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One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:39 pm

Struggling here, with lack of inspiration and talent, and negligible keyboard skills....... Trying different approach at the 11th hour but not hopeful :?

Got a great cowbell patch though :D
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby BJG145 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:02 pm

Folderol wrote:One wonders what 'a few' entries represents. I know that in sheep farming circles it's about 300 :o

P.S. From the days when my brother and I used to help out in the catching pens on our family holidays in Wales.

Thanks for the explanation but...I'm still not sure I understand...
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dave B » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:12 pm

It's worth noting here that Folderol's days of catching pens have never really gone away - as demonstrated by his latest business venture : "Folderol's Organic Free Range Biros Ltd". I think that they just seem happier when I write with mine ....
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:13 pm

According to OED "a few" must be more than one but is not many. According to the Discworld Trolls (as opposed to internet Trolls who are a very different and much less pleasant breed) 'many' comes after 2 (Trolls count thus :- one, two, many, many-one, many-two, lots) so a few is, by extension the same as 'a couple' or, in more precise terminology, "two" :thumbup:

This demonstrates how careful we need to be with language, after all "careless talk costs wives" :D
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby IAA » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:16 pm

I was hoping to do my short bit on a new synth I ordered before Christmas- which part explains my “count me in” within 10 mins of Dave posting the new challenge. Anyway said synth is still being built I assume, cause it’s not in my studio. So...I went completely left field and re-transcribed and arranged it for another synth which is in my studio. So the motto of this is, a synth in the hand is worth many still in the factory..

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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:29 pm

Sadly things have been a bit fraught here and the inlaws are up next weekend so I'll not be playing this round.
Which does mean the option of 'worst entry' is now up for grabs again... ;)
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Rich Hanson » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:36 pm

blinddrew wrote:Sadly things have been a bit fraught here and the inlaws are up next weekend so I'll not be playing this round.
Which does mean the option of 'worst entry' is now up for grabs again... ;)

I'm on it :thumbup:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dave B » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:34 am

"Worst entry is up for grabs" ??

Hold my drink ..... :D
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Ramirez » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:16 pm

I'm afraid I'm going to have to bail this one
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:46 pm

Just to keep a balance, I'm definitely remaining 'in'.

I spent pretty much all night falling in love with MixBus, throwing out ALL my previous ideas for the track and planting the seeds of my revised submission.

The 'single synth' thing is a much bigger challenge than I thought it would be because my workflow is very multi-synth orientated, and I'm steadfastly refusing to use the Kronos.

I'm very much looking forward to hearing what it sounds like when it's done, even if it turns out to be a bit compromised.

I'm finding it challenging, and very enjoyable :bouncy:
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Richie Royale » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:03 pm

I've not even started, but I'm confident I can rustle up something for Sunday.
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby MarkyC » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:24 pm

Didn't think I was going to get there this time but I'm in (fingers crossed)
Four days left ahhhh! :?
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Dan LB » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:01 pm

I didn't think I was going to make the deadline either. Last time work got in the way a bit but I probably had the time realistically - it was probably more just my usual lack of inspiration.

I really find it difficult to develop and finish any musical ideas I have. Constantly writing what effectively turns out to be four bar loops :headbang:

This time I've made it! Entry sent! :D :D :D

I'm excited to hear what everyone comes up with :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy:

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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby BJG145 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:29 pm

Dan LB wrote:I really find it difficult to develop and finish any musical ideas I have.

Don't worry, you're in good company.
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Re: One Synth Challenge III - This time it's personal

Postby Folderol » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:23 pm

BJG145 wrote:
Dan LB wrote:I really find it difficult to develop and finish any musical ideas I have.

Don't worry, you're in good company.
Allow me to introduce you to my 'Miscellaneous' folder :lol:
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