What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

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dellboy
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705 posts since 28 Mar, 2007

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:43 am

The caveat to using hardware is to be totally hardware. No computer - no internet - least distractions.

I even found, back in the day, that going from a Workstation synth to an Atari running Cubase was a distraction.

Keep it simple - get work done.

beater
KVRer
21 posts since 25 May, 2010

Re: What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:23 am

OOOPS. Have I started another Hardware vs software thread!?! :dog:

I never really spend much time on forums, I just spend hours in my small studio noodling like a chimp with synths etc never getting anything done! It's fun though. :hihi:

It seems like a good discussion though, there's a lot of info here thats really helpful to me (and hopefully others).

I think I went a little overboard with the title, real analog is still exciting to me, it's just that it amazes me how vsts that were released over the past few years sound so good. It's just a shame that it feels like a bit of a chore when programing vsts compared to hardware. Well to me anyway. :tu:

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Synthman2000
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536 posts since 27 Apr, 2016

Re: What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:33 am

The point is to pretend you are something special/unique/interesting/out there/crazy/cool/more advanced. Everyone knows that the convoluted and complex your methodology is definitely makes your music "better".

Seriously though, really it is just about gigging I think. No one cares what your music was made with. They either like it or they don't.

Hardware and software relative to result is completely meaningless, you like it ? Do it.

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quantum7
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883 posts since 31 Dec, 2006 from the hills above beautiful Boise, Idaho

Re: What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:22 pm

Real synth-whores, such as myself, use both software synths and hardware synths! :tu:
"It is better to compose than decompose."

Sean Christopher Dockery
www.SeanDockery.com www.SeanChristopher.net

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KVRist
362 posts since 20 Jul, 2018

Re: What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:15 pm

quantum7 wrote:Real synth-whores, such as myself, use both software synths and hardware synths! :tu:
synth -> :hug: <- quantum7

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whyterabbyt
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26231 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Re: What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:25 am

dellboy wrote:The caveat to using hardware is to be totally hardware.
Or possibly totally drunk.
"The bearer of this signature is a genuine and authorised pope."

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IncarnateX
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3328 posts since 25 Jan, 2009 from Forgotten Realms

Re: What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:51 am

Yup. To hold on to the beautiful woman metaphor: There is no such thing as an ugly woman, only too few bottles of vodka.

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KVRAF
3174 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:03 am

IncarnateX wrote:Yup. To hold on to the beautiful woman metaphor: There is no such thing as an ugly woman, only too few bottles of vodka.
But if you have to drink that much to make someone look attractive, you'll prob be too drunk to do anthing about it :hihi:

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IncarnateX
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3328 posts since 25 Jan, 2009 from Forgotten Realms

Re: What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:10 am

Yup. But it wouldn’t matter because you’d be too drunk to remember it even if you could.

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Tj Shredder
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1411 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:29 am

dellboy wrote:The caveat to using hardware is to be totally hardware. No computer - no internet - least distractions.

I even found, back in the day, that going from a Workstation synth to an Atari running Cubase was a distraction.

Keep it simple - get work done.
You never touched the real hardware it seems. That means no electric power no batteries. Even a violin is not hard enough, a Bösendorfer might fit evetually...

You can’t beat a friend of mine who is carrying a real pipe orgen just to give correct pitches to the choir he is conducting...

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vurt
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37893 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:12 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
dellboy wrote:The caveat to using hardware is to be totally hardware.
Or possibly totally drunk.
or both!

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digitalboytn
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1265 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Re: What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:22 am

The main point of hardware synths is to have a few more knobs to play with :wink:
Sorry - I don't use auto-tune....

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KVRAF
3174 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:27 am

digitalboytn wrote:The main point of hardware synths is to have a few more knobs to play with :wink:
...and a superior sound :wink:

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vurt
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Re: What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:29 am

digitalboytn wrote:The main point of hardware synths is to have a few more knobs to play with :wink:
ah, an orgy! now we're cookin'!

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whyterabbyt
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26231 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Re: What's the point of hardware synths?(Drunken rant,ha)

Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:28 am

vurt wrote:
digitalboytn wrote:The main point of hardware synths is to have a few more knobs to play with :wink:
ah, an orgy! now we're cookin'!
please note : cooking while naked and drunk may be hazardous.
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