What turned you on to electronic/synth music?

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Post by BlackGnosis » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:37 am

A lone microkorg ina guitar shop. Yup thats right. other then my POS keyboards at home which I barely touched, mainly to tune my guitar, it was a microkorg that turned me to synths big time, I got that very mk from the shop and have played it daily since <3.
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Ashe37 wrote:I find it funny that you're a guitar pedal snob and yet don't own a single analog synth.

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Post by fuckrapsputin » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:58 am

Being unable to play the guitar put me onto making electronic music... as soon as I learned how to sample a hendrix loop I thought to myself, yessssss...
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Post by Z » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:12 am

Early 80's rock (Rush, VH, Foreigner, Loverboy, Night Ranger, The Cars) got me into synths. But I didn't get turned onto "electronic" or "synth" music until mid-late 80's when someone played me some TDream, Jarre & Kraftwerk.

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Post by Denms20 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:40 am

I remember like it was yesterday, Chase's Wierd Song number One, although the theme from Rockford Files softened me to them a bit I think.
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Post by downgrade » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:50 am

wildstar wrote:
2. DJ Shadow, Entroducing




That album is REALLY sentimental to me.

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Post by neandrewthal » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:36 am

I hated electronic music with a passion until this opened my eyes.
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Post by Electrocorporation » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:18 am

Kubrick's Clockwork Orange.
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Post by crystalmsc » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:45 pm

Jan hammer, Miami Vice and ELP.
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Post by ned-ryarson » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:44 pm

air's moon safari and es

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Post by wilsontherocker » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:55 pm

The Rentals, Air's "Sexy Boy," R.E.M.'s Up (an album of theirs I find personally to be underrated and its interesting bits of synthy-ness often ignored).

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Post by Stalfosia » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:55 pm

stereolab... tortoise...

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aphex twin... autechre

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Post by MrHope » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:15 pm

crystalmsc wrote:Jan hammer, Miami Vice and ELP.
OMG! Jan Hammer on the Miami Vice SoundTrack!!! That is excellent material. Definately inspiring stuff.

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Post by Esus » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:37 pm

I heard d**k Hyman's Minotaur, S-OB, and ELP. In 1970, I messed around in Vladimir Ussachevsky's lab--WOW! Buchla, Moog modules, tape machines--I still have some recordings somewhere.
1972--bought Sonic Seasonings--IMO, a benchmark of electronic music
1973--played a Moog modular, started working in a music store--sold ARP, Moog, Roland, Oberheim, Korg, etc. Great times.

Still dabbling today...

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Post by Micke » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:36 pm

wildstar wrote:1. John Carpenter's score to Prince of Darkness.

Changed my life, still influencing me. Hit me at a young age, then was forgotten and latent for years.
That's a darn cool synth-score. The good 'ol Oberheim four-voice was used a lot for bass sounds on this score. The powerful bass part on "Team Assembly" for example was from an Emulator II on a PPG bass sound with the four-voice midi'd to it.

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Post by Dreamtronix » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:34 pm

Kraftwerk hands down.
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And in particular this album
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