Badass synth parts in songs (starting with this one)

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Post by nuketifromorbit » Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:49 pm

The pad that starts around 3:05, I think it might be a sampled sy22.

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Post by aXL » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:44 pm

iProg wrote:What synths make the fat blast chords in Michael Jackson's Thriller just before the bass line and drum beat starts? CS-80, JP-8?
I know what you mean, that's a seriously big sound, and very well used in that song.

Hmmm... hard to say. Synths on that particular track was Greg Phillinganes, Rod Temperton and Brian Banks. It could be a JP-8 (or three, which I think was the number of JP-8s involved), but I feel tempted to suggest that a Prophet-5 was involved. The CS80 could be used for the background sweeps, though, and could very well be multitracked with whatever else in the synbrass blasts. In either case, I think I could definitely say it is a multitracked sound.

Then again, I don't know. Sounds like a question for Micke, who seems to have more direct knowledge. I'm just comparing with other synth examples.
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Post by iProg » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:27 pm

Micke, do you have the answer? :)

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Post by Micke » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:16 pm

I don't know for sure but I'm guessing it's the Jup-8.
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Post by iProg » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:15 pm

A question for the gear pro's:

Synths used in the song Glittering Prize by Simple Minds. Especially the delay sound...anyone have a clue? :D

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Post by West_Berliner » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:37 pm

that bridge part on "Death Favors the Enemy" by Alec Empire. badass :)
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Post by ballophun » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:34 pm

Murder was the bass - DK8



just go to about 3:50. Repetitive but awesome.

Also Waters of Nazareth - Justice



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Post by Micke » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:28 pm

iProg wrote:A question for the gear pro's:

Synths used in the song Glittering Prize by Simple Minds. Especially the delay sound...anyone have a clue? :D
Well, if you mean the echoey staccato chords it's the OB-Xa. IIRC the Jup-8 was used for the string textures (although he did use the Jup-4 a lot for strings too). Michael MacNeil often used to double-track the strings to get a big sound and this song is no exception.

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Post by iProg » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:33 am

Thanks again, Micke :)

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Re: Badass synth parts in songs (starting with this one)

Post by iProg » Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:10 am

Anyone home? :D

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Post by LWG » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:09 am

eminor9 wrote:Wally Badarou's 'Echoes', a wonderful display of 'how can synths sound so organic'.
Hello,

Wally Badarou also does this style of programming for film. You may want to check the track, "Novela Das Nove" from the movie "Kiss Of the Spider Woman", as well as the track, "Theme from the Lunatic" from the film "The Lunatic".

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Post by iProg » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:15 am

The bass sound in "Touched by the Hand of God" by New Order...

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Re: Badass synth parts in songs (starting with this one)

Post by veer chasm » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:49 pm

Any bass sound on a Gap band single.

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Re: Badass synth parts in songs (starting with this one)

Post by aXL » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:46 pm

Alan Parsons Project had some pretty awesome synth moments:

1. "Mammagamma" from Eye in the Sky is at least three years ahead of its time, but man - no one can ever surpass that Fairlight/LM-1 combo. For a similar piece with a more Floydian feel, check out "Hyper-Gamma Spaces" (Pyramid).

2. The vocoder on "The Raven". The vocoder on "The Raven". 'Nuff said.

3. "I'd Rather Be A Man" from Eve. No APP album has ever been so hotly debated, but I'll go out on a limb and say that this album and Pyramid contains some of the Project's finest work. This track in particular contains some awesome from Parsons and session player Duncan Mackay, on the Projectron and prototype CS80 respectively.

4. "Where's the Walrus?" and "Light of the World" from Stereotomy. The penultimate Project album is truly a forgotten gem. Lots of solid tracks on it, but I really love the Miami Vice car chase feel of "Where's the Walrus" and the brass synth in the "Light of the World" chorus.
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