What kind of music do you use your synths for?

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What kind of music do you use your synths for?

Postby Cymatics » Sat May 21, 2011 11:15 pm

Just curious what kind of music you fellow synth heads like to make?

I make a lot of (second rate) ambient / early tangerine dream kind of stuff, but also mess around with a 707 and 606 synced with a Juno 6, sh-101 and Mono/poly to jam on classic chicago house style tracks.
I mostly play guitar in a band but use synths a little with that, when we try to be Hawkwind :)

Fell free to post your tracks too..
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Re: What kind of music do you use your synths for?

Postby tweakeasy » Sun May 22, 2011 1:32 am

Hmm... here's a few tracks, but I'm afraid the majority are softsynths with the occasional 106 thrown in when I had my first one. Pardon the poor quality mixes - these are all pre me having monitors and some were actually entirely made when one of the dodgy hifi speakers I used to use died completely and I was mixing on one speaker! In a small square room... with cement walls...and no interface... Ghe-tto...

http://soundcloud.com/cdraustralia/star ... tar-safari (uploaded by Red Bull Music Academy and CDR Australia from the RBMA Producer's Showcase, Brisbane).

http://soundcloud.com/safarizahki (collab)

And of course the link down in my sig...
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Re: What kind of music do you use your synths for?

Postby NYMo » Sun May 22, 2011 8:48 pm

Hi there,

I like to do Berlin School music, hardcore Techno, ambient ,weird ambient, jazz, rock, cover bands and I even played in a (very good) Hawkwind band (at least Dave Brock thought so !)

Pared my synths down to a synth.com 66 space modular with dual 960 sequencers, Oberheim OBMX, K station, mvs-1 and a couple of softsynths and a few choice fx units. Dim d, re 201, marshale time modulator, primetime, pcm 41 etc

Small, but hands on, is good !

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Re: What kind of music do you use your synths for?

Postby tweakeasy » Mon May 23, 2011 3:38 pm

Yep, out of all my gear, the last thing they'd pry from my cold dead digits is my RE-201. Such a useable ol' tank!
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Re: What kind of music do you use your synths for?

Postby Cymatics » Mon May 23, 2011 9:57 pm

Great sounds, tweakeasy. I dont think I could make stuff so complex sounding.

Nymo, I love Berlin School sounds, I'd love to hear some of your music. How's the dotcom system?
I'm thinking of getting a modular set up myself when I've got more space - at the moment i'm just messing with some 'semi-modular' toys. (MS-20 + MS-10 + SQ-10 + some MoogerFoogers)
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Re: What kind of music do you use your synths for?

Postby a.d.a.m. baby » Tue May 24, 2011 12:40 am

Excuse my ignorance but what is Berlin School?
And Nymo, where can we hear your version of Hawkwind's "Silver Machine"???!!!
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Re: What kind of music do you use your synths for?

Postby Cymatics » Tue May 24, 2011 10:12 am

This will explain more effectively than me trying to!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Sch ... onic_music

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Re: What kind of music do you use your synths for?

Postby NYMo » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:34 pm

Hi Adam
Believe it or not we never did silver machine !
Mainly did space ritual stuff and a fewthings that that violin player did
Something about a horse ! Yeah, i had to do the violin stuff on a synth !
Its all on video and i should upload it sometime
I need to put my electronic trax somewhere too.
I have just done two albums of pretty wierd electronica, not
Not bleep music or aleatoric, but somewhat more melodic
I also like Ross's music and am keen to post some of my own
If anyone has any suggestions that can take 20 to 60 min pieces that would
Be great !
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Re: What kind of music do you use your synths for?

Postby Text_Edifice » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:08 pm

Have you tried http://www.bandcamp.com ?

Thought soundcloud would take larger files if you were a paid up member?
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Re: What kind of music do you use your synths for?

Postby jkhuri44 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:02 pm

soundcloud free membership takes up to 2 hours of music...
i've had 2 X full DJ mixes up on there with no worries.
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Re: What kind of music do you use your synths for?

Postby NYMo » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:46 am

Hi there,

Thanx for the tip...I've put some of my stuff up on Soundcloud...search for NYMo.

Shamasi Skysaw 17.04 (2010)
A tribute to Klaus Schultze. Very retro Berlin School
Retro sound !

Lithium Dreamscapes One 67.28 (2010)
A smattering of different types of electronic music that I did last year.
(Best to download as there are heaps of subtle bits..put it on in bed..happy dreams!)

NYMo Ascension 5.08 (1997)
NYMo Heathen Spawn 6.49 (1997)
Two trax from the first NYMo album Distobarf. Pretty dark doof !

NYMO Omen 6.33 (2010)
Track from the third NYMo album Omen
Check the synth shred !

Comments for or against welcome !
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Re: What kind of music do you use your synths for?

Postby beyourdog » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:38 pm

Usually I m playing more acoustic guitar/fingerpicking...but use the Mini on pop / rock track as bass / lead/ ambiance...
Usually I use synths for electronic music...New album of French Pop electro in preparation...

I m a big fan of Berlin School too, love kraftwerk...started synths with Klaus Shulze but was playing piano and guitar first...I m doing polyphony with my modular these days, quite fun...
But synth is for electronic music usually...
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