HIT THAT PERFECT BEAT! [Bronski Beat.]

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Post by Micke » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:06 pm

THM wrote:Micke, talking about The Age Of Consent: wasn't there a lot of Roland sounds too (Juno/Jupiter) ?
Not that I know of anyway.

According to producer Mike Thorne the Synclavier II, Serge system and Linndrum 2 are plastered all over "Age Of Consent". Also, as far as he could remember Larry used a DX-7 for most of the bass sounds.

Before that, "Smalltown Boy" was done in London using just a rented Synclavier apart from the group’s gear (pro-one, memorymoog and a DX-7 I think), which packed in shortly after the start of the sessions. The introduction to the 12” version has Thorne's Synclavier sound on it.

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Thanks again for all this info !! You're da man Micke !!! :thumbleft:
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Post by Zamise » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:39 pm

Whats the keytar in that vid? Is it just for show or is it one of the synths that have been listed already? Not that I want it or anything, just curious if nobody picked up on that yet.
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Post by Micke » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:48 pm

THM wrote:Thanks again for all this info !! You're da man Micke !!! :thumbleft:
You're welcome :)

Just out of curiosity, what made you think that Age was recorded with mostly Roland gear?

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Post by THM » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:12 pm

Haven't listened to it for a whole while, but I thought I remembered something about using a Juno-60 or JP-8...
Small memory error. :shock:
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Post by Alex E » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:48 pm

I want to thank the op for pointing out this song. I had never heard it before and I must say it's a really catchy tune.
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Post by Alex E » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:52 pm

Zamise wrote:Whats the keytar in that vid? Is it just for show or is it one of the synths that have been listed already? Not that I want it or anything, just curious if nobody picked up on that yet.
Casio AZ-1, maybe? It's probably just for show too since afaik most keytars are just midi controllers anyways.
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Re: HIT THAT PERFECT BEAT! [Bronski Beat.]

Post by minime123 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:59 pm

the Casio AZ-1 is the best sounding keytar ever made. ;)
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Post by Untouchable_888 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:43 pm

minime123 wrote:hit that perfect beat's definitely one of my favorite hi nrg tracks from the 80s. excellent programming on a couple other tracks on that album too, even better than their previous material.

not to hijack this thread, but if you like hit that perfect beat, youd probably also like "this boys in love" by the presets, a similarly powerful track ive been diggin lately:

http://www.myspace.com/thepresets

good stuff...

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Post by modulator_esp » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:11 pm

Zamise wrote:Whats the keytar in that vid? Is it just for show or is it one of the synths that have been listed already? Not that I want it or anything, just curious if nobody picked up on that yet.
looks like a Roland AXIS

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Post by Micke » Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:40 pm

THM wrote:Haven't listened to it for a whole while, but I thought I remembered something about using a Juno-60 or JP-8...
Small memory error. :shock:

Hey THM, I just heard back from Mike Thorne and was told that he might have used a Roland MKS-80 on The Age Of Consent. He wasn't completely sure but it might have made it onto some of the tracks that were recorded towards the end of the album sessions (fall '84). The MKS-80 hit the streets around the summer of '84 so who knows...

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Micke wrote:
THM wrote:Haven't listened to it for a whole while, but I thought I remembered something about using a Juno-60 or JP-8...
Small memory error. :shock:

Hey THM, I just heard back from Mike Thorne and was told that he might have used a Roland MKS-80 on The Age Of Consent. He wasn't completely sure but it might have made it onto some of the tracks that were recorded towards the end of the album sessions (fall '84). The MKS-80 hit the streets around the summer of '84 so who knows...

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Thanks for letting me know !!
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Re: HIT THAT PERFECT BEAT! [Bronski Beat.]

Post by Untouchable_888 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:25 pm

Nice thread. :)
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Post by Micke » Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:20 pm

THM wrote:
Thanks for letting me know !!
You're welcome :)
So there's still a small chance my analog brains are not declining yet... :lol:
YES! :D
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Post by Bitexion » Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:35 pm

But we've all seen examples of bands showing a ridiculous amount of gear in videos that were never present on the actual songs on the albums. Flashy factor. Top of the pops comes to mind. Like "playing" chords on a SH-101.

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