#1
do any rock bands today use them? all i know of from the older decades is Van halen and The who. do they have a place in rock music>?? i was thinking of getting one cuz they sound so frickin cool
#2
Many, many bands use synthesisers. Bands I've seen that used a synth include Korn, Pelican, Death From Above, Mad Capsule Markets and lots lots more.
#3
i was thinking of getting one but dont know if it has a place in rock for me .
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#5
It definitely has a place in rock - Children of Bodom, Dragonforce, Satyricon, The Kinks, Depeche Mode... To name but a small few bands who employ keyboards, which is basically what a synthesiser is.

And now my not so nice side - Anybody who says any particular instrument has no place in any particular type of music knows nothing at all about music.
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#6
Quite a few bands use them. Just on the top of my head: Radiohead use a synth for a few of their songs but I think they're a different sound to what you're looking for.

It had a big place during the 80's but it's sort of made a come back in the past few years with bands using more electronic samples.
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#7
Guns N' Roses used 'em too, I believe there was some on November Rain among other songs.
#8
I know there are many bands that use them

but off the top oif my head the ones i can think of are
Depche Mode
The Kinks
and i think The killers
#9
Coheed and Cambria, NIN, The Killers, Red hot chilli peppers, Beck, sonic youth, The shins; etc

All use synth

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#10
Dream Theater, Symphony X, Children of Bodom

Even Black Metal bands like Behemoth and Dimmu Borgir use them

(Yes I know Behemoth are Blackened Death Metal and I know that some people say Dimmu Borgir aren't Black Metal either. I don't give a crap)

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Guns N' Roses used 'em too, I believe there was some on November Rain among other songs.

Apparently the whole orchestra was synthesised.

I've heard.
#12
They have a HUGE place in rock. Almost all the Power Metal bands use them.
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#15
yeha, pretty much everyone uses them or has used them.
well, excpet the people who have never used them.
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#17
Freezepop, Ladytron, AFI, The Epoxies, Shiny Toy Guns, Bloc Party, Polysics...

It's a little iffy whether some of those bands would be considered rock, but you get the idea.
#18
There's usually a guy in most black metal bands that plays a chord every five minutes or something.

He's usually about 4'3", 82 lbs, and has the gayest corpse paint of anyone in the band.

But yes, it's a shame there is not more synth in music. It will come back, though.
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Guns N' Roses used 'em too, I believe there was some on November Rain among other songs.


isnt that the keyboardist dizzy reed? I love how no one remembers him and yet he is basically part of the 'star' line up of gnr.

Anyway, ya keyboards and synthesizers definetely have a part in rock music. Muse, dragonforce, etc...
#20
Sorry to bring the thread up again but...

Ahem.....Rush/Police/Yes/Tool/Cure/Zappa/Pink Floyd ...list goes on, but to | culkid |, It depends if you want analog or digital. Also depends on your budget, look on Wikipedia. I believe the big staples of Synth was Minimoog, Yamaha DX7, Roland, but theyre is countless others.....Oberheim, Korg (ugh), Alesis, ARP

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#22
A ton of New Wave and post punk bands use them, and new wave and post punk are awesome. Also Devo use then, and Devo=gods, so synths are awesome. I'm getting a Microkorg soon, can't wait.
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#23
Muse use them quite a bit. And Placebo as well. John Frusciante uses em, but really experimentally...
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Apparently the whole orchestra was synthesised.

I've heard.



yeah it was, says in slash's autobiography that he'd never heard a real orchestra sound that good

or something along the lines of that