Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by implant » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:58 pm

i am a PRODUCER 8-) just remember to say that and you are good.

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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:29 pm

Yes, these days, I say "I play Moogs and ARPs," and then as she gazes blankly at me, I say, "...oh, and Casios..." and her hipster eyes light up.
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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by nuketifromorbit » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:41 pm

cartesia wrote:if only they hadn't invented presets.. with presets even the stupid norms can operate a synth
God forbid a keyboardist who just wants a box of sounds to add to his arsenal buy a synth with out immediately plunging head first into sound design. Admittedly I don't know why these folks don't just stick with romplers though? Lets not kid ourselves, a lead paint drinking monkey could figure out how to program any of the old budget presetless synths. Also when I was first starting out some presets acted as useful examples for learning subtractive. I miss the days when the only synths where massive modular systems that only universities could afford. That truly kept out the riffraff.
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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by Spadz » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:19 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:Yes, these days, I say "I play Moogs and ARPs," and then as she gazes blankly at me, I say, "...oh, and Casios..." and her hipster eyes light up.
Please don't tell my wife Casios are good to attract chicks, I just got a Cz-1000...
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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by Pro5 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:24 pm

ZeeOne wrote: Singer: egotistic sex god
Guitarist: easy going, in it for the music not the money
Bassist: whiny, act like they've got something to prove
Keyboardist: pretenious and neurotic
Drummer: all muscle, no brain, and a bit overweight

Which one would you rather fit in to?
What if you are the singer/guitarist/bassist and keyboardist (I am). No wonder my brain is so fked up trying to conform to multiple stereotypes. :lol:

BTW I think I stopped caring about what 'chicks' thought about what I played sometime around my early 20s (over a decade ago) and even then if they were that fickle I'd probably not want to go out with the shallow bints in the first place, everyone knows that synth/keyboard players are easily the best family men anyway. ;)

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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:36 pm

At least we don't have the type of people that guitar inevitably has drawn after all these years; not in the vast quantities anyway. otherwise, I don't really give a s**t about its popularity and don't understand why anyone else would..?
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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by Hair » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:10 pm

I wish they were more popular so I could actually find some people to jam or start a project with around here. It seems like most of the time you mention "jamming" and "synths" in the same sentence, it leads to wanky ambient stuff or regurgitated synthpop - I just want a Guy Manuel De-Homem Christo to my Thomas Bangalter :cry:

...or this:


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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by tallowwaters » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:07 pm

organsymphony wrote:
goober wrote:Sadly, you never see a chick say, "Oh, you play a synth?" that's hot.
you need to hang out with more hipster chicks.
Or read the date on the last post in the thread before you post in it...
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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by krzeppa » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:39 pm

tallowwaters wrote:
organsymphony wrote:
goober wrote:Sadly, you never see a chick say, "Oh, you play a synth?" that's hot.
you need to hang out with more hipster chicks.
Or read the date on the last post in the thread before you post in it...
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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by stikygum » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:46 pm

The OP question is a tough one. Mainly because I do enjoy hearing more synth stuff on the radio. But at the same time, especially in the techno crowd, sounds and preset patches get done to death. Still, I'd lean towards hearing more synths even if presets are used. I think synths give music much more dynamics.
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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by 101 Force » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:13 am

organsymphony wrote:
you need to hang out with more hipster chicks.
Don't listen to organsymphony, you most certainly do not need to hang out with more hipster chicks. They're pretty to look at, but the conversations you'll have with them are a real drag.

Anyhow, who cares what other people like. As long as you like what you're doing, it's all good.
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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by iProg » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:21 am

Plumpudding wrote:I usually boast to chicks about playing the jews harp. It's a real good cunnilingus workout device.
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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by organsymphony » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:09 pm

tallowwaters wrote: Or read the date on the last post in the thread before you post in it...
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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by tallowwaters » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:15 pm

Was general advice directed towards everybody, don't be so sensitive.

This thread is dogshit anyways, just another excuse for the people here to complain about something else synth related.
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Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

Post by organsymphony » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:36 pm

tallowwaters wrote:Was general advice directed towards everybody, don't be so sensitive.
Dude I know :roll: just messing around.

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