What got you started into synthesizers?

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Re: What got you started into synthesizers?

Post by Rezisehtnys » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:33 pm

georgemarauder wrote:Giorgio Moroder.
You don't say? :P

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Re: What got you started into synthesizers?

Post by Cumulus » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:01 am

1. The guy who brought one of those Korg educational synths for a demo at our elementary school.

2. The Realistic MG-1 at Radio Shack.

3. The theremin at the science museum.

4. The Electric Moog Orchestra.

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Re: What got you started into synthesizers?

Post by chimney chop » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:08 am

getting bored with guitars got me into synths

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Re: What got you started into synthesizers?

Post by Claudio » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:49 am

I remember as a kid (I was around 7) the hypnotizing sounds of 'the Froese family' and then Kraftwerk, opposed to the carnal sound of Edgar Winter (first time I seen an arp 2600), YES, ELP. Even Mike Oldfield has a big place in my memory.
All of that sound wall made me escape from my home to literally live in instrument stores :mrgreen:
Sometimes my parents were really worried - they started to think at drugs - and they were right, but was a drug I got through ears. In the meantime, many talks with musicians (store customers) and piano lessons (boring).
Then I started to work and earn money, and this was the end for my wallet. A lot of synths, samplers and drum machines came and go, since I was single. Then I married, kids appeared and... you know :lol:
I had to slightly limit my fury.
At least, my kids do know who the h**l Edgar Winter is...

However, my very first synth was a small Yamaha CS-01. I never sold it.

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Re: What got you started into synthesizers?

Post by Rick N Boogie » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:00 pm

Any and all 70's prog-rock, Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson especially, though I played bass guitar from 1974 until 2008. Then, I snagged a Little Phatty, thinking I could emulate Geddy Lee, and it's been all synth ever since. This very website has also been an influence on my synth choices. In 2008, I had 4 bass guitars, and the one synthesizer. Today, I have 5 synth's, and 2 bass guitars.
Bassist, synth junkie

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