When do you first recall hearing a synthesiser?

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  1. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    In music, or otherwise.

    I'm trying to remember the first time I recognised a sound as synthesised. Possibly, specifically in a musical way, but any other also.
     
  2. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

  3. 8ball

    8ball Up to something

    Video Killed The Radio Star.
     
  4. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    I'm going with telephone receiver.

    Possibly 1972.

    But, I'll give you 1977 for this...
     
  5. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Has to be a film, or TV sound effect?
     
  6. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member



    Apparently I bopped around in my pram whenever it was played.
     
  7. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    No. We've done that.

    Has to be TV, or film sound effects surely? Or, radio??? A radio play?
     
  8. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Hold on. First electronic door bell?
     
  9. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    You asked when we first recalled hearing a synth.
    I replied....because that was the first time I heard a synth
    Now you're looking for a fucking history lesson on synths?

    Ach
     
  10. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    I asked "synthesised sound".

    I am now thinking it must be the first electronic alarm clock. Possibly a Binatone radio/alram clock.

    And, I mean synthesised sound, not an electric bell.
     
  11. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    OK. I said synthesiser. I meant synthetic sound ;)
     
  12. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    Thread title:
    When do you first recall hearing a synthesiser?
     
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  13. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    As in a sound created by a synthesiser :)
     
  14. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    It’ll be the Doctor Who theme, shorely?
     
  15. 8ball

    8ball Up to something

    Or just sticking your ear to a synthesiser and hearing some creaking due to cooling.

    Maybe.

    Prob not.
     
  16. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Could be for most.

    I'm still thinking Binatone.
     
  17. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    It's a car horn.
     
  18. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Binatone?? Do you mean a kind of stylophone - that Rolf Harris ad could be pre-DW, at least before I recognised DW as being so.
     
  19. 8ball

    8ball Up to something

    :hmm:
     
  20. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Did you listen to it at the seaside? ;):thumbs:
     
  21. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Nope. Here you go...

    bin.jpg
     
  22. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    Probably this if it was created on a Synthesiser. In the the darkened School hall of Cunningham Hill Junior School St. Albans in the mid 1970s. The TV was wheeled in on stilts and it had side and top panels to cut out some of the ambient light. All the curtains had be drawn as well.

     
  23. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

  24. 8ball

    8ball Up to something

    Yeah, but the question is "when do you first *recall* hearing a synthesiser".

    Which is a neat question because it could be asking when is your first musical memory involving a synthesiser, or it could be when was your first musical memory when you heard it was a synthesiser and *knew* it was a synthesiser.

    In which case *Video Killed The Radio Star".
     
  25. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    maybe Vangelis' score for Chariots Of Fire
     
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  26. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Pong. A long time ago.

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  27. ice-is-forming

    ice-is-forming Well-Known Member

    Police disco 1976/77. Orpington iirc. Crossing to the right sound of the tracks ;)

    I 'think' it may have been O O o o.. I feel love
     
  28. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

  29. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    I remember it like it was yesterday.

    I was about six years old and living in Malawi. It felt like paradise. We used to wake up to the sound of the hippos in the nearby river. I miss that sound even to this day.

    We weren't allowed to go out at night as it was too dangerous. Lions and hyenna roamed the area around our house and sometimes you could hear them scratching at the door and along the wooden boards of the veranda.

    One night I awoke and couldn't sleep, so I went to the living area. I hadn't realised at the time that Dad had forgotten to bolt the door and it had blown open in the wind, and it was that that had woken me.

    With tired eyes I looked out into the bush and the mist and then I saw something moving. Moving towards me.

    I rubbed my eyes trying to get rid of the sleep so I could get a better look, and when I lowered my hands it was there, slithering towards me. It stood up on its end and before I could move, I was face to face with a large black Roland DX7 Analogue Synthesizer.

    It let out this otherworldly shriek, like nothing I'd ever heard before, and then it lunged.

    My mother had woken up and arrived just in time to pull me inside and shutter the door. But it was too late. I had been bitten by the bug, and I've been into electronic music ever since.

    True story.
     
  30. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Regret, transience and disillusioned fortitude..

    This from the BBC series Tales From Europe in 1964, my uncle, a proud owner and Hammond organ player told us parts of this were electronically synthesised. Sadly he was more James Last than James Taylor Quartet!
    Probably heard the original Dr Who first, but this was the first time I remember the word synthesise being used.

     
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