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by desmond
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prince/Martika Synth
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Prince/Martika Synth

That's a filtered version of the Roland D50 "Soundtrack" patch (a glorious patch, and one of my all-time favourites, made by Eric Persing of Spectrasonics.) You can get it in Roland's D50 plugin, as well as the hardware, and there's a version of it in Omnisphere too (albeit not quite the same as the...
by desmond
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prince/Martika Synth
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Prince/Martika Synth

A link to the track so we can hear what you're talking about would be useful....
by desmond
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Need help syncing synth
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Re: Need help syncing synth

On the Sub37, there are "SYNC" buttons on variations sections to sync that section to external MIDI clock. The manual has all the details, but basically, whatever you want to sync to incoming MIDI clock, should have "sync" enabled. Make sure the Digitakt is sending out MIDI clock as well, if that is...
by desmond
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Overheating?
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Overheating?

Does anything smell bad/burnt?

If not, it's probably fine - turn it on and check it out to be sure...
by desmond
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Value before/after restoration? De-yellow plastic?
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Value before/after restoration? De-yellow plastic?

It likely depends on the gear in question. If you clean up something that's not worth a lot, it probably won't affect the end price at all. If it's something valuable, that often looks terrible, and yours is a pristine example that looks better than other ones out there, then you can probably comman...
by desmond
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Fairlight III Samples Request
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Fairlight III Samples Request

As you say, those sounds are from the Fairlight Series III library which is not generally available. However, there is nothing that special about the sounds, more in the way Brad Fiedel used them, with extreme pitch shifts down, and you can do that with any sample libraries. I'm sure you've seen the...
by desmond
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths

Interesting.. well that brings us back to the thread topic nicely - those Obie's for bass certainly do seem to be getting around! Thanks for that... Edit: So, I had a look around my available libraries and I found a pretty close match for the WEG bass sound. Listening to the record though, there is ...
by desmond
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths

I have a PSB West End disk for the Fairlight where they resampled the master tracks into the Fairlight. Interestingly, on Disk1, the bass part seems to have a kick playing at the same time as the bass notes, at a lower volume than the main kick. I don't know whether the kick is part of the bass sam...
by desmond
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths

This is one of my all time fav tracks, I was shocked to discover it was SAW, some of their tunes were.. a bit grim, BD on evey beat, way too loud drums, they got worse. I have a greatest hits cd and it obvious they seemed to get lazy, just have the drum machine up loud. Some of their early stuff is...
by desmond
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths

Thanks - yep, I knew about your page (thanks for that, it's really interesting, I love this kind of stuff!) - and I actually played it again before making the above post. Obviously the dry bass replayed from the Fairlight doesn't sound the same as the produced record - it's much drier, and the bass ...
by desmond
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help finding keyboard/synths used on Disney album
Replies: 9
Views: 1584

Re: Help finding keyboard/synths used on Disney album

I grew up listening to this album as a kid and want to know what synths they used. And yes Phillip, if you listen past the first song, there are synths I think. It's really helpful when asking these types of things to link to the specific track, a time the sound starts, and identify the sounds you'...
by desmond
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help finding keyboard/synths used on Disney album
Replies: 9
Views: 1584

Re: Help finding keyboard/synths used on Disney album

Hjacoby wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:19 am
I am trying to find the synths used on this Little Mermaid spinoff album called Sebastian: Party Gras.
Synth spotting requests continue to get increasingly obscure...

What sounds are you interested in, and why do you want to know what was invovled?
by desmond
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths

Just to add to the confusion, they're doing a version of the West End Girls bass line Ya, it's not the same, but there were times while working it out that I kept slipping into WEG, for sure! There are certainly similarities between the two... I've got close to the bass sound using an Obie emulatio...
by desmond
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths

madtheory wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:45 pm
I have a memory that they had an OB-8 in the rig.
And it sounds like two OB patches layered together. But I've no proof!
Ok, I'll have a play with some OB stuff and see where that gets me. Thanks...
by desmond
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths

Thanks for the response:- I've not done a direct comparison but just from memory, it reminds me of the bass sound that the Thompson Twins used a lot on the albums 'Quick Step & Sidekick' and 'Into The Gap'. I think they used an Oberheim OB-Xa quite a lot on those albums. Yep, the Obie was Tom's favo...