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Post by Syn303 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:57 pm

Micke wrote:The "Rhythmi-computer" listed in the gear list for Equinoxe was a rhythm-box --apparently a modified Korg minipops 7 made programmable--built by Michel Geiss.

That's what most think, Jarre had the EKO Computerhythm during the time of Oxygene, but it goes uncredited on the actual album. But the rhythms on Oxygene are a plain old Minpops-7 according to lore ?
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Post by madtheory » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:19 pm

The guiro on Oxygene sounds very different to the minipops guiro, as does the bass drum in parts. Maybe he had seperate outs on his minipops with the guiro going through a smallstone phaser? It's a nice sound.

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Post by Bitexion » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:23 pm

I know that the Oxygene 4 rythm is a "Rhumba" (or something) preset on the Minipops, I've heard it played back from an actual Minipops. Maybe Jarre EQ'd it differently if some of the drums sound different?
I think you could send each drum sound to a separate output so you could EQ them separately..

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Post by Synthprophet » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:28 pm

I have no idea about how the Oxygene 5 noiseclick sequence was made, but besides that and the simple bassdrum probably just made with the 2600, it was pure MP7 on part 2, 4 and 6.
Michel Geiss made the GEISS Rythmi-computer for JMJ as Micke also pointed out. I suppose that is the mentioned unit in the sleeve, and from what I know JMJ didn't have the Keyboard Computer back then.
I bet the Keyboard Computer was used for the bellsound in Equinoxe 3.
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Post by Micke » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:47 pm

Synthprophet wrote:I have no idea about how the Oxygene 5 noiseclick sequence was made, but besides that and the simple bassdrum probably just made with the 2600, it was pure MP7 on part 2, 4 and 6.
Michel Geiss made the GEISS Rythmi-computer for JMJ as Micke also pointed out. I suppose that is the mentioned unit in the sleeve, and from what I know JMJ didn't have the Keyboard Computer back then.
I bet the Keyboard Computer was used for the bellsound in Equinoxe 3.
The "hand-clapping" noise sequence on O5 was afaik made with the RMI Harmonic synthesizer.
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Post by Bitexion » Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:24 am

The O5 noise sequence is some synth triggered with a sequencer. Not the minipops in any way. Probably the 2600.

I've always wondered how that pad in the early parts of O5 was made. I hear lots of layers, but there is that underlying shimmering pulsating stringsy sound that is just mesmerizing. It is one of my fave Jarre songs ever, so emotional and graphic. Shame he only plays the fast part of the song live.

And that HUGE bass sound that thunders through all the sudden when you're floating on clouds. Wonderful. BAOOOMMMM...BA-BAOOMMMMM...BA-BA-BAOOOOM

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Post by madtheory » Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:53 am

Bitexion wrote:The O5 noise sequence is some synth triggered with a sequencer. Not the minipops in any way. Probably the 2600.
Nope, listen to the RMI demos. Micke's right.

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Post by Synthprophet » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:17 am

Bitexion wrote:...I've always wondered how that pad in the early parts of O5 was made. I hear lots of layers, but there is that underlying shimmering pulsating stringsy sound that is just mesmerizing. It is one of my fave Jarre songs ever, so emotional and graphic. Shame he only plays the fast part of the song live....
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Post by Synthprophet » Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:32 pm

Click the link and scroll down for a cut video of JMJ performing Oxygene 4 including a small part of the RMI Harmonic Synthesizer in the end:

http://www.cinecitta.de/main.html?/film ... ionen.html
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Post by Micke » Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:57 pm

Cool!

That RMI part sounds exactly like on the original record.

When will this DVD be released?
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Post by Synthprophet » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:05 pm

Officially on 26 September but some say 23 September in the UK.
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Post by Bitexion » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:12 pm

...but now it's november 15 and I still haven't seen it in any stores..is it september 2008?

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Post by Synthprophet » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:56 pm

Argh sorry folks! I meant the 26 November, I have been a little confused today :)
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Post by Micke » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:49 pm

Thanks!
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Post by Arddhu » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:20 am

So the RMI plays the chorusy guitar sounding part in IV then or nay? Back in the oooold days I used to think it sounded like general midi electric guitar :oops: Perhaps not...

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