Introduction to Synths

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Introduction to Synths

Post by Mr. DiSco » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:32 am

Tell us about your first crush... :D

For me it was when I was 5 or 6 years old. I had a wakeman with Gary Numan's Replicas and The Pleasure Principle and I used to listen to them all day long while my grandmother garded me. Kind of a stange kid don't you think?

Let's hear what it was for you.

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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by JayEm » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:42 am

rebirth, for synths i guess.
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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by Alex E » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:50 am

Night at the roxbury-type eurodance inside of the gravitron at the fair about 15 years ago.
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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by Ry-Fi » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:43 am

Mr. DiSco wrote:I had a wakeman
That there is one heck of geeky Freudian slip. :lol:

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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by Desecrated » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:08 pm

4-5 years ago when I realized that I could use synths in my music because I was using so many acoustic instrument that the synths didn't become to much in the mix.
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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by Rick N Boogie » Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:01 am

Started as a prog-rock fan in the 70's, Yes, ELP, etc. But became a bass player, seriously. A few years ago, bought a Moog LP, and that was the start of what's become a full-time synth-player gig with a proggy band now. Bought another Little Phatty, a DSI MoPho kb, and a couple of Korg/Roland synths for good measure.
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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by stephen » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:55 am

Dr Who and Oxygene 4 (Yeah, I know the Dr who thing and synths...)
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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:29 pm

stephen wrote:Dr Who and Oxygene 4 (Yeah, I know the Dr who thing and synths...)
Damn that Doctor Who!

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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by stephen » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:05 pm

Phollop Willing PA wrote:
stephen wrote:Dr Who and Oxygene 4 (Yeah, I know the Dr who thing and synths...)
Damn that Doctor Who!


They're playing synthesisers. Synthesisers are cool.
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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by cornutt » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:59 pm

For me it was Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein". That was just the coolest damn thing. Still is.
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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by asohn » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:04 am

Depeche Mode while I was in middle school

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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by antilles » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:14 am

For me it started with Duran Duran and Nick Rhodes in the mid 80's. I started to learn about synths and went to the music shop to play on their synths. Been in love ever since.

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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by tekkentool » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:33 am

I wanted to make cool dr. who sound effects. So i downloaded some VST's in grade 7.

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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by EmptySet » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:43 am

Hard to pinpoint precisely, but it's somewhere between the movie Close Encounters and the preponderance of Obies, Rolands, MOOGs, and Prophet 5s in the music I loved at the time. (too many to list, but you know the usual suspects: Nick Rhodes, DEVO, RUSH, etc… late 70s to early 80s). And although it's not cool nowadays to admit it, you just know that Eddie Van Halen must have had a huge influence on a large group of synth mavens who grew up in the early 80s. Between the mega sweeps in 1984 and Rush's Tom Sawyer, tons of us were dying to know how to make those kinds of sounds.

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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by JJQ » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:52 pm

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