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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by Gianni » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:30 pm

nuketifromorbit wrote:Whats with all the idiotic metal heads knocking synths? Aren't there plenty of metal bands that integrate synths into their sound?
I did metal with synthesizers for years, and trust me, synths do not get all the respect they should in that world. It's all about shredding and being shiny. Luckily I went into the progressive rock and jazz arenas a couple of years ago, and synthesizers/keys are the center of all.



Another classic from my collection: "Where's the music in all of that? Just a lot of tweaking knobs and playing the same simple chords for 10 minutes". One year later the band I was talking about hired me to do some shows and I was loving it. :lol:

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by balma » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:59 pm

"I don't like keyboards, with keyboards you cannot bang your head..."
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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by retrosounds » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:15 pm

Oh, here's I heard while I was playing a synth at Guitar Center recently.
Someone comes up to me and said "Dude, you got skillz. Can you play...Jump? :D "

I immediately walked away...
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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by rhino » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:32 pm

clueless music-store employees merit their own thread-of-infamy.

years ago was looking at a Roland D-110 module...

MM (music moron): " This Roland has NINE PARTS! (points to manual) Each part is JUST LIKE AN OPERATOR on the DX-7 ! Only you get THREE MORE!!"

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Post by Big Gnome » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:06 pm

rhino wrote:clueless music-store employees merit their own thread-of-infamy.
Without a doubt.
I went with a friend to Guitar Center a while back because he was pricing subs. Afterward, we went to check out their (rather sad) keyboard department; we're not there two minutes before a greasy employee comes up and tries to sell one of us a Microkorg: "This one's got, like, an analog oscillator."
"Sure that's fine in practice, but what about in theory?"
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Post by Snarecrash » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:54 pm

retrosounds wrote:Someone comes up to me and said "Dude, you got skillz. Can you play...Jump? :D "
Classic! :lol:

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by Christopher Winkels » Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:41 am

rhino wrote:clueless music-store employees merit their own thread-of-infamy.
Too true.

I've found there are good, bad, and ugly salesmen in music stores.

The good try to satisfy you.
The bad are clueless and just there marking time. They don't lie but they don't lend much help either.
The ugly are the ones who spout nonsense and who can and will say lies to sell something.

When I first got the analogue bug, I came across that last type. This was the late '80s where outside of a couple of very obscure die-hard boutique maufacturers there were no companies making anything analogue. This being the pre-internet era there was little ability to look things up either. I'd go looking for used gear on my meagre student budget and have twits claim:

"Analogue gear is obsolete!"

"The Yamaha V-50 is where it's at." (Anyone remember that synth? Thought not.)

"Ignore that $300 used Juno-6. For only $2,000 we can furnish you with you this fantastic Korg M1." I'd protest and say I only have $300 - $400 to spend. Their response? "Just put it on the plastic. It uses sampling so it'll never be out of date and you can pay for it later".

Like I said, twits.

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by Zamise » Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:42 am

Recently while sitting around a campfire getting to know some new friends:

"What do you play?"

"Synthesizers"

"You're a DJ?"

[insert long explanation]

"So you are a DJ then."

"Yes" :(
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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by monolith » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:49 am

a 'hipster' associate seemed saddened by the death of Robert Moog.
Knowing that I like analog synths, He asked me to 'burn him a disc of Robert Moog's most arty-sounding stuff'

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by Trom69 » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:02 am

" :lol: What an ugly thing... who's the owner? your grandpa? hahaha... Wait, what is this? Wood??? hahahahahaha... How could you pay anything for this piece of c**p? Does it have any decent piano samples? No??? WTF!? hahahaha... It's old and outdated!", said one guy, looking at my Juno-106, some ten years ago...

" :oops: Do you still have that Roland? [-o< Sell it to me, please.", said the same guy, two years ago...
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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by stephen » Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:09 pm

Trom69 wrote:" :lol: What an ugly thing... who's the owner? your grandpa? hahaha... Wait, what is this? Wood??? hahahahahaha... How could you pay anything for this piece of c**p? Does it have any decent piano samples? No??? WTF!? hahahaha... It's old and outdated!", said one guy, looking at my Juno-106, some ten years ago...

" :oops: Do you still have that Roland? [-o< Sell it to me, please.", said the same guy, two years ago...

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by retrosounds » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:54 pm

Trom69 wrote:" :lol: What an ugly thing... who's the owner? your grandpa? hahaha... Wait, what is this? Wood??? hahahahahaha... How could you pay anything for this piece of c**p? Does it have any decent piano samples? No??? WTF!? hahahaha... It's old and outdated!", said one guy, looking at my Juno-106, some ten years ago...

" :oops: Do you still have that Roland? [-o< Sell it to me, please.", said the same guy, two years ago...
:lol:
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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by Synthaholic » Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:54 pm

Trom69 wrote:" :lol: What an ugly thing... who's the owner? your grandpa? hahaha... Wait, what is this? Wood??? hahahahahaha... How could you pay anything for this piece of c**p? Does it have any decent piano samples? No??? WTF!? hahahaha... It's old and outdated!", said one guy, looking at my Juno-106, some ten years ago...
Wood? On a 106? Was he looking at the bottom of the thing? :lol:
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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by LucB » Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:22 pm

I often get :' why do you keep buying/trading synths if you keep buying/trading them within a couple of months'

I guess that comment was more on my peddling than on synths, but i trade synths a lot more than any other type of gear, for obvious reasons, and people don't seem to get that because their stuck in the find-what-you-want-buy-it-at-the-store-and-keep-it frame of mind.

I really wish there still were affordable all-analog and sturdy synths out there.

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by Trom69 » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:38 pm

Synthaholic wrote:Wood? On a 106? Was he looking at the bottom of the thing? :lol:
Yes. He was a meticulous prick. :lol:
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