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I have a strong preference for 'real' instruments 47 31.33%
I have a slight preference for 'real' instruments 45 30.00%
I have no preference either way 53 35.33%
I have a slight preference for electronic instruments 4 2.67%
I have a strong preference for electronic instruments 1 0.67%
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:42 AM   #21
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Erm...congratulations?


well thank you sir. Although, I do not really know why you are congratulating me.

but, good one. nice job.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:16 AM   #22
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i have a strong preference for real instruments. because that means musicians are more than likely making money.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:29 AM   #23
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:32 AM   #24
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I don't have a preference for either one, but a lot of music made with electronic instruments is shitty. That has to do with a lack of creativity on the part of the musicians though, not the instruments.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:01 AM   #25
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No preference.

I think that acoustic performers can achieve a level of musicality and dynamics that computers just can't achieve yet. Maybe for an instrument like piano, they could get close. But take something like this and it'd be impossible for something like this to be created by a computer:



However, with Electronic instruments, they can create just gorgeous timbres and effects that can't be heard by acoustic instruments.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:35 AM   #26
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lol I can guarantee someone like you couldn't even be able to tell a professional mockup from a real orchestra.

ok, s-sorry.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:39 AM   #27
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I'll say slight preference. I like prog, and a lot of prog has synth and stuff.

I'd class synth as a real instrument. OP kind of goes both ways. He says a real insturment is two things: 1) Something that takes a humans skill to play 2) Something acoustic.

While it's not acoustic, it can take an incredible amount of skill to play.







That being said, I prefer the instrument that takes skill and sounds good. I just prefer a guitar over dubstep, not to say making music with a computer doesn't take still, but it takes WAY less than to actually learn an instrument. (I'm also aware this is a keyboard and midi controller, but you get what I mean).
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:57 AM   #28
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I prefer the sound of electronic music over the genres that use "real" instruments. The overall power you get from all frequencies is pretty hard to match from what I have gathered. Just my opinion.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:00 AM   #29
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That being said, I prefer the instrument that takes skill and sounds good. I just prefer a guitar over dubstep, not to say making music with a computer doesn't take still, but it takes WAY less than to actually learn an instrument. (I'm also aware this is a keyboard and midi controller, but you get what I mean).

I know it is off topic but just pointing out that a HUGE part of any electronic music genre is producing. It takes just as long to become a very good producer as it does to become good at an instrument.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:00 AM   #30
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The timbre of real instruments is more pleasing to my ears, as opposed to digitally created imitations of "real" instruments.

Digital sounds aren't necessarily bad, but digital imitations are.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:03 AM   #31
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Is mayonnaise an instrument?

If I like the music, I don't care how its achieved.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:05 AM   #32
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Is mayonnaise an instrument?

I love the light tone of mayonnaise, how it tends to drift above the orchestra, light as a butterfly. It's an overlooked instrument, mayonnaise, most of the time. A true pity. It brings a clear, almost innocent sound to any ensemble.


Or am I thinking of an oboe?
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:08 AM   #33
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I prefer real instruments, it's just the feel man.
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Is mayonnaise an instrument?

If I like the music, I don't care how its achieved.


Fill a bucket with it and hit it. It is now making acoustic sound waves and is therefore an instrument.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:12 AM   #35
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I like notes, sounds and melodies. That's it. I'm not some shamanistic hippy that finds it extremelyt moore soothing if the notes come from the wind.
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I like notes, sounds and melodies. That's it. I'm not some shamanistic hippy that finds it extremelyt moore soothing if the notes come from the wind.

Well that's just like, your opinion. Man.

I'd like to be a shaman.
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Mayonnaise is a gustatory* instrument.





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Old 12-18-2012, 06:31 AM   #38
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Slight preference for "real" instruments, but I'd probably classify analog synths maybe even some digital as "real" instruments.

I ****ing hate most MIDI-tastic sounds. That shit absolutely disgusts me in most cases and IMO electric keyboards that are just designed to replace pianos/organs almost always sound like shit.

That said, there is certainly a time and place for drum machines and sometimes they're used in really cool ways. I really hate an instrument that's entire design is to sound like another instrument. It's never quite right and I'd rather have something with a unique design that can be used in innovative ways as drum machines have become.

EDIT: My favorite sequencer/drum machine bit is at 2:17. Plus the whole track is just ****ing amazing.

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Old 12-18-2012, 06:56 AM   #39
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:00 AM   #40
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I know it is off topic but just pointing out that a HUGE part of any electronic music genre is producing. It takes just as long to become a very good producer as it does to become good at an instrument.


I don't know, if I put a solid week (like seven 24 hour days) into making a dubsteb song, I think I could probably make a decent one. Now how long would it take to make even a decent song using drums, bass, and guitar?

I'm not saying either one doesn't take any skill, but physical playing of an instrument takes way more skill than lining up beats on a computer. You have all the time you need to make it perfect. To perform, you hit play and it plays perfectly every time. Try playing perfectly every time with a 3 piece band. Impossible.
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