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Were you ever turned off by a synth that visually carters to a specific style/genre?

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sys2074
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441 posts since 26 Oct, 2006

Postby sys2074; Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:47 pm Were you ever turned off by a synth that visually carters to a specific style/genre?

If so, which synth(s) was it and why? Would be interesting to hear some others opinions!

As for me there are some synths that I think sound great and/or have some great features but the developer decided to use a visual design that tries to please a very specific target group. One example of this would be the SubBoomBass. The name itself is already a terrible choice for a synthesizer but the graphic design with it's graffiti labels just turns me off. Generally I prefer to steer away from synths that try to carter especially to one contemporary music style, like Hip Hop or Dance music. It just feels awfully cheap to me if devs do this and then even slam a hipster-looking UI on it.
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djanthonyw
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6669 posts since 20 Jul, 2004, from Boston

Postby djanthonyw; Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:53 pm

I agree, and SubBoomBass is a perfect example.
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layzer
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Postby layzer; Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:50 pm

Image
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Ingonator
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Postby Ingonator; Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:58 pm

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an-electric-heart
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Postby an-electric-heart; Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:17 am

Yeah, SubBoomBass, I'd never even demo it, I hate hip hop and R'n'B... can't help the way I feel :shrug:

I really love Razor for it's "in your face" modern sound, but it seems to lean towards it being "for dub-step" going by most of the pre-sets.
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Postby sys2074; Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:36 am

an-electric-heart wrote:Yeah, SubBoomBass, I'd never even demo it, I hate hip hop and R'n'B... can't help the way I feel :shrug:

I really love Razor for it's "in your face" modern sound, but it seems to lean towards it being "for dub-step" going by most of the pre-sets.


I think Dubstep is actually the pinnacle of Electronic music horribly gone wrong. It irks me especially with Reason REs lately. Seems that every second RE developer thinks he must provide some Dubstep wobbling bass demos and patches. :idiot:
sys2074
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Postby sys2074; Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:38 am

layzer wrote:Image
sexy :love:


That's actually original, a trait that I value very much. ;)
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layzer
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Postby layzer; Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:14 am

lil phatty by moog. i would never consider owning one because of the name.
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Postby pocvecem; Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:26 am

layzer wrote:lil phatty by moog. i would never consider owning one because of the name.


Or a Metasonix Assblaster. :lol:
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Ingonator
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Postby Ingonator; Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:31 am

layzer wrote:lil phatty by moog. i would never consider owning one because of the name.

I think that "KingKorg" (name of the upcoming Korg synth) is even worse which does not mean that the synth is really bad.


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sys2074
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Postby sys2074; Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:47 am

layzer wrote:lil phatty by moog. i would never consider owning one because of the name.


The case frontpanel design looks actually very nice, classy, timeless. But yeah, the name... :dog:
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Postby re_mute; Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:58 am

sys2074 wrote:SubBoomBass. The name itself is already a terrible choice for a synthesizer but the graphic design with it's graffiti labels just turns me off.


I think there's a skin for it without the graffiti.
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Meffy
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20423 posts since 10 Jun, 2004, from Pony Pasture

Postby Meffy; Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:22 am

Not entirely genre- or style-specific, but some people dislike the OhmBoyz GUI embellished with anime-type cartoon characters. For those users, OhmForce also provide a more quotidian GUI.
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cryophonik
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4000 posts since 6 Sep, 2006, from Elk Grove, CA

Postby cryophonik; Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:27 am

OK, so not really a genre per se, but I'm turned off by synths like Poly Ana that try too hard to look "vintage", but just end up looking tacky/cartoonish instead.
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Numanoid
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7938 posts since 20 Jan, 2008, from Down on the farm

Postby Numanoid; Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:40 am

I'm trying hard to like Steinberg's Hypnotic Dance VST rompler.

But I find that it is more or less only useful if you are doing hypnotic dance in the hardstyle or hard trance generes :roll:
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