how to make a Mini sound bad

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how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by shaft9000 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:33 pm

from a few years ago-

I thought it couldn't be done, but by golly the clever chaps at Gearwire have managed to change my mind about the Minimoog! It ain't so sweet and perfect after all... :o

Particularly perplexing is the part where they attempt to coax some drum sounds out of the model D, @ around 26:00
I guess it never occured to them that keytracking the sine produced by the filter in self-oscillation might be a good place to start.

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Re: how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by soundxplorer » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:52 pm

Those GearWire dudes have a knack for making things sound like c**p.
Their demo of the Freqbox is like 7 minutes of "we don't know what this thing does".


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Re: how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by pflosi » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:53 pm

that was the worst attempt to synthesize drums on any synth ever :lol:

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Re: how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by Dogboy73 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:04 pm

"Can you do like drum sounds on this?"

"yeah you can, but we can't because we don't know what the f**k we are doing!!"

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Re: how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by soundxplorer » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:06 pm

25:52

Guy 1: "So, it's a little different than, like, a regular synth."

Guy 2: "Yeah, it has more, kind of...features."

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Re: how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by tekkentool » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:13 pm

Why is gearwire so pathetic?

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Re: how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by WhinyLittleRunt » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:20 pm

If you can't explain what you're doing in a demo, then don't speak. Silent demos are way more effective than the ones with "um" and "like" and stutter fluff indicating your complete lack of knowledge of the thing you're basically showing someone how to use.

Gearwire synth demos are especially bad, though...
I like vintage synths....

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Re: how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by StepLogik » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:33 pm

Gearwire is always good for a laugh :lol:

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Re: how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by balma » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:01 pm

That was a lonely Moog looking for somebody who could loves him
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Re: how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by tekkentool » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:42 pm

Arguably the funniest thing about the "it's like a normal synth but with more features" line is that the reality is the reverse of that.

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Re: how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by soundxplorer » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:42 am

tekkentool wrote:Arguably the funniest thing about the "it's like a normal synth but with more features" line is that the reality is the reverse of that.
Maybe he meant topographically. :lol:

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Re: how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by pflosi » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:47 am

shaft9000 wrote: I guess it never occured to them that keytracking the sine produced by the filter in self-oscillation might be a good place to start.
as i think about it, that might not be too useful for a kick - since the selfoscillation of the filter on the mini goes only about as low as 120hz

still worst attempt to synthesize drums ever :D

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Re: how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:50 am

tekkentool wrote:Why is gearwire so pathetic?
I think they just buy the synths they review, bring them home for an hour and shoot the video and then take them back to the shop for a refund. They don't have time to learn the layout of the synth or get to know how to use it properly which is why they're so bad. One of the guys from gearwire posted here after everyone was bagging them about their SH201/SH101 review and explained this is the way they do it.

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Re: how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by Cumulus » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:58 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:
tekkentool wrote:Why is gearwire so pathetic?
I think they just buy the synths they review, bring them home for an hour and shoot the video and then take them back to the shop for a refund. They don't have time to learn the layout of the synth or get to know how to use it properly which is why they're so bad. One of the guys from gearwire posted here after everyone was bagging them about their SH201/SH101 review and explained this is the way they do it.
That's crappy way to do a video.

Who would want to watch a demo by someone who doesn't know how to use the synth?

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Re: how to make a Mini sound bad

Post by Big Gnome » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:30 am

Wow...just...wow. The sheer virtuosity of their sucking is nothing short of breathtaking.
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