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What in the world are unstable, mid-range synths??[edit]

I'm listening to some wonky nowadays, and I do hear a lot of synths, but I have no idea what 'unstable, mid-range synths' are. I mean, most wonky is made with software synths I presume, so I guess the terms 'unstable' and 'mid-range' refer to the sound itself and not to the quality of the equipment. But then I come to the point where I fail to see why the synths are either unstable or mid-range. They sound distorted and there's a lot of mid-range, yes, but the same goes for any electronic genre ever. So, I really don't get what 'unstable' and 'mid-range' refer to when we're talking specifically about wonky.

Please explain. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 145.116.0.97 (talk) 15:27, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

There's nothing to explain: these terms are just jargon, they're slushtalk, poopthinking and gobbledegarble. They are meaningless terms used to describe meaningless music. This is not a criticism of either.
Nuttyskin (talk) 11:48, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
OMFG Nuttyskin is right. Good God we can boil music down to several genres and place artists accordingly. Every new sound doesn't need some bullshit nickname that means nothing. Wonky bands will do just fine being called electric bands. However currently, I've done extensive research and concluded that electronic music is split into 5272439057843456436.334 subgenres. In fact, the number of subgenres may very well have exceeded the number of bands in existance. Let's not go the way of metal (Doom Death Metal vs Death Doom Metal). But if you want to turn the world of music into a box of crayola crayons have fun. ""Aquacrunk is also characterised by the slow rhythm, basslines, that are described as 'morphing', and the use of synths."" So a wonky band that pushes down on the tempo button and uses a slow envelope is now aquacrunk? Different bands HAVE DIFFERENT SOUNDS. New band does not equal new subgenre. If you disagree, eat your computer screen right now. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.185.130.13 (talk) 09:16, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
From your tone, lack of a signature and constant use of the word band when this is electronic music and consists mainly of solo artists I will assume you are a troll. Now to answer the question in hand I will first comment that I have no idea what 'wonky' is, but I am very familiar with Aquacrunk and Purple sound (They are in fact one and the same, for Rustie made a joke about his particular Purple sound sound like Aquacrunk in his early days and people assumed he was identifying his more experimental form of the sound.) Now unstable and mid-range are simple. Many Bass Music genres (evolutions of the UK jungle scene are referred to collectively as Bass Music) including dub step have taken to using very full bass sounds that actually spread to the mid-range frequencies and above. Mid-range is a producing term that relates to around the 500hz area which is typical the middle of the exponential scale of human hearing and not a normal area for your typical 'bass' to be occupying. Purple typically takes this a step further using fully raw synthesised sounds which would typically be filtered in the synth but are left 'open'. The unstable part refers to the fact that the sound also relies heavily on evolution of that sound. Each note usually has elements within it which change via the use of envelopes, but the changes are brash and overt rather than that with is subtle in most other genres of music. 91.125.246.77 (talk) 02:00, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
I will also add that since Purple and Aquacrunk are simply subgenres of Dubstep and Wonky is (AFAIK) house music, I have no idea why someone saw fit to jam them both into the same article. 91.125.246.77 (talk) 02:02, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

I suggest that 'unstable mid range synth' should include some description about how these sounds are achieved ie use of pitch-bending Oversizedwatermelon (talk) 17:08, 15 October 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Oversizedwatermelon (talkcontribs) 06:39, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

japantimes ref[edit]

although this genre marginally deserves an article - and might grow into a good one (kode9 is playing a lot of this stuff latey) - i have a bit of a problem with the japantimes ref. i know this is pure WP:OR but anyone familiar with flying lotus' stuff would, i suppose, describe it as instrumental, glitchy hiphop in the vein of Prefuse 73 or maybe some Four Tet - it has very little relation to the music being played in south london and sheffield and places being labeled as 'wonky'. a google or even a look at the pitchfork refs in the article kinda back this up. --Kaini (talk) 22:48, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Merge proposal, February 2009[edit]

Question: should Wonky (music) and Wonky Pop be merged? If so, how? Millstream3 (talk) 17:45, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

nope, they're very different things. this music is mainly instrumental, and electronic - it draws elements from dubstep and hip hop. wonky pop is a very different thing. --Kaini (talk) 23:10, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
OK, thanks for your comments. I'll just people another 2 days to comment... If nothing else, I'll simply cross link using one of those 'Did you mean...' templates and leave it at that. Millstream3 (talk) 09:33, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
Closing discussion as no further comments. Millstream3 (talk) 20:16, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Artists[edit]

can anyone add a list of artists that do wonky? I think that would help this articleMatsuiny2004 (talk) 03:51, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

I'll add one to the article. It will include several of the different scenes, including the more modern Wonkystep style scene. 76.110.90.229 (talk) 04:26, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

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remove the parenthesis[edit]

the parenthesis should be removed from the title. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.120.194.67 (talk) 04:48, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

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