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Re: Apparently, gated reverb is making a comeback 2017/10/17 17:52:56 (permalink)
Hmm, that's interesting, Bit.  I'm going to have to try that, thanks for sharing.  I don't use reverb for much of anything at all.  Never really liked it.  Ha ha.  

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Re: Apparently, gated reverb is making a comeback 2017/10/17 19:19:03 (permalink)
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I had an actual 808 back in the day. I hated it. "That doesn't sound anything like a bass drum", I thought. But it was affordable and fun to program. Nevertheless, it went into the junk drawer the moment I figured out how to do a believable kick on a synthesizer. And that, in turn, quickly fell by the wayside when I got an Alesis with real sampled drums inside.
 
At no point along that journey did I ever once feel the least bit nostalgic for that boring gated sinewave. So I am mystified as to why young producers of today, with the mindblowing cornucopia of sound available to them, would want to use that tired old hack.
 
Unless it's me that's the tired old hack.


The TR303 was the one that got me. I had one and sold it for a pittance as I got MIDI and better synths. It wasn't long before it was the new fad and fetching silly money, I wish I had held on to it a bit longer and made a killing. I seems the bubble still hasn't completely burst.
 
I still have an Alesis MIDIverb in the loft, that had some gated programs that did make my TR505 sound a bit more fashionable. Maybe I should get the pair of them down and see if they still work.

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Re: Apparently, gated reverb is making a comeback 2017/11/08 15:49:20 (permalink)
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...things are coming back around again to where pop music is embracing synths as a genuine instrument that isn't trying to be something else. I think it's awesome. We have a lot to be grateful for in this revival.

So now we have other related things like gated reverb making a comeback because they were a huge part of that retro sound. I'm not going to complain about it, it is what it is.


I also like that synths are coming back.  I don't mind the return of gated reverb (yet).  What I don't like is the return of mickey mouse sampling.
 
 
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Re: Apparently, gated reverb is making a comeback 2017/11/11 15:56:21 (permalink)
"Apparently, gated reverb is making a comeback"

I'm sorry to hear that.

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Re: Apparently, gated reverb is making a comeback 2017/11/14 23:02:39 (permalink)
Yeah, it's because everyone is getting into Retro-Futurism, that basically is reviving the 80's scifi dystopia culture.  The fascination is with how we in the 80's viewed the future of 2020 or even further.  But that means all of the music is coming back and also being busted into 100 sub-genres.  CyberPunk, VaporWave, SynthWave... I can't even think of any more than that.  I mean... I can't lie.  I like it, having grown up in the 80's.
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Re: Apparently, gated reverb is making a comeback 2017/11/16 15:06:51 (permalink)
Few things turned out the way we'd imagined they would 30-40 years ago, did they?
 
My own prognostication record is mixed:
- leg warmers: gone for good, as I predicted
- Disco: still popular, contrary to my most optimistic hopes in 1984
- Karma Chameleon: still stuck in my head after all these years, just as I'd feared
- Devo: relegated to ironic trope status, proving there is at least some justice
 


All else is in doubt, so this is the truth I cling to. 

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