Joined: Nov. 2002
||Posted: May 16 2005, 14:34
|Quote (Korgscrew @ May 14 2005, 00:02)|
|I don't think it's more creative either way - creativity is the way you use things, not what you use.|
Very well put.
|How Mike has used the technology remains to be seen (or heard), and I have to say that I haven't yet heard anything from Vocaloid that doesn't sound rather cheesy (people do tend to go down the route of using it in place of a human singer), but I'm sure it's possible to do something extemely interesting with it if it's approached in the right way.|
Also, don't forget that Mike has a history of using the latest technologies in very musically tasteful ways, i.e. the vocorder--which usually sounds ridiculous when used by other musicians--in 'Five Miles Out', the album.
|Depends what we're talking about he. If you mean to say that using hardware synthesisers makes it more human, I disagree. I have digital synthesisers which can also now be bought as a software version. There's next to no difference in sound, if any at all, and certainly the hardware one isn't any more human sounding than the software one. I also doubt that anyone could tell the difference between parts I've recorded straight to audio and those which have been recorded to a high resolution sequencer first. I therefore contend that there's no difference between playing a digital hardware synthesiser straight to tape/disk and playing a software synthesiser via a part sequenced from the same MIDI controller (apart, perhaps, from latency issues). Analogue synthesisers are something else, of course...|
I think the problem with this discussion is that the line between musician and composer/creator is being blurred. A synth is a synth, much like a guitar is a guitar--it's all in how you use it, just as Korgscrew said. Someone can be a great keyboardist, just as someone can be a great guitarist. As for the human aspect--it's rather insensible to go with the mind-set of having to own or have access to every instrument you could possibly ever need in order to create music.