Tears for fears Mad World - Synths

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Tears for fears Mad World - Synths

Post by 80snostalgia » Fri May 08, 2020 8:43 pm

Anybody know what Synthesizers were used for this particular song? As there were quite a few different Synth sounds I liked on it.

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Re: Tears for fears Mad World - Synths

Post by JMP » Thu May 14, 2020 1:08 pm

Sequential Prophet 5 all over their stuff at that time... that would be my guess.

Interesting article here, doesn't mention what the 'synthesiser' was, but does tell you the intro drum machine was a Roland CR-78.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/ ... ears-fears

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Re: Tears for fears Mad World - Synths

Post by JMP » Thu May 14, 2020 1:22 pm

Did you see this old thread about synths used on The Hurting (the album this single appeared on):

http://forum.vintagesynth.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56646

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Re: Tears for fears Mad World - Synths

Post by 80snostalgia » Thu May 14, 2020 7:34 pm

JMP wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 1:08 pm
Sequential Prophet 5 all over their stuff at that time... that would be my guess.

Interesting article here, doesn't mention what the 'synthesiser' was, but does tell you the intro drum machine was a Roland CR-78.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/ ... ears-fears
Thanks for your help, I'm a fan of the Prophet 5, I've had a good look at the article.
I did ask Curt on Twitter (the official Curt) he didn't answer, must be a, sign he can't remember. I do get positive feed back by a few other Official celebs.

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Re: Tears for fears Mad World - Synths

Post by 80snostalgia » Thu May 14, 2020 7:37 pm

JMP wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 1:22 pm
Did you see this old thread about synths used on The Hurting (the album this single appeared on):

http://forum.vintagesynth.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56646
Just had a look, very impresive line up of Synthesizers. I wouldn't mind which it was. 😊

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