It’s 2012 – and one of the things we’re doing to start off the year is taking a look back at 2011.
Here’s a list of the 10 most talked about Synthtopia stories of 2011, ranked by the number of comments that readers left by the end of the year.
Most of posts that you discussed and debated were about some of the major electronic music news stories of the year, including the Roland Jupiter 80, the Korg Monotribe & Moog’s Animoog iPad synthesizer. We going to have a lot more synth news in a few weeks as the 2012 NAMM Show kicks off (and we’ll probably have a few early scoops again, too.)
But three of the most talked about posts of 2011 were questions we put to Synthtopia readers – things like “What Electronic Music Track Changed Your Life?” and “Does Music Notation Matter For Electronic Music?”. The popularity of these posts tells me that Synthtopia readers are interested in more than just synth news – you want to share your thoughts on music and music technology and maybe even to have your assumptions challenged a bit. I’ll try to look for more opportunities to expand this in 2012.
Here’s the list, with a comment count through the end of the year:
The Top 10 Talked About Synth Stories Of 2011
- Open Mic: What Electronic Music Track Changed Your Life? (130)
- Is The Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer ‘Only For Hipsters’? Or Should We Give The Developers Credit For Creating A Synth That’s Actually Unique? (109)
- Roland Jupiter-80 Synthesizer – First Photos (Leaked) (100)
- Moog Animoog – The ‘First Professional Synth For The iPad’? (91)
- Roland Jupiter 80 – Photos, Sounds & Demo (86)
- The Korg Monotribe Analogue Ribbon Station (First Photos) (82)
- Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer Beatmaking (82)
- If One Vintage Synthesizer Could Be Put Back Into Production, Which One Would You Pick? (80)
- iOS Music App Developers – Where’s The MIDI? (Rant)(79)
- Which Synthesizers Are The New Classics? (70)