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Re: (To Synth or not to Synth)

> .... not alone in prefering synth tones and patches that aremore organic
> sounding.
> But NOT when it's a badimitation of an acoustic instrument. Many of the
> clichéd early 80's digi-synth sounds really rub me the
> wrong way.
> I want synths for making sounds I can't make acoustically. Though I love
> sampling "natural" sounds and decontextualizing them. I always felt it 
> unfortunate that commercial synth were almost all keyboard 
> usually locked into 12 tone tempered scales-even when playing other 
> one was/is still locked into keyboard technique,or lack thereof in my 
> ( being able to tweak touch response etc is  nice though) I'm really glad
> this has finally changed,and there are so many interesting options for
> controllers and processors.One can now do synthesis  in a much broader
> sense.
hey now-
i dont much(nothin) about synths (((BUT))) two of my favorite synth
players(hate guitar synth)-that is playing pure sounds that are not of a
musical instrument-
i love the *keyboard*soundz of Lyle Mays from the PatMethenyBand and Joe
Zawinul(Miles,WeatherReport,Z Syndicate)...they both just get sound that's
so natural,i.e. of nature even tho' ya know they are not.
thats just so cool(fer me anyway)ymmv
(also i have to mention Bill Payne from the band <littlefeat>)