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Badass synth parts in songs (starting with this one)

Post by impaler42 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:44 pm

I thought I would start a thread in which people could post their favorite synth parts in songs they listen to and maybe discuss which synths were used in those songs. One of the songs Ive been listening to alot lately is Requiem for a Dream by Leama. Ive never heard of Leama until recently but the lead synth part in the song blew me away. Check it out, it comes in 28 seconds into the song



Does anyone have any idea what synth he used for that part? Pretty cool melody huh?

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Post by V301H » Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:50 pm

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Post by thestreets » Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:29 pm

I have a journal in which i write all my lyrics and thoughts in and i remember....in fact let me grab it right now.

Ah yes, the entry is titled "Some exceptionally good synthesizing" 6/20/06:

Everything from the moog cookbook
The Bravery- Hot pursuit
The Bravery- Tyrant (this must have been druing my Bravery kick)
Beck- The Bridge of "Milk and Honey"
Cake- The sine wave in the "The Distance"

Well that was my idea of good synthing from well over a year ago

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Post by impaler42 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:46 pm

good stuff thestreets.

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Post by West_Berliner » Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:06 pm

the nord modular sequence and synth in "The Wretched" by Nine Inch Nails
the droney rhythmic synth in "Me, I'm Not" also by NIN
the bass synth on "All I Need" by Radiohead :)
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Post by impaler42 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:16 pm

NIN has so many great synth parts in his songs. I think my favorite is "The Downward Spiral (the Bottom)". It has some great synth pads in it.
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Post by Alex E » Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:33 pm

impaler42 wrote:NIN has so many great synth parts in his songs. I think my favorite is "The Downward Spiral (the Bottom)". It has some great synth pads in it.
Yes he really does use great sounds. In the song The Becoming he used an OBM-x for the deep powerful bassline. What an awesome sound.

Anyways one of my all time favorite synthesizer parts is in Tonight is the Night by Le Click, it's the buzzy detuned sound in the beginning and throughout the song: Dumb music video but a good song.

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Post by bsh » Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:04 am

The echo-ey hooks in "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Wonderfully bleak.



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Post by xpander » Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:01 am

Berlin "Metro"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UXtort76gY

and what i consider one of pop music's the first great synth songs to have stellar modern production:

Prince "The Beautiful Ones"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WOThNcFOxo

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Post by ElGorilla » Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:34 am

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Post by neandrewthal » Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:40 am

My favorite synth sound ever:

The Locust - Safety second, body last.

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Post by Analogue Crazy » Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:31 pm

One of my all-time favorite synth parts is 'Being Boiled' riff. I love the early Korg sound.
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Post by shaft9000 » Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:27 pm

Pink Floyd have two of them:
On the Run is the obvious, archetypical "badass synth part" of all time. TB303-like acid ten years before the fact.
Welcome to the Machine further exemplifies how badass the Synthi is!

moving right along...

breakdown in Nephatiti by 808State http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF-W8Y8I ... re=related
of course the hoover in Mentasm by Joey Beltram http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4aMb_SCloU
Botz(organik) by Uberzone - Jupiter6/MKS80(?) bandpass deliciousness http://sg1.allmusic.com/cg/smp.dll?link ... 3&r=20.asx
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Post by cornutt » Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:57 pm

I'll put in a plug for Rupert Greenall's out-there Prophet solo in The Fixx's "Question".

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