The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

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The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by griffin avid » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:12 pm

The SECOND thing I usually do is based on internal pressure. I always feel like I have to top any Demo songs inside the unit. The first keyboard with demos I ever had was a Korg Triton. I remember being intimidated by the demo songs as I was learning how to create patterns and how to mix inside the box. I kept comparing my song with the demos. After struggling with effect settings and mixing menus, I decided to look into DAWs.

Now, with synths being the number one tool, it doesn't matter as much since most of the demos are ear candy and sound demos and not real songs.

Another 'second' thing I do is re-create my favorite patches. Some are from familiar records and others are just sounds that I like to use over and over.

Usually the ritual ends with me trying to create a total composition using only the new purchase.

I'm trying to always make something worthy of the new purchase in comparison to what I've already made.
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Re: The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by Dogboy73 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:18 pm

w*nk over it, smash it up into little pieces & flush it down the toilet :lol:
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Re: The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by otto » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:40 pm

Well lately with older gear I buy I find it usually needs to be cleaned. Those Clorox wipes are a god-send for vintage synth cleaning. What’s up with you crusty folks and your dirty gear. I’m honestly not all the clean and anal-retentive but what the h**l?
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Re: The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by balma » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:49 pm

Second thing I do is to wake up....


Actually, I loss some hair, fight with my mom and everybody else, don't sleep very well, and I end abusing of hydrophonic marihuana until falling unconciouss.

That's no joke. That happened after getting the Fizmo a month ago. It was a frustrating experience at the beginning. Not a single knob or button has function description due to a custom paint job. Besides, you know is not the common VA or Rompler synth, it's weird.

But now. I'm a totally happy human being, one month after getting it. When you already know all the functions and put that synth next to the others and bring the MIDI cable.....:
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now you are capable enough to use it to call your friends and tell them you have a new synth
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Re: The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by Cumulus » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:38 pm

otto wrote:Well lately with older gear I buy I find it usually needs to be cleaned. Those Clorox wipes are a god-send for vintage synth cleaning. What’s up with you crusty folks and your dirty gear. I’m honestly not all the clean and anal-retentive but what the h**l?
Really! THere is usually years or decades worth of crust on the thing. In the crevices, around the knobs and sliderss, between and under the keys, etc.

Yuck!

I am by no means a clean freak but some of the instruments I have gotten have been completely disgusting!

Whe I first got the Mini Moog I thought it was the worst I had ever seen because of the black paint all over the wood. I accidentally discovers that the paint came off with rubbing alcohol while I was cleaning the mteal parts of the knobs.

After several hours of gently rubbing the black paint until it became gooey and then wiping it off with a dry paper towel I realized that the black paint had actually protected the wood all these years and it was shiny and beautiful underneath!

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Re: The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by megamanx » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:57 am

shelve it...

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Re: The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by Rusty O'Hara » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:35 am

Put it down somewhere, like on the couch, or a shelf or something, then head off to ebays and forums looking for a different synth.

This one's no longer shiny and new.

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Re: The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by RobotHeroes » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:38 am

What a refreshing and original thread. :keys1:
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Re: The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by Villi » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:56 am

Sell it?

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Re: The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by Stab Frenzy » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:51 am

Usually after the initial reaction of feeling really good about myself, making the Jump sound and uploading youtube videos of me fumbling around not really understanding how it works, I shove a handful of pubes under the keys and then list it on ebay.

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Re: The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by Alex E » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:07 am

Realize I don't have room for it, and make a trip to IKEA.
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Re: The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by monolith » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:29 am

megamanx wrote:shelve it...
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Re: The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by EmptySet » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:54 am

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Re: The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by VCOrhubarb » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:08 pm

Detune the oscillators :lol:

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Re: The SECOND thing you do when getting a new synth...

Post by Stab Frenzy » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:36 pm

VCOrhubarb wrote:Detune the oscillators :lol:
and then what?

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