THE eighties sounds ?

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Post by OriginalJambo » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:54 pm

The DX7 and the Juno.

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Post by Micke » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:25 pm

Analogue Crazy wrote:Here are a few classic Prophet 5 records:

Soft Cell - Say hello, wave goodbye
Softcell - Bedsitter
There ain't no Prophet 5 on those tracks, just Synclavier II, Korg Synthe-bass (bass lines) and bits of Serge modular.

Dave Ball first used the P-5 on "The Art Of Falling Apart".

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Post by premieklovn » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:31 pm

Here's my idea of whats THE eighties.

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Post by mistercooper » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:33 pm

Micke wrote:
Analogue Crazy wrote:Here are a few classic Prophet 5 records:

Soft Cell - Say hello, wave goodbye
Softcell - Bedsitter
There ain't no Prophet 5 on those tracks, just Synclavier II, Korg Synthe-bass (bass lines) and bits of Serge modular.

Dave Ball first used the P-5 on "The Art Of Falling Apart".

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Post by Soundwave » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:56 pm

Soundwave wrote:Fast 16th note percussive DX7 sequences.
OBXa on Jump.
Jan Hammers Minimoog guitar in the Miami Vice theme.
DX7 metalic slap bass like with Tina Turner.
Linn Drum.
Ploymoog lead on Cars (or was this the late 70's?).
CHIK-A-CHIK-AHHHHHH!!!! 8)
Ooh I forgot DUM-DUMMM, D-D-DUM-DUM-DUM-DUMMM, DUM, DUM, DUM-TRA-L-LA!!!! (Art of Noise-Fairlight) :P

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Post by stephen » Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:21 pm

Airwolf.
Knight Rider.
Streethawk.

The shows. The machines. The themes.

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Ultimate 80s sound

Post by Jinsai » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:16 pm

That breathy Fairlight sample.
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Re: Ultimate 80s sound

Post by calyx93 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:34 am

Jinsai wrote:That breathy Fairlight sample.
Ditto - and "chiffy" sounds too - shakahuchis, pan flutes and the like.
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Post by hinotori » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:25 am

ah yes .
i think its the emulator II shakuhachi sound . the one that is used on the manhunter soundtrack . maybe a Shriekback song .
great sample.

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Post by hageir » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:53 am

premieklovn wrote:Here's my idea of whats THE eighties.
CHOICE!
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Post by EmptySet » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:15 am

hinotori wrote:what would be some classic prophet 5 records from the eighties to source ?
Spandau Ballet - "True" (main chord riff)

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Post by gladio » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:57 am

Analogue Crazy wrote:Here are a few classic Prophet 5 records:
Japan - Ghosts
Thompson twins - Doctor Doctor
Soft Cell - Say hello, wave goodbye
Softcell - Bedsitter
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes = best Prophet 5 sound imho

AOR?

Still perfect.

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Post by Eddie » Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:38 am

New order - Blue monday , Howard Jones etc etc...loved the 80's :) I was a teenager back then....so many classics came out of the 80's 8)
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Post by code green » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:51 am

gladio wrote: Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes = best Prophet 5 sound imho

AOR?

Still perfect.
not AOR; MOR.

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Post by Mixolydian » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:43 am

ronP wrote: I miss the 1980s . . . the time when there was still melody and harmony as well as beats, beats, beats, and, um, beats.
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So true. Melody seems to be missing altogether in today's popular music. There was also a particular vocal style of the 80s - sort of flat and often with minor 3rd harmonies. Very cool. And besides synths and vocals there was a lot of delay used on guitars.

It's hard to believe that so much creative songwriting happened in one decade. Great new bands and one hit wonders were everywhere. How all this emerged after the dull rock scene of the late 70s is truely amazing. Now we have the post boy-band, post Britney clone era of over produced, Pro-Tools corrected, souless R&B.

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