We’re all different. Some of us like to sing along to the radio, some of us love to listen to music in our cars, some of us like to listen to music on our phones and computers and whatever we do, we all have our own preference. And I think that what I love most about the song that has been making the rounds on my blog, and has been so popular, is the concept of being self-aware.
People often say to me, “Hey, I’m a designer. What does this have to do with designing?” And I always respond by pointing out that being a designer isn’t about being aware of the world around you. I’m actually really interested in how the brain works and how it perceives. So it’s a question that’s very close to my heart.
One of the most important things you can do as a designer is to take a moment to be aware of the world around you. You have to take notice of the things you see, hear, and feel. You have to be aware of what you are doing, why you are doing it, and why you would want to stop doing something in order to better yourself.
Well, this isnt exactly a new concept. But it is a very new one. Back in 1993, designer John C. Coffee came up with an interesting way to help people notice the world around them. He called attention to the sounds in the room, which he called “synthwave”. Sound is the first thing that a human senses, and once we can hear it, we can start to pay attention to it.
The term synthwave is often used as a marketing term. When you hear music associated with the term, it is often a sign that the artist you are listening to is trying to sell you something. We like to think that our music is our world, and that we are trying to express ourselves. We don’t think that we are selling our souls, but we are. And we don’t have a lot of control over this.
Sure many of us have heard of synthwave. I have heard of it too. But most of us have never experienced it ourselves. We are the odd ones out. This is because the term “synthwave” and “synth” are usually used to describe what is essentially just a bunch of samples being played over a track. As a result, it is a very easy term to get confused with.
We use the term synthwave because, while it can be used to describe certain kinds of music, it can also describe the art music that is composed to follow a specific style. So, you can use the term to describe a record or a song, or to describe a particular style of production.
Synthwave is the art music in which a particular style is recorded. It’s about how to play a particular style of music, and this sort of art is what you probably think of in your head as synths.
I think many people get confused between synths and electronic music. Electronic music is usually written to be played with electronic instruments, whereas synths are primarily played with the human ear. So the art music is the sound that you hear in your mind, which is why it’s called “synth.” So the type of synths we are talking about are those which are produced for people to play; you can think of them as being like “clown boxes” or “machines.