Does analog really matter in the end

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Post by OriginalJambo » Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:47 am

JSRockit wrote:
Analogue Crazy wrote:Aalogue sure matters to me! :P
At least this week it does... :wink:
:lol:

Is that some sort of disease?

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Post by JSRockit » Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:44 pm

OriginalJambo wrote:
JSRockit wrote:
Analogue Crazy wrote:Aalogue sure matters to me! :P
At least this week it does... :wink:
:lol:

Is that some sort of disease?
Yep... :oops:
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Post by JUGEL » Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:41 pm

Couldn't resist
keybdwizrd wrote:My guess would be that 99% of the general public can barely discern the difference between a sawtooth wave and a square wave.
Maybe by definition.. but I think most people know the difference between a buzz and a tone.
keybdwizrd wrote:if an analog synth inspires you more than a digital one, that's great.
It's purely a matter of interface that insipres with analog. Which has nothing to do with a listener.. it's about making new music. Not recreating typical analog leads and bass... but flicking switches and things not readily available on digital synths and even VA's.
keybdwizrd wrote: But frankly, outside of a small group of enthusiasts, I doubt the typical listener gives a damn.
Who is this typical listener? Is the typical listener a typical person? Or the typical person that would go to a non-commerical show? I just want to be clear on this .. many people make this comment.

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Re: Old analog synths

Post by MarkShovel » Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:42 pm

keybdwizrd wrote: And Christina Aguilera has a great voice, but do her producers shun effects?

For me, the whole "analog synths are better because they don't need effects" argument doesn't carry much meaning.

1) I respect your keyboard playing keybdwizrd, I've seen some of your YouTube videos and they are good
2) Christina Aguilera has great tone and pitch, the effects are secondary ( edit: face/body = awesome)
3) I think of "music" as a series of tones/pitches , not an effects box
4) Of course effects are import, but they are not the focus

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Post by Analogue Crazy » Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:24 pm

Yep i must have an analogue disease. I have been infected by it for the past 2 years. :P
I am soooo pleased im going 'all analogue'. I have just put my wavestation ex in the 'gear for sale section'.
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Post by prophei » Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:52 pm

i agree that it matter not what you use, but how the end result sounds... that said...

va's oscillators and filter sound like complete garbage compared to high end analogs.
the osc's are thin and whiny, and the filters sound dead and flat.

horrible c**p.

that is, of course, just my opinion :wink:
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Re: Old analog synths

Post by keybdwizrd » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:41 am

MarkShovel wrote: 1) I respect your keyboard playing keybdwizrd, I've seen some of your YouTube videos and they are good
Thank you!

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Post by keybdwizrd » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:45 am

JUGEL wrote: Who is this typical listener? Is the typical listener a typical person? Or the typical person that would go to a non-commerical show? I just want to be clear on this .. many people make this comment.
Whoever your "typical listeners" are, make music for 'em! And have fun doin' it! :)

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Post by sizzlemeister » Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:46 am

I don't think the original question has been answered yet.

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Post by femmespeaksever » Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:09 am

no it has, but just about 4 replys out of 56

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Post by sizzlemeister » Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:13 am

femmespeaksever wrote:no it has, but just about 4 replys out of 56
Which replies were those?

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Post by rickrhino » Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:35 am

OriginalJambo wrote:
JSRockit wrote:
Analogue Crazy wrote:Aalogue sure matters to me! :P
At least this week it does... :wink:
:lol:

Is that some sort of disease?

yep a Virus .............ha ha I win!!!
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Post by MrFrodo » Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:48 am

I used to think analog didn't matter, but I changed my mind in the late 90's. Largely because while lots of my favourite recordings were done with digital instruments, just as many were done utilizing Moogs, ARP's, Oberheims, Prophets and the occasional EMS, RMI or (in the case of TOTO IV) Polyfusion product.
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