youtube videos of modular synths quietly playing ambient music in front of windows and gray skies

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i guess that 2nd one it's kinda sunny outside. it doesnt't count anyway cause there's not even $2k worth of gear there. it's not eurorack ambient if it's not at least two mortgage payments

adam, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:49 (two months ago) Permalink

there's also the occasional outdoorsy variant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYSpOSZmNn0

adam, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Cool thread idea. I had no idea this was a thing.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:52 (two months ago) Permalink

If you own a $5000 modular synth and you make videos of it sitting on a big hardwood bench playing pastoral reverb-soaked ambient sequences with autumn leaves gently swaying in the window behind it you need to fuck off.

— Sombrero Dog (@sombrero_dog) January 16, 2019

The first reply is someone pointing out you can’t get a good modular synth for just $5000.

Ann Annie (1+3) is great at this.

ShariVari, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:59 (two months ago) Permalink

thank you for these and i strongly disagree with that tweet saying these people should fuck off

marcos, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:12 (two months ago) Permalink

🐦[50Hzと60Hzの違い. pic.twitter.com/9HkISxT7CZ🕸
— デッドセクション (@ACDCSection) October 3, 2018🕸]🐦

JLB Credit (Jack BS), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:21 (two months ago) Permalink

i had no idea the venn intersection of lifestyle instagram types + synth purchasers + people with huge amounts of disposable income was so large honestly

adam, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:46 (two months ago) Permalink

like any two of those sure

adam, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:47 (two months ago) Permalink

This is definitely a thing on instagram. Expensive background music generators.

The window isn't even necessary, it can be a nice clean room of bright primary colors.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:49 (two months ago) Permalink

BUT, SOFT!

Thank you, cute

maffew12, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:22 (two months ago) Permalink

i think it's interesting that it's standard in these videos to try and not show anyone operating the synths. they're either on complete autoplay or you see a hand or arm stick into the frame to turn a knob but no body or face. i guess that's how modular synth music is but also it's trying to not interrupt the visual synth-porn of the lights and meters. or trying to present the synths as autonomous.

na (NA), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:45 (two months ago) Permalink

No windows but pastoral reverb-soaked sequences wibbling away on a tree-stump in the woods in Korg's Volca Modular promo.

https://youtu.be/30mrSfQ43RQ

*there's (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Heard someone tell a story on a podcast of some rich person buying their modular that they had seen online, for an absurd price. Had to be in that exact case and everything. They just wanted it for an art piece, and either didn't use it or just kept it on one no-touch, self-modulating setting.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:55 (two months ago) Permalink

eat the rich

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:59 (two months ago) Permalink

xxxp i don't think it's any different from the turntable-playing youtubes. it ain't about you, it's about the synth!!

j., Wednesday, 13 March 2019 22:44 (two months ago) Permalink

thank you for these and i strongly disagree with that tweet saying these people should fuck off

― marcos, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:12 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i'm also on team modular ambient. as far as luxury items for the petit bourgeoisie go it's pretty small-potatoes. i mean you could presumably be a low-level wage slave and save up for one of these. it takes some project time and the results are fun and therapeutic. as to why no one is in the videos hmmmmmm it's probably because they don't want to be in them maybe.

also a single modular woosh is more physically gratifying to hear than anything streaming on spotify, there, i said it.

macropuente (map), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 23:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Yep, flashing lights and plonk noises are cool. The modular community / communities seem pretty open to people who want to just have a fun toy to play with or a therapeutic hobby, with no real traditionally musidal intention in mind. Eurorack is still so niche, they’re probably keeping half the manufacturers going.

ShariVari, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 23:40 (two months ago) Permalink

otoh posting a video to youtube with succulents and careful mise en scene does feel like a bit of a let down if you're making something with a modular synth and that's how you want to share it.

macropuente (map), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 23:40 (two months ago) Permalink

no real traditionally musidal intention in mind

lol suddenly we're all hoity toity now huh

like a dang ol string quartet up in here

j., Wednesday, 13 March 2019 23:56 (two months ago) Permalink

"i mean you could presumably be a low-level wage slave and save up for one of these. it takes some project time and the results are fun and therapeutic."

I think that is more for the guys taking apart Speak N Spells with soldering irons.

earlnash, Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:34 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-GE6NEXPBQ

earlnash, Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:37 (two months ago) Permalink

<3 map

marcos, Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:46 (two months ago) Permalink

i don't think it's any different from the turntable-playing youtubes. it ain't about you, it's about the synth!!

yeah but some of these ppl are evidently trying to make some kinda hustle from this + promote themselves/their other work. this 'ann annie' person has an instagram page, facebook page, bandcamp etc. + tour dates, appearances on compilations with other musicians and such. not or barely appearing onscreen i guess adds to some mystique + i guess with 'ann annie' there may be some who want to find out if the artist's gender is what's suggested by the stagename

dyl, Thursday, 14 March 2019 01:44 (two months ago) Permalink

the synths aren't the funny part of this it's the hygge goop dot com vibes, big step down from the IRCAM basement snaps of yore

adam, Thursday, 14 March 2019 02:09 (two months ago) Permalink

god i'm glad i don't have the energy or desire to snap a devastating, obscure referent around an aesthetic i've singled out for derision any more

macropuente (map), Thursday, 14 March 2019 05:26 (two months ago) Permalink

kudos thats real progress

adam, Thursday, 14 March 2019 11:51 (two months ago) Permalink


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