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by ItalianStallion81
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?
Replies: 44
Views: 7347

Re: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?

What Z said. To a certain extent they've been subbing for session orchestras on pop recordings and budget movie soundtracks pretty much since the birth of digital samplers, and they are better at that than they used to be, but they've never come close to all-out replacing them, and I don't foresee ...
by ItalianStallion81
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?
Replies: 44
Views: 7347

When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?

Does anyone remember exactly when synthesizers began to replace parts of live symphony orchestras? Also, what brands of synthesizers are favored among recent symphony orchestras? I could go on about this. . . When the trend just started, in the 1980s, I could think it was stuff like the Yamaha DX7, ...
by ItalianStallion81
Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Vavoom! Shampoo Ad (1990)
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Vavoom! Shampoo Ad (1990)

Purity_Control wrote:I would guess electric violin + effects.
You are exactly right. Speaking of which, I'd like to assume it's done by either Jean-Luc Ponty or Lisa Germano.

~Ben
by ItalianStallion81
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Vavoom! Shampoo Ad (1990)
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Vavoom! Shampoo Ad (1990)



Could anyone please try to identify whether or not a synthesizer was possibly used for that brief jazzy violin riff after we hear someone singing "Vavoom! You'll love the volume!!"???

Thank you,



Benjamin "Ben" Edge
by ItalianStallion81
Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: "Still Angry" - Identify Synthesizers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

"Still Angry" - Identify Synthesizers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0V41SEX2tA Could anyone please help me identify all the synthesizers I'm hearing on this song by Book of Love? The hot sheet: Yamaha DX7 with Oberheim Xpander Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Roland Juno-60 Oberheim OB-Xa Oberheim DMX (synth drum track) Thank you, Ben
by ItalianStallion81
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:52 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Sally Jessy Raphael Theme Song - (DX7) Rhodes?
Replies: 0
Views: 644

Sally Jessy Raphael Theme Song - (DX7) Rhodes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB6XpWUCHcE Could you please answer me about this? My question is this: for all those of you who watched the Sally Jessy Raphael talk show in the 1989-93 timeframe, could you please find out whether or not the "DX7 Rhodes" sound I'm hearing for the piano lines in this...
by ItalianStallion81
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Keyboards in Promo Video for "Video Killed the Radio Star"
Replies: 9
Views: 4218

Re: Keyboards in Promo Video for "Video Killed the Radio Sta

What's Hans Zimmer's actual connection with the Buggles? Does he just appear in the video? I mean, he's not credited on the LP or even mentioned in the CD's liner notes. Bruce Woolley was the 3rd Buggle. Pretty much so, I don't understand why, either. A question to Mr. Zimmer himself about the vide...
by ItalianStallion81
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Hanna-Barbera "Swirling Star" Logo Music
Replies: 0
Views: 985

Hanna-Barbera "Swirling Star" Logo Music

Hanna-Barbera Productions - Swirling Star If you listen closely to the music, then could you please tell me whether or not this logo theme was composed on a Moog Modular synthesizer (like with the Screen Gems 1965-70 "S from h**l" logo theme)? While I previously have stated, on the Closing Logo Gro...
by ItalianStallion81
Tue May 07, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Synth on "Glory Days"?
Replies: 2
Views: 2556

Synth on "Glory Days"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vQpW9XRiyM Could anyone please help me find out which synthesizer(s) Roy Bittan and Danny Federici were using for the lead lines on Bruce Springsteen's "Glory Days"? I'd like to think they were using the Yamaha DX7 since the song was originally released in 1984 on the...
by ItalianStallion81
Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Hi-Five - She's Playing Hard to Get (1992)
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Hi-Five - She's Playing Hard to Get (1992)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaLHE9qd8LA I want help here. In this video by this Texan New Jack Swing band, Hi-Five, we see a Yamaha DX7 keyboard at various points here. I cannot rely on this keyboard as actually being used in the song itself (the audio), since this song was recorded in 1992, and ...
by ItalianStallion81
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Scrabble" (1984) Theme Song
Replies: 0
Views: 488

"Scrabble" (1984) Theme Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q10c_x93ZKI Could anyone please help me determine the exact synthesizer models used here for the theme song of the 1984 TV version of "the crossword game you've played all your life, but never quite like this"? I know that the horns and electric guitar are real, though...
by ItalianStallion81
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog Blues Licks
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Moog Blues Licks

How many of you with a Moog Minimoog or Source have tried doing Stevie Ray Vaughan-style blues licks? I mean, how many of you have actually tried composing blues riffs on a Moog? The sound of an electric guitar can more or less be done on a Moog. Furthermore, is there anyone out there that tried to ...
by ItalianStallion81
Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Richie Rich (1980) - Synthesizer?
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Richie Rich (1980) - Synthesizer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR3ml21bK-U Can anyone guess what analog synthesizer is heard at the very end of this clip? You know, it's that group of notes which provide the verse fill for the lyrics "How rich can you get? You never really know 'til you've met..." To me, I think the synthesizer is...
by ItalianStallion81
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Discovering Electronic Music (1983)
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Discovering Electronic Music (1983)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaU9Uz-ZLC0 MODERATORS: Move this topic, as desired. This is a 1983 film directed by Bernard Wilets, and featuring Rory Kaplan (he's the guy on the Fairlight CMI). This film features two prominent Bach suites. One of these is BWV 578, or "Fugue in G Minor." The other i...
by ItalianStallion81
Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help with soundtrack sounds again
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: Help with soundtrack sounds again



A Kurzweil K250 is used for this song's violin track.

~Ben