griffin avid wrote:
I strongly agree. A person who is just getting into music (who is also your best customer since they are actually looking to buy stuff
and not just find an excuse to appreciate what they already have more
) doesn't take much note in the difference between a Moog patch coming from a Voyager and the patch called Mogieness on their ROMpler. For all intents and purposes they are actually functioning in the same capacity. The few knobs they might have touched in seasoning to taste
are the same ADSR/Resonance/Cutoff knobs on the ROMpler.
I for one, couldn't give a flying fujiami about a boring, typical lead if it came from a real Moog or a rompler trying to sound like a Moog. The same goes for the Pro5 sync sounds, god awful 303 sound, lucky man lead, or any of that other claptrap. I mean, honestly, how many knobs should one touch in order to get respect from a real 'synthesist'? s**t, if were are getting down on people buying gear, I can make all the sounds a Moog can make by vibrating different parts of my vocal cords while positioning the opening of my throat, my mouth, and my tongue in different configurations. All I would have to do is sample these sounds into a cheap sampler, configure them chromatically, and then it would apparently be okay for me to heap judgment on whomever uses a real Moog since my method involved even more work.
I see far too much finger pointing at Joe Average and the general public in here, as though synths/music production/whatever is some holy grail, something should only be touched by those with some secret knowledge of 'real' music and 'real' instruments. I fear to think what music would sound like now if these dogmatic opinions meant more than d**k in our society. Likely it would be some Jarre doodle, repeated indefinitely, where we could marvel at the purity of tone created by 'real' electricity moving through 'real' circuits. I guess my consolation here is that are thousands of lame a*s guitar players and jazz musicians, laughing at how incredibly lame it is to play synthesizers.
You have people that hear those sounds and think they are 1)cool, 2)lame, 3)whatever, and then you have another group sitting around, heaping criticism on how authentic it sounds when compared to some 'original' piece of gear, despite the fact that all those instruments were created with one real intended purpose: creating music, something I think lots of people here aren't very interested in most of the time.
I do realize this is a synth forum, emphasis on a the instrument itself, and is thusly going to draw in lots of collectors, but at what point does one step back and realize that they all make essentially the same damn sounds, and that we are all merely configuring multiple sine waves 'to taste'?
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