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first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by balma » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:22 pm

What's the first thing you do when a new synth arrives home?

...play presets
...read the manual
...read the manual while playing it
...go pissed with the mailman
...call your friends and make a party
...store it in your closet with the other gear
...log into the forum and ask how to use this s**t.
... forget about it
...put it on sale
... licking and kissing and all foreplay
... carry it under your arm, go downtown, visit each bar with the synth, friend chattering, some beers, then when drunk ask to the bartender to please let you hook it up to the bar's sound system....
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Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by pflosi » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:16 pm

you always start useless but funny threads :D

i've read the manual before buying it

i make sure everything works while buying it

i turn cutoff and resonance

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Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by StepLogik » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:19 pm

i take it to starbucks, put on some eye-liner, and get real emo. chics totally dig it.

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Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by Synthaholic » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:22 pm

balma wrote:...read the manual
I download the manual ahead of time so I'm familiar with the synth's features even before I receive it. That way I can spend more time playing with it when it arrives and less time hunting through the manual figuring out "How do I...". :)

But the first thing I do is buy my wife some flowers, to offset the fact that she doesn't like new synths showing up on my doorstep. I mean, it could be worse, and I'm into hookers instead of synths, but anyway... ;)
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Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:27 pm

I like to rub my testicles all over it, just so it has that "me" smell and feels more familiar...
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Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by Dogboy73 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:31 pm

Plug it in (of course)
Connect MIDI cable from master keyboard/controller directly into synth
Hook up audio output to a spare mixer channel
Play - test complete (hooray it works!)

Hook up properly into MIDI set-up and make sure I can control from my sequencer/master keyboard/controller
Connect audio outputs/inputs into patch bay/mixer channel
Go through presets
Go through presets again this time doing a bit of tweaking
Make MIDI controller map for master keyboard/controller .........



That's about as far as I usually get!! :? Set & forget I call it ;)

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Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by balma » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:35 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:I like to rub my testicles all over it, just so it has that "me" smell and feels more familiar...

:roll: so nobody else will mess with it. Nice idea.


Forgot "play demo song and start to dance"
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Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by Z » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:54 pm

Find the "Jump" patch :)

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Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by vanpet » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:58 pm

I make a song with the 3 first presets I like.

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Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by CS_TBL » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:24 pm

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Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by Syn303 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:33 pm

Wipe the entire user patch area, or user patterns if its a drum machine.
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Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by Sir Nose » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:38 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:I like to rub my testicles all over it, just so it has that "me" smell and feels more familiar...
This
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Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by Yatmandu » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:45 pm

Sir Nose wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote:I like to rub my testicles all over it, just so it has that "me" smell and feels more familiar...
This
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Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:01 pm

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Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Post by Cumulus » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:39 pm

The first thing I do is to sneak it into the house and hide it amongst the rest of my gear and hope the wife doesn’t notice it for a while.

Then I spend the next few months playing it exclusively through headphones after she goes to sleep.

When she finally notices it I tell her I have had it for years. As proof, I then dig out the receipt form the non-existent, now out of business music store where I purchased it in the late 80’s or early 90’s. This receipt shows that I got a really good deal on the synth, BTW, since I also have the doctored printout from VSE showing that it was indeed manufactured over 10 years ago and it’s easily worth ten times what I paid for it.

If that doesn’t convince her I pull out the grainy photo-shopped pictures of me and my band mates playing it back in the day in some long-closed non-existent bar.

After that, I may have to drag out the CGI-enhance video footage of my wife and/or son playing the synth a few years ago.

I have never had to go any further than that but I am prepared. I have a roster of witnesses and some signed affidavits to prove I have owned the synth in question since long before I met my wife. Funny how she just doesn’t pay attention to my gear, isn’t it?

The thing’s been sitting right under her nose for years and yet she never noticed it before….

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