Your Top 5 Synths for Using on a Train

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JerGoertz
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2102 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:39 am

Sometimes you're on a train and want to make music. Some synths have the right low-frequency characteristics and phase cancellation properties to overcome train rumble.

My top 5:

Sylenth1
FM 7
Zebra 2 (or 1)
Serum
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HcDoom
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Re: Your Top 5 Synths for Using on a Train

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:56 am

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JerGoertz
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Re: Your Top 5 Synths for Using on a Train

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:00 am

You didn't list your top 5
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AnX
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3029 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Your Top 5 Synths for Using on a Train

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:58 am

neither did you

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vurt
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37217 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Your Top 5 Synths for Using on a Train

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:01 am

JerGoertz wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:39 am
Sometimes you're on a train
no im not.
i have a bus pass now, don't care if it takes monger if its free!

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martinjuenke
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2210 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Germany

Re: Your Top 5 Synths for Using on a Train

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:11 am

I only travel on my YAK...
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=512678

Music was my first love...
Flowing atmospheric music
http://www.sonoryth.bandcamp.com/music

mrcleats
KVRist
238 posts since 5 Nov, 2007 from Liverpool, UK

Re: Your Top 5 Synths for Using on a Train

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:18 am

I prefer playing with various effects on a bus - although I'm prone to a lot of delays.

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vurt
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Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:20 am

mrcleats wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:18 am
I prefer playing with various effects on a bus - although I'm prone to a lot of delays.

:band:

JerGoertz
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Re: Your Top 5 Synths for Using on a Train

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:25 am

Folks, I think you really need to appreciate train-composing for what it is.
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Delta Sign
KVRist
446 posts since 22 Jun, 2018

Re: Your Top 5 Synths for Using on a Train

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:27 am

It's a dark art, for sure.

I like it.

mrcleats
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238 posts since 5 Nov, 2007 from Liverpool, UK

Re: Your Top 5 Synths for Using on a Train

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:34 am

oh, I like the dark arts too, but you can end up with a tender behind.

JerGoertz
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Re: Your Top 5 Synths for Using on a Train

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:35 am

Do I route the compressor into the flanger, or vice versa? Whichever reduces the clickety-clack "pumping" of the railroad ties.
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martinjuenke
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Re: Your Top 5 Synths for Using on a Train

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:39 am

You should always take care for enough steam, otherwise everything sounds thin, well, too chilly. Helpful is as well to have had a good breakfast, then everything‘s pleasantly saturated...

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Flowing atmospheric music
http://www.sonoryth.bandcamp.com/music

cron
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3067 posts since 27 Dec, 2002 from North East England

Re: Your Top 5 Synths for Using on a Train

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:44 am

JerGoertz wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:25 am
Folks, I think you really need to appreciate train-composing for what it is.
Innit though. It's quite fun matching the rumble and getting cool cancellation effects. Or even sampling it and playing it chromatically if it's strong enough. I used to do a similar thing in my old bathroom with a noisy fan - humming and playing with the difference tones. I did a project based on 'augmenting' hum in the environment something like 12 years back. Hiding a CD player and speakers behind various humming things (vending machine, power cabinets...) with complementary, very slowly morphing additive synthesis tones.

I sometimes write music with the TV on. Not even watching it or anything - there's just something about unpredictable background noise I like when I'm getting things going. Maybe it stops things sounding so empty? Helps me feel connected to the world in the isolation of the studio? Hard to say really.
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vurt
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Re: Your Top 5 Synths for Using on a Train

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:10 pm

martinjuenke wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:39 am
You should always take care for enough steam, ...
of course, oh arcane traveller from the past...

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