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Help Identyying synth used on childrens album

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:14 pm
by harryjacoby
Hello synth enthusiasts,
I have been a fan since childhood of a video series called Baby Einstein. I have lately been trying to find the synths used in the series I posted last month about another cd in their series. Today I am posting about Baby Bach. It was released in 1998/99. Please help me identify what synths they used: http://dataup.sdasofia.org/MUSIC/Music- ... by%20Bach/
Also, BEMaster14 cannot answer until at least one other person has.

Re: Help Identyying synth used on childrens album

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:56 am
by ranzee
I'm aware of these videos, as I am a father, and we purchased them for our first child around 2003.

Baby Einstein was the brain child of Julie Aigner-Clark. The early videos were just done by her and her husband. The Bach video was done in 1998 - and it was still only her and her husband. This was prior to the company hitting it big and eventually being sold to Disney.

The credits of the music is on the video. Julie is still around - so you could just contact her. However, from what I recall, they used a computer which played MIDI files and live recordings. I'm not sure which synth it was, but I'd be guessing something like the the Roland XP-50 or a Yamaha.

The sounds are quite GM and therefore generic. You could easily recreate them using a GM sound module.

Re: Help Identyying synth used on childrens album

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:53 am
by ItsMeOnly
harryjacoby wrote:Baby Einstein.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=105010
We heard you the first time...

Re: Help Identyying synth used on childrens album

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:13 pm
by harryjacoby
ItsMeOnly wrote:
harryjacoby wrote:Baby Einstein.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=105010
We heard you the first time...
Yeah well this is for another vid in the series.

Re: Help Identyying synth used on childrens album

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:16 pm
by harryjacoby
ranzee wrote:I'm aware of these videos, as I am a father, and we purchased them for our first child around 2003.

Baby Einstein was the brain child of Julie Aigner-Clark. The early videos were just done by her and her husband. The Bach video was done in 1998 - and it was still only her and her husband. This was prior to the company hitting it big and eventually being sold to Disney.

The credits of the music is on the video. Julie is still around - so you could just contact her. However, from what I recall, they used a computer which played MIDI files and live recordings. I'm not sure which synth it was, but I'd be guessing something like the the Roland XP-50 or a Yamaha.

The sounds are quite GM and therefore generic. You could easily recreate them using a GM sound module.
Julie did not create the music. A guy named Bill Weisbach did. I emailed him a few months a go and he did tell me what brands of synths he used he was did not elaborate on what models, possibly due to a contract with Disney.

Re: Help Identyying synth used on childrens album

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:40 pm
by Music Bird
It sounds like Korg M1, DX7II, Proteus something, and JV-1080 and similar stuff. Basic ROMpler, AI, and FM sounds. You can get Dexed, which is an emulation of the DX7. Korg X5 and NS5R have these sounds a plenty. Some of the orchestral stuff could be from a Roland XP or similar. Most is ROMplers like the M1 and XP-60 and FM synths like the DX7 and DX27.

Re: Help Identyying synth used on childrens album

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:04 pm
by clubbedtodeath
You could use one of any number of General MIDI modules to get close. Even a Yamaha XG module would do it.

Or, you could use a cheap orchestral soft synth (eg. Garritan Personal Orchestra), which would sound much, much better.

Re: Help Identyying synth used on childrens album

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:30 am
by ranzee
harryjacoby wrote:
ranzee wrote:I'm aware of these videos, as I am a father, and we purchased them for our first child around 2003.

Baby Einstein was the brain child of Julie Aigner-Clark. The early videos were just done by her and her husband. The Bach video was done in 1998 - and it was still only her and her husband. This was prior to the company hitting it big and eventually being sold to Disney.

The credits of the music is on the video. Julie is still around - so you could just contact her. However, from what I recall, they used a computer which played MIDI files and live recordings. I'm not sure which synth it was, but I'd be guessing something like the the Roland XP-50 or a Yamaha.

The sounds are quite GM and therefore generic. You could easily recreate them using a GM sound module.
Julie did not create the music. A guy named Bill Weisbach did. I emailed him a few months a go and he did tell me what brands of synths he used he was did not elaborate on what models, possibly due to a contract with Disney.
thanks