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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by Micke » Sun May 27, 2012 10:56 pm

The Living Planet: A Portrait of The Earth (1984).
Music by Elizabeth Parker


I recently bought this LP and I think the music is very nice.

Here's a video clip that includes a segment with Elizabeth in the studio. The interview took place
when she was near the end of finishing the score in late '82 (the music was written/recorded over
a year before the the TV-series was broadcast):


She was using all the synths you see in the above clip but in particular the PPG wave 2.2 and the PPG Waveterm sampler.
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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by philip » Mon May 28, 2012 12:13 am

The Real Ghostbusters cartoon.








Also like this. =D> =D> =D>

haim saban & shuki levy - are those guys who wrote this, interesting to know more about their setup.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEF1724535BFEF925

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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by nathanscribe » Mon May 28, 2012 10:43 am

Micke wrote:She was using all the synths you see in the above clip but in particular the PPG wave 2.2 and the PPG Waveterm sampler.
What was the black one with the wooden ends? Looks similar to some Crumar models, but I couldn't quite tell. Any ideas?

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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by philip » Mon May 28, 2012 12:27 pm

Here's a video clip that includes a segment with Elizabeth in the studio. The interview took place
when she was near the end of finishing the score in late '82 (the music was written/recorded over
a year before the the TV-series was broadcast):


She was using all the synths you see in the above clip but in particular the PPG wave 2.2 and the PPG Waveterm sampler.[/quote]


Fantastic. Interesting what's that harmoniser she used?

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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by Micke » Mon May 28, 2012 2:06 pm

nathanscribe wrote:
Micke wrote:She was using all the synths you see in the above clip but in particular the PPG wave 2.2 and the PPG Waveterm sampler.
What was the black one with the wooden ends? Looks similar to some Crumar models, but I couldn't quite tell. Any ideas?
That's a Godwin S249 string synth:
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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by Micke » Mon May 28, 2012 2:34 pm

philip wrote:
Fantastic. Interesting what's that harmoniser she used?
Looks like the good ol' Eventide Harmonizer H910.
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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by nathanscribe » Mon May 28, 2012 4:46 pm

Micke wrote:That's a Godwin S249 string synth
Excellent, thanks for that. I've not come across that one before.

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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by Micke » Tue May 29, 2012 5:28 pm

TERROR (1978) - Music by Ivor Slaney

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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by Micke » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:19 pm

I don't think anything with Gary Chang has been posted yet in this thread but I may be wrong.
Anyway, here's a couple of synth scores from early in his film-music career:

Firewalker OST (1986):




52 Pick Up OST (1986):


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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by Micke » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:17 pm

I'm currenly listening to Paul McCollough's synthesizer score to the 1990 remake of the horror movie Night Of The Living Dead
and I think it's an awesome score.

Here are a few pieces from this rare soundtrack:




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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by nathanscribe » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:41 am

In a similar vein, I watched this last night and liked the score - I'd be interested to know what instruments were used, if anybody knows. This was 1985. I've not heard of John Harrison before, but it seems he did a handful scores, and has turned to directing.


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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by Micke » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:15 pm

Hello Nathan,

According to the CD liner notes the instrumental underscore was recorded with the following setup:
DX-7, Prophet 5, Kurzweil K250, Simmons percussion and Korg T-3 keyboards (I have no idea why this latter is included
since it wasn't released until 5 years or so after the score had been recorded).

The two vocal tracks plus "The Dead Walk" (music performed by "Modern Man") feature the following synths:
DX-7, Rhodes Chroma, Fairlight, Emulator, Simmons perciussions.

From what I understand these three tracks were re-recorded especially for the soundtrack album, although an instrumental
version of "The world inside your eyes" is used at the end of the film.

If you haven't done so yet I recommend you to check out John Harrison's earlier synth score for "Creepshow" (1982):



This score was entirely done on a Prophet 5 and acoustic piano.
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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by nathanscribe » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:20 pm

Thanks Micke - I'd thought I'd heard some LinnDrum in there on DotD , but maybe that was Fairlight.

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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by Micke » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:52 pm

I think you're right, it does sound like a Linndrum in there. Maybe they just forgot to include
it in the gearlist, I dunno.
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Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

Post by Bitexion » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:01 pm

Why were artists in the 80s always including gear lists in the album inlays? Noone does it anymore..you don't see what guitars and amps and synths they used on the latest Lady Gaga album?

Were they more intent on showing off their gear sponsors back then than now?

I know that in, say, 1984, if you showed any potential you'd get $5000 polysynths thrown after you from record companies. But now you have to buy gear like that yourself, maybe the guitarist will get a sponsorship from Gibson.

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