What Really Grinds My Gears: Synthesizer Soundtracks on Car Videos

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

I have no doubt the guys at Sharkwerks know their onions when it comes to engine modifications. But here we have yet another video where the soundtrack underneath is as inappropriate as an intern dancing buck naked on a boardroom table at Black Rock. Not only does the keyboard player deploy a pseudo-strings sound originally sampled by Robert Arthur Moog in the late sixties (true story), the performance asks the bizarre question “what’s wistful about a Porche 997 GT3RS with a highly modified 3.9L engine producing 500hp?” Answer: nothing. The Best and the Brightest know that the last thing a powerful engine needs is a backing track that makes the artistes at royaltyfreemusic.com seem like Gustav Mahler. Click ahead to 7:00. For fifty-five blissful seconds, we hear all we need to hear. All we want to hear. Note to car video producers: step WAY from the synth. Your true destiny lies in San Fernando Valley, where porn producers treat generic audio wallpaper with all the respect it deserves.

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