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Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:57 am
by ZeeOne
So which synths do you think have been misappropriated the most by pop hacks? I say it's gotta be the Roland JP-8000 and its infamous "Supersaw" waveform. If I had a dollar for every time I've heard supersaw-derived tones in a club dance/trance summer anthem, I could afford most of the gear I want.

Interestingly enough, I read somewhere that Roland invented auto-tune as well...

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:59 am
by c-level
alpha juno hoovers and variations. i still want one tho...

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 4:08 am
by Z
Dunno about "pop hacks" since I don't listen to pop music, but I'm tired of YouTube synth demos with:

String Ensemble through Small Stone phaser through delay

"Blade Runner CS-80" lead

People act like there's no other synth heroes beside Jarre, Vangelis and Kraftwerk.

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 4:08 am
by megamanx
If you want I have a HS 10 that I want to unload for cheap. :P

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 5:52 am
by CS_TBL
The DX7 EPiano is quite common as well. (the [14]->[1] + fb[1]->[1] model)

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:24 am
by c-level
modern talking

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:30 am
by OB-XaMinimoog
Z wrote:Dunno about "pop hacks" since I don't listen to pop music, but I'm tired of YouTube synth demos with:

String Ensemble through Small Stone phaser through delay

"Blade Runner CS-80" lead

People act like there's no other synth heroes beside Jarre, Vangelis and Kraftwerk.
I've see a bunch of videos of people with an OB/OB sound patch playing Jump. Of all the songs they could play.
I used to love that song. Now its almost been ruined for me :cry:
CS_TBL wrote:The DX7 EPiano is quite common as well. (the [14]->[1] + fb[1]->[1] model)
I think the DX7 itself is quite overplayed :lol:
Though as much as I don't care for it, it does have a few cool sounds in it.

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:55 am
by salwa

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:03 am
by Alex E
In this decade, it's got to be Modern Talking. At least as far as EDM is concerned.

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:42 am
by tekkentool
Alex E wrote:In this decade, it's got to be Modern Talking. At least as far as EDM is concerned.
completely unprocessed m-talk is disgusting.





Also LEL https://soundcloud.com/invadermusic/100-modern-talking

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:04 pm
by Stafftunes
Not sure about pop tracks, but the 303 (and 303 type sounds) has been pretty much overdone in the last 20 years or so (!! feeling old !!) , but then... ah it's just such a great simple sound.

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:22 pm
by Walter Ego
ORCHESTRA HIT. I've finally stopped hearing it in pop songs. Yes, I am hating on the orchestra hit. It has ALWAYS sounded cheesy and ridiculous.

Man, was the 90s the decade of the orchestra hit or what? Well, the late 80s too...

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:01 pm
by chinchilla
Any sound from a microkorg.

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:23 pm
by Hugo76
Stafftunes wrote:Not sure about pop tracks, but the 303 (and 303 type sounds) has been pretty much overdone in the last 20 years or so (!! feeling old !!) , but then... ah it's just such a great simple sound.
Nah, you can never get too much acid

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:29 pm
by Walter Ego
chinchilla wrote:Any sound from a microkorg.

Really? I'm pretty sure you mean any Preset from the MK...it has a very dynamic sound pallette. It ain't perfect, but it is a mini MS-2000 (sans the motion sequencing).