What misconceptions about your synths drive you nuts?

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Post by Hugo76 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:32 pm

"ROMplers are useless and sound like c**p. You MUST have an analogue"

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Post by Solderman » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:41 pm

Ok, back on topic:

"The JP8 has a great arpeggiator"
Mine can't even stay in time if you try playing the keyboard with it http://www.vintagesynth.org/phpBB2/view ... hp?t=33784

"The Voyager isn't as good as the LP"
Your opinion, not mine.

from the moogmusic.com FAQ: "Does it sound like the original minimoog?
Yes, ...we went to a lot of trouble to make sure the sound of the original is there."
Totally misleading. It just encourages people to think they can replace a Mini with it. The Voyager is its own instrument, the Mini has its own thing.

"The SH101 sounds plasticy"
Sometimes yes, sometimes not. Squelchy might be a better description when resonance increases.
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Post by Synthaholic » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:42 pm

Shleed wrote:"Microkorg is just a toy"

Really grates me, that line.
Agree.

"D-50 presets are overrated/overused/sound like c**p"
"D-50 can't sound warm or analog"
"DX7 sounds are overrated/overused/sound like c**p"
"DX7 is impossible to program"

And one I want to contribute, for purely selfish reasons...

"Jupiter 8 sounds like c**p! No way they are worth 3 grand!" (of course, this is because I can't afford one at 3+ grand) :lol:
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Post by atom » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:43 pm

"wow that's some nice 'organs'" (when looking at my synth stand)

"this thing has no keys, how do you play it" (when looking at my desktop/rack gear

"this looks pretty, this one is ugly", noone bothers to ask how does it sound. IT's A f*ing musical instrument, you listen to it not look at it.
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Post by JSRockit » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:48 pm

Nothing... I mean, what does it matter what someone else thinks about my equipment...as long as I am happy with it.
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Post by Solderman » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:51 pm

Hooray for contentment! :)
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Post by insky » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:56 pm

Solderman wrote:Hooray for contentment! :)
Hooray for contemptment! :twisted:
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Post by mannloon » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:58 pm

I've heard the D-50 presets are overused one.

I hear a lot that either my Juno 60/106 sound the same, or that the 60 is warmer. It's annoying to hear the same c**p, i mean how many people have those two synths sitting on a rack together like i do? so then how do they know unless playing them through an identical set up?

The virus trance one, never heard that one. I get people who think Virus is just for goth music i suppose. Idiots.

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Post by JUGEL » Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:05 pm

The Virus get's lumped into the aggro/white people music/tranny tri-fecta for some reason.

Industrial/Goth/Trance

I don't like any of that ... but I'd love to have any Virus synth.

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Post by mannloon » Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:14 pm

Well, I do fall into the EBM type category, and I'm super white, but I'm anything but goth....

I bought my Virus KC from the Nova Musik store in Milwaukee in cash, in singles actually, no joke. And it's the best near $2000 I've ever spent.

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Post by cornutt » Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:37 pm

"The Juno-106 sound thin!"

"You can't do anything original with a sampler!"

"The K5 is difficutlt to program!" (Oh, wait... it is difficult to program...)

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Post by Alex E » Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:03 pm

Shleed wrote:"That synth sucks because it has s**t presets"

"Nothing beats the minimoog, it's like the fattest and best synth around! Rad."

"Analogues suck because they can only play one note at a time, like dewd... WTF is with that?!?"

"SH-101 sounds 8-bit"
Oh ugh yeah. I've heard those- especially in YouTube comments...

Also, on the crappy presets issue, I was watching a video on YouTube of a guy playing Vengeance patches on a JP-8000 and he said "Don't expect these kinds of amazing sounds right out of the box."
Well, some people don't make their own sounds, but I guess he forgot that some people do.
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Post by Alex Mnemonic » Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:13 pm

"Everybody needs a 303" - Both the title of a Fatboy Slim track and an unhealthy conception

"Keytars are ugly" - I agree that most keytars out there are, but the keytar as concept is not ugly in my pretty eyes

"I want every synth to come with nice, smooth wood panels (and I eat s**t for breakfast too!)"

"I must include JUMP in my synth demo, because JUMP is the be-all end-all benchmark test of brass sounds. JUMP is so great! Oh, thank you, Van Halen! If I don't include JUMP in my demo, I think I might get hysterical and die."

Jesus f**k christ.
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Post by mono/noise » Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:16 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:"
"Switched-on Bach was released by Walter Carlos ." (Wendy was already in the process of becoming Wendy at the time of release)
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While thats true the album was still credited to Walter Carlos, he/she even had to dress up in "masculine" clothes for the initial promotion( I even think he/she had to wear a fake mustache:) ).
So if I would get that question in a pop quiz my answer would be Walter Carlos.

Anyways I agree with the Jen SX1000 and microKorg remarks, those two synth's get a lot of unfair bashing, although the Jen seems to be gaining some respect recently.

Also I hate elitist hardware snobbery, if you look beyond the billion analog style synths there is very interesting software stuff being made.
I for instance recently got the Chameleon 5000, a synth that would probably cost thousand of dollars if it was made into a keyboard.
It's closest hardware relative being the Hartmann Neuron and we all know how that story ended..
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Post by sam » Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:37 pm

The Waldorf Q sounds 'DIGITAL'....... :roll:
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