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You know you're a synth geek when:

1. You not only tap in time to the turn signal indicators on your car, but know exactly at what BPM they're flashing.

2. You go to hear a symphony orchestra and while your significant other is listening to the music, you're calculating the polyphony required to reproduce it.

3. Your neighbors are always asking your wife about "those weird noises" coming from your house.

4. In addition to your in and out trays at work, you have one marked 'thru'.

5. Last Christmas you synced your Christmas tree lights to your TB-303.

6. The accelerator on your car has aftertouch.

7. You expect the cutoff frequency of your door to change when you turn the knob.

8. You hear thunder and marvel at how clean the low pass is.

9. Your telephone answering-machine message took 2 days to produce and you're planning on a remix.

10. Your idea of being productive is to scan the classifieds for cheap midi gear.

11. You're always turning the hot and cold water knobs on the sink looking for that "perfect" mix.

12. Your idea of relaxing is sitting in the dark and watch your rack's lights blink and glow.

13. You perk-up on Sundays when you hear the word "Prophet".

14. You can tell the difference between 12dB/24dB filters by ear.

15. You break out in a cold sweat when you drive past a keyboard store.

16. You carry around a picture of your modular in your wallet that you show everyone at least once.

17. Your monthly power bill is always well in the triple digits.

18. You believe Sampling Rates provide a true, mathematically pure measure of beauty.

19. You don't worry about temperature instabilities in some of your older gear because you never turn any of those machines off.

20. You head for your studio as soon as your girlfriend/wife goes to bed.

21. Your significant other says communication is important in a marriage, so you buy her a new K2600 of her own so the two of you can jam.

22. One day you step out of your studio and realize your family has moved out and you have no idea when it happened.

23. Your spend weeks overhauling your old recordings after you get a new keyboard.

24. You tell your significant other that you're going to buy a new filter for the car, come back home with a Filter Factory or Sherman FilterBank, and try to explain that the knobs are for draining the old oil out.

25. When you brush your teeth you try to emulate the sound of a record being scratched.

26. Your first baby is born with a 1/4" patch cord attached instead of a regular umbilical one;

27. You play "air-keyboard" while listening to your favorite synth solos

28. And you still "tweak the filter"

29. You have knobs to adjust the A/D/S/R of your car's horn.

30. You've made off with all your kids' sound-producing toys, to "circuitbend" them (or, at the very least, to sample them).

31. You can program a DX7.

32. And actually get the sound you want.

33. "Tweaking the filter" is an inside joke or euphamism in your group of friends. Your wife disapproves.

34. You get excited when you hear about the Trinity in church, and when something goes according to Prophecy, you get tingles all up and down your spine.

35. You wonder what the trade-in value of your car Guitar Center.

36. Your wife gets really worried that somebody's sending you a virus via e-mail, whenever you get something from the great (albeit very German) guys at Access tech support.

37. You've created a virtual analog synth program. For your TI-83 calculator.

38. You think our number system should be based on increments of 128.

39. You've ever spent 6 hours tweaking a guitar sample you recorded instead of actually PLAYING the part.

40. Your mom is worried because she constantly hears you and your friends talking about “tweaking”.

41. A grin comes to your face, when your significant other calls back and says “Sorry, I was cutoff”

42. You start recognizing synthesizers (and sometimes synth PATCHES) when you go to the cinema/watch TV

43. In the bit in the 'Karate Kid' where daniel-san is painting the fence, you unconsiously mutter 'Note-on, Note-off, Note-on, Note-off'.

44. If you need a checklist to turn on your rig.
beats are there to be broken

This I like very much Grin

noisemonkey Wrote:31. You can program a DX7.

32. And actually get the sound you want.

Haha. Love it.

noisemonkey Wrote:15. You break out in a cold sweat when you drive past a keyboard store.

would that be the live version or the alt. take? Chin


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