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

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Post by WDW » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:53 am

KLAXON wrote:Both. :oops:
Yeah, I respect (and reflect) that. :twisted:



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Post by KLAXON » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:02 am

WDW wrote:
KLAXON wrote:Both. :oops:
Yeah, I respect (and reflect) that. :twisted:


Haha. Now I don't feel quite so embarrassed.
.....i have some things that create and sculpt sound.

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Post by sacredcow » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:17 am

The music, of course.
And Reason's subtractor.
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Post by Ezzo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:42 am

Watching the opening credits to A Clockwork Orange with a head full of Acid
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Post by wiss » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:43 am

I was sitting in a Dr office reading a medical tech had an article about Prototype 909 and how they used vintage music equipment to make modern music..I would say this was fall of 1995...I put down my bass and boogied with a synth....

I already had a few analog synths but this article put me over the edge.....

I grabbed them becuase they were dirt cheap and I couldnt afford anything else
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Post by astraeus000 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:17 am

ABBA, Skinny Puppy and Depeche Mode :shock:

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Post by Big Gnome » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:18 am

theglyph wrote:Pink Floyd, Rush and many others!
Same here. And Genesis; and Marillion.
"Sure that's fine in practice, but what about in theory?"
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Post by REwire » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:29 am

I saw a video of "The Residents" on a video show in 1984 and then went to the record store to pick up one of their records. The one I picked was called Residue and the first cut, "The Sleeper" solidified my love for them and I bought mt first synth a few weeks later.
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Post by MitchK1989 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:45 pm

the faint, and death from above 1979

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Post by fingerbib2000 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:58 pm

A demo of Rebirth coincided with Selected Ambient Works 85-92
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Post by eyerish » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:36 pm

I started out by wanting to know what that awesome sound was being made by on the theme song for the 70's tv show "In Search Of" with Leonard Nimoy now I am mired in noise makers
still love the show too
besides how can you listen to Gary Numan and NOT want a synth?
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Post by redchapterjubilee » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:41 pm

Love of the music I grew up with: prog, fusion, postpunk, synthpop, etc. When I got the excuse to start playing synths with the band I was in four years ago I started accumulating gear. then a pirated copy of Reason 1.0 (since replaced with legit 2.5) showed me that I could do it with a laptop instead of a roomful of equipment.

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Post by Jack Spider » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:45 pm

Despite having grown up through the late 70's and early 80's with its synth overdrive, it took a combination Phil Lynott's 'Solo in Soho' album, the Moog Cookbook album and of course 'discovering' Rush in the mid-late 90's.

I hated synths prior to that point.
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Post by braincandy » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:57 pm

I was in elementary & middle school during MTV's earliest years, so I was surrounded by new wave/synthpop/other synth-based stuff. I was as influenced as much (at the time) by Asia and Saga as I was The Art of Noise and Duran Duran. DD's "Rio" album probably sealed my fate in wanting to be a synthesist. The Pet Shop Boys' "Please" made me even more determined to acquire a synth.
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Post by JSRockit » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:35 pm

Needed something to add to my sample based music.
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