What keyboard / sequencer / arpeggiator was used in Song X?

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What keyboard / sequencer / arpeggiator was used in Song X?

Post by pettins » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:36 pm

Hi,

For some years now, I've been trying to find a site or forum to answer the above question?

I fully appreciate that this is something I could work out myself, given enough free time.

However, like most of us, I've got the usual constraints on time like work, family, band etc and I think I've got something like 30 years left on the planet (max) so it feels very true to say that time is tight!

So....does anyone know of a site or forum (or maybe a few) that covers this type of thing?

Thank you for any suggestions :D

Steve

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Post by meatballfulton » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:48 pm

If by "Song X" you mean the names of specific songs, people post that sort of question here all the time. Many times someone will actually know and reply. Other times people will guess and lively conversations ensue.
I listened to Hatfield and the North at Rainbow. They were very wonderful and they made my heart a prisoner.

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Re: What keyboard / sequencer / arpeggiator was used in Song X?

Post by pettins » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:54 pm

meatballfulton wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:48 pm
If by "Song X" you mean the names of specific songs, people post that sort of question here all the time. Many times someone will actually know and reply. Other times people will guess and lively conversations ensue.
That is literally music to my ears! Thank you :-)

OK, so a simple one to start with....Las Palabras de Amor by Queen?

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Post by meatballfulton » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:02 pm

From the website queenzone.com, here is a list of synthesizers used on all Queen albums. It may or may not be correct.
I listened to Hatfield and the North at Rainbow. They were very wonderful and they made my heart a prisoner.

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Re: What keyboard / sequencer / arpeggiator was used in Song X?

Post by Z » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:29 pm

pettins wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:54 pm
meatballfulton wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:48 pm
If by "Song X" you mean the names of specific songs, people post that sort of question here all the time. Many times someone will actually know and reply. Other times people will guess and lively conversations ensue.
OK, so a simple one to start with....Las Palabras de Amor by Queen?
Video shows a Roland Jupiter 8

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Post by pettins » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:35 pm

Thanks both. So then the next question is....would it be reasonable for me to be re-create the intro within my DAW? Or is that like giving me some brushes and asking me to paint like Picasso? 😁

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Re: What keyboard / sequencer / arpeggiator was used in Song X?

Post by Z » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:01 pm

I know nothing about DAWs (I've been "DAWless" since getting into this game in the late 80s), but as you can tell from watching the video, they're using the Jupiter 8's arpeggiator. The sound isn't anything special and could probably be recreated on most subtractive synthesizers, hardware or software.
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