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by Music Bird
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Lets talk about post punk!
Replies: 46
Views: 9884

Re: Lets talk about post punk!

Would Talking Head’s early albums be considered post punk? If so, I think their keyboard player used a Yamaha YC-45D and a Prophet-5 as well as maybe another synth of some sort. I don’t know what Synth they used on their first 2 albums but I know he was a fan of the Prophet-5 and Yamaha organ.
by Music Bird
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What other 37-key synthesizers have built-in speakers?
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: What other 37-key synthesizers have built-in speakers?

Reface DX and Reface CS as well as the other Reface models. But for non 37-key models: Also, the Casio VL-1 (ADSR mode) and SK-series, of which the SK-1 had a built in additive synth (I have one, it’s a sampler). Casio made the HT and HZ series in the 80’s which were synths with built in speakers, b...
by Music Bird
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you help me ID this synth?
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Can you help me ID this synth?

Definitely a sampler. Maybe an Emax or Emulator. I have an Emax II Kontakt library and it’s one of the presets in it.
by Music Bird
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Would Behringer Poly D make a MicroMoog redundant?
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

Re: Would Behringer Poly D make a MicroMoog redundant?

Yes, Model D was the king of funk and electro basses and leads along with the Prophet-5 for poly parts. It also has more oscillators.
by Music Bird
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best software synths right now?
Replies: 18
Views: 14767

Re: Best software synths right now?

I like Synth1, Dexed, PG8X, OBXD, SQ8L, Kontakt, Massive, Sound Canvas VA, and Korg Legacy Collection. The last 4 are paid.
by Music Bird
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks
Replies: 862
Views: 310457

Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

I have Kontakt now so I got a free Emax II sample kit with all the factory samples. Sounds like Emulator or Emax I’d guess. It has those marcato strings.
by Music Bird
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos
Replies: 110
Views: 17417

Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Correct me if I’m wrong but these songs have some nice Minimoog solos, am I right? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ApGLQdebe3E https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5OvI-fbBui0 Minimoog (the cheesy 70’s portamento synths are Minimoog, right? I can’t tell) and Juno-60. This has some sort of 70’s synth on it do...
by Music Bird
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help Identifying Synths
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Help Identifying Synths

Since around 1978, I think a Korg PS-3300 or CS-80 or Oberheim polysynth would make sense for the poly parts, some sounds also sound like a Minimoog but not exactly so maybe an ARP Odyssey Mk. I? Edit: strings sound Rolandish, maybe RS-202? Lead oboe sounds like an ARP Pro Soloist or SH-2000 Roland ...
by Music Bird
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help Identifying Synths
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Help Identifying Synths

Sounds sort of like an Oberheim, Juno, or Prophet synth but can’t be too sure.
by Music Bird
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 77
Views: 50758

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

Updated Questions: 1) The synth that made you want to play music: Probably a Korg M-50 I saw a guy in a band playing. 2) Your first synth: Casio SK1 or Yamaha MX49 followed by FL Studio and now 755 softsynths and then Korg Minilogue original. 3) The synth that has surprised you most: Synth1. I thoug...
by Music Bird
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help finding keyboard/synths used on Disney album
Replies: 9
Views: 1980

Re: Help finding keyboard/synths used on Disney album

All I hear is a D-50. Probably not just that though, also something really low end like an MT-32. Sounds like D-50, DX7, M1, and MT-32. Generic early 90’s synths. The accordion sounds like a cheap Casio. It basically sounds like cheap keyboards for all those sounds, so maybe a Roland E-20 and Techni...
by Music Bird
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night
Replies: 11
Views: 4709

Re: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

The intro to Never Surrender sounds like it has DX7 marimbas, a D-50ish string pad and others.
I think the synth in Sunglasses At Night is a Polysix. I recreated the sound on Polysix Legacy, and it sounded 99% similar without delay even.
by Music Bird
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synthesizer are these?
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

Re: What synthesizer are these?

In the 1989 ones I hear a D-50, DX7 II, and S-50. The three big 80’s synths of the early 90’s and late 80’s along with the M1.
by Music Bird
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Recommendation for audio interface with multiple synths.
Replies: 1
Views: 2215

Re: Recommendation for audio interface with multiple synths.

I don’t own an audio interface, but I’ve used an Apollo in a music class with my MX49 and it worked great.
by Music Bird
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help me recognize a synth
Replies: 8
Views: 2310

Re: Help me recognize a synth

Looks like a transistor organ. My guess is from the 70’s.