For those not familiar with his name, I'm sure the instrumental "Axel-F" (from the 1984 movie "Beverly Hills Cop") rings a bell or two along with music for other well know 80s movies such as "Fletch" (1985) and "Top gun" (1986).
"Axel-F" (Beverly Hills Cop theme) -Harold Faltermeyer. Wikipedia says he used a Moog 15 modular, a Linndrum, a Yamaha DX-7 and Roland's JX-3P and JX-8P, but other sources say the Roland Jupiter-8 and not the JX-synths.
"Fletch theme" -Harold Faltermeyer. I've been told a Roland JX-3P or JX-8P sync lead is used here (I have a JX-8P myself and can get a pretty similar lead sound from it).
"Top gun anthem" -Harold Faltermeyer (here's the original version with Steve Stevens' guitar)
My favourite Faltermeyer tune however is "Shoot out" (from the "Fletch" movie):
"Shoot out" -Harold Faltermeyer.
Does anyone have any background info on that one? Instruments used, recording technique etc. or anything else they'd like to share?
If anyone has any other Faltermeyer info in general (especially during his 80s period), please do feel free to share here!
Here are some links I have which might be of interest:
- Harold Faltermeyer (his own website)
- Harold Faltermeyer discography (discogs.com)
- Harold Faltermeyer's favorite synths (Red Bull music academy)
- Harold Faltermeyer video lecture (Tokyo 2014) (Red Bull music academy)
- Harold Faltermeyer interview (3 parts, in German) -thanks for the link, Micke!
- Harold Faltermeyer interview (in Swedish) -thanks for the link, Micke!
- La-La Land records: "Beverly Hills Cop" soundtrack (2017 limited edition release of the film score, not just the songs featured in the original soundtrack album). Also available from Buysoundtrax.com.
- La-La Land records: "Beverly Hills 2 Cop" soundtrack (2017 limited edition release of the film score, not just the songs featured in the original soundtrack album). Also available from Buysoundtrax.com.