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Re: Robert Fripp's Radiophonics (To Synth or not to Synth)
I own all of the Fripp "Soundscape" CDs. Some I like more than
others. I'm a fan, but hardly a disciple. Much like listening to
anything that's a little "different" they're an acquired taste.
I find each disk has it's place and its own charms. I wouldn't
want to listen to 5 or 6 albums straight of anybody, let alone
Bob Fripp. I've got about 225 hours of music on my iTunes
playlist on random play. And, I do enjoy the odd Soundscape that
pops up every day or two. The Radiophonics and the November Suite
CD tracks are favorites.
Also, forgive me if I am wrong, I was never positive that there was
ANY synth on those CDs. I always though it was all high-falutin'
and very convoluted multi-Eventide processing -- not to say that
there's ANYTHING wrong with guitar synth. I use one myself.
Both of my guitars have hex pickups on them and I am rather
happy with the results I've gotten so far -- even from a lowly,
out-of-date GR-1. Of course, I hardly ever use the synth tones
on their own. 95% of the time I use them they're just "ghosted"
behind the main analogue guitar signal.
To each their own.
tEd ® kiLLiAn
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