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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by balma » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:09 pm

Pro5 wrote:
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)
you know? I came out with EXACTLY the same sound, by accident, with a Emu command station. I was just experimenting layering synth waves, and suddenly, the sound came out. I stored it inmediatly. Funny stuff, I was playing the sound on a different way and a friend said: did you sample the intro from Save a Pray???? :P


PANFLUTE solo of One night on Bangkok from Murray Head. Ufff

Min 2:30



The combination of an "air lead synth" with a bass on SHOUT, Tears for Fears. They seem to be talking to each other. Genious!!!
Shout, there are so many cools there. I could say that this guy has one of the most singular and POWERFUL voices of all the 80ies musics. Has something, so, so strange on it.... All the sounds there, since the belly intro, are amazing....
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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by Micke » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:48 pm

FYI: the repeated 8-bar flute line on SHOUT was done on a Fairlight CMI (with lots of echo added)
while the bass is a combination of sampled bass sounds mixed with synthesized bass timbres programmed
on a Prophet 5.
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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by HideawayStudio » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:49 pm

One of my favourite synth sounds has to be the bass used on the bass line in Jarre's Chronology 6 (as well as several of his earlier tracks). In this case it's Minimoog model D. I adore his style of arpegiated bass lines - especially with his huge synth string textures played over it.... :)

Here is a superb reproduction by Radek Tymecki:

http://www.jeanmicheljarre.pl/img/instr ... ssline.mp3

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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by retrosounds » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:27 pm

The sound from here
You can hear it best from 1:45 to 2:01.
It's a Jupiter-8.
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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by Dj Pound » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:02 pm

iProg wrote:Are there any other Scritti Politti fans on this forum?

Wet dreams of Fairlight, DX-7 and TX816! 8)
+1000 for mentioning Scritti Politti =D>
Cupid & pysche 85 should be a textbook example of synth pop/funk perfection.

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Their follow up record "provision" was also quite good....."boom their she was" is still my jam :mrgreen:
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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by Dj Pound » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:06 pm

Micke wrote:FYI: the repeated 8-bar flute line on SHOUT was done on a Fairlight CMI (with lots of echo added)
while the bass is a combination of sampled bass sounds mixed with synthesized bass timbres programmed
on a Prophet 5.
Thats awesome! I always loved listening to that song just for that kick a*s flute synth solo towards the middle.

Man....I have so many favorites, but the one that really sealed the deal on me wanting to get a synth was when I heard Loose ends steve Mcintosh playing that incredibly sick bassline to "hanging on a string".......That whole song is mindblowing and still holds up and sounds better than most anything on the radio today.
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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by vin14 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:00 pm

lots of them...
i'll single out some of the ones that me hooked in the first place..

gary numan strings - at its best in cars
billy currie screaming solo lead - too many tracks to mention!

also worth a mention...
depeche mode percussive bass - at it best in a question of time
vangeles blade runner brassy strings
kraftwerk sweeping res sounds - neon lights, home computer
high pitched lead in Doctor Who theme
late 90s supersaw trance lead sound

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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by vin14 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:11 pm

should have mentioned the string at the end of roxy music's version of jealous guy.
best stop now, could keep going for a long time!

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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by mrfrisky330 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:26 pm

That slow rising pitch sound at the start of "fade to grey" by Visage makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up!
How about that incredible intro to "Sweet dreams" by the Eurthymics?
"Cars" By Neuman obviously
That cool solo done on the SY77 (patch:Ultrasaw) near the end of "Hymn" by Ultravox
"West End Girls" by The Pet Shop Boys

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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by Micke » Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:36 pm

mrfrisky330 wrote:That slow rising pitch sound at the start of "fade to grey" by Visage makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up!
That cool solo done on the SY77 (patch:Ultrasaw) near the end of "Hymn" by Ultravox
Both of those were done on an ARP Odyssey
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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by balma » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:49 pm

the sounds at Depeche Mode's intros....

they kept looping on my mind forever:

The machinary heartbeat at STRIPPED....

The metalic wheel at the intro Behind the Wheel.

The wheel break (sounds like an eternal breaking on a car accident,looped) at I feel you...
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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by hageir » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:16 pm

I'm gonna post this goldie-oldie again;

http://geirhelgi.com/a/_comp.mp3
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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by pflosi » Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:15 pm

intro to menergy by patrick cowley :)

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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by hageir » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:20 pm

mattsplat535 wrote: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?
Legend goes that McGyver made the whole sequence with a pair of matches, cotton, some nails and a piece of old string!
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Re: Favorite synth sounds

Post by iProg » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:39 pm

Dj Pound wrote:
iProg wrote:Are there any other Scritti Politti fans on this forum?

Wet dreams of Fairlight, DX-7 and TX816! 8)
+1000 for mentioning Scritti Politti =D>
Cupid & pysche 85 should be a textbook example of synth pop/funk perfection.

Fred Maher, Green gartside and David Gamson were a wicked trio!!

Their follow up record "provision" was also quite good....."boom their she was" is still my jam :mrgreen:
I know! Probably one of my favorite pop acts ever! Great to see another fan on board!

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