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    Your Favourite NINstrument

    Do you have a favourite instrument or sound? Oddly I love hearing the tambourine but my favourite instrument would be modular synth/arp.


    Examples...



    • Electric Guitar
    • Bass
    • Piano
    • Electric Piano/Organ
    • Arpeggio
    • Modular Synth
    • Synth Strings
    • Synth Other (Ambient)
    • Luminist Garden
    • Xylophone
    • Cello
    • Live Drums
    • Drum Machine / Programmed
    • Tambourine
    • Drones/Blips/Beeps/Static

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    Very disappointed that you didn't title this thread "Your Favorite NINstrument", but I will recover. Anyway, for all of the toys that Trent and Atticus have at their disposal, there's still nothing better than Trent and a piano in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    Anyway, for all of the toys that Trent and Atticus have at their disposal, there's still nothing better than Trent and a piano in my opinion.
    I completely agree....Trent and a piano is perfection. Modular Synth would be my second place vote...followed by Electric Guitar in Third place.

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    Drums (live or synthetic)

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    Turbosynth

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    Very disappointed that you didn't title this thread "Your Favorite NINstrument", but I will recover. Anyway, for all of the toys that Trent and Atticus have at their disposal, there's still nothing better than Trent and a piano in my opinion.
    Heh.

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    Hiiiiiiiiiiiiding backwards inside of me I feel so unafraid...

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    I have always loved the over processed guitars on broken.

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    Richard Patrick's Drone guitar on Sanctified is obviously the best one guys

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    The drums that Brian Viglione played in Ghosts I-IV.

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    the drums in "eraser"

    the guitar solo in "the fragile"

    everything in "ripe (with decay)"

    the end synth in "kinda i want to"

    the prepared piano on many of the songs on Still

    the sax in "while i'm still here"

    the crazy ring mod guitar in "the becoming" (played by adrian belew)

    the bass synth in "this isn't the place"

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    Piano, drums and bass in La Mer

    Drums in Eraser, The Collector and You Know What You Are?

    Bass in Suck

    That twinkly arpeggiated synth part in All Time Low

    The synth drone in The Day The World Went Away

    The muted guitars in Help Me I Am in Hell

    Synth bass and drums in Heresy

    The glitchy guitar parts in The Warning, and all of the squelchy synths in Year Zero.

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    Ok for a more serious post:

    The synth at the end of Happiness In Slavery
    The Brass Synths in Ruiner
    The Synthbass in This Isn't The Place
    A lot of The Fragile (the album)
    Pino's live bass on the reworked Sanctified

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    rhythm parts on The Wretched. the groove is wicked! actually, all of the first cd of Fragile is pretty wonderful. & most of the second.

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    If you listen to That's What I Get on a good enough stereo system (nothing crazy...I've been listening to that record since I was a teenager on your standard bedroom all in one stereo system), that electronic tapping sound that comes in at 2:38 will literally sound like it's happening in the room with you. I have always been struck by how jarringly real that has sounded. Amazing production and mastering.
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    There's no one sound or instrument that makes NIN great. It's a combination. But really, it's Trent that makes NIN what it is. You can't just drop a drum kit, a piano, a synth, and some guitars in a room and expect a NIN song.

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    I always enjoy the "creepy mandolin" and was happy to hear it on The Lovers.

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    I like those trebley unplugged sounding guitars on many NIN albums. Like on Eraser, Ripe, Big Comedown, Satellite. I think that was attributed to a piezo pickup on a parker guitar.... on the Fragile at least.

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    There's a criminal lack of marimba in this thread.

    Also, the tambourine, of course, since Trent actually convinced me to go to a music store and buy a tambourine after I saw how badass he looked while playing it. I always found it odd that the tambourine in Piggy is almost always sampled, except for the "Ghosts Piggy" version (and TR played the marimba at the same time!).

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    -The fifteen sticks of virtual dynamite Trent stuffed into his Mac to create the closing section of The Great Destroyer

    -Trent's Ruiner guitar

    -Proper Fuck Placement

    -Josh Eustis' bass on the 2013 EP version of Sanctified which has been scientifically proven to induce sexual arousal

    -Eraser bees
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    You know how when you're hearing a new Trent/NIN track and it's all dark and ambient then you hear the Piano and you're like "THAT'S MY FUCKING BOY RIGHT THERE!"

    That's my favorite.

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    I remember that Gibson had a line of "goth" black guitars for awhile in the late 90's, and I remember reading in one of the guitar magazines that described Trent playing an acoustic guitar in that style, even though I didn't ever see it in their advertisements. Always wondered if he kept that.

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    Machine gun drums used in Burn and final verse of I'm afraid of Americans.

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    A sampler.
    I have a lot of sounds that I like though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadaloo View Post
    -Josh Eustis' bass on the 2013 EP version of Sanctified which has been scientifically proven to induce sexual arousal
    2013 EP?

    I want to induce myself some sexual arousal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD View Post
    A sampler.
    I have a lot of sounds that I like though.


    2013 EP?

    I want to induce myself some sexual arousal.
    At work so I can't link any torents or what have you, but:

    http://www.nin.wiki/Live_2013_EP

    There's a spotify link therein, and here's a youtube link for good measure. Just drop your pants, hit play, and let it happen:


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