Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

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Do you listen to synthesizer music?

Poll runs till Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:58 pm

I am still interested in hearing someone play a synthesizer.
32
60%
I mainly listen to samples fed through effects to a beat.
4
8%
I'm just hear for the drugs and sex.
6
11%
fish.
11
21%
 
Total votes: 53

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vurt
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56773 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:31 am


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vurt
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Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:33 am


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Vortifex
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Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:06 am

Most of the music I listen to is predominantly synth based - Hotel Pools, Mitch Murder, Pongman, Oddling, Timecop1983, Forhill, Com Truise (I like synthwave :D ). There's also John Maus, Ariel Pink, Drab Majesty, who all incorporate synths into their music but it's not 'synth music'.

Growing up I had Jarre, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk on rotation, but there's no one else like Kraftwerk now and there's only really Ulrich Schnauss and Thorsten Quaeschning still carrying the Berlin School torch these days so it's not something I listen to much anymore.

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telecode
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1521 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:08 am

vurt wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:29 am
why does your fandom of nin have any bearing on them being an example of synth music?
"Vorzel....".. don't go there dude. Just let it slide.

Incidentally, Trent Reznor is a highly intelligent artist that still makes amazing music both under the banner of NIN as well as sountracks. You all need to check out the soundtrack to Gone Girl -- especially what they did for the death scene where Rosamund Pike kills the Neil Patrick Harris character. Once of the most innovative uses of modular synth combined with visual ever created IMNSHO!

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13501 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:09 am

telecode wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:08 am
vurt wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:29 am
why does your fandom of nin have any bearing on them being an example of synth music?
"Vorzel....".. don't go there dude. Just let it slide.

Incidentally, Trent Reznor is a highly intelligent artist that still makes amazing music both under the banner of NIN as well as sountracks. You all need to check out the soundtrack to Gone Girl -- especially what they did for the death scene where Rosamund Pike kills the Neil Patrick Harris character. Once of the most innovative uses of modular synth combined with visual ever created IMNSHO!
Didn’t make up for the incredibly sh!te film though.
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1521 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:10 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:09 am
telecode wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:08 am
vurt wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:29 am
why does your fandom of nin have any bearing on them being an example of synth music?
"Vorzel....".. don't go there dude. Just let it slide.

Incidentally, Trent Reznor is a highly intelligent artist that still makes amazing music both under the banner of NIN as well as sountracks. You all need to check out the soundtrack to Gone Girl -- especially what they did for the death scene where Rosamund Pike kills the Neil Patrick Harris character. Once of the most innovative uses of modular synth combined with visual ever created IMNSHO!
Didn’t make up for the incredibly sh!te film though.
true. the sountrack was much better than the film. i am finding most soundtracks are actually better than the films these days.

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vurt
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Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:11 am


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vurt
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Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:15 am

telecode wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:08 am
vurt wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:29 am
why does your fandom of nin have any bearing on them being an example of synth music?
"Vorzel....".. don't go there dude. Just let it slide.
sorry, i dont understand "nutter" :shrug:
poogle translate is not helping either.

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KVRian
603 posts since 4 Oct, 2018

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:02 am

@OP:

All the time, pal!

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Proxima4
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312 posts since 23 Oct, 2007 from Somerset UK

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:37 am

You guy’s :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

I think, Beer, a handshake 🤝 and this guy sums us all up a little.

Merry Xmas you stupid bastards. :party:

https://youtu.be/NW87dBPjHuU

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1521 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:01 pm

Proxima4 wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:37 am
You guy’s :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

I think, Beer, a handshake 🤝 and this guy sums us all up a little.

Merry Xmas you stupid bastards. :party:

https://youtu.be/NW87dBPjHuU
Nils is the man!!! And that ladies and gents is why software will never sound as good as hardware. :clap:

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jancivil
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19339 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:42 pm

BONES wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:24 pm
None of this impresses me in the slightest. Until I got Analog Lab a couple of years ago, I had never heard of Buchla, either the man or the company. It/he are little more than a footnote in synth history, which doesn't interest me anyway. I like to look forward, not back.
So fatuous, such a lack of normative awareness.

You aren’t moving music forward in a vacuum, in reality you are standing on all kind of people’s back and repeating history. NB: This ’you’ works as the universal you, anyone saying this kind of nonsense. You in the particular just show a kind of contempt and the typical willingness to posture. So bold, so missing the point. Dunning-Kruger rules ok. I’ve heard your music, forward-looking? That through itself wouldn’t be a point for judgement, but the pretense there only showed us an ahistorical bent. Were we supposed to be impressed? A silliness.
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Hink
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30192 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:01 pm

now
jancivil wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:42 pm
BONES wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:24 pm
None of this impresses me in the slightest. Until I got Analog Lab a couple of years ago, I had never heard of Buchla, either the man or the company. It/he are little more than a footnote in synth history, which doesn't interest me anyway. I like to look forward, not back.
So fatuous, such a lack of normative awareness.

You aren’t moving music forward in a vacuum, in reality you are standing on all kind of people’s back and repeating history. NB: This ’you’ works as the universal you, anyone saying this kind of nonsense. You in the particular just show a kind of contempt and the typical willingness to posture. So bold, so missing the point. Dunning-Kruger rules ok. I’ve heard your music, forward-looking? That through itself wouldn’t be a point for judgement, but the pretense there only showed us an ahistorical bent. Were we supposed to be impressed? A silliness.
earlier in the thread
jancivil wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:08 am
telecode wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:34 am
Forgotten wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:50 am
A little bit of off topic occurs everywhere, and it’s always been that way.
not on other forums like Steinberg or NI. posts are on topic 90% of the time. the odd occasional goof goes on to post stupid useless stuff, but its a pretty well run self policed communites.
Is this post pertinent to the topic?
whether you agree or not my asking to stay on topic and lay off the attacks is pertinent to the topic. There is no need for it
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BONES
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9291 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:32 pm

foosnark wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:31 am
Here you demonstrate only your own ignorance. Buchla invented the voltage-controlled synthesizer before Moog did, and he invented the sequencer.
So what? That is of less than no interest to me and of no consequence whatsoever to anything I do, in any part of my life. Synthesisers could have been invented by Hitler for all the difference it makes.
Nobody cares whether things impress you or not.
Clearly that's not true, else you wouldn't have bothered to reply.
BONES wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:24 pm
RichieWitch wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:38 pm
The concert was breathtaking.
Was the music any good? You still haven't said
And here you demonstrate intentional boneheadedness.[/quote]
Quite the opposite, I made myself quite clear, yet the bonehead I had responded to still didn't get it, which further reinforced my point.
jancivil wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:42 pm
You aren’t moving music forward in a vacuum, in reality you are standing on all kind of people’s back and repeating history.
I don't think I'm moving music forward at all but I am interested in what comes next. OTOH, I have less than no interest in how we got to where we are today. It just doesn't matter.
You in the particular just show a kind of contempt and the typical willingness to posture.
All that is self-evident but knowing the details doesn't make a blind bit of difference to anything, it's totally irrelevant. And yes, I am contemptuous of those who think it does matter, even slightly. Punk swept it all away and it is best forgotten, confined to the dust bins of history.
So bold, so missing the point. Dunning-Kruger rules ok.
Apparently it does among you idiots. Honestly, you seem to have no grasp of what matters, like you don't even have real interest in music at all, just in the excrutiatingly irrelevant minutae around it.
I’ve heard your music, forward-looking? That through itself wouldn’t be a point for judgement, but the pretense there only showed us an ahistorical bent. Were we supposed to be impressed? A silliness.
Our music is what it is. There is no cynical, preconceived notion of what it should be, it is nothing more than an expression of what was in our collective head at the particular time that it was created. It would be more than a little pretentious to think it was anything more. I look to the future to work out what might influence what I/we do next.
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AngelCityOutlaw
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154 posts since 4 Dec, 2017

Re: Do you listen to synthesizers anymore?

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:35 pm

fese wrote:
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...
I went through a phase of it in my early 20s, where I was really into electronic music.

Now, I mostly prefer listening to acoustic instruments; be they real or sampled. There're these human elements to "real instruments" unto themselves which synths will never be able to replicate.

The main thing with synths I find is that the most "interesting" sounds are the least-musical, but the most-musical ones are the least-interesting and cheesy-sounding.

But I think I'll always have a soft spot for those 90s keyboard-patch type sounds and synth solos alongside acoustic instruments and orchestras like in Yanni's music.

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