The Responsible Synthesist

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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by Christopher Winkels » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:33 pm

I guess I'm irresponsible, seeing as I've never embraced a VST and don't spend a lot of time emulating acoustic sounds. But to each their own.

What's a responsible synthesist to me? Someone who doesn't allow their gear to get rusty. I shake my head any time I see rust on the chassis of a synth, because it means someone took precious little care fo their gear. That saddens me.

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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by rhino » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:26 pm

others have posted about "synthesizing any sound" and "pulling off any popular synth 'hook'"....

what about:

does: on every synth they own, create at least one truly original, useful patch and share it with others.
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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by nvbrkr » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:26 pm

I'm sorry, but if I'm not allowed to play a synth while I'm eating a pizza at the same time, one of the most satisfying combos in life would be taken away from me. This can be perfectly well done with a monosynth, btw.

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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by Synthaholic » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:45 pm

Christopher Winkels wrote:What's a responsible synthesist to me? Someone who doesn't allow their gear to get rusty. I shake my head any time I see rust on the chassis of a synth, because it means someone took precious little care fo their gear. That saddens me.
But what if someone rescues an old, rusty synth? That would be responsible to me. Rust doesn't necessarily indicate neglect by the current owner...

As for pizza, nothing wrong with eating pizza while playing synth, provided you don't care if your synth gets all greasy... or you clean it off afterward.
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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by meatballfulton » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:53 pm

Someone who can play a TB-303 but doesn't :)
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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by pflosi » Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:23 pm

does post bullshit on common forums

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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by ross308 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:46 pm

a responsible synthesist has enough cables for all his gear.

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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by Yoozer » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:59 pm

No stupid top 3, 5 or 10 lists
No topics that contain "best"
No analog vs digital
No hard vs soft
No VA vs A
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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by Hybrid88 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:28 pm

michael stein wrote:does not: eat greasy pizza and forget to wash his hands before playing his synths again.
That reminds me, don't know if this is new or not but check out this vid by Kevin Lightinger, just amazed me first time I watched it. :shock:

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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by Christopher Winkels » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:21 pm

Synthaholic wrote:
Christopher Winkels wrote:What's a responsible synthesist to me? Someone who doesn't allow their gear to get rusty. I shake my head any time I see rust on the chassis of a synth, because it means someone took precious little care fo their gear. That saddens me.
But what if someone rescues an old, rusty synth? That would be responsible to me. Rust doesn't necessarily indicate neglect by the current owner...
Ah, but read closely: I said someone who doesn't allow their gear to get rusty. If they buy it that way and don't make things worse (or indeed make things better with a respray) then hats off to them; they're not the ones to blame. In fact, they probably deserve a pat on the back.

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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by redroomrecordings » Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:33 am

...spends more time writing music and creating patches and less posting on forums and lusting over gear.

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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by Jack Spider » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:02 am

Yoozer wrote:No stupid top 3, 5 or 10 lists
No topics that contain "best"
No analog vs digital
No hard vs soft
No VA vs A
Imagine how quiet this place would be! :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by ross308 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:23 pm

... knows how to program his synths.

and if he plays in a band, he should know the basics of music theory. and arrangements

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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by TrondC » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:10 pm

redroomrecordings wrote:...spends more time writing music and creating patches and less posting on forums and lusting over gear.
no, that's the responsible musician ;)

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Re: The Responsible Synthesist

Post by braincandy » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:17 am

...makes honest attempts at researching gear via Google before posting questions about it when contemplating a purchase.

...thinks things through thoroughly on his/her own before asking people on forums whether or not they should sell gear or convince them to keep it.

...does not buy a synth without bothering to do any research on it ahead of time before imploring people to "tell me about this synth I just bought".
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