The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:59 pm

You're welcome, Bouhalassa :)
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by nathanscribe » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:03 pm

Anybody know what was used to get the various sound effects for the computers, machines and general ambience in Star Trek (original series)? I've been watching this again lately, and some of them sound mechanical and others electronic. I wouldn't like to guess what kit they had.

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Esus » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:23 pm

nathanscribe wrote:Anybody know what was used to get the various sound effects for the computers, machines and general ambience in Star Trek (original series)? I've been watching this again lately, and some of them sound mechanical and others electronic. I wouldn't like to guess what kit they had.
I used to have the SFX CD from TOS. The liner notes explained where most of the sounds came from. You can get the CD here:



IIRC, the sound of the bridge scanner was a torpedo firing pin, and the sound of the photon torpedoes was hammering on high tension guy wires (Ben Burtt would use this technique for the Star Wars blasters). The material/dematerialization sound has what sounds like an electronic (Vox? Farfisa?) organ. Some of the sounds on TOS must have come from the Paramount libraries, because the photon torpedo sound is the same as the plasma rays on the Martian ships from War of the Worlds (1953).

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by nathanscribe » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:09 am

Nice, cheers Esus! I shall check that out.

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:26 pm

I just picked up Kevin Bassinson's electronic score to "Cyborg" (1989) on CD and I think it's pretty good.

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by forcedopinion » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:05 am

I've been following this thread for a while. Lots of my favorite composers mentioned and some EXCELLENT info from Micke. Thanks for that.

I do kind of a similar thing with my synths if you wanna check it out

http://soundcloud.com/forced-opinion
http://matthewakers.bandcamp.com

My LP that I finished in February is almost out.

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:02 pm

Thanks for the compliment :)

I've listened to your albums now and I'm really impressed, great stuff.

Keep up the good work!

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Post by iProg » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:14 pm

forcedopinion wrote:I've been following this thread for a while. Lots of my favorite composers mentioned and some EXCELLENT info from Micke. Thanks for that.

I do kind of a similar thing with my synths if you wanna check it out

http://soundcloud.com/forced-opinion
http://matthewakers.bandcamp.com

My LP that I finished in February is almost out.
Followed you on SoundCloud, gotta take a listen to this as soon as I can!

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by tim gueguen » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:05 am

Another Canadian TV theme, this one the '70s and '80s theme for CTV's Question Period.



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Post by Scories » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:43 pm

An other Canadian classic :

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:49 pm

That last example doesn't really fit in a thread about synthesizer scores, it's simply way too short and more like a musical
"vignette" than a theme.
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Esus » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:50 am

Hey, has anyone mentioned Hitchcock's The Birds? My apologies if it has... :oops:
It's a very unique score, more sound design than "music", but it is electronic. Here are the opening titles:



According to Wiki, a lot of the bird sounds were realized with the Mixtur-Trautonium:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trautonium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birds_(film)

A trivia note: Veronica Cartwright (Lambert from the first Alien, plays Rod Taylor's young sister).

There was some traditional music, but it's all source. All in all, pretty creepy for as minimalist as it was. When I was a kid it scared the bejeebers out of me!

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:42 pm

Here's a list of some unreleased scores I'd love to see on CD:

Let's scare Jessica to Death 1971 (electronic music by Walter Sear)


Operation Daybreak (1975) - David Hentschel


At the earth's core (1976) - Mike Vickers:


Shock Waves (1977) - Richard Einhorn


The Driller Killer (1979) - Joe Delia:


Without Warning (1980) - Dan Wyman

h**l Night (1981) - Dan Wyman


Delusion aka The House where death lives (1981) - Don Peake


Looker (1981) - Barry DeVorzon


Deadly Encounter (1982) - Michael Hoenig & Fred Karlin



Madman (1982) - Stephen Horelick:


Unhinged (1982) - Jonathan Newton



Vigilante & Walking the edge (1983) - Jay Chattaway:




Buckaroo Banzai (1984) - Michael Boddicker


Airwolf (TV-series, 1984) - Sylvester Levay

And while I'm at it I'd also like to see proper/complete releases for..

Midnight Express (1978) - Giorgio Moroder
The Warriors (1979) - Barry De Vorzon
Scarface (1983) - Giorgio Moroder
Beverly Hills Cop 1 & II (1984/1987) - Harold Faltermeyer
The Fog (1980) - John Carpenter ....this one has just been re-released on a 2CD-set. Can't wait to hear it!
Top Gun (1986) - Harold Faltermeyer
Fletch (1985) - Harold Falermeyer

as well as re-issues of the following titles on CD:

Revenge of the Ninja (1983)




Shogun Assassin (1980)





Inseminoid (1981):


The Boogeyman (1980)...will be released on CD in November.


The Chain Reaction (1980)



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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by tomorrowstops » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:41 pm

Micke - there's a 2 cd set of The Fog now? I just scored a copy of the original soundtrack on vinyl - absolutely deeelicious!

Now I'm going to have to hunt down this double disc!

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Post by Micke » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:05 pm

Yes, there's a 2 cd set available now from Silva screen records:


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The first CD has the same contents as the 2000 reissue (newly remastered).
The second CD features 20 tracks from the actual movie score, drawn from the original (mono) master tapes,
remastered by Alan Howarth.

This is probably my all-time favorite score by John Carpenter so I'm very happy about this release.

I got my copy today, can't wait to hear it!
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