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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by Hybrid88 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:49 pm

Lame attempt at humour. Might have been better if he didn't sound like a paedo.. or maybe not. :roll:

And anyway, he forgot paint spatter and gaffer tape residue, that s**t is always on old gear.

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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by supermel74 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:55 pm

Lol. This reminds me of that time when the chip tune dorks threw a hissy fit over someone copying their gameboy music.

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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by synthRodriguez » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:59 pm

The most interesting thing for me is the is the range of responses, from "that's funny" to "that's immoral". We're a diverse bunch to all have the same love of vintage synths.

To me, it doesn't matter if it had been a mint Jupiter-8 or a DX7, it's a moronic premise with no redeeming qualities, artistic, philosophic, comedic, or otherwise. It's just a stupid video. Didn't watch more than a few seconds here and there; it's just a waste of time.

Like posting about it here isn't. :D
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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by Infinity Curve » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:17 pm

As others have said, the funniest aspect of this video is the reactions of some of the posters here. Woe is me, he mashed up a DX7, I shall exhume the corpses of his loved ones and desecrate their corpses in an unflattering manner.

Seriously...it's a synthesizer, and one of the most produced of all time, it's not like he's deprived the world of some obscure gem.

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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by salwa » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:40 pm

Of course, some responses were over the top, but I still think, that it's wrong. And, unfortunatly, not funny at all.
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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by moremagic » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:09 am

anybody mad about someone smashing a dx7 has clearly never programmed one

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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by phesago » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:30 am

this was pretty funny actually. He couldve done better with it but the point of the video is the subject/message and not necessarily exactly what he is doing.


I kept watching hoping he'd p!ss on it at some point with a one liner like "you know with all those color fading issues on some of the old rolands, staining your synth with a nice coat of 'boozer delight' urine might add not only great tone and texture, but give you that real truck stop smell."

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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by sentientprogram » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:05 am

moremagic wrote:anybody mad about someone smashing a dx7 has clearly never programmed one
Now that's funny!

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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by Sweep » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:03 pm

sentientprogram wrote:
moremagic wrote:anybody mad about someone smashing a dx7 has clearly never programmed one
Now that's funny!
It isn't true, though.
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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:57 pm

I guess the major handicap to this being humorous is that it seems to be a joke made to guitarists with keyboards.

We don't seek keyboards for looking old and worn. In fact, keyboards that are worn or damaged INVARIABLY have considerably less value than those which are not worn or damaged. When we see a damaged or worn keyboard, we immediately think "ooh, maybe I can get a deal."

The whole point of vintage in regard to keyboards has to do with tone. Or, to some, reference and/or nostalgia. We don't have an aspect of attraction born of wear.

So the whole thing is more of a head-scratcher than anything else.
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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by philip » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:16 pm

Infinity Curve wrote:Come on guys, that was at least a little bit funny.

It wasn't

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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by ninja6485 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:34 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:I guess the major handicap to this being humorous is that it seems to be a joke made to guitarists with keyboards.

We don't seek keyboards for looking old and worn. In fact, keyboards that are worn or damaged INVARIABLY have considerably less value than those which are not worn or damaged. When we see a damaged or worn keyboard, we immediately think "ooh, maybe I can get a deal."

The whole point of vintage in regard to keyboards has to do with tone. Or, to some, reference and/or nostalgia. We don't have an aspect of attraction born of wear.

So the whole thing is more of a head-scratcher than anything else.
+1
Not to mention the fact that the dx7 is already a vintage synth to begin with...
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by Weirdofromouterspace » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:23 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:I guess the major handicap to this being humorous is that it seems to be a joke made to guitarists with keyboards.
+1

I am fairly familiar with guitars, and have built a few ones myself (not for sale, just for my own use and pleasure).

There is a 'relic' and 'ageing' hype going on in the guitar world that is just as unfunny as this video.
I mean, of course my and other people's guitars get a dang here and a scratch there after a while. That's normal, and I don't mind.

But doing this on purpose? Paying some 'custom shop' lots (and I mean lots) of money to turn a perfectly new guitar into something that looks as if it's been thrown around for decades?

C'mon... that's as honest and trustworthy as buying some printed poster of a Rembrandt masterpiece and claiming it to be the real thing 8-) .

Same goes for synths, despite this video attempting to be satire.
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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by synthroom » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:02 pm

People have been "distressing" furniture for decades to get that "vintage" look. It's just as silly there as it is here.
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Re: how to vintage your synth

Post by chimney chop » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:32 pm

god save me from this thread

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