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Post by square_bubblegum » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:24 am

- the sound of slowly moving in calm water
- the riff in "could you be loved" by Bob Marley
- Moog leads
- a mellow natural kick drum
- the 'pop' sound of opening a wine bottle
- the synth pad starting the opening of "blade runner"
- the swoosh of Tie fighters in starwars

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Post by Black Tomorrow » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:44 am

Nothing beats a well-tuned (and taken-care of) grand piano.
but also:

Strings. I use strings in just about everything.
Square waves for some reason.
The voice in Halcyon + on + on always gives me chills.

There's so many more, but that's all I can think of right now.

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Post by clusterchord » Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:52 am

let's see

solo cello, basson, clarinet, h**l.. ill put the whole orchestra while were at it
chamber orchestra plus harpsichord (branderbourg)
playin steinway B in a mid sized (empty) concert hall.
mellotron m400 strings and choir, thru spring or plate reverb
cs80 brassy n ringmod sounds (vangelis)
solina thru phaser
mike odlfield's guitar sound on 70s and 80s albums.
rhodes piano - warm, meaty n barking (brazilian/jazz/fusion etc)
wurlitzer el piano
fairlight II-X - gabriel's, odlfield's n bush 80s albums. husky, magical character..
oberheim ob-x warm pads n polysynths
rickenbaker bass overdiven i.e. chris squire or mike rutheford style
gibson les paul n 335 hollow body when played by Steve Howe
polymoog synthesizer brite pads n sweeps (saga)
moog modular - berline schule sequences a la franke, carlos/tomita classical renditions
arp leads - from tony banks to t.dream, it is so smooth.
ppg wave - dirty metallic beautiful
tom sounds on PG IV album

i probably forgot at least 4987637 other sounds i really like but ..

jupiter · oberheim · prophet · sh · moog · andromeda · ppg wave · vs · waldorf · yamaha · eii · casio
rhodes · solina · acetone · eurorack · system100 · förster · lexicon · eventide · space echo · svc350 etc

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Post by aXL » Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:04 am

Playing the main bass line from "Shock the Monkey" using the JP-8080's Fizzoid Bass preset is tremendous fun. Kinda like PG gone industrial.

Otherwise, anything out of a CS80 or an OB-X is bliss.
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Post by Carey M » Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:35 am

square_bubblegum wrote:the 'pop' sound of opening a wine bottle
And the sound of a game of snooker / billiards!

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Post by B-ZAPP » Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:16 pm

Moog Basses

Sawtooth talkbox patches

korg mono synths

akai drums

funky strat

harmonized vocals
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Post by psiapir » Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:20 pm

Black Tomorrow wrote: Square waves for some reason.
Quite so! Tell me my friend what is the reason, cause I find myself fallin for the squares as well! :D
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Post by psiapir » Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:39 pm


regarding the good ole squarewave galore...

guys, check this out http://video.google.pl/videoplay?docid= ... &q=reklama

Be aware, I refer merely to the sonic side of the clip... you'd better close your eyes

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Post by Hosni » Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:20 pm

I love the sounds of:

-JP80x0's feedback oscillator when tweaked. It sounds a bit like a
-Didgeridoo, and that reminds me of
-303's Distorted sound. Clean is fine too. No square waveforms please.
-909 Open hihat
-808 rimshot
-that famous pwm-brass-sound that comes out of a CS80 (It's beyond awesome in Vangelis - Blade Runner Blues.)
-That one organ sound you can hear in those early house recording.. I guess it has something to do with M1, because it's titled "M1 Organ" in my emx.
-any monophonic sound with a slight of pitch modulation, and a short glide.
-any electric piano. I like soft sounds.
-Clean guitar played with an slidetube.

Yeah, I guess that's about it.
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Post by elmosexwhistle » Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:26 pm

anyone like tablas, or saranghi? x

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Post by adamstan » Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:16 pm

I love sounds many of you hate :-) :
- Fulltines, "LA Piano"
- DX7 bass, DX7 tubular bells
- Synth-brass (Final countdown etc)
- Snares with gated reverb and rototoms
- RX5 drums
- Simmons SDSV toms
- some Minimoog'ish solos and Polymoog'ish pads
and so on - basically 80's sound with part of '70's mixed in :-D And not only the sounds, but also that "crappy 80's music".
Add to this pipe organ (real, not the 'pipe organ' patch on romplers), almost everything that comes from my SIEL OPERA 6 (more 80's :-D ), harpsichord, lute, flauto traverso and other renaissance/baroque instruments. And I love BIG, WIDE pads (like those from super-JX).

I have horrible musical taste, haven't I ?? :-D
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Post by psiapir » Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:31 pm

adamstan wrote:I love sounds many of you hate :-) :
- Synth-brass (Final countdown etc)
And I love BIG, WIDE pads (like those from super-JX).

I have horrible musical taste, haven't I ?? :-D
Heh, I wouldn't say so , least regarding the extracts! I've recently made a kinda brassy patch on the JX solely relying on the ROM tones (check out the poly brass & gowest brass 1 with envelope actions)... yes, having been inspired by The Final Countdown (whatta horrendous track :evil: ). But the patch is kinda cool IMHO :P . and , going back to JX's pads again.... BEHOLD, JX's are the titans of analogue pads! I swear by it! :D
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Post by oberheim » Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:41 pm

The classic Fairlight "Oooh", especially with lots of attack 8)
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Post by MarkyG » Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:52 pm

-Distorted (but not too bassey) drums
-Overdriven Guitars
-Trippy ambient sounds (especially when I'm high)
-Moog filters
-Vinyl with the bass turned up, pumping through HiFi Headphones, massaging my brain
-Pitch and Mod wheels (when I'm high)
-Distorted 303
-Girls moaning softly :mrgreen:
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Post by MitchK1989 » Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:08 am

just though I'd add 8-bit NES style noise drums to my list... And oberheim DMX samples (samples, since I don't own one... Perhaps it's pointless to own a rompler drum machine when you have a sampler anyway? --- At my budget, at least...)

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