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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby BillB » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:06 pm

zenguitar wrote:First World problems ;)
I have bridge pickup, neck pickup, or both pickups as options. And struggle to remember which is which.
Andy :beamup:

Wot, no pedals? :headbang:
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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:16 pm

zenguitar wrote:
I have bridge pickup, neck pickup, or both pickups as options. And struggle to remember which is which.

Andy :beamup:

Well a guitar is a real instrument infinitely complex in expression and simple at the same time while baring the soul of the player through every gesture. :thumbup:
no disrespect to synth players.

and yet with pedals and fx boxes we have access to many, many patches so face the same challenge of organization. I posted a question to guitar players about whether 1 pedal = 1 patch and that seemed to be the preferred method. Not many were patch tweakers and something sitting on the floor makes that tricky. And yet some of the new pedals are remarkably complex synths in their own right as I’m discovering.
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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby BillB » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:26 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:Well a guitar is a real instrument infinitely complex in expression and simple at the same time while baring the soul of the player through every gesture. :thumbup:
no disrespect to synth players.

and yet with pedals and fx boxes we have access to many, many patches so face the same challenge of organization. I posted a question to guitar players about whether 1 pedal = 1 patch and that seemed to be the preferred method. Not many were patch tweakers and something sitting on the floor makes that tricky. And yet some of the new pedals are remarkably complex synths in their own right as I’m discovering.

Quite. Even primitive instruments can have first world issues.... :round1:

(Only joking - I love guitars too :mrgreen: )
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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:33 pm

:mrgreen:
Btw - what is the second world? Anybody know?
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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby Eddy Deegan » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:38 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:Btw - what is the second world? Anybody know?

When the term was coined in the early 50s it referred to the Soviet Union, Red China, North Korea, Cuba, the countries of Eastern Europe subjugated by the Soviets and parts of Southeast Asia.

(I sort-of-knew this but had to go look it up to check!)
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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby Random Guitarist » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:58 pm

I'd always assumed 2nd world was the USA (New world symphony etc), so I learned something today. :thumbup:
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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby Folderol » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:17 pm

Random Guitarist wrote:I'd always assumed 2nd world was the USA (New world symphony etc), so I learned something today. :thumbup:
Well there you go. SOS is a fund of world knowledge, not just music :lol: :bouncy:
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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby Eddy Deegan » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:22 pm

I learned something new the other day. A fact which surprised me in that I didn't know I didn't know it.

Ever wondered (or assumed you knew) what pineapples grow on? ;)

Unless you really do know, you might be surprised. I've been taking a straw poll amongst friends and family since I acquired this information and so far the majority assumed, as I had, that they grew on trees.
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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby Eddy Deegan » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:25 pm

Dave B wrote:We have stunning synths of all persuasions and I'm happy to just wheel in something from my collection, plug it in and have fun. I record the audio and just live with it - I have the midi to recreate it and am happy that if I don't like the sound 100%, then saving the preset is almost a waste of time.

Bingo. That hits the nail on the head as I see it!
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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby Folderol » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:52 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:I learned something new the other day. A fact which surprised me in that I didn't know I didn't know it.

Ever wondered (or assumed you knew) what pineapples grow on? ;)

Unless you really do know, you might be surprised. I've been taking a straw poll amongst friends and family since I acquired this information and so far the majority assumed, as I had, that they grew on trees.
I had the feeling it was a 'ground' plant, so was pleased (to a degree) when I looked it up.
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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby Rich Hanson » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:47 am

Eddy Deegan wrote:I learned something new the other day. A fact which surprised me in that I didn't know I didn't know it.

Ever wondered (or assumed you knew) what pineapples grow on? ;)

Unless you really do know, you might be surprised. I've been taking a straw poll amongst friends and family since I acquired this information and so far the majority assumed, as I had, that they grew on trees.

Er, on my bird feeder? :o

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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby Logarhythm » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:22 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:I learned something new the other day. A fact which surprised me in that I didn't know I didn't know it.

Ever wondered (or assumed you knew) what pineapples grow on? ;)

Unless you really do know, you might be surprised. I've been taking a straw poll amongst friends and family since I acquired this information and so far the majority assumed, as I had, that they grew on trees.
They're a weird fruit that grows on a somewhat weird plant ;)
The fruit itself forms from multiple flowers, each of which forms a single part of the fruit (the "scales" you can see on the outside of the pineapple are the remnant of each of these) that coalesce as they develop to form a single "multiple fruit".
You can't see what's going on inside the plant, but this timelapse gives a reasonable idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJmHxLxBnko
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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby Folderol » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:22 pm

'kinnell. I had no idea they took that long to grow Image
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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:37 pm

Perhaps the gmo ones grow faster? Almost all of them imported here are from Costa Rica where gmo pineapples are the king.
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Re: Synth sound strategies...

Postby Logarhythm » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:36 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:Perhaps the gmo ones grow faster? Almost all of them imported here are from Costa Rica where gmo pineapples are the king.
IIRC the only GM variant currently commercialised is a Del Monte one with pink flesh, and my understanding is that the modification they've made simply (at least in theory) alters the enzymatic behaviour so the pinkish colour visible in the young fruit persists into maturity, rather than turning to the more typical yellow colour.
I'm not aware of a GM yellow pineapple that is currently on sale, and FWIW Costa Rica grows some damned good pineapples and I think is the largest grower globally. Off the top of my head I'd guess that the MD2 (AKA Gold) and Smooth Cayenne are probably the predominant varieties, neither of which are genetically modified.

(If it isn't obvious, I have to be interested in pineapples for professional reasons...).

Edited to add: Apologies to BillB - this is unusually far off topic even for SOS :mrgreen:
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