Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?

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Re: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?

Post by cornutt » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:54 pm

CapnMarvel wrote: I'm a frigging MASTER of the front panel of the Oberheim Matrix 1000, though! I can call up patches in mere milliseconds! 8-)
Yours must have better keypad buttons than mine does. :lol:
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Re: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?

Post by piRoN » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:48 am

My ASM-2. I regularly patch it while it's still turned off.

And my samplers. There ain't a single parameter buried in the deep, dark submenued recesses of their labrynthine UIs that I'm not intimately familiar with.
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Re: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?

Post by spookyman » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:13 pm

Moog Prodigy. I can dial the sound on stage even when there is no stage light, completely dark. It's so easy to use...But the possibilities are also quite limited. ;)

But i will never be an expert on my TG-77 :cry:
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Re: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?

Post by druzz » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:54 pm

i like this tread so i though i would revive it . also i was waiting to really master a synth before posting in it .
the truth is , since i got in synthesizers one or two yeras ago i got a little lost using too many machine without going deep in any of them. i think that this is one of the traps we face as synth players
i think its important to be one with your instrument if you want to really connect with the sound you are crafting or ''performing''.

i used to be a guitar player and i was playing 3 hours a day always on the same instrument. when you focus on an instrument its becomes an extention of your body and at some point you dont have to think to get out the sound you want from it , it becomes natural.

so finnaly i am now a master of the yamaha CS-5 . not the most complex synth...
its nice to know what youre doing, like setting a patch and knowing how it will sound before hearing it

next in line is the voyager RME , i think i will never completely master all of my synths and i dont want to . i guess i would like to know two or thee of them in and out , those would be performance synths . the others would be for experimentation , blind tweaking , and pre-made patches for more keyboard oriented performances

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Re: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?

Post by solitud » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:03 am

15 years ago due to a lack of money I was a master of the Yamaha TX16W Sampler, until I learned one thing:
to master that sampler is to trash it away.

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Re: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?

Post by kulten » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:57 pm

I'm sure that I know every sound from the BOSS SYB-3 pedal.
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Re: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?

Post by TrondC » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:34 pm

I was going to say Monomachine, as it is the only synth I own (excpt the Gakken SX-150, that really can't count), but I'm far from being a master.

damn :p

Gakken SX-150 it is then ;)

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Re: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?

Post by BlackGnosis » Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:53 am

Boss TU-80 tuner :P
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Re: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:37 am

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God, my teeth clench at the mere mention of that sampler.
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Re: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?

Post by mpa1104 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:20 am

I like to think I know my Prophet VS quite well, but not as intimately as the dear old Juno 60. The VCS3 has also had a h**l of a lot of attention from me over the past 20 years but that amazing instrument is still capable of surprising me.
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