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DJ Radio7 years ago
Good luck man.
Oblivitus (author)  DJ Radio7 years ago
Thank you.
caitlinsdad7 years ago
Cool. From listening to your original pieces, you may draw some inspiration from Wendy/Walter Carlos(Switched on Bach), Isao Tomita(Planets, Firebird Suite), Kitaro, Jan Hammer(Seven Days, Miami Vice), Chick Corea(Return to Forever, Electrik Band), Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, ELP, ELO, Yes, Rick Wakeman....etc., etc...
Oblivitus (author)  caitlinsdad7 years ago
Thanks for all the suggestions, just finished listening to everyone on your list (I found videos on YouTube), I hadn't heard of most of those people. Found a video of how the moog synthesizer works, now I understand keyboards better. Kitaro sounds like an Eastern Mozart, I like his stuff, I listened to Silk Road. The Jazz guys were all good, I'm just starting to get an ear for jazz. I liked the intro to Yes's Roundabout. They're not all my style, I'm not into the electronic stuff ironically, but thanks for referring me. I found some really unique and dynamic songs.
I'm not really into electronic stuff, that computer generated sequenced techno stuff lacks a human creative artistry to it. I am more interested in how a synth can be used and played as an instrument by musicians. Maybe that's why I am drawn to songs that have a cool synth lick in it. In early days of analog synths, it was fun to try to recreate the sounds of Vangelis, Who's Baba o'riley, gary neumann Cars, my fav Emerson Lake and Palmer or Genesis, Steve Winwood Finer things, Van Halen...yeah, and all that orchestral/choir stuff.