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by recordingpianoman
Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's your favourite Mellotron album?
Replies: 15
Views: 2640

Re: What's your favourite Mellotron album?

Definitely not trying to trash prog, and I apologize if it sounded that way! I have much, much respect for Keith Emerson, Tony Banks (especially!), and those great players. I very much love Robert Fripp's guitar work with and without King Crimson (definitely with Eno). I think I related a little mor...
by recordingpianoman
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's your favourite Mellotron album?
Replies: 15
Views: 2640

Re: What's your favourite Mellotron album?

I've tried very hard to get into the prog rock thing, but it's just a little too, I don't know, elaborate and big for me. However, the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis has great Mellotron textures in it, and I quite enjoy that one. I love all those early Tangerine Dream albums, but I think the ...
by recordingpianoman
Wed May 20, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth can it be? (That Voice Again - Peter Gabriel)
Replies: 13
Views: 3897

Re: What synth can it be? (That Voice Again - Peter Gabriel)

From what I hear, the first chord is chorused guitar followed by piano (CP70) playing octaves, repeating in the first few measures before the drums, bass, and bright Fender Strat come in. The intro is an interaction between guitar and piano.
by recordingpianoman
Wed May 20, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth can it be? (That Voice Again - Peter Gabriel)
Replies: 13
Views: 3897

Re: What synth can it be? (That Voice Again - Peter Gabriel)

I believe it's actually Daniel Lanois' guitar heavily chorused.
by recordingpianoman
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8
Replies: 44
Views: 8304

Re: Favorite use of the Jupiter 8

I'm surprised no one has posted this one yet:
by recordingpianoman
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Wings Synth?
Replies: 124
Views: 19795

Re: "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Wings Synth?

Ok, you asked for it... I know I'm not the ressurector-whatever. Here's a version I recorded with my wife about 10 years ago. Everything is Juno-106, except "echo guitar" and "sax solo" which are Yamaha V50, and also real sleigh bells. Nothing sequenced, everything played. https://soundcloud.com/cur...
by recordingpianoman
Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synth basslines of all time?
Replies: 161
Views: 76292

Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

This one:
by recordingpianoman
Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synth basslines of all time?
Replies: 161
Views: 76292

Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Malcolm and Robert in excelcis:

by recordingpianoman
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synth basslines of all time?
Replies: 161
Views: 76292

Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Definitely love all the '80s synth-pop references, and of course Stevie Wonder, but I just can't help voting for Pedro with this one:

by recordingpianoman
Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the first song you learned on your first synth?
Replies: 54
Views: 5498

Re: What was the first song you learned on your first synth?

Oh L'Amour by Erasure on a Yamaha V50 with the 8-track sequencer and unquantized drums before I knew that they could be more in time... Ah, youth.
by recordingpianoman
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wall?
Replies: 65
Views: 8466

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

Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois at Grant Ave. Studios in the early 80's
by recordingpianoman
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths on New Order's Vanishing Point
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Re: Synths on New Order's Vanishing Point

That whole album is really great, I love the blend of New Orders more post-punk sound along with the very "housey" techno. Vanishing Point is a really great example of the house style on that album. I would say that the orchestra stabs and hits are Emulator 2 samples, the bell lead is the "Fantasia"...
by recordingpianoman
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many of you still have your first synth?
Replies: 103
Views: 8265

Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

I still have my Yamaha V50 "workstation" 4-op FM synth with sequencer/drum machine. Right now the internal RAM battery is dead, so all my interesting sounds are gone... Oh well, the thing really taught me how FM synthesis works and I actually got rather good at making the thing sound like all the 80...
by recordingpianoman
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What are your favorite type of synth sounds?
Replies: 80
Views: 7197

Re: What are your favorite type of synth sounds?

I also love big, ambient sounds as well, but as far as my favorite analog sounds go, I really love sample & hold filter modulated rhythms a'la Kraftwerk and Vince Clarke. Here's an example: