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Mfb Synths

Post by laserboy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:52 pm

I was wondering why theres nothing about the MFB Synths , Drummachines on VS`?

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Re: Mfb Synths

Post by phesago » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:04 pm

laserboy wrote:I was wondering why theres nothing about the MFB Synths , Drummachines on VS`?
Let me borrow an mfb instrument and I will write a review for you! 8-)

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Post by space6oy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:06 pm

just too much gear out there for the admin to have EVERYTHING on the site. wouldn't be surprised if they were part of his next addition now that companies like elektron have made it in there.

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Re: Mfb Synths

Post by Walter Ego » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:55 pm

laserboy wrote:I was wondering why theres nothing about the MFB Synths , Drummachines on VS`?
I was wondering the same thing...not much Doepfer gear either.
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Re: Mfb Synths

Post by phesago » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:00 pm

so no one wants to lend me a mfb instrument to write a review?


c'mon.....

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Re: Mfb Synths

Post by laserboy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:17 pm

well the Brand could be at least in the Database with the specifications and maybe a Youtube Video..
and when theres a review it could be added later..

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Post by griffin avid » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:44 am

Why do you guys ask about it and not add it yourselves?

h**l, just the general listed specs and 1 sentence from you is enough.'Certainly, you must have a general idea about most people vaguely- sort think (a little) about them.

Cut 15% off the new price and call it the used cost. ;)

Look at the microKORG entry: http://www.vintagesynth.com/korg/microkorg.php

I say start it off and let everyone else fill in the gaps over time.
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:04 am

griffin avid wrote:Why do you guys ask about it and not add it yourselves?

h**l, just the general listed specs and 1 sentence from you is enough.'Certainly, you must have a general idea about most people vaguely- sort think (a little) about them.

Cut 15% off the new price and call it the used cost. ;)
Brilliant idea, get people who've never used the synths to write the reviews! :idea: I wonder why nobody's ever thought of that before? Could it be because it's the worst idea ever?

This isn't wikipedia, the entries don't get updated all the time, in fact they're lucky if they're EVER updated. It's already fairly inaccurate, let's not make things worse by adding utter conjecture to the mix.

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Re: Mfb Synths

Post by griffin avid » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:34 am

Could it be because it's the worst idea ever?

Seriously, what's going on with you? :?
When phesago said "Let me borrow an mfb instrument..."
Sounds to me like laserboy OWNS one, like it and wants to see some presence on VSE.
Thus, why would you care whether or not a piece was included, if you had no interest?

Secondly, where did I say Muthfus who didn't own one should write the review?
What you do is name facts.

Came out when, how where and what it does. That IS WIKIPEDIA. VSE is the review part.
A lots of reviews are stated from a distant perspective. They all don't write from the I OWN THIS perspective.
And they all aint personal stories. This came out at such and such time and was received like....
You get that from general consensus. That you can research.

Calm down.
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Re: Mfb Synths

Post by madmarkmagee » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:00 pm

I'm guessing the reason there is not a review of those synths is because no one who owns one has sat down and written a decent review. Go out and buy one and write a review. Submit it and if it is up to standard i'm sure they'd put it up. THEN THERE WILL BE ONE LOL.

Turning VSE into wikipedia... NOT A GOOD IDEA. Whole ton of people writing reviews for synths they have never used. The internet hate machine would ruin any objective analysis of synths' strengths and weaknesses. IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE JUNO 106 PAGE. LOL

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Post by griffin avid » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:35 pm

Now that I think about, the problem is the word REVIEW.
This is more of a resource/directory/log/index and that's about it.
Want a proper review? go to SOUNDonSOUND or harmony Central. Lolz

I discovered VSE while searching for info on a piece I stumbled across.
I basically wanted to know its history, what it could do and what it was worth.
Getting its historical/recorded appearances is also nice.

Maybe it makes you feel better about putting money down for something if your favorite band from the 80s used it.
I dunno. And it's funny how something like a Model D is so rooted in folklore, it's pretty easy to summarize and feel safe, but something in the last 5 years is hard to quantify.

Not enough history to write blanket statements that are mostly true.
I say leave the reviews the experts, opinions to the opinionated and the members of this site should be best placed as caretakers of the Official Scroll of Synthesizers.

The internet hate machine would ruin any objective analysis of synths' strengths and weaknesses.

That's why it shouldn't be a review. Just list the specs and a short blurb about the developmental history- what came before, after and during. And what else is around etc. It's not that hard. There's only a few entries that I remember being strongly opinionated like "Only good for XYZ and you are better off getting the sibling QRST"

But again, those seem rooted in historical fact, like that's what EVERYONE says....
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Re: Mfb Synths

Post by madmarkmagee » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:13 pm

griffin avid wrote:Want a proper review? go to SOUNDonSOUND or harmony Central. Lolz
But are you going to find any reviews of weird and archaic instruments on sound on sound or harmony central? Their are probably instruments on this website which have no proper reviews anywhere else.

A review is just essentially an opinion and can never be truly objective, but I do think it is important to have some reasonable secondhand knowledge as to a synths strengths and weaknesses from a reasonable and 'objective' person. Though I completely that the definition of "good" can differ completely. What is good is in the eye of the beholder.

Though I totally agree that some more factual info on the synths would be good. Though of course that would require a lot of volunteer work, fact finding, substantiating etc. Such a task would be very journalistic in nature. For example, getting a reliable number of the amount of Juno 6's produced could be done, but some one would have to con the info from Roland.

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Post by griffin avid » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:49 pm

...from a reasonable and 'objective' person.
And who is that? :?:

M...f....b....
Who should write the review for that?
- Someone who has a model D and arp 2600?
- Someone who says "this is my first synth and it's awesome!"
- someone who make blips and bloops and circuit bends everything that emits a tone within reach?

tough to judge....
I mean, why can't the main part be just facts? This company makes it, it came out in x year and they make three other kinds....almost like Analogue Haven

And the bottom part where the comments are should go "I bought one and the build quality..." "Better off getting the ..." "I love it, great for..." "Reminds me of my..."

Someone is going to see one in a pawn shop and ask if it's a digital othello game and when they find out it's a synth, they'll search, find VSE...and...and then find this community and ...and....then join the forum and....and... then ask questions about their new toy and...and....
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Re: Mfb Synths

Post by laserboy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:53 pm

No i dont own any MFB Synth yet..

But i consider buying one, and was looking for Infos on VSE

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