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Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:19 pm
by Bitexion
I fell in love with the lead part in Jean-Michel Jarre's Magnetic Fields pt 2 when I was a kid. Never looked back.

Not the main melodic verse theme but the mono lead. He did a specially awesome version on Concerts in China, plus some super crunchy drums.[/list]

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:21 pm
by voltageHead
I would have to say

NIN -Closer 1st and 2nd verse synths.
Nitzer Ebb - My Heart
Second Phase - Mentisim

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:44 pm
by theplateauxofmirror
tangerine dream - stratosfear; the lead at the 3 min mark.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PhbSBabQHw

deadsy - mansion world; the part at about 3:25.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6DuNO1d1RM
also, their song le cirque en rose has a killer lead towards the beginning, on a jp-8000, i believe.

and gary numan - down in the park.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfGlRqqf ... re=related

Ignore the awful user-made videos for the first two.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:47 pm
by StepLogik
Always like the sequenced synth stabs in Quadrant Six's Body Mechanic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FerP_dw-DDc

Classic.

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:29 pm
by Leeroy Jenkins
Depeche Mode - Damaged People. Lead synth during choruses, starts at .57 seconds. This is the instrumental version. Amazing synth work, great video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmYzOXOTyA8

Martin, you are a genius.

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:39 pm
by Byrthfood
probably my favorite synth solo:



at about 2:00

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:07 pm
by gcoudert
The Buggles' "Age of Plastic" album (1980)
Genesis' "Domino" (Invisible Touch, 1986) or "Firth of Fifth" (Selling England by the Pound, 1973)
ELO's "Time" album (1981)
Anything played by Tony Banks, Billy Currie, Mark Kelly or Andy Richards
The Listening Pool (OMD minus Andy McCluskey), "Still life" album (1993)
Peter Gabriel's albums

Gilles

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:58 pm
by gfriden
Very few mentions of classic light-weight synth-pop songs so far. Is there something embarrasing about synth-pop ? Come on guys, show us your inner pop-nerd! I'll go first: Just Can't Get Enough. Hm, I think that's a MOOG Prodigy Vince is playing the lead riff on. Not 100% sure though...

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:11 pm
by hogberto

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:25 am
by Micke
gfriden wrote:Very few mentions of classic light-weight synth-pop songs so far. Is there something embarrasing about synth-pop ? Come on guys, show us your inner pop-nerd! I'll go first: Just Can't Get Enough. Hm, I think that's a MOOG Prodigy Vince is playing the lead riff on. Not 100% sure though...
I've seen Vince playing the riff on a Roland SH-1 in some old video but I don't think he used one on the studio version.
I know that he used a Jupiter 4 at the time--and possibly he still used the Kawai 100F ("Just can't get enough" was recorded in Aug '81)-- so I'd say with 99% certainty that one of those does the riff.

I think Andy Fletcher was playing the Moog Prodigy (and Martin Gore used a Yamaha CS-5) but afaik it was mostly used as a bass synth on Speak & Spell.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:56 am
by Joey
Micke wrote:
gfriden wrote:Very few mentions of classic light-weight synth-pop songs so far. Is there something embarrasing about synth-pop ? Come on guys, show us your inner pop-nerd! I'll go first: Just Can't Get Enough. Hm, I think that's a MOOG Prodigy Vince is playing the lead riff on. Not 100% sure though...
I've seen Vince playing the riff on a Roland SH-1 in some old video but I don't think he used one on the studio version.
I know that he used a Jupiter 4 at the time--and possibly he still used the Kawai 100F ("Just can't get enough" was recorded in Aug '81)-- so I'd say with 99% certainty that one of those does the riff.

I think Andy Fletcher was playing the Moog Prodigy (and Martin Gore used a Yamaha CS-5) but afaik it was mostly used as a bass synth on Speak & Spell.
Didnt andy play a moog source? Or was that around the time of a Broken Frame?

I remember seeing a few videos of them playing speak and spell songs where andy has a source.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:14 am
by Byrthfood
Andy used the Prodigy on Speak & Spell but around the time it came out he got the Source and used that live and on Broken Frame.

And it probably is the Jupiter or maybe 100F doing the just cant get enough riff.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:28 pm
by Micke
Joey wrote:
Didnt andy play a moog source? Or was that around the time of a Broken Frame?

I remember seeing a few videos of them playing speak and spell songs where andy has a source.
Yes, Andy did use a Moog source live and in the studio but that was sometime after Speak & Spell was recorded.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:18 pm
by Soundwave

Around 4:26 it's Electronic Battle Weapon 6 by the Chemical Bros which was a 12" only release for DJ's and has the most bad a*s analogue synth rhythm that keeps twisting and building up with cutoff and resonance like a demon :twisted: (shame about the d**k MC ranting over it tho). Took me years to find out what this track was! 8)



Crispy Bacon by ole Laurent is another filthy bassline apparently a JD800!


The most bad a*s techno track ever with a chilling anthem that still sends shivers down my spine especially at 6:05 :headbang: . I use this to test the bass of any new speakers.


Another old school techno classic!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:20 pm
by Analogue Crazy
I think it was the Jupiter-4 that did the 'Just can't get enough' riff.
Here is my recreation of the sound on my Jupe4:

It sounds very close.