Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

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Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by Alex E » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:42 pm

I really miss that site. Great reviews with lots of pictures and in depth commentary.

If you try to visit now, you are redirected to greatsynths.com which is still fairly new. But all those old reviews are gone apparently. Oh well.
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Re: Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by JJQ » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:05 pm

Its sad thats its gone. It was realy great.

On the other hand, my GAS problems are far better. And so is my economy.
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Re: Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by pflosi » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:57 am

Some of the reviews are on amazona.de, in german though... At least Theo Bloderer is quite active there.

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Re: Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by shaft9000 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:17 pm

'twas the single best synth-review site on the net, easily

...and Wayback Machine turns up jack-diddly when I enter: http://www.bluesynths.com :cry:

i don't know what on earth Theo is going for with this 'Great Synthesizers' blog...seems a real step backward from bluesynths and it's taking forever for the classic reviews to be integrated: http://greatsynthesizers.com/test-index/
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Re: Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by D-Collector » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:22 pm

It was great, very sad to see it gone. I read that site a lot around 2006-2009. In fact a lot of old and cool websites from the 90s has gone away. Luckily a lot can be accessed from archive.org.

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Re: Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by THEODICY » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:00 am

A friend of mine archived all the sound demos available when that site was still going. Good move.

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Re: Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by synthparts » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:32 am

D-Collector wrote:It was great, very sad to see it gone. I read that site a lot around 2006-2009. In fact a lot of old and cool websites from the 90s has gone away. Luckily a lot can be accessed from archive.org.
Have you found the best archive date to use to get most of the original sites content?
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Re: Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by D-Collector » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:00 pm

@Synthparts, I have tried accessing bluesynth.com which, as shaft9000 rightly says, turns up nothing. I seem to remember it was .org though, and I tried that too and got a hit but wayback machine says it can't be crawled due to "robots.txt".
Furthermore, you had to register to access the reviews and login everytime and that can't be done in wayback machine afaik. So we would never have been able to get to it anyway. Really sad.

But luckily Robert Wittek's excellent http://www.synthesizer.at/index.htm is still around and kicking, with loads of synth audio workshops, pictures and reviews for those of us who understands german, etc.

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Re: Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by synthparts » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:48 pm

Dang that kinda sucks then... I don't get it, it's like some kid who gets mad and takes their toys away and goes home...
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Re: Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by D-Collector » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:47 pm

Well, to be fair it costs both money and time to keep and maintain a website such as that. We can't really complain over something that was provided to us free in the first place. ;)

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Re: Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by synthparts » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:00 am

Yeah but to prevent archive.org from archiving it?
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Re: Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by D-Collector » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:29 am

Yes, I agree that's cruel, if the intention was to block anyone from ever seeing it again.

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Re: Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by JJQ » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:28 pm

I guess that there was some kind of conflict between the people involved. But I dont know.

And its a b***h that so many good synthstuff i in german only
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Re: Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by Shleed » Thu May 10, 2012 11:27 am

The sound demos were one of the best aspects of the site, particularly their MS20 demos. They really made even basic sounds shine.

I actually have their webpages and sounds (back when I didn't have a constant connection) burned onto a CD somewhere, I best take a look.

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Re: Anyone remember Bluesynths.com?

Post by iProg » Thu May 10, 2012 12:24 pm

I read their reviews a lot when I was new to synths and it was very exciting and helpful. What happened to all the content? :(

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