Somebody Up There Likes You (Simple Minds) -- what synth?

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Post by Micke » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:07 am

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:Hey Micke - since you have a direct contact with MM of Simple Minds, can you ask him the following two questions:

1. Instrument make and model of the synth stabs played during the chorus of Don't You Forget About Me. I would also like to know what he used for the single note likes during the verses.

2. Instrument make and model of the opening string sound for Alive & Kicking.


Make it happen, my friend.
I'll check with Michael and if I hear back from him I'll let you know.

I'm pretty sure though the OB-8 does the stabs during the chorus of "Don't You..."

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Post by Skwege » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:07 pm

ronP wrote:.

Herbie Hancock used the OB-Xa or Jupe 8 for his solo on the album.
I remember Mick once mentioning that "Hunter And The Hunted" was one of the most difficult songs to play live since Herbie came into the studio, did the solo in one take, and left. Leaving Mick to figure it all out by ear so he could play it live, lol.

One of my favorite keyboard solos though. All hail his Royal Herbness:-)

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Post by Micke » Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:39 pm

Here's a synth-breakdown for New Gold Dream

New Gold Dream:
The OB-Xa does the fast paced riff at 1:05. Most of the other synth parts were done on the Jup-8.
Not sure about the 770.

King Is White:
Main riff = OB-Xa
arpeggio = Jup-4

Promised you a miracle:
staccato/stabs: OB-Xa
bass doubling bass guitar part = OB-Xa

Thirty frames a second:
Melody = Jup-4
Korg 770: percussive parts

Glittering Price:
Strings/pads: Jup-8
staccato/stabs: OB-Xa

Someone, somewhere in summertime:
Intro strings = Jup-4 (possibly doubled by the Jup-8)
staccato/stabs: OB-Xa

Hunter and the hunted:
solo = OB-Xa
ascending riff: Jup-8
strings = Jup-4 (ocassionally doubled by the Jup-8)
Not sure about the 770

Somebody up there likes me:
Strings/pads = Jup-4 (double-tracked)
Bass = Jup-4
Middle-part held chords = OB-Xa

Colours fly and Catherine wheel:
Arpeggio = Jup-4

Big sleep:
Main riff = OB-Xa
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Post by pisquano » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:38 pm

Micke wrote:
Leeroy Jenkins wrote:Hey Micke - since you have a direct contact with MM of Simple Minds, can you ask him the following two questions:

1. Instrument make and model of the synth stabs played during the chorus of Don't You Forget About Me. I would also like to know what he used for the single note likes during the verses.

I'm pretty sure though the OB-8 does the stabs during the chorus of "Don't You..."

Micke
hello did you maybe find out if those stabs were Jupiter 8 or OB8?

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