Is a name change in order?

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Is a name change in order?

Postby Thirteen » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:35 am

Looking at a lot of the threads here it's obvious that a lot of folks are using newer gear, and in particular some of the more boutique interesting stuff like Rachel's Octopus, the Blofeld, DIY sequencers and stuff like that. I called this the "Vintage Synth Forum" to try and keep down the traffic about some of the lamest consumer boxes on the market at the moment, but now I wonder if it would be better to call the forum simply "Synth Forum" or Electronic Music Forum" to make it more accessible to everyone? I don't know if it is even possible to rename a forum once it is in place, I will have to ask Mark, Rick and Ryan if it can be done, and what they think of the idea.

does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?
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Postby jkhuri44 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:40 am

yeah, im probably partly to blame for what this has become, LOL

i just ask on this part of the forum, coz i assume that ppl with vintage synth gear....are....yep, you guessed it, using gear to write electronic music...


and i suppose the problems that come with that are diff to the 4 problems in a live room, about to bash out a song...

my apologies. :P
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Postby Thirteen » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:48 am

jkhuri44 wrote:yeah, im probably partly to blame for what this has become, LOL

i just ask on this part of the forum, coz i assume that ppl with vintage synth gear....are....yep, you guessed it, using gear to write electronic music...


and i suppose the problems that come with that are diff to the 4 problems in a live room, about to bash out a song...

my apologies. :P


Nothing to apologise for, nothing wrong with virtual instruments as such, and your posts on Cubase timing are very relevant to most of us. That's why I am wondering if broadening the forum beyond old gear might be a good thing, because even vintage synth users now also use computers and new gear as well, I think that Electrofetish is the only purist that I know when it comes to this stuff, and even he has some new gear sneaking into his room now ;-)
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Postby rachelp » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:37 pm

I like the "vintage synth" tag. The name doesn't matter - it's all about the mindset....

What migh be better is to have a "computer recording" forum section instead, for the VI and sample fiends.
These days, it would seem that every hardware synth is "vintage" compared to a computer rig!


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Postby Thirteen » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:47 pm

rachelp wrote:I like the "vintage synth" tag. The name doesn't matter - it's all about the mindset....
These days, it would seem that every hardware synth is "vintage" compared to a computer rig!
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Except that expensive computer software becomes "vintage" every time there is a major OS update ;-)
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Postby headman » Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:21 pm

MIDI is practically vintage these days. 1983 seems such a long time ago. I vote to keep it the "Vintage Synth Forum", it has that certain something.
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