Favorite synth sounds

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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by michael stein » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:59 pm

Synth brass lead solo in Sparks - When Im with you. Guitar/Hardsynced synth lead solo in Moroder and Phil Oakey's - Together in electric dreams.

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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by CJ the noisemaker » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:23 am

-I like the lead solo from "Chameleon"
-Pink Floyd "On The Run" sequence
-Devo's synth sounds from Oh No! It's Devo!
-Weather Report "Black Market" arp bass and lead
-string sound on Gary Wright's Dreamweaver album
-and the opening bassline from "Przregales", which I think Jexus made
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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by JJQ » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:31 am

The somewhat basy synth in FSOL "Omnipresence". Man I love that song.
The basesound of FSOL "Slider". Future sound of London has many nice sounds.

The Minimoog leads of Chick Correa in many Return to forever songs.

The early Acid stuff of Woody McBride, DJ ESP or 4d.

Not a synth but the 606 in "Gimme" by Freddy fresh.

The massive synthchaos i "Stormwatch" by Morph.

The 303 and metalic sounds in "Flowerswing" by Jammin Unit.

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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by iProg » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:06 am

Micke wrote:Afaik, the sequenced parts on "Save A Prayer" and "Hold back the rain" were actually recorded with the SH-2/CSQ-100 combo. Nick did use the Jup-8 for the bendy lead line on SAP though (and I always thought it was the Prophet 5 :-).

In the "Night Boat" clip we can see the Jup-4, Crumar performer, Prophet 5 and SH-2.
Yeah, the Performer is clearly visible. Haven't heard of anyone else than Nick using it! :D

On the Rio DVD, Nick shows how Save A Prayer is played. Bendy, indeed ;)
That's the Yamaha SS-30 stringer--sometimes referred to as the string sound of Ultravox-- easily one of the best sounding string-machines ever. U-vox started using the SS-30 back in 1980 on the Vienna album. Prior to that Billy Currie used an Elka Rhapsody for string sounds.
Great sounds indeed! What ABBA songs? :D

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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by Micke » Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:06 pm

michael stein wrote:Synth brass lead solo in Sparks - When Im with you. Guitar/Hardsynced synth lead solo in Moroder and Phil Oakey's - Together in electric dreams.
The synth brass lead on "When I'm with you" was played on a Yamaha CS-80. In fact, the CS-80 was the only synth used in the making of that album.

As for the hardsynced lead in "Together In Electric Dreams"; I'm not totally sure but I bet it's Jup-8 given that Arthur Barrow played the keys on that tune. There might be some Synclavier II (or DX-7), Minimoog and Serge modular on there as well.

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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by ShadowsWithin » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:33 pm

Jens Johansson's lead tone


Jordan Rudess's Lead Tone


Wailing Guitar


Distorted Organ, Dream Theater


Jimmi Dee

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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by michael stein » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:15 pm

Thanks Micke! That is awesome to know.

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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by michael stein » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:18 pm

So was American Gigolo also alot of CS-80. That lead also shows up on the soundtrack album too.

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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by Micke » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:38 pm

Well, since Giorgio Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer were both involved in the making of Terminal Jive and American Gigolo I'd say it's very likely the CS-80 shows up on the latter as well, especially considering that both albums were recorded around the same time (late '79/early '80).
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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by Micke » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:42 pm

CJ the noisemaker wrote: -string sound on Gary Wright's Dreamweaver album
The ARP/Solina string ensemble sounds gorgeous on that album. A true classic!
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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by iProg » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:41 am

Micke wrote:
iProg wrote:
Thieves Like Us is one of my favorite New Order songs! Brilliant work!
Could very well be the Prophet-5 doing the PHAT chords!
Yep, the Prophet 5 does the fat leads and staccato chords while the Arp Quadra provides the high strings.
On this video, the chords are played on a Voyetra:

[youtube]watch?v=t9viFiceBvU[/youtube]

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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by iProg » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:43 am

Micke wrote:
iProg wrote:
Thieves Like Us is one of my favorite New Order songs! Brilliant work!
Could very well be the Prophet-5 doing the PHAT chords!
Yep, the Prophet 5 does the fat leads and staccato chords while the Arp Quadra provides the high strings.
On this video, the chords are played on a Voyetra:


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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by Pro5 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:58 pm

balma wrote: The sweet arppegio intro of Save a Prayer from Duran Duran
One of my all time favourite synth parts (SH-2).. haunting and takes me right back to my childhood (inc the JP-8 Lead part over the top)
Solderman wrote: Boards of Canada Lead sound in ROYBGIV
Yeah a very sweet/smooth sound (which I'm sure was used all over Kids TV in the early 80s), any idea what synth that is? (sounds moogish or possibly pro-5 but I'm not so clued up on old analog gear) or is it really all sh-101 as rumoured?
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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by ERIC31 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:37 am

I'm showing my age here but my fave sounds are from these records:

Human League - Dare
Duran Duran - S/T

Analog!! Sweetness to my ears!!!
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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by mattsplat535 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:46 pm

I love the synth sounds from the sountracks of blade runner and chariots of fire, van halen's "jump", but my personal favorite is the sound from the first season intro music of the show macgyver. Does anyone have any idea what synth made that sound?

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