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by ted1986
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What DX7 bass patches used in these songs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2436

Re: What DX7 bass patches used in these songs?

Wow, "Sarah" is a real 1986 time capsule, isn't it! As has already been said by elsongs, the bass is TX816/TX216 or possibly a DX7 patch done by somebody who could actually programme the synth at that time.
by ted1986
Thu May 12, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Songs with Juno 106
Replies: 18
Views: 11580

Re: Songs with Juno 106

The Cool Notes - Spend The Night (1985)


See my thread about the track: http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewt ... 75#p566875
The consensus was the Juno-106 was used in this song.
by ted1986
Thu May 12, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth was used on this song?
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: What synth was used on this song?

They used various presets from the Yamaha DX7 in that song as well.
by ted1986
Mon May 09, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?
Replies: 131
Views: 27747

Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

I know it's been six years since the last post in this thread, but I have just discovered another song with the tubular bells preset. It's a sample of an 80s song but I don't know which song the sample is from. Does anyone recognize this song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEfoN5DKn3w I found it:...
by ted1986
Mon May 09, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?
Replies: 131
Views: 27747

Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

I know it's been six years since the last post in this thread, but I have just discovered another song with the tubular bells preset. It's a sample of an 80s song but I don't know which song the sample is from. Does anyone recognize this song?
by ted1986
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synth basslines of all time?
Replies: 164
Views: 84376

Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

walkathon wrote:Big ol' pardons if already mentioned, but no sight of The System's "Don't Disturb This Groove"??
David Frank could sequence a bassline w/ the best of 'em ...
I second this. Probably my favorite song of 1987.
by ted1986
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wall?
Replies: 65
Views: 8916

Re: In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wa

I'd love to have seen Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis's Flyte Time Studios between 1984-89 and also David Frank's studio (David Frank of The System) around 1984-87.
by ted1986
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How to make a bass sound like this?
Replies: 7
Views: 2463

Re: How to make a bass sound like this?

It isn't exactly the same as the sound in that video but it's very similar - Preset 16 - BASS.2 on cartridge 1A of the DX7 (the 1st model). That preset was used on "Nightshift" by The Commodores (1985) and "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin (1986) among others. A demo of the sound can be found here: ht...
by ted1986
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How to make a bass sound like this?
Replies: 7
Views: 2463

Re: How to make a bass sound like this?

A DX7 could easily achieve that sound.
by ted1986
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synths were used for original theme for Casualty (1986)
Replies: 1
Views: 777

What synths were used for original theme for Casualty (1986)

What synths were used to create the intro/outro of Casualty in 1986? The theme was used right up until 2001, by which time it certainly sounded very dated! It remains my favorite though as I love 80s synth music. I would hazard a guess at the DX7 being used for percussion sounds and maybe the bass l...
by ted1986
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synths used in opening scene of Manhunter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: Which synths used in opening scene of Manhunter?

Thanks for the replies. So Prophet 5, Korg Polysix and Ensoniq Mirage are all possibilities then.
by ted1986
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synths used in opening scene of Manhunter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Which synths used in opening scene of Manhunter?

Does anybody know which synthesizers were used to create this really creepy piece which features in the opening scene of the film Manhunter from 1986? It's very effective in giving you chills! It starts building up around 0.25.
by ted1986
Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Queen Radio Ga-Ga - Drum machine
Replies: 11
Views: 16924

Re: Queen Radio Ga-Ga - Drum machine

The piano in the background when he sings "So don't become some background noise A backdrop for the girls and boys..." sounds a bit DX7-ish, it has a slightly metallic sound. The album was recorded between August 1983 and January 1984 according to Wikipedia and the DX7 was released in late '83. So i...
by ted1986
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most abused synths/tones
Replies: 83
Views: 13878

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Yamaha DX7 presets (E.Piano, Bass.1, Marimba/Vibe)
Fairlight "Syn Vox" and "Orch Stab"
Gated reverb snare drums
And a non synth overused sound of the 80s - the moaning Fretless Bass in songs by Paul Young, Chris De Burgh, Go West etc.
by ted1986
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome
Replies: 7
Views: 2954

Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome

Id like to know what synths were used in this synth masterpiece from 1984. I know Trevor Horn who produced FGTH used the Jupiter 8 and JX-8P. Is the pad from 10.25 onwards a JX-8P?