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Re: stupid

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:39 pm
by Micke
mavertron wrote:this is without doubt, a stupid thread, however i was born in 76, which you could say was the best year of them all cos it was the year of the CS80.

now i really want one more than i did before which was a lot.

happy birthday synth.
While it's true that the CS-50, CS-60 and CS-50 were "born" in 1976 they weren't released to the public until the fall of 1977 (in Europe) and early 1978 (in the US).

The earliest user of a CS-80 that I know of is Garth Hudson of The Band. He was given the prototype from Yamaha way back in the fall of '76, and would use it (albeit very sparingly) on the bands final stage performance "The Last Waltz" in Nov of that year. The prototype was subsequently shown at the Jan 1977 NAMM show before it finally went into production in the spring/summer of '77.

Some of the people involved in the voicings of the instrument were Clark Spangler, Ian Underwood and Michael Boddicker.

EDIT: the CS-80 prototype can be heard on the track "Jam #2" off of "The Last Waltz".

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:42 pm
by OMNI26
sonny1 wrote:
premieklovn wrote:1988 was a good year for shitty digital s**t.
Yup, I agree. I think the worst years for synths started in 88, and went until about 1994 that's when the collective industry started to pull they heads out they asses.
Funny thing.....music in general (at least the stuff I liked) started to get worse around '88 (actually, more like '85 or so). I feel fortunate to have fallen in love with synths during the "pre-MIDI" days (very late 1970's - very early 1980's). It was a great time then hearing sounds that were so new and fresh. Then came the day when I saw the brand new Korg Poly-61 in the music store.....no sliders, only a couple of knobs, and this strange "menu" for changing parameters. I knew immediately that something was wrong, and dark days were ahead for synths. I was right....but obviously, years later, the industry eventually recognized the error of its ways!

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:00 pm
by OriginalJambo
'86 - Ensoniq ESQ-1 anyone? Or CZ-3000.

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:12 pm
by Micke
You forgot the Prophet VS!

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:50 pm
by Alex E
And JX10.

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:00 am
by veer chasm
1970... the Minimoog... I win :D

Now I need to get one.

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:51 am
by tyrannosaurus mark
No way, 1988 was a great year! I am an MPC60!! :D

...

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:08 pm
by elmosexwhistle
1982, a couple of juno's, a 303, a korg trident, a linn drum and a memory moog! i'm sure i'd be able to make something sick with that gear...lol x

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:09 am
by Suburban Bather
81, year of the 808 :hello1:

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:00 am
by Box
Only synth worth mentioning during my birth year (1991) would be the Roland JD-800. :)

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:26 am
by crystalmsc
73, during the minimoog evolution :wink:

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:32 am
by JJQ
Acording to the timeline:
Arp Odyssey, E-mu modular (sweet) and Music easel.

Not a bad year indeed.

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:40 am
by elsongs
I was born in 1971. The Minimoog was still new at the time.

But Isaac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft" was the #1 song when I was born, so take *that*, y'all.

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:45 am
by iProg
OMNI26 wrote:
sonny1 wrote:
premieklovn wrote:1988 was a good year for shitty digital s**t.
Yup, I agree. I think the worst years for synths started in 88, and went until about 1994 that's when the collective industry started to pull they heads out they asses.
Funny thing.....music in general (at least the stuff I liked) started to get worse around '88 (actually, more like '85 or so). I feel fortunate to have fallen in love with synths during the "pre-MIDI" days (very late 1970's - very early 1980's). It was a great time then hearing sounds that were so new and fresh. Then came the day when I saw the brand new Korg Poly-61 in the music store.....no sliders, only a couple of knobs, and this strange "menu" for changing parameters. I knew immediately that something was wrong, and dark days were ahead for synths. I was right....but obviously, years later, the industry eventually recognized the error of its ways!
Man, that is so true!

That's why I buy vintage gear in 2008! Music industry right now is c**p, although there will always be a strong quality music underground movement and a few buzzers and great independent labels.
But the big bands, filling arenas and selling 5xplatinum are long gone. Except for the oldies still out there.

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:07 pm
by Tchammosaur
OriginalJambo wrote:'86 - Ensoniq ESQ-1 anyone? Or CZ-3000.
yep. and very proud owner of an ESQ-1 as well.