What was your gateway drug into synthesis?

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What was your gateway drug into synthesis?

Post by Tofuik » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:31 am

Mine was Fruityloops 4 randomly handed to me by my brother..


what was your gateway drug? :confused4:
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Post by translucencecs » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:42 am

The Stylophone, if the question specifically applies to synths/keyboards.

Unless, of course, we're allowed to count just listening to the music of others, and not just personal abuse of instruments, in which case it'd be a cocktail of Duran Duran and the Human League.

To be 100% honest, I could've never played (or even seen) any instrument of any description or genre, and not even known what a keyboard was, and I'd have wanted to make those sounds, back when I first heard them (i.e. when they were new!)

I even remember exactly where I was and who I was with at the precise moment where it clicked for me, and I just knew that that was precisely what I wanted to do. (Not bad for a span of 25+ years, particularly as I celebrate my 35th b'day this year..!)

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:46 am

My housemate's Juno 6 being left in the living room.

Arp + Hold + Filter sweeps = Addiction. :D

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Post by Tofuik » Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:06 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:My housemate's Juno 6 being left in the living room.

Arp + Hold + Filter sweeps = Addiction. :D

Second hand addictions can be quite harsh... :)
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Post by hyphen nation » Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:09 am

+1 for stab's useage of the Juno, literally hours have disappeared from my nights this way...

but my gateway was probably more than likely the moogerfoogers I added to my guitar rig.

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Post by YM26XX » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:14 am

I'd have to say for me it was the original MTV Music Generator way back on the PS1. Bought the book Vintage Synthesizers by Mark Vail shortly after that....
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Post by wiss » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:44 am

piano lessons as a kid, the casio sk-1, after hearing a friend play his guitar thru an analog delay and the space sound it had, I went looking for all things analog
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Post by Andy_X69 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:52 am

Got hooked on synths from listening to too much Futurepop and Dark Electro and all other forms of Industrial.
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Post by abrokenframe » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:32 am

i would have to say a cheap casio that i had from costco. I wanted more control and more professional sounds and got a used csx-6 from guitar center about 5 years ago. I knew nothing about synthesizers accept for this one made cool arpeggios that was impossible for me to play so cleanly(I didn't know about sequencers and the such) and I could turn a knob and it did something. ive made hundreds of tracks off that little bastard.
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Post by Yoozer » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:39 am

For hardware, the Juno-60. For software, Reason 3.
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Post by nathanscribe » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:32 am

A Sinclair Spectrum back in '82. Then some mid-80s portasound-type gear. Then synth music, and wanting to make it myself with proper gear as the stuff in school (late 80s) was out of bounds - DX stuff and Aplha Juno and TR stuff and multitrack tape that belonged to the teachers, though they occasionally let one or two kids have a go. Then a Juno. I didn't get it till '91, but I've been at it since, and still seem to want to make beepy retro cheese, despite the interlude when I tried dance variants :lol:

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Post by clubbedtodeath » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:49 am

nathanscribe wrote:A Sinclair Spectrum back in '82. Then some mid-80s portasound-type gear.
f**k h**l. Me too.

I remember Wham! The Music Box got me into it. Two synth parts and a drum kit! With the piano lessons, I eventually graduated to a Casio CZ1000 with a Cheetah MIDI interface.

I left it for years. About 14 years later, I was General MIDI-ing, and from there I started multitrack recording.

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Post by nathanscribe » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:57 pm

clubbedtodeath wrote:Wham! The Music Box got me into it. Two synth parts and a drum kit!
Ah, I remember that!

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Post by OggeOJ » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:46 pm

First time i saw Kraftwerk.
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Post by Soundwave » Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:10 pm

Jarre’s Ethnicolor 1 on the ST game Captain Blood first got me hooked into electronic music which ironically and topically was also the same track that got me into synths years later after an epiphany whilst on a certain mind bending substance.

An awesome track that still sounds years ahead even now. 8)



and the proper version.

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