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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: 10
Views: 272

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: 6
Views: 117

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: 6
Views: 117

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: 10
Views: 272

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: 10
Views: 272

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: 10
Views: 272

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...
by desmond
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths
Replies: 10
Views: 272

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

One of the early and better SAW productions, recorded 1984. This is pretty heavily DX7 for much of the synths parts, with some Simmons-ey type drums. Anyone know what they used for the mighty bass line on this track? Seems a bit cold for a Minimoog, I'm wondering if it's one of the Roland SH's, mayb...
by desmond
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Waldorf Kyra has arrived
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Waldorf Kyra has arrived

I'm currently doing some factory sound design on the new Waldorf Kyra. Iv'e had this one (end release product) for 3 days now. It is absolutely fantastic. I'll post some sound examples over the coming weeks. Please do. I remember the early video demos of this thing were extremely weak sounding, lea...
by desmond
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Synth Magazines & Archives
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Synth Magazines & Archives

I second his recommendation... :D
by desmond
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Advice on Which Synth Was Used
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Advice on Which Synth Was Used

What sound are you talking about? There's not that much keyboard stuff in there, it's mostly guitars and guitar-textures. If you're talking about the pad in the intro/chorus, there's not that much distinctive about it except that's it's likely to be one of the digital rompler-type synths around, any...
by desmond
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MPC The Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: MPC The Kit

I've not seen that version. It may indeed be a production prototype...
by desmond
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: looking for a simple synth
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: looking for a simple synth

You don't want a "synthesizer" (which is a device for synthesising sounds), you want a "home keyboard", which is a device for recreating and letting you play conventional sounds reasonably accurately. As you are talking about an extremely cheap device, there's a limit to how good the sounds are goin...
by desmond
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Scritti Politti Brass Stab sound in Wood Beez
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: Scritti Politti Brass Stab sound in Wood Beez

The half speed thing might also come into play - a lot of that stuff that sounds sequenced was in fact played by hand, at half speed and an octave down, then played back normally to tighten up the timing...
by desmond
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Scritti Politti Brass Stab sound in Wood Beez
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: Scritti Politti Brass Stab sound in Wood Beez

"Virtually no real playing surfaces on Cupid & Psyche '85 as Scritti decided to sample the majority of instruments. "All the brass is sampled," says David, "The guy in the studio we used in New York had some great samples. They were the only good samples he had so we re-sampled his samples and made ...
by desmond
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help me recognize a synth
Replies: 8
Views: 1662

Re: Help me recognize a synth

Looks more like an organ to me, not a synth.