Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?

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Re: Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?

Post by 8bit9bot » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:39 am

*thumbs up* if this were facebook... i like this thread

i have a fear of this issue myself and it helps me to control GAS

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Re: Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?

Post by ryryoftokyo » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:34 pm

I once had a VST that guilted me into sending it nude pictures. Does that count?
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Re: Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?

Post by synthRodriguez » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:46 pm

Nah, they're just tools in the toolbox, just more expensive than hand tools! It's the price we pay.

I don't get rid of a hammer (or look for something to build) just because I haven't used it for a while. It's there when I need it. I HAVE gotten rid of tools though I concluded were simply not useful for the stuff I do build.

That's the way I approach my stable anyway. Relieves a lot of guilt!

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Re: Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?

Post by synthroom » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:05 pm

I have never felt pressured.

I do sometimes wish I have more time to play with some of them - mostly the Fairlight, since I've pined for it for so long.
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Re: Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?

Post by synthRodriguez » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:50 pm

synthroom wrote:I do sometimes wish I have more time to play with some of them -
This.

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Re: Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?

Post by moremagic » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:19 am

if ive left my mono/poly on to warm up for a while and forgotten about it i def dont wanna turn her off without playin a little bit first

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Re: Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?

Post by Percivale » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:51 am

No pressure whatsoever and I think it is good to take things in a more positive perspective. Things come and go, nothing lasts forever. My motivation to play comes from wanting to hear them in action, making a new riff, patch, etc.

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Re: Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?

Post by bluntedcircuit » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:06 am

I feel this way when i really get into a project on my computer with maschine and then I look over and feel guilt that I didn't use any of my hardware.

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Re: Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?

Post by Sheherezadeh » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:13 pm

Not that much, usually, mostly just when I read threads like these. :) I have a lot of guitars as well, but I don't fret (haha) if I'm not playing any particularly one much at any given point. They're always there for me when I get an urge to play a particular one. I don't sell gear anymore because the few times I did early on I had extreme seller's remorse. I just make sure that I buy gear that I'm pretty sure I'm gonna keep for the long haul after copious amounts of research. I've frequently discover needs and ways to use existing gear that I hadn't used for years. Maybe I do feel a little internal pressure (and likely not nearly enough) to make more use out of what I already have rather than buying something new to make up for my own deficiencies in knowledge and programming.

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Re: Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?

Post by Psy_Free » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:44 pm

Only when said synth whimpers "use me, use me".
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Re: Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?

Post by tomorrowstops » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:20 pm

I mostly apply pressure to myself to use whatever synths I've got to make music. Although, like to think of it as 'challenging' instead of 'pressuring.' Interestingly enough, I've (begrudgingly) found I can be creative with anything. Even when I was stuck with just software a few months ago, I still cranked out a pretty interesting score to a short film.

Of course, trouble is, I keep buying and selling synths! Kind of derails the whole music making thing sometimes...

Typically, even if I've gone to great lengths to score a piece of gear, I have no trouble flipping it if I don't get along with it - usually the purchase gets me into debt anyways!

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Re: Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?

Post by calaverasgrande » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:15 pm

meatballfulton wrote:
I was just purging my computer of unused plugins yesterday for the same reason.
amen to that!
I'm down to just the UA plugs and a few of the non-awful Logic plugs. Waiting for Stilwell and Waldorf to make theirs 64 bit so I can get those back on board. But then, heck I should just make it sound good going in.
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