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by logix
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.)
Replies: 20
Views: 8866

Re: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.

Too true my neighbouring countryman ;) Did you give in and buy those CDs? The two CDs (it says "currently available for the "Beverly Hills cop I" CD, but awaiting new stock in January....!!?!??) would cost US$ 16.56 in shipping alone, totalling US$ 56.46 and with import duties it would grand total a...
by logix
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.)
Replies: 20
Views: 8866

Re: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.

You're welcome, logix Yes I got them directly from La-La land records. At US$ 56.50, it wasn't cheap but well worth the money. Plus perhaps even import duties :o That's the soundtrack scores CDs for "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Beverly Hills Cop II", right? There's no released full score for "Fletch", ...
by logix
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.)
Replies: 20
Views: 8866

Re: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.

Thanks for all that info, Micke!
I've been looking into buying the La-La land "Beverly Hills cop" and "Beverly Hills cop 2" film score soundtracks too -did you get them directly from La-La land or somewhere else? Shipping costs, import duties etc. on top of the CD costs makes it pretty expensive.
by logix
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-110 dim backlight
Replies: 60
Views: 25176

Re: Roland D-110 dim backlight

(preliminary) SUCCESS!! :lol: http://i68.tinypic.com/11qojn8.jpg Well done! Congrats =D> Now if you connect the new display with all lines visible exatctly the same you're there. Thanks! :D Yes, I'm just going to finalize the testing of the contrast etc. and I'm ready to put in the new, undamaged d...
by logix
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.)
Replies: 20
Views: 8866

Re: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.

The syncl lead on FLETCH was indeed the JX-8P. Not totally sure about the main bass synth but if I recall correctly it's a DX-7, at least the powerful one that kicks in at 1:06. The pads are from the JP-8. That's truly awesome! A DX-7? Really? I've got one and know I've only touched the surface of ...
by logix
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths used on 'Fletch'
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Re: Synths used on 'Fletch'

Forat electronics did (still does?) several Linndrum modifications including: adding MIDI,separate tuning for certain sounds, tuning for non-tuneable sounds, replacement sounds (EPROMs), DINsync and so on. Here's another MIDI upgrade which is cheaper than the above, from Dtronics . There are probabl...
by logix
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-110 dim backlight
Replies: 60
Views: 25176

Re: Roland D-110 dim backlight

(preliminary) SUCCESS!! :lol: http://i68.tinypic.com/11qojn8.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/11kbej8.jpg Aside from the bad contact (after disassembling my first 1602xxx-2.1) I can definitely read something there now, so I think the replacement display will work as intended with the new replacement. In h...
by logix
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths used on Bar Kays songs
Replies: 6
Views: 2333

Re: Synths used on Bar Kays songs

Their track "Holy Ghost" is a master piece. They used it in "Pump up the volume" I agree :D That awesome "bass drone" sound which I'm guessing is a Minimoog and is clearly heard of "Pump up the volume" by MARRS as you already mentioned is really funky! I had a Minimoog a while back, but although an...
by logix
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?
Replies: 131
Views: 32133

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

Back to the subject again: DX-7 Tubular bells can be heard on "Rock & roll me again" by The System


As for Harold Faltermeyer, I've just created a new thread here if anyone would like to continue to discuss his music, gear etc.
by logix
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.)
Replies: 20
Views: 8866

Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.)

Harold Faltermeyer is a long time 80's synth favourite of mine (along with Paul Hardcastle) who made a lot of funky synth instrumentals (but also backing tracks for songs with vocals). For those not familiar with his name, I'm sure the instrumental "Axel-F" (from the 1984 movie " Beverly Hills Cop ...
by logix
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-110 dim backlight
Replies: 60
Views: 25176

Re: Roland D-110 dim backlight

Thanks for checking. I just received my replacement LCDs (also 1602xxx-2.1) and soldered a temporary pinhead connection (so I don't have to mess up the cables again) at the front of the PCB. It lights up as you can see (so I have the polarity right -just as you checked on your setup), but something ...
by logix
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?
Replies: 131
Views: 32133

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

Thanks for those interview links! Actually the German one is in 3 parts, but they appear not to have linked the last part in there. Here's all 3 parts of the Harold Faltermeyer interview . Interesting stuff in the Swedish one as well, though understandably not that much from the mid-80s period which...
by logix
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?
Replies: 131
Views: 32133

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

Harold Faltermeyer used two TX-816's (16 DX7's!) for the low bell sounds in the Top Gun anthem. It's the tubular bells preset, just slightly detuned and tweaked. That's what I read as well ( Red Bull music academy: Harold Faltermeyer's favorite synths ), but I can't help but think it might not have...
by logix
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-110 dim backlight
Replies: 60
Views: 25176

Re: Roland D-110 dim backlight

Must admit, this is a bit too complicated for me but at least I've got the 1602 2.1 working I just received my new 1602xxx-2.1 displays and also the IDC cables/pin-headers, so my first task was to make a new cable for the old (Roland) display to get it working again, just in case..... I also find t...
by logix
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Wanted: Yamaha TX-802 "service news" document
Replies: 0
Views: 1235

Wanted: Yamaha TX-802 "service news" document

I've got a Yamaha TX-802 suffering from a distortion problem which I've been told Yamaha acknowledged and issued a "Service news" bulletin for. The only "Service news" document I've come across from Yamaha is one for the TX-81Z and DX-7 II, but nothing for the TX-802. They were both issued by Yamaha...