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by Lucien
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone recognize this synth from Go West 1987?
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Re: Anyone recognize this synth from Go West 1987?

Took me a while but I found it's the Roland Super JX. Pretty amazing brass unless it's hooked to one of the 2 Emulator's.

The original recording was in 1984 I believe so they probably stacked some other synth brass sounds.
by Lucien
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone recognize this synth from Go West 1987?
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Anyone recognize this synth from Go West 1987?

Anyone recognizes the 2nd synth from top from Go West playing Live in 1987: https://6zfshg.dm.files.1drv.com/y4mjq6qULksnc5xvwn_ENG3ZQOJ6VJAb25qwQaF0AE53UYL-6Bw1M0nAMR3MyF7DsmjaWTE2Rtu0N-M0PSxigsGfhkUosui8P6CStEAuctfVG00xc_ToRc0RW0XWzemCY6CGYqcW-ZoJtEfLDcuZLHuFQUaxLHJmsJOEYTa2Izc4EJuj0At7CGIRYW43x5U...
by Lucien
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Level 42 Something about you Clavi sound?
Replies: 27
Views: 8962

Re: Level 42 Something about you Clavi sound?

It was a DX-7, I emailed Wally about it the other day and he confirmed that he played the clavinet part on a DX-7. Cool. Now can you ask Wally to share the clav patch parameters or a sysex file? :) Super old thread but just for the record Wally also said around that time he couldn't remember which ...
by Lucien
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Scritti Politti Brass Stab sound in Wood Beez
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

Re: Scritti Politti Brass Stab sound in Wood Beez

For anyone interested I was able to get pretty close by stacking these sounds: - OB-Xa / OP-X II: Ye Old Harpsichord (to get that organ kind of sustain) - OB-Xa / OP-X II: Prophet Brass Stab - OB-Xa / OP-X II: Thumping Bass Brighter (to add thicker synth type sustain sound) - Prophet 5: Synth trumpe...
by Lucien
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Scritti Politti Brass Stab sound in Wood Beez
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

Re: Scritti Politti Brass Stab sound in Wood Beez

I stacked 3 patches and got pretty close: - OB-Xa Hammon Organ - Prophet Brass Stab - OB-Xa brass stab patch So I think this must have been created using stacked brass sounds (and DX7 could have used as well). In the intro you also hear a synth brass stab and that seems without the additional patche...
by Lucien
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Scritti Politti Brass Stab sound in Wood Beez
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

Re: Scritti Politti Brass Stab sound in Wood Beez

I listened more closely and it seems a brass stab (using Prophet 5 poly-mod freq) and an modulated organ. When I stack those 2 I'm getting fairly close. But not 100% sure that's how they created it.
by Lucien
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Scritti Politti Brass Stab sound in Wood Beez
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

Re: Scritti Politti Brass Stab sound in Wood Beez

Thank for the article. Since this was produced by Arif Mardin and I assume David Frank helped on this, it may have been a combination of OB-X and DX7. Sounds very analog and not necessarily unique stab brass sound for 80's, but I always wondered how that stab brass was created in mid 80's since does...
by Lucien
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Scritti Politti Brass Stab sound in Wood Beez
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

Scritti Politti Brass Stab sound in Wood Beez

Anyone knows how that brass stab sound could have been created: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP3AbdE9jgQ&t=220 It's 1984 so my first guess is OB-X or Prophet. But I'm not able to get it that fat sounding with either one at that high octave range. There's also some "distortion" effect going on whi...
by Lucien
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?
Replies: 12
Views: 6184

Re: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?

Highest key is actually F if you look more closely, so it's got to be a MKB-300. Here's an interview with Mr. Mister from the same year which reveals some of the gear they used at the time (including the MKB-300): http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/transatlantic-trends-mr-mister/1689 Seems right sid...
by Lucien
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?
Replies: 12
Views: 6184

Re: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?

Highest key is a C so it could be rather mkb-1000 but not mkb-300.
by Lucien
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?
Replies: 12
Views: 6184

Re: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?

Here's a better picture. Not quite MKB-300 it seems but there are a lot of similarities: https://zuijfa.dm.files.1drv.com/y4pV8C3Hfeh-moje-DJ2dag3JodyyWSaMBZJ_lCGsTCDCaUi1gLbV3J8LxTxMqYlBe60McVEHdqhVnf1FTVgEyw4jSWnPjvXuLhxWDJYNDLRB5-FjNYz7ztA-QKWOldr2O5Runzh_nrBZRUwnKOjnPmFyq54zbqqWxUP3i5E6_IJQDhx1X...
by Lucien
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?
Replies: 12
Views: 6184

Re: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?

Thanks very much, indeed seems Roland MKB but there are some small differences. For example that parameter text on the right side is missing on the MKB-300. Second it seems in the video there's a wider LCD display. But Roland joystick curve with those 2 sliders are identical including that outside c...
by Lucien
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?
Replies: 12
Views: 6184

Re: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?

Many thanks! You are right must be a Kurzweil controller. Here's a shot from left side. Looks more like a joystick than pitch wheel but design is unmistaken Kurzweil (it even has those exposed screws at the top). You wonder why he used a controller when he had so many synths already... But not uncom...
by Lucien
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?
Replies: 12
Views: 6184

Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?

Any idea which synth or more likely controller this is from Mr Mister's setup 1986? It seems it has weighted keys and it has a joystick style controller on left. Full video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iaLoatdBCo The other synths I recognize as Prophet 600 and Emulator. But this one I d...
by Lucien
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone recognizes Synth at Tears For Fears 83?
Replies: 15
Views: 7091

Re: Anyone recognizes Synth at Tears For Fears 83?

This Rockpalast concert was broadcasted live by german TV on May 12 '83, just a couple of months after the release of their debut album. Afaik most of the synth work on the album was done with a Prophet 5, however I believe Ian Stanley also had the Jup 8 for the studio recording and possibly a Fair...