Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

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Of the 2 choices below, which is/was your primary influence for your interest in synthesizers

EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and all of its sub-genres to include ambient (EDM based), acid, techno, detroit, house, rave, jungle, d&b, minimal, dub/step, trance, etc. etc.
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20%
Any other form of music (everything else - pop, rock, hip-hop, indie, punk, post-punk, wave, synth-pop, soundtracks, krautrock, classic rock, prog-rock, post-rock, sound effects, ambient (non-EDM, such as Eno), experimental, industrial, metal, etc. etc.
155
80%
 
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Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Post by otto » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:50 pm

I’ll just take it upon myself to start this poll. Obviously, the more people that take the poll the larger and more accurate the sample will be. So please vote. We are trying to determine whether or not EDM has had the strongest influence in the “resurgence” and/or continued popularity of synthesizers. You have 2 choices EDM and all of its variations and sub genres or any other type of music.
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Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Post by JJQ » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:58 pm

Looks like you have issues with EDM. :D
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Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Post by otto » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:01 pm

JJQ wrote:Looks like you have issues with EDM. :D
How so?
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Post by Yatmandu » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:04 pm

Ok, that's fair. Although I like my poll suggestion which included Polkas and Fish as choices. :lol:

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Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Post by otto » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:05 pm

I ask because this poll is intended to be fair and transparent. It is just an extension of the “do you acknowledge dance music” thread. I actually took the subgenres of EDM verbatim from Yatmandu. If you feel I am somehow unfairly characterizing EDM or doing something to skew the vote please let me know so I can correct this.
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Post by jaypodesta » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:08 pm

Only trouble with this; what if you are old and got into synths before EDM...

Unless of course you're including 70's disco? :wink:

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Post by jaypodesta » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:08 pm

Edit: double post due to internet meltdown!!
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Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Post by otto » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:09 pm

I also want to state that I don’t dislike EDM. I recognize that it has a special place in electronic music and has a wide influence on (as well as being widely influenced by) other genres. I particularly like some of the bands that fall under the IDM genre, though I’m not very fond of the name and question whether or not much of it can be considered “dance music”.
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Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Post by otto » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:11 pm

jaypodesta wrote:Only trouble with this; what if you are old and got into synths before EDM...

Unless of course you're including 70's disco? :wink:
Well that would suggest the EDM was not your primary influence, wouldn't it? So how is that a problem?
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Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Post by space6oy » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:13 pm

should be a 3rd option for people like me who fit both. am playing synth in a band and playing EDM stuff on my own.

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Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Post by jaypodesta » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:15 pm

otto wrote:
jaypodesta wrote:Only trouble with this; what if you are old and got into synths before EDM...

Unless of course you're including 70's disco? :wink:
Well that would suggest the EDM was not your primary influence, wouldn't it? So how is that a problem?
Not a problem just wondered about how accurate it ends up.

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Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Post by otto » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:26 pm

jaypodesta wrote:
otto wrote:
jaypodesta wrote:Only trouble with this; what if you are old and got into synths before EDM...

Unless of course you're including 70's disco? :wink:
Well that would suggest the EDM was not your primary influence, wouldn't it? So how is that a problem?
Not a problem just wondered about how accurate it ends up.

The point is to determine whether or not EDM or some other form of music was your primary focus for getting into synthesizers. If you got into synthesizers in the ‘70s because of Wendy Carlos than you obviously didn’t because of EDM. I don’t see how that is unfair. Are you suggesting not including a segment of the synth owning population is more fair because of when they were born? It surely isn’t fair to give any genre of music special treatment. That’s called skewing data.
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Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Post by otto » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:32 pm

space6oy wrote:should be a 3rd option for people like me who fit both. am playing synth in a band and playing EDM stuff on my own.
Everyone would take the easy way out, wouldn't they? I think you should try to decide what your primary motivation for getting into synthesizers was in the first place and see if any one band or genre was a stronger motivation.
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Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Post by Yatmandu » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:34 pm

Fair poll, and now if we could get an answer from everyone who loves/owns synths you'd have your answer.

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Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Post by Yatmandu » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:41 pm

I guess EDMers are in the minority here. The VSE demographic is probably not the best way to prove my point. :oops:

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