Introduction to Synths

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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by crofter » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:59 pm

Tonto's expanding headband "Zero Time".

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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by bscenefilms » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:34 pm

This synth was the first that I heard:



It was Switched On Bach that brought me to my current sad state of affairs.

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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by silikon » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:51 pm

Alex E wrote:Night at the roxbury-type eurodance inside of the gravitron at the fair about 15 years ago.
'uhn-tiss, uhn-tiss, uhn-tiss, uhn-tiss'

...Priceless. I don't think I'll be able to get that out of my head now. :lol:

First time I saw Jean-Michel Jarre on TV way back in the day... I saw the amazing amount of f**k knobs and sliders and cables ... It looked like so much fun.

And then Kraftwerk came into my consciousness..

...and then Erasure...
echo 1 > /dev/awesome

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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by RD9 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:33 am

I loved synth music growing up listening to Depeche Mode, but oddly enough I wasn't really keenly aware of it until I started listening to bands like Adult. as late as 2000. Maybe it was specific to how they used the synths. I don't even know what they use. I wonder if any of it is analog/vintage.



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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by Ashe37 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:11 am

Probably Floyd or Rush in the early 80s. Didnt realize it was synthesizers until the early 90s (or i woulda got a MG-1 when Radio Shack was blowing them out for less than $200)

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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by iProg » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:10 pm

Rick N Boogie wrote: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.
A Rush fan like me? :)

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Re: Introduction to Synths

Post by shaft9000 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:07 pm

2600.solus.modcan a.eurorack.cs60.JP8.Juno6.A6.sunsyn.volcakeys.jd990.tb303.x0xb0x.revolution.
999.m1am1.RY30.svc350.memotron

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shaft9000.bandcamp.com <- spacemusic album
youtube.com/shaft9000 <- various synth demos and studies

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