What sounds do you love most?

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Post by WDW » Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:08 pm

Ever-evolving wave sequencing pads.
Shimmery FM pads.
Insane modular wackiness.

Hmm. This could end up being a rather long list, as I continue to think up more sounds that please my soul. MiniMoog and Korg MS20 basses. Yamaha CS80 brass. Prophet 10 drones. ARP 2600 sequenced arpeggios. Matrix/Xpander fx. Theremin leads.

On the non-electronic end of the spectrum... Sorrowful cello and viola solos. Taiko and timpani "marches."

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Post by Pighood » Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:10 pm

WDW wrote:Ever-evolving wave sequencing pads.
Shimmery FM pads.
Insane modular wackiness.
Yep. Yep. Yep.

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Post by PitchBender » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:02 pm

the female voice
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Post by CTB » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:21 pm

Damn near anything from Goldfrapp's "Black Cherry."
Pat Benatar's voice
Terri Nunn's voice
OB-generated pads during the heyday of Prince
OB-generated pads on Rush "Signals"
A Ferrari V12
A Ferrari V8
A Porsche flat-6
A Group B Audi Sport Quattro at 7800 rpm
A Rickenbacker 4001
Phil Collins' single-head Gretsch drums 1980-1986

This list is endless...
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Post by psiapir » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:33 pm

oohhh... now, that's a thread! Congratulations laid upon your hands, crown upon your tired synth-head... You Grand Inciter! :twisted:

hmm, what are favs?

- as many say: CS80 brass (the one Vangelis abuses all the time)
- evloving pads and lush, rather slow-envelope strings on Roland JX10 (yeps, I love my baby)... as for digitals... JD800.. Roland of course :D
- mellotron and 70's choirs
-... as for basses.. every station holds an ace behind the sleeve... DX is good, Junos are great, Arps kick b***...
- overwhelming, cutting-edge bell-like sounds, also electro thingies with bell-like envelopes. frontline avantgarde!
- JX10 pads.... hmm, have I already mentioned that!? :twisted:
- FX stuff..? too random to point out a specific sound engine I'm afraid
-any raw and basic analog devastation...hmm... I miss you Atari! :D

blabla.... too many to mention... too few to think of...

Break your spines, melt thy heads... touch your hearts.. reap your souls away... Those are the sounds!!!
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Post by MissionBrown » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:05 pm

Oh I like a nice analogue string sound
Partial to the banjo & lapsteel(not in the nashville way)
Electric organs
Piano
Pulsing pads
Tremolo on guitar
Filter sweeps on everything!
sparkly arpeggios mixed with rock guitar(hmm.. just like my favourite band....)

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Post by Yeti » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:17 pm

~the polymoog vox humana and string sounds run through a small stone phasers
~the chorusy string ensemble sounds of the Roland Juno and JX series
~The ARP Solina and the Korg Delta LUSH!
~The EH Big Muff
~the Fender Stratocaster, especially with alot of delay and reverb...
~the cello, especially on Eleanor Rigby
~resonant filter sweeps or phasing of big majestic pads
~farfisa/vox combo organs
~analog percussion
~fuzzy portamento octave bass lines
~all of the sounds in Kraftwerk's "Spacelab" and Brian Eno's "Big Ship" :D

oh and undercutters....who is that favourite band?
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Post by MissionBrown » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:23 pm

Yeti wrote:~the polymoog vox humana and string sounds run through a small stone phasers
~the chorusy string ensemble sounds of the Roland Juno and JX series
~The ARP Solina and the Korg Delta LUSH!
~The EH Big Muff
the bigmuff eh?
Mine sounds really bad.
In a good way but its kinda s**t too.
Its an old sovtek one, as for my Sovtek Smal Stone its pretty dodgy, even switched off you can still hear it though very quietly.
All adds to my "unique" guitar sound I suppose.

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Post by Yeti » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:26 pm

thoseEH's are my fave pedals! i guess i got lucky with the ones i got.
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Post by nathanscribe » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:40 pm

the sea

a breeze through leaves breaking the silence

my girlfriend waking up.

oh, and lots and lots of synths.

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Post by burnt toast » Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:44 am

the synth at the start of "done with the scene" by kid 606. its a big fat square wave kind of sound that goes up the octaves over the course of the track. i think its a jupiter 8 from reading a review somewhere but i have no way of backing it up, but it might well be. i can get the bottom octave sound ok on my ax-73 and the tx-81z (FM POWER!!), but i cant get it to track the way it does higher up. sounds amazing. almost enough to make me save up.

oh, and lately bass ( i like orbital )

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Post by Yeti » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:20 am

lately bass rocks!!!
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Post by portland » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:50 am

BREAKS!
something about a breakbeat?

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Post by MissionBrown » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:56 am

Oh and that delay with Modulation setting on my Line 6 delay modeler
You get clean tone and effected echoes.

If you turn up the speed and down the dpth on the mod you get this really cool 50's tape warble.

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Post by elmosexwhistle » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:58 am

its good to see that our like lists are generally a lot longer than our hate lists...lol x

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