In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wall?

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Re: In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wa

Post by calaverasgrande » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:21 pm

I thought of a couple more, pretty much any period of time during Cabaret Voltaire's career before they went house :cry:
And just about any one of Conny Plank's sessions in the 70's.

and here is a weird one.
I'd like to be a fly on the wall when I am recording.
I sometimes listen to old tracks I did and have NO IDEA what on earth was involved to make a particular sound. Or how in bloody blazes I ever came up with a bass line or synth melody.

I also think it would be interesting to see what frame of mind I was in when I was doing my 'good' stuff versus the utter c**p that I make sometimes.
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Re: In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wa

Post by Infinity Curve » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:42 pm

calaverasgrande wrote:

and here is a weird one.
I'd like to be a fly on the wall when I am recording.
I sometimes listen to old tracks I did and have NO IDEA what on earth was involved to make a particular sound. Or how in bloody blazes I ever came up with a bass line or synth melody.

I also think it would be interesting to see what frame of mind I was in when I was doing my 'good' stuff versus the utter c**p that I make sometimes.
I would love to be able to do this as well. I was recently listening to a bunch of my older stuff I did a year or 2 ago and thinking 'This all sounds so much better than most of the stuff I have done recently; what happened?'

I realized, with the exception of the song I just did for the comp here last month, I haven't even really 'finished' a track in like a year. :?

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Re: In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wa

Post by EmptySet » Thu May 01, 2014 2:33 pm

DEVO, New Order, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, and Eno. All had/have glorious synth collections.

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Post by skunk3 » Thu May 01, 2014 2:43 pm

The Chemical Brothers. Hands down.

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Post by calaverasgrande » Fri May 02, 2014 2:46 am

EmptySet wrote:DEVO, New Order, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, and Eno. All had/have glorious synth collections.
I love those bands as well, but personally I am less interested in their gear than their process of composing, tracking and mixing. How they used the gear
Well except Devo. They had a 6 osc minimoog. :twisted:
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Re: In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wa

Post by elsquirrel » Fri May 02, 2014 4:35 am

Any era of the following three... Would be fascinated to see exactly how they worked. All had a totally unique sounds.

Muslimgauze
Patrick Cowley
Bruce Haack

Agree with calaver, the composing, mixing aspect would interest me far more than the gear (plus I've already looked most of it up ;) )

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Re: In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wa

Post by joeboy » Fri May 02, 2014 1:30 pm

^those are all names I would have never thought to post in this thread, but would be really interesting to observe

First thing that came to mind for me was Coil. Maybe during the Love's Secret Domain sessions just because I'm sure it was a party

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Jon Anderson's with Jean Luc Ponty and Jordan Rudess recording for Inventioning

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Post by Broadwave » Sun May 04, 2014 3:12 pm

One word... Moroder.

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Post by desmond » Sun May 04, 2014 3:20 pm

Hmm...

Propaganda - A Secret Wish
Scritti Politti - Cupid&Psyche / Provision
Howard Jones - Human's Lib / Dream Into Action
Pet Shop Boys - Please

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Post by aXL » Tue May 06, 2014 10:30 am

Tangerine Dream, from 1979 (Force Majeure) to 1988 (Livemiles).

Or if just for a single album, then Ultravox at Conny Plank's studio in 1981.
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Re: In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wa

Post by Solderman » Tue May 06, 2014 6:36 pm

John Foxx during Metamatic and its subsequent singles
Aphex Twin at any point, but especially ICBYD and SAW2
Larry Fast during Cords
Boards of Canada in their Skam/Music70 days
Astral Projection in their Trust in Trance period
Most any Eno solo project or collaboration from '73-'92
Future Sound of London during Lifeforms and ISDN
Front 242 during Geography
ANY Jack Dangers project at any point
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Post by loungedumore » Tue May 06, 2014 6:56 pm

Pink floyed during wish you were here
Pig during wreaked or sinsation
IAMX During kingdom of welcome addiction
NIN during Year Zero
I will never be the same during tornadoes
The presets during apocalypso
The Faint during wet from birth
Any time of recording at JG Thirwell's room of doom .... Even the stuff I didn't like , he's just strange and talented
Really this could just turn in to my favorite albums list as for the most part that's what I would be most interested to see unfold before me .
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Post by calaverasgrande » Tue May 06, 2014 9:29 pm

loungedumore wrote:Pink floyed during wish you were here
Pig during wreaked or sinsation
IAMX During kingdom of welcome addiction
NIN during Year Zero
I will never be the same during tornadoes
The presets during apocalypso
The Faint during wet from birth
Any time of recording at JG Thirwell's room of doom .... Even the stuff I didn't like , he's just strange and talented
Really this could just turn in to my favorite albums list as for the most part that's what I would be most interested to see unfold before me .
JG Thirlwell's Venture Bros work is pretty darn good.
Made me go check out his ENORMOUS back catalog.
Funny thing is I hated most of that Foetus stuff when it was first released, now I've kind of grown to appreciate it more.
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Re: In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wa

Post by loungedumore » Tue May 06, 2014 9:41 pm

Indeed.
Some wish to leave their mark ... I want to leave a scar .
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