Are synthesizers for any one type of person?

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Re: Are synthesizers for any one type of person?

Postby Stab Frenzy » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:05 am

Oh, my answers to the questions asked:

1) Are synths of a certain type/caliber/complexity/ability reserved for certain types of users/uses?
Yes? Some people like some things more than others, some people have more use for some things. That doesn't mean one thing is better than another though.

2) Do you consider this when looking at future purchases?
Well I guess, I am generally only going to buy a synth that I want to use.

3) Do you check the alignment of a particular product in relation to your chosen genre(s)?
You don't want to get me started on genres again. ;) But apart from that, there are certain sounds that I like and so I am not gonna buy a synth that can't make any sounds I like. But I've found no matter what the synth is that I use it always comes out sounding like me, provided I'm able to program it.

4a) How important are live-song-making product demos as selling points?
I like seeing what the workflow of a synth is, particularly if it's something with a sequencer or other things where how you use it is more than just turning knobs. But something that's just a keyboard or a sound module I don't see what the point is really.

4b) Compared to sound-cloud links or a patch by patch roll through?
I find those going through the presets demos incredibly boring. I'd much rather watch 10 videos where people have used the synth in a song just to find one I like than see someone rolling through presets.

5) Does the preset amount (high or low or no patch memory) influence your purchase?
No, I make patches from scratch whenever I'm using a synth.

6) Does who else uses it matter? Like if it's already popular for your intended genre?
Nope.
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Re: Are synthesizers for any one type of person?

Postby Dr. Phibes » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:33 pm

Slightly geeky males.
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Re: Are synthesizers for any one type of person?

Postby calaverasgrande » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:33 pm

4a) How important are live-song-making product demos as selling points?
The only demos that matter are the ones made by WC Olo Garb.
Watch on youtube.com

If he hasn't made a demo for a synth I won't buy it.
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Re: Are synthesizers for any one type of person?

Postby Stab Frenzy » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:45 am

Dr. Phibes wrote:Slightly geeky males.

'Slightly'? :lol:
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Re: Are synthesizers for any one type of person?

Postby Automatic Gainsay » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:58 am

calaverasgrande wrote:4a) How important are live-song-making product demos as selling points?
The only demos that matter are the ones made by WC Olo Garb.
Watch on youtube.com

If he hasn't made a demo for a synth I won't buy it.



Ha ha... wow.
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Re: Are synthesizers for any one type of person?

Postby Low Life » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:34 am

calaverasgrande wrote:4a) How important are live-song-making product demos as selling points?
The only demos that matter are the ones made by WC Olo Garb.

If he hasn't made a demo for a synth I won't buy it.

The problem is that he can make a plastic bag sound good so the demos don't really help with purchase decisions! :lol:
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Re: Are synthesizers for any one type of person?

Postby pflosi » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:23 pm

A plastic bag, maybe - but not the A6 :mrgreen:
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Re: Are synthesizers for any one type of person?

Postby Bitexion » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:16 pm

I'll just leave a quote from Bram Stoker's Dracula regarding Jexus' demo(n)s:

SEWARD: The case of Renfield grows more interesting. Yet there
is method in his madness, with his flies and spiders. Had I the
secret of even one such brilliant mind, the key to the fantasy
of one lunatic. (He injects himself with morphine) Lucy! Lucy!
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Re: Are synthesizers for any one type of person?

Postby calaverasgrande » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:07 pm

Indeed I posted his demo of the SH09 because he gets more sounds out of it in 15 minutes than I do in a month.
And he has a perverse taste in found/acquired footage that I kind of admire.
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Re: Are synthesizers for any one type of person?

Postby Bitexion » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:51 pm

I spent 10 minutes browsing the comments on that vid to find out what movie that footage is from. And noone even mentioned it.
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Re: Are synthesizers for any one type of person?

Postby bhrama » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:57 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote: Real artists just make the music and let other people worry about what genre to put things into afterwards.


This pretty much sums up my global view. I've always written music that comes from within me. That is not to say I've not studied and/or been greatly influenced by different artists or works.
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