My Chemical Romance and the Moog Voyager

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My Chemical Romance and the Moog Voyager

Post by Kenneth » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:23 pm

I don't know how many of you are familiar, or have a liking for My Chemical Romance, but I was looking through their studio photos on their site, and I stumbled across a photo of the band's lead singer, Gerard Way, standing in front of (and most likely playing) a Moog Voyager. This was really exciting for me because synthesizers have never been a big part of the band's sound, and it got me speculating at whether the Voyager would be playing a large role in the band's soon-to-be-released fourth studio album. Please, any thoughts you have or opinions, post them here!
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Post by Klopfgeist » Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:14 am

Kenneth wrote:Please, any thoughts you have or opinions, post them here!
emo
So this thing only plays one note?

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Re: My Chemical Romance and the Moog Voyager

Post by m0rb1d » Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:43 am

yeah cant say i like anything this band has ever done, but at least they have some sort of taste i guess! :mrgreen:

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Re: My Chemical Romance and the Moog Voyager

Post by Kenneth » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:35 am

Klopfgeist wrote:
Kenneth wrote:Please, any thoughts you have or opinions, post them here!
emo
Yeah, this is the type of immature response I should have expected. Sorry for trying to make conversation.
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Re: My Chemical Romance and the Moog Voyager

Post by Klopfgeist » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:18 pm

You asked for opinions on the band. Just because I think the band is bleep doesn't mean you should get defensive. You asked for opinions and I said "emo". Here is a longer opinion: I don't care for MCR's brand of whiny trendy bullshit, and the fact that grown up men prance around wearing women's clothes and makeup doesn't make their music any better. Thanks for letting me freely state my opinion.

Alicia Keys played a voyager in a commercial. What's everyone's thoughts on her music?
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Post by Kenneth » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:03 pm

I guess I should have explained myself in a little more depth. Personally I like the band and the music they make, and I simply wanted feedback from other fans on the fact that they are using a Voyager. I didn't think posting on the band's forum would be fruitful, as the only thing people talk about on their forum is how much they want to sleep with the band. So, knowing how much everyone here appreciates analog synthesis I thought I would post my thoughts here hoping that someone would offer me a valid, structured sentence on the matter, rather than unintelligibly grunting "emo" in the manner a high school jock. Does anyone have at least a complete sentence's worth of an opinion? Or should I try my luck with the teenage fan girls and see what they think?
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Post by spittingoutteeth » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:13 am

I personally don't care for MCR, but I applaud any popular artist who tries to push boundaries with their sound. Hopefully they will put their Moog to good use.
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Post by RL » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:56 am

I only know the song "The Black Parade" and I love this music :D

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Re: My Chemical Romance and the Moog Voyager

Post by Kenneth » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:23 am

I' get really excited when I find out someone is using a Moog synthesizer. It makes me want to go out and buy the record and listen to it, scrutinizing it for each bloop and beep that the Moog produces. I guess you could say I get a lot of musical influence from artists who use analog synthesizers, and oftentimes I'll get ideas for sounds from what I hear other artists doing on their instruments. I'm really excited to hear what they do with their Voyager.
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Re: My Chemical Romance and the Moog Voyager

Post by monokit » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:57 pm

We use in our live project not only a Moog Voyager but also a Moog Little Phatty!

Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf8z7YEgrto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVZ83j0ZPYA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nHRvO0JchM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvmBsTGIPFE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMGniNEZXb4

Pictures from that liveset:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 063247592/

Next concert: 22nd August, 8:15pm, Leipzig - Germany, Domenican convent.

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