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best old skool keyboards for funk/soul

Post by prince fan 2 » Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:24 am

nobdys really answered this one....

there must have been a few...

were they all just oberheims...?

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Post by Max Websta » Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:54 am

Obviously Oberheim. At least as far as Prince related funk was concerned. The Minimoog, Rhodes, Clavinet, Prophet 5,Yamaha CS-80, Arp Odyssey and Arp string ensemble had their place. Of course you can cover all those basic sounds pretty nicely with something like the Yamaha Motif. Unless you're addicted to vintage synths like I am :twisted:

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Post by prince fan 2 » Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:23 am

thanks for such an early reply max...youve got some lovely pieces

in your set up...envy...i know i need to get an oberheim..i think its

the only way i can satisfy my lust for that early prince/the time sound..

they use that lovely drone sound so well,but it has some vibrato in it as

well...i know im looking for the impossible..but a v cheap option

could it be classic keys or vintage keys by emu...

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Post by Jack Spider » Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:03 am

For god's sake, Prince Fan - just buy a bloody Oberheim will you?!
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Post by Yoozer » Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:10 pm

could it be classic keys or vintage keys by emu...
It sounds decidedly unOberheimish, and the Classic Keys doesn't even have a resonant filter in there.
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Post by JSRockit » Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:07 pm

Minimoog...no doubt.
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Post by otto » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:40 pm

JSRockit wrote:Minimoog...no doubt.
My father in law listens to a lot of funk and r&b particularly 70's - early 80's I hear a lot of Moog in those 70's tracks. Although prince sounds a lot different than 70's funk and R&B so if your going for prince I think you already have your answer.
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Post by Peake » Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:16 pm

Minimoog, some MS20 at times...

What was George Clinton using?
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Post by Tyler2000 » Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:20 pm

Peake wrote:Minimoog, some MS20 at times...

What was George Clinton using?
I saw him and p-funk. The only keys I could spot (i was really far away) was a minimoog.
so what do I put down here now?

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Post by otto » Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:16 pm

Peake wrote:Minimoog, some MS20 at times...

What was George Clinton using?
MS-20 on what?
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Post by Max Websta » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:51 am

Peake wrote:Minimoog, some MS20 at times...

What was George Clinton using?
Let's see. Bernie Worrell( Parliament/Funkadelic/Talking Heads) keyboardist used, The Minimoog, Clavinet, Hammond, Rhodes, Arp soloist, Arp string Ensemble and the Prophet 5

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Post by ElGorilla » Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:46 am

Last time I saw George Clinton the bass player was using a MicroKorg but that was only a George Clinton solo show.

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Post by Max Websta » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:33 am

ElGorilla wrote:Last time I saw George Clinton the bass player was using a MicroKorg but that was only a George Clinton solo show.
I'm not sure who plays with George these days, but Bernie used all of the above gear and more on their classic 70's albums and tours.

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Post by spookyman » Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:49 pm

Minimoog is certainly a good choice for funk music. But it's not sooo cheap...A Moog Realistic or Rogue is vintage and sounds very good for funk sound. A Yamaha CS-15 is a very good choice too.
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Post by prince fan 2 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:00 pm

thanks spookyman.....

is there any main reson for these choices of yours....

please give more in depth reasons..many thanks

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