A Day In The Life #1 – The Lab – 23 Oct 10: Yamaha TG77 Synth Strings

Just playing around with some of my rackmount synths, the Yamaha TG77, seeing what sounds I can incorporate into the balance of the CD project, as well as other ones.

I recently read a quote by Brian Transeau, remixer, film scorer, electronic musician and composer, in the October 2010 issue of Future Music:

“I have a little bit of sadness that people’s introduction to synthesis now is soft synthesis, because there’s so much joy in just putting your hands on a physical instrument with knobs, and they just sound so expressive and powerful. So I see the strengths in both and try to use them to their strengths”

Interestingly enough, I must have subconsciously recorded this video in agreement with that quote.

Sorry for the “eye test” at the end…still can’t seem to get the closing text big like that in the beginning! LOL.

::: oceans of rhythm :::


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3 Responses to A Day In The Life #1 – The Lab – 23 Oct 10: Yamaha TG77 Synth Strings

  1. Thierno says:

    Interesting topic. IMHO, in able hands, it doesn’t matter wheter it’s virtual synths or hardware, the music will prevail; more, the musicality will dominate. So, ultimately, a tool’s frontier is defined by its user.

  2. Fresh says:

    I agree 100% with you. Moreso, I even extend that to the type of equipment (hardware of software) on uses for composing music. Yes, there is some hardware (drum machines, for example) that sound dated while using their stock sounds, but ultimately, if you know how to use your tools to the max, it will show in the final product. Combine dated equipment with the use of software and via audio editing and effects, that same piece of outdated equipment suddenly can be no longer….outdated.

    For me personally (and I know many that have went this route), I couldn’t give up my hardware and compose music solely via software. On the flipside, the graphical user interface alone of using software has made the workflow and process far quicker. Thanks for the comment.

  3. Fresh says:

    Definitely true…It’s all in how well a musician knows his/her tools and talent. Me personally, I could never go solely computer and mouse, though.

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