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Postby Micke » Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:45 pm

There's lots of Prophet 5 (incl. the bass lines) on Madonna's "Like A Virgin" (1984).

A Synclavier II and Juno-60 were also used in the making of the album but not as much as the Prophet.
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Postby Eddie » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:56 pm

Micke wrote:There's lots of Prophet 5 (incl. the bass lines) on Madonna's "Like A Virgin" (1984).

A Synclavier II and Juno-60 were also used in the making of the album but not as much as the Prophet.


On Madonna's latest album, she uses Roland Fantom X and Virus....??? A'm I right or a'm I wrong..??? Do u know anything about that Micke...??? I'm curious :)
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Postby Micke » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:59 pm

No, I don't know anything about her latest album, sorry.

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Postby hearttimes » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:57 pm

no one's gonna mention The Cars as a classic 80s user of the Prophet 5?
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Postby xpander » Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:54 pm

Micke wrote:There's lots of Prophet 5 (incl. the bass lines) on Madonna's "Like A Virgin" (1984).

A Synclavier II and Juno-60 were also used in the making of the album but not as much as the Prophet.


i'm pretty sure the bassline was actually the ubiquitous Juno-106, as strange as that sounds. incidentally, i know Dan Wyman.
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Postby etcetera » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:08 pm

Simmons drums
DX7 Rhodes
Orchestral Hit

All instant 80'ies sounds.
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Postby Micke » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:22 pm

Well, Roy Sabino says himself in an old keyboard magazine that I have that even the bass lines on this album were performed on the Prophet 5.
Also, when he did use the Juno-60 (the article doesn't mention the Juno-106 at all) it was doubled with the Prophet.

So how come you know Dan Wyman?

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Postby Z » Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:01 pm

hearttimes wrote:no one's gonna mention The Cars as a classic 80s user of the Prophet 5?


Back in 90 or 91, I bought a P5 Rev 1 in Denton, TX with a really low serial number and a metal stamp plate from a music store somewhere up north that the shop owner said belonged to Greg Hawks. May have been true, cuz the synth was pretty beat up and there were metal plates mounted on the bottom of the synth that look like you could mount a cooling fan or something. It was pretty unstable so I traded for a PAD-80 & stand at a local GC a few years later. I think they said they were transfering it to one of their stores in LA. Maybe someone on this forum bought it or ended up with it after 15 years...

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Pro-Tools corrected?

Postby rdemon » Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:53 pm

What do you mean by Pro-Tools corrected? Do you mean quantize?

How many of you guys quantize or just play raw?
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Postby Yoozer » Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:05 pm

Mixolydian wrote: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.


And this doesn't differ from any it-used-to-be-better-a-decade-ago stories from earlier times. Get off my lawn, uphill both ways, etc :P. The best part is that those dull 70's rockers said exactly the same about the 80's.

Synths may change, the complaints generally don't ;).
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Postby xpander » Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:22 pm

Micke wrote:Well, Roy Sabino says himself in an old keyboard magazine that I have that even the bass lines on this album were performed on the Prophet 5.
Also, when he did use the Juno-60 (the article doesn't mention the Juno-106 at all) it was doubled with the Prophet.

So how come you know Dan Wyman?

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that is probably mostly the case, but i'm pretty sure that isn't the case in that song... i remember something about it when Ray of Light came out, because it was a return of the Juno-106 to Madonna music. somewhere you can find a picture her actually playing one back in the day... how 80s is that?!

i first met Wyman back when i used to tutor graduate music students in electronic music back when i was an undergrad in san francisco studying film. i think he lives pretty close to me (i's in the silicon valley).
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Postby Micke » Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:46 pm

Yeah, I reckon it could be true that the synth you bought was Greg's old rev 1 Prophet. Afaik, he first used it on Cars' second album "Candy-O" (recorded in early '79) eg on the songs "Let's go" and "Since you're gone".


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Postby hearttimes » Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:59 pm

and Ric's CE-1 chorus pedal
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Postby nathanscribe » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:32 pm

This is what you want.
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Postby i_watch_stars » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:42 am

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