vurt wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:34 pm
talking heads for example, had you said psycho killer, while i love the track, i can imagine it in an ebm setting, so wouldn't have been as interested regarding what you had done with it.
Ah, I see now. I'm not doing them EBM style, I am doing them pretty much as they were. That's the only way I could see to do a lot of them. So they pretty much all have BM-Vice drums, which is a mix of classic 80s drum machine sounds, and there are also a lot of guitars from Ujam's various guitar instruments. In fact, Blitzkreig Bop is just BM-Vice, VB-Rowdy, VG-Iron and VG-Carbon, not a synth sound in sight, and it's awesome.
with a bit of luck, you might get out to perform this year
probably lots of aus gigs rather than world travel for now.
I think travel, when it does come back, is going to be prohibitively expensive for a long time. I am resigned to the fact we will probably never again travel to perform. It will be Sydney or nothing, I reckon.
AnX wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:26 pm
from my cold dead hands....
I think I gave mine away. I couldn't find anyone willing to pay actual money for it, even with the strap-on kit.
e-crooner wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:41 pm
If a synth does not sound great and pleasant to my ears, I don't feel like using it in the first place.
Whereas I am likely to think that maybe I am doing something wrong. It's more about the limits of an instrument for me and both the SH101 and Ju06 I owned were far too limited to be of any real value in my set-up. Decent enough at what they did but all that was in too narrow a range. I'd probably feel the same way about a real SEM, too, even though I absolutely love bx_oberhausen.
ReleaseCandidate wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:53 pm
My point is that that the sound 'quality' (almost) doesn't matter if the 'music' is good.
Great music is also great when played with a less quality instrument or badly recorded/mixed. Actually that is a sign of great music. If your music depends on the 'quality' of your sound, your music isn't what's good, but your instruments are
Absolutely and you don't have to look any further than the vast majority of popular music today. Compare anything in the Top 40 today with Soft Cell's version of Tainted Love and you'll see what I mean. Technically, Tainted Love sounds pretty awful but it remains an absolute classic nonetheless and still fills dancefloors 40 years on. Mind you, a lot of what I still think of as a shitty sound is now revered as "classic". e.g. It does my head in that anyone would want a TR606, my first ever drum machine and a worthless piece of garbage, yet Behringer thought it was worth making a clone.
e-crooner wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:22 pm
Still, an irritating voice can ruin a song, Anita Baker is one such case. I strongly dislike her slurring, whining voice on higher notes, and the great music as such can't really compensate for that.
I'm like that with R.E.M. They are a band I should really love but I cannot stand Michael Stipe's whiny, twangy drawl.