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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 7:38 pm
by Micke
Anybody here able to identify this electronic piece from the BBC documentary In Search of the Dark ages (episode: In search of Boadicea, march 1980):



I just finished watching the whole series (8 episodes) and I can tell you it's crammed with analog synth goodness. I've managed to identify several tracks from each episode (some of which are repeated throughout the series), but there are other tracks that I don't recognize at all. Anyway, I'm absolutely certain I've heard the electronic piece in the clip above but I simply cannot find it. It might be a piece of library music but I'm not sure.

Thanks in advance

Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:38 am
by Virgule
Hi Micke,
It's Walter Carlos' Timesteps

Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:11 pm
by Micke
Thank you very much virgule, well done!
I'll be darned, I had my suspicions that it could be Wendy and I listened to most of her '70s material, including the "Clockwork orange" ost, but I just couldn't find this piece.

EDIT: I just noticed that an excerpt from that section of Timesteps is used early in the episode as well, and yet another excerpt from the same track, the dark atmospheric one, is heard from 18:12 onwards. There's another omninous sounding piece just before that one but I haven't managed to identify it yet. The music at the end is from Vangeis' Spiral again; a brief segment of 'Ballad'. Other music heard in this episode (and others) are by Peter Howell, Tod Dockstader and Alan Hawkshaw.

Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:44 pm
by Anaon
Hi!

Not sure where to ask this... I am searching for the synth used for the Shining Dies Irae opening theme? Anyone knows?

Many thanks

Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:10 pm
by Micke
Yeah, that's a big Moog modular synthesizer.

Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:51 am
by Anaon
Ok thank you Micke :thumbsup:

So a Minimoog should do the trick I suppose...

Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:30 am
by LoboLives
Does anyone know what synths Jim Manzie used?

From A Whisper To A Scream
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
Tales From The Darkside: The Movie





Some of the sampler type sounds are similar to this piece from Nekromantik.


Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:50 pm
by Music Bird
I have Kontakt now so I got a free Emax II sample kit with all the factory samples. Sounds like Emulator or Emax I’d guess. It has those marcato strings.

Can anyone help identify where this brass sample is from?

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 6:10 am
by SpineBear
I'm a big fan of 80's cartoon soundtracks with one of my favorites being "She-Ra Princess of Power" primarily for the prominent brass featured in the soundtrack. I'm curious if anyone can help identify which synth/sampler the brass comes from? I would like to use it for my own music.

Here's some examples to refer to.



Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 12:16 pm
by Music Bird
That brass reminds me of something like an analog brass sound or even FM with a volume pedal.

Stuff like Jupiter’s, Juno-106, Oberheims, Prophets, and DX7 were used.
The first one has what sounds like a Roland brass lead sound. Perhaps a Juno-106?
Second one sounds like either a Fairlight or Emulator with a volume pedal.

Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 10:33 pm
by SpineBear
Music Bird wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:16 pm
That brass reminds me of something like an analog brass sound or even FM with a volume pedal.

Stuff like Jupiter’s, Juno-106, Oberheims, Prophets, and DX7 were used.
The first one has what sounds like a Roland brass lead sound. Perhaps a Juno-106?
Second one sounds like either a Fairlight or Emulator with a volume pedal.
I don't think it's a Juno or Fairlight. Those sound a bit too synthesized. The Emulator sounds the closest but I have no real way of knowing with what little videos there are of them in action. Thank you for the help, though! :)

Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 6:34 pm
by Virgule
I remember reading that Shuki Levy sometimes used a Kurzweil K250 in the mid-80s... but it could could be a real musician playing, who knows... I like those horn sounds too.