Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskins rendition of 'It's My Par

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Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskins rendition of 'It's My Par

Post by ralphred1965 » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:38 pm

I've just watched the video to It's my Party on You Tube at the wife's behest and was wandering what the synth/keytar is being used. It looks way to big to be an SH101. Any ideas?

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Post by Jack Spider » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:30 pm

It looks like it has waterfall keys and is completely bereft of controls, other than what appears to be a vertical ribbon controller on the far left and perhaps a modulation/pitchbend control - maybe a joystick next to it.

I don't recognise it, but to me, it looks like it could be either a controller keyboard from a modular used as a prop, or a 'portable' controller keyboard, even though it looks heavy and unwieldy.

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Post by Micke » Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:38 am

It looks like the keyboard controller for the Korg PS-3200/3300 poly-synths.
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Post by carbon111 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:39 am

Who cares, its just nice to see Dave's and Barbara's name on this forum! ;)

That is a weird looking board 0_o
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Post by Micke » Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:19 pm

It's gotta be the controller keyboard for the PS-3200/3300.
Compare for yourselves:
http://www.sequencer.de/pix/korg/korg-ps3200.jpg

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Post by Jack Spider » Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:50 pm

I'd say you've nailed it (again!), Micke - the socket for the large connector on the left is what I thought looked like a ribbon controller. It's only visible for a fleeting second as he angles it to the light and what I thought was writing is the row of input jacks.
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Post by Blue Monster 65 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:51 pm

Wow! I had no idea this even existed! I got to see Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin on what I think was their first US tour (they were on Rykodisc here), when they were playing record stores. Really. They were in this place in Ferndale (read: part of Detroit, MI) and we got to meet them both before and after the show. Just a great guy, with a HUGE pile o' gear onstage. I believe he had in his main rack a DX7, M1 and P5. He also had a full rack of gear, plus another DX and M1 for the guitar player who was with them. Couldn't tell you what his sequencer was then, though I'm sure it's on his website.

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Post by urgetoplay » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:38 pm

Years ago when Keyboard Mag was releasing plastic records w/ some issues they printed Dave& Barbara's "Henry & James". I picked up the disk that "It's my party" was on when kt was released. I'll check it later and see if there's a gear list..
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Post by synthetic88 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:32 pm

That's one of the few Keyboard Mags from the 80s that I kept. Killer setup: two Prophet 5s, Minimoog (or 2?) two DX-7s, Emulator 1 and of course his MC-500 which he nicknamed "little Dave." I can scan the pic if no one has it. It also has the chart for Henry and James in really nice manuscript.

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Post by Blue Monster 65 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:15 am

Yeah, I've got those Keyboard mags, too! He was my favorite part of it back then and the only reason I kept those. I forgot about "Little Dave" but I should have remembered - that's why I bought my MC-500! :)

Duh ...

I've got a couple of their records, still. There are two versions of Henry & James out there, too. I'll have to dig 'em up.

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Post by KB Crockett » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:19 pm

I remember a very interesting and entertaining interview in Sound On Sound magazine with them back in November 1993.

I can vaguely recall a seeing a prophet 5, dx7, cp-70, wavestation, minimoog and plenty of other gear in the pictures of their studio.

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Post by tim gueguen » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:14 am

I wonder how many discs he sold because people assumed he was David A. Stewart of the Eurythmics.
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Post by mpa1104 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:18 am

Wow - other people who know about "Little Dave"! :D I loved those old Keyboard articles he wrote - bloody useful, as well as hugely entertaining. Anyone remember the "Horrible Chord" competition? :wink:
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