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by Sweep
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Has anyone ever actually used this patch...?
Replies: 20
Views: 8664

Re: Has anyone ever actually used this patch...?

Thanks for that page link. I hadn't seen that before. The Emulator II Shakuhachi is another interesting one. It's such a beautiful sound, and so rarely used to the full. I actually made a complete piece using just that sample - Sudden Storm on Mount Fuji, number 69 in the music player on my site at ...
by Sweep
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jarre on Electronic Music and America misunderstanding: go!
Replies: 33
Views: 8340

Re: Jarre on Electronic Music and America misunderstanding:

If this is going to turn into a slanging match again I'm out of here. This happens every time anyone tries to have a sensible discussion. People think their particular stars are being attacked, or they think they themselves are being attacked and come back with silly jibes against other people. Ther...
by Sweep
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jarre on Electronic Music and America misunderstanding: go!
Replies: 33
Views: 8340

Re: Jarre on Electronic Music and America misunderstanding:

I don't take Jarre seriously, either. But when he or anyone else tries to rewrite history I'm concerned, especially when they aggrandise themselves and ignore much more important and skilled artists.
by Sweep
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jarre on Electronic Music and America misunderstanding: go!
Replies: 33
Views: 8340

Re: Jarre on Electronic Music and America misunderstanding:

He mentioned Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream in the interview I read. In fact, he says: "It has nothing to do with English-speaking countries, it was born in Germany with Stockhausen and in France with Pierre Schaefer, then with the Germans on one side, or me." Stockhausen and Schaefer obviously refer...
by Sweep
Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Songs with Casio or Yamaha keyboards?
Replies: 20
Views: 6389

Re: Songs with Casio or Yamaha keyboards?

Steve Reich used four Casio 202s on his Sextet in 1985. Someone used a Casio 1000P on Top of the Pops at about the time they first came out. I can't remember who; I just remember seeing it at the time. Then there's Au Revoir Simone (who I happen to like, though not everyone on this site does ;) ), w...
by Sweep
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jarre on Electronic Music and America misunderstanding: go!
Replies: 33
Views: 8340

Re: Jarre on Electronic Music and America misunderstanding:

Funny how Jarre thinks America had nothing to do with the development of electronic music, when Wendy Carlos has been such a massive stimulus to so many musicians right across the board, from Tim Blake to Benny Andersson. The interview even mentions Arthur C. Clarke, who was a friend of Wendy's for ...
by Sweep
Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why a juno 60 ???
Replies: 30
Views: 6586

Re: Why a juno 60 ???

Postscript: I really got into this band as a result of this topic, so I'm grateful they were dissed here. I've got four albums of theirs now.

I also had a brief chat a few weeks ago with the lady who plays the Juno. She knows exactly what she's doing.
by Sweep
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Arp omni 1 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1728

Re: Arp omni 1 questions

The Melos used to be about £30 on ebay, though I saw one last night after I'd posted, with a basically silly Buy It Now price. I'd agree the Melos isn't anything special, and I'd expect almost any basic analogue delay would probably do a similar job, though I don't have much experience with other an...
by Sweep
Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Arp omni 1 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1728

Re: Arp omni 1 questions

As I recall, they used the Melos DE-1 analogue echo with the Omni for the keyboard sound on Love Will Tear Us Apart, and the Melos was also used a lot on other tracks. There used to be a lot of those around, and they're pretty long-lived (I still have mine from 1981) so you should be able to find on...
by Sweep
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg to release ARP Odyssey
Replies: 766
Views: 144273

Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Automatic Gainsay wrote:You do know that Moog uses parts made in China, don't you, Sweepy? :)
Yes, and 1) there have been extensive discussions about this. 2) My Voyager has the Fatar keyboard. 3) As Soul_Processor pointed out, the issue is a complex one.
by Sweep
Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg to release ARP Odyssey
Replies: 766
Views: 144273

Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

^ maybe these "snobby" people don't want to support horrible work conditions buy buying these products? (not saying that every factory in china is a sweatshop, but there are strong tendencies...) Exactly. I'm glad there are people who think this way and look at the larger picture instead of just co...
by Sweep
Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: synth bongo identification
Replies: 9
Views: 6433

Re: synth bongo identification

It's very rare that I use drum machines or synthesized drums, but doubtless someone else here will have that experience.
by Sweep
Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: synth bongo identification
Replies: 9
Views: 6433

Re: synth bongo identification

I don't have a copy of the album to hand, but when it says electric bongos it probably means bongos either miked or with a pickup and electronically processed in the studio. There's a wah wah acoustic bass on the album (in fact on this track), obviously done the same way. I'm curious to know what th...
by Sweep
Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone remember Music Technology magazine?
Replies: 33
Views: 6562

Re: Anyone remember Music Technology magazine?

Yes, Music Technology came out of E&MM, essentially a re-naming of the magazine, though at some point there were staff changes and a change of office location: E&MM originally used its full title Electronics and Music Maker and was originally a general electronics projects magazine with a leaning to...
by Sweep
Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: do any of you jam with other synth guys?
Replies: 30
Views: 6701

Re: do any of you jam with other synth guys?

The synth players I know tend to be too far away geographically to make regular meetings possible, but we've jointly made music in a couple of different ways: 1) passing WAV files back and forth over the net to gradually build up a piece between us. 2) One of us working up an idea by the other. The ...