How to remake the Dr. Who theme...with a CS-80 and an Oddy

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How to remake the Dr. Who theme...with a CS-80 and an Oddy

Post by Entropy Farmer » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:30 am

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I love his pronunciation of vocoder.

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Post by matrix » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:40 am

Hmm... Looks like this video:


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Post by killedaway » Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:50 am

i'd never heard that before, though i've often heard the name "Dr. Who" thrown around. pretty cool tune.
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Post by Entropy Farmer » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:43 am

matrix wrote:Hmm... Looks like this video:

Argh, damn copycats. Thought this might have been unseen since the one I linked was newly added today.

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Post by Bitexion » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:52 pm

Great stuff, but totally awful narration in the beginning :P
That's definately an early 80's mullet. You also notice that mullet guy has absolutely no f**k clue of what the synth guy is talking about, he just nods and goes MHM and looks handsome in a girly way and ask obvious questions.

Love the way synth guy effortlessly changes the Oddy sound from the oooooeeeeeeeeeeooooooooo sound to a strings sound while holding down the key.

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Post by caligari » Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:46 am

Wow, that is just too damn cool.

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Post by caligari » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:18 am

This is also quite cool, if you like old 80s techno acid type stuff.

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Post by Jack Spider » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:35 pm

Here's a clip of the making of Keff McCulloch's version of the Doctor Who (Sylvester McCoy) theme from the kid's magazine program 'Corners' on BBC. I remember watching this when it was originally broadcast, but naturally wasn't clued up (or that interested) in synths at the time, more the making of aspect.

Seeing it now, I had no idea that most (if not all) of that version of the theme (admittedly, not my favourite, but it's better than the one Colin Baker ended up with in his last series) was on a Prophet 5.



Another interesting point is that Sophie Aldred would go on to star as the Doctor's companion, Ace, a year or so later.
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Post by Johnny Lenin » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:19 am

"It's a synthesizer; just like a real keyboard, but purely electronic..."

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