Automatic Gainsay wrote:
tyrannosaurus mark wrote:I'm with AG, it's a pet peve hearing reverb or delay or distortion or whatever in synth demos. I can't tell what they sound like at all when people do that, it just makes synths sound really similar to each other. Reminds me of my old microkorg or something hahaha
I always think there's something apologetic about it... like "this synth sounds dull being solo'd without anything else going on... I should sweeten it up." Which is fine, unless you're doing a demo to specifically demonstrate what the synth itself sounds like.
A few equations:
Synth + Chorus = Chorus
Synth + Delay = Synth sounds cool even if it is shite
Synth + Reverb = "this synth sounds sterile and thin, and needs something else"
AG: I just bought a MG-1 through Craiglist. I have to admit that your delay-free videos are the most convincing I found on YouTube. How influetial am I!!
Keep us updated on how you feel about the synth. I'm glad my videos were convincing!
Here's a little update for everyone. I've this synth for about a month now, and I must say, what a great piece of kit.
I actually just got done spending 2 hours with it. I was doing all kinds of things with it; I was really trying to push the envelope (atrocious pun, my apologies). I find that synths like the Mg-1 really focus my creativity. Instead of staring a Virus in the face, and being intimidated by the infinite possibilities, I am elbow deep in electric current, coloring the timbre to my liking. There are some features i I wish it had, but isn't that the story with nearly any piece of gear?
One of the cooler things i did tonight was set the MG-1 to auto trigger, and then using my 'Tribe for guidance, I locked in a nice BPM. I then created a kick drum sound, and then played my LP over the top. A great way to unwind on a Thursday night.
For the record AG, you are right. Effects do hide a lot of the actual tonal character,and I disdain demos which employ them. However, as predicted, I do love running my Moogs through a ringing ping-pong delay, complimented by a veneer of reverb now and again.
Feel free to post more stories and or info about this great little synth.
Gear: Novation Ultranova, Korg Monotribe, Korg Electribe EMX-1, Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy, Lexicon MX200.