so whats the reverb on the lead, it sound very nice, ambient in a kinda retro 70s way.. ??
The lead sound is actually two lines played at the same time. I'm playing the Sync II with my left hand. An authenic voilin sound with a fast attack. The Sync II runs through a dedicated Zoom 9050 with a touch of chorus, a bit of delay, and little reverb. With the right hand I'm playing a Voyager keyboard triggering via MIDI, a PC with several soundblasters. ( two goldfinch cards with Emu 8000 engine, digitaly connected to a Emu APS card with the Emu 1001 engine.) The sample is a Mellotron Flute I downloaded from J P Hoovercraft. (Nice sample) The Tron sample has been tweeked with quite a bit of the Emu APS reverb. The sound has a very slow attack and unlike the Sync II has velocity.
The combination of the two sounds played together, makes for the odd tone. At the begining it sounds like the violin, then the flute comes in behind it. There is also a delayed vibrato on the violin sound. The bit of slop playing the same part with both hands adds something too. I think if I could have MIDI'ed the two together, it would not sound the same. I playing an odd scale that adds to the vibe.
The Synclavier II is an original keyboard version from 1982. Ruinning release I/R it can play resynthesis patches, but without the mono sampling and terminal option, I can't roll my own. Equiped with 16 FM/additive voices, one 5 1/4 drive, two Morley pedals, and full flight cases, this one probably cost around $22,000.00 new. I does have a unique sound. Perhaps I will post some samples in the future.
Here is a photo of the setup I use live from the Stars End 30th Anv. spacemusic festival this past summer.
Here you can see the Sync II with the Voyager on top and the small B&W monitor for the PC with the soundblasters. To my left is a Oberheim Two-voice on top of an MS-20 and Indigo2. To my right is a rack with a Line 6 Echo Pro( For the modular) a Mackie LM-3204, three Zoom 9050's (One each for the SyncII, MS-20, and TVS) a Boss VF-1 (Voyager) and a Zoom 9010 for overall reverb. The modular we used for that show, was a combination of Minimoog/MOTM with a dotcom 960 clone. This comming year I hope to include the Moog 1P into our live setup.