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Goldfrapp

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:07 am
by akira_smith
i was just wondering if anyone knew what synths they use... im guessing they're using analogs as well as va's.

??? :?:

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:10 am
by Joey
They really use any old type of keyboard.

I have an issue of keyboard magazine that I wish was near me, but some notable ones I remember are Farfisa Mini Compact, Korg MS20, EDP Wasp, and quite a few others. They like their gear vintage, and they record with no midi.

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:16 am
by wiss
SELECT GOLDFRAPP GOLD

Computer, recording software
Apple G4 computer, Logic Pro 6.4 software

Console/mixers, interfaces
Yamaha O2R digital mixing desk

Synths, keyboards
ARP 2600
Farfisa Compact
Fender Rhodes
Hohner Clavinet
Korg MS-20
Oberheim 4 Voice SEM modules
Polyvox (Russian synth)
Roland Jupiter 6, Paraphonic 505 string synth, SH-09
Wurlitzer electric piano

Sampler
Akai S5000
Mics, mic preamps, EQs, compressors
AKG C12 mic
Percy Bear mic (C12 capsule)
Valley People Dynamite stereo compressor

Effects
AKG BX20 Spring Reverb
Boss CE-20 Chorus Ensemble
Roland RE-501 Chorus Echo
Univox Super Fuzz pedal

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:09 am
by CTB
Don't forget extensive use of the EMS VCS3. You can hear it on Black Cherry (the album) quite a bit in all the bleeps and bloops. There was an article a couple years ago where Will mentioned this one specifically.

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Jul03/a ... dfrapp.asp

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:42 pm
by Analogue Crazy
Don't forget the JP-8000 either. :wink:

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:52 pm
by celebutante
Yeah, they have a metric-s@*t ton of gear!

In addition to all the stuff mentioned, Will has a big modular as well (can't tell what it is, but I'm guessing Analog Solutions from the looks and the fact their English).

Lot of talent between the two of them!

mitchell

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:02 pm
by carbon111
Will is also fond of running Allison's voice through the MS20's pitch-to-CV converter. Listen for it all through Felt Mountain - great effect, especially when the tracking glitches at the end of notes :)

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:11 pm
by lucifer
number 1 is done on the rs505

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:12 pm
by rickrhino
carbon111 wrote:Will is also fond of running Allison's voice through the MS20's pitch-to-CV converter. Listen for it all through Felt Mountain - great effect, especially when the tracking glitches at the end of notes :)

you can see it being use live here


Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:26 pm
by CTB
THAT...is frickin' cool. I have never seen this footage of Alison.

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:23 pm
by Amos
I named a factory preset on the Moog Little Phatty (Stage Edition) after them. wonder if they'll ever notice.
Embarrassingly, it's a patch that ONLY ever sounded right on the unit I wrote the patches on... due to a quirk of the modulation buss on that unit. Oh well. ;)

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:48 pm
by stalla
Is she singing into the ms20 for the chorus ? amazing

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:28 pm
by KB Crockett
They are amazing to see live. I was hoping they would have used some vintage synths on their last tour as Air do but I couldn't see any. I think it was mostly samples in an Akai. It sounded good anyway so I can't complain.

I don't think anyone has mentioned their Philips Philicorda which you see them play in their studio in one of the extras on their live DVD. It had a Korg Monopoly on top.

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:14 am
by minime123
i love goldfrapp, even though will doesnt seem to know the difference between an arp 2600 and arp 2500. or maybe he just hasnt really seen close encounters. :)

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:21 am
by maindeglorie
stalla wrote:Is she singing into the ms20 for the chorus ? amazing
Yes, she is controlling the oscillators with her voice by singing into the pitch-to-cv jack on the MS-20. They do this all over Black Cherry as well, check out the first song Crystalyne (mispelled :wink: ). The chorus and end are brialliant uses of this. I always wanted an MS-20.