42 am

In the '80's synth players were getting laid left and right, so I figured, why not get in on the action?
*sigh* Now I'm just another hopeless addict.
.....i have some things that create and sculpt sound.

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Post by WDW » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:47 am

KLAXON wrote:In the '80's synth players were getting laid left and right, so I figured, why not get in on the action?
*sigh* Now I'm just another hopeless addict.
Synth addict or sex addict? ;-)

Cheers.

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Post by KLAXON » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:51 am

Both. :oops:
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