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Help Identyying synth used on childrens album

Postby harryjacoby » Thu May 17, 2018 3:54 am

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I have been a fan since childhood of a video series called Baby Einstein. Lately I have been trying to find the synths used in the series. I'm guessing they used the Roland JV/XP series. Here is the soundtrack for one of their videos called Baby Mozart. It was made in 1998. Please help me identify what synth was used in this.http://dataup.sdasofia.org/MUSIC/Music- ... le%20Ears/
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Re: Help Identyying synth used on childrens album

Postby madtheory » Thu May 17, 2018 10:30 am

It's Yamaha FM with layers and chorussing, so I would think it's a DX-7II or TX816.
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Re: Help Identyying synth used on childrens album

Postby harryjacoby » Thu May 17, 2018 2:30 pm

madtheory wrote:It's Yamaha FM with layers and chorussing, so I would think it's a DX-7II or TX816.

I am part of a Baby Einstein fandom and we have made our guesses. Did you reconize any patches from these synths?:
Fairlight CMI,
Korg X5DR,
Alesis QS8
Roland SC-55
Roland JV/XP series
EMU Proteus series
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Re: Help Identyying synth used on childrens album

Postby madtheory » Fri May 18, 2018 12:46 pm

Only listened to tracks 1 to 5, those are all DX7II. I did hear a flute in there that's possibly EMU Proteus.

The rest of the tracks are largely EMU Proteus series IMO- the characteristic strings, pianos and woodwinds. Some of the percussion sounds are possibly Roland JD or JV, but could equally be the EMU. Could not be XP as that was built subsequent to the production of this music. But people will say XP because a lot of JD/ JV waves are still in the XP.

Reasonably sure I don't hear the characteristic hard compressed attack style of the Korg ROMplers in there, so I would guess no for any Korg. Not too familiar with Alesis QS so I cannot say.

I am 100% certain there's no Fairlight CMI I IIx or III. Am intimately familiar with that library, in my hobby work on porting it to Kontakt for personal use. There are not even the Fairlight sounds that were "borrowed" by Korg, Roland or Emu for their ROMplers.
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