Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

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Do you listen to synthesizer music?

Poll ended at Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:58 pm

I am still interested in hearing someone play a synthesizer.
33
61%
I mainly listen to samples fed through effects to a beat.
4
7%
I'm just hear for the drugs and sex.
6
11%
fish.
11
20%
 
Total votes: 54

Dasheesh
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3751 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Post Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:58 pm

alright, I got a question. I wanted to add this to a previous thread but was unable to create a poll on a created thread so here's a new thread. It's a survey. this is a free and open survey... no judgment. I'm not going to trash you for your answer. The question is...

Do you listen to synthesizer music anymore? Or is it just samples fed through effects?

again, I'm not here to judge. I'm trying to decide if I made a synthesizer album, if anyone would be interested still, so answer without shame. I won't be judgmental.

this is a 60 day poll, and you can change your vote.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
61801 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:23 pm

depends what you mean
theres a huge difference between jarre and carter for example.
one i can get lost in for hours the other minutes annoys the shit out of me.

define "synthesiser music".

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Forgotten
KVRAF
10085 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:45 pm

I listen to music. I don’t care if it’s played on Mongolian nose flutes or a Stradivarius, as long as it’s good.

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telecode
KVRAF
1592 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:49 pm

yes. of course.

Dasheesh
KVRAF
3751 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:49 pm

i'm not trying to influence the poll. i'm trying to get an accurate answer, so forgive me if i don't get into a back and forth here. but, there is a difference between synthesis and a synthesizer.

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Forgotten
KVRAF
10085 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:51 pm

Well I listened to Kaleidoscope by Siouxsie and the Banshees yesterday (or maybe the day before), and that’s definitely got some synthesizers on it.

https://youtu.be/xigcAOUWL5c

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BONES
GRRRRRRR!
9557 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:15 pm

Nice! Haven't listened to it for years but it's about my favourite Banshees album and this is my favourite song from it.

As to the poll, how can you not answer "fish", given the other choices available? There is a whole spectrum of stuff between the first two options and 99% of music being made today probably features both extremes, as well as half-a-dozen parts that would fall somewhere in between. e.g. All our drums are samples with effects, so every song we make has that, but most of our synth parts are made with synths that aren't (overtly) sample-based. Still, we use various Kontakt libraries in half our songs, as well as sample-based guitar VSTi and granular synths like Quanta and Straylight are starting to get some use, too. Then there are things like Monoment Bass, which is a subtractive synth that uses sample-based oscillators, and Equator has both sample-based and V/A type oscillators and we use that in pretty much every new song.
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FarleyCZ
KVRian
921 posts since 26 Jun, 2008 from Czech Republic

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:24 pm

Doesn't everything technically become a sample when you record it into a computer? I like live music including people playing synthesizery, but I have massive respect for great "offline" sounddesign too. Not everything that was created in the box is "just a sample". :)

highkoo
KVRAF
4102 posts since 26 Jun, 2004

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:38 pm

samples and fx for me, gramps
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Frantz
KVRAF
5320 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:06 pm

I like watching fish on drugs that are listening to samples of a synthesizer fed through effects. So I guess the answer is maybe?

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excuse me please
KVRist
329 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:57 pm

I rarely listen to music nowadays.

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Faiky
KVRist
272 posts since 23 Jun, 2012

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:44 am

Focus on what you want to achieve, what feelings you want to convey and what you personally like most, let it inspire you and start making music ;-)!

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BONES
GRRRRRRR!
9557 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:46 am

highkoo wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:38 pm
samples and fx for me, gramps
Yet too stupid to actually vote in the poll. Doesn't say a lot for the younger generation, does it?
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fese
KVRian
1063 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:57 am

I never listened to “synthesizer music”. Most of it feels cold and lifeless to me, also I prefer songs over sounds. I have nothing against synths (some of my best friends are synths!), but more as another color in a song arrangement, not complete tracks made only with synths...

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crimsonwarlock
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2291 posts since 18 Apr, 2001 from The Netherlands

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:34 am

Dasheesh wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:58 pm
I'm trying to decide if I made a synthesizer album, if anyone would be interested still...
There seems to be a lot of interest in synthwave/retrowave these days, don't see why you need a poll for that :D
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