Synthesizer : Pro User / VSE'r Association

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Re: Synthesizer : Pro User / VSE'r Association

Post by TrondC » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:51 am

I'll do this, but only list the gear I actually have myself.. (I don't know much about who uses what...)

Korg ESX - KJ Sawka
MnM (& Machinedrum) - Richie Hawtin - runner ups Syn303 & JSRockit
MC808 - DJ Strangefruit (beatmaker for jazz artist Nils Petter Molvær)
Acidlab Bassline 1 - ehm, me actually :p
Microkorg - Jaga Jazzist - runner up Røyksopp

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Re: Synthesizer : Pro User / VSE'r Association

Post by monolith » Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:23 pm

Cool thread! I dont actually know much 'synth' music.. so half of the synths remind me of vse'ers...

Monomachine/Machinedrum - JSRockit
Acidlab bassline - TrondC
Evolver - Stab Frenzy
Sh-101 - Z (even though he's not super fond of it...)
I know nothing of Oberheims products, but they make me think of Van Halen.
Arp pro-soloist - Herbie Hancock!!!
Octave Cat - Original Jambo
Jupiter 4 - Analogue Crazy
Casio VL tone - Analogue Crazy (Note to AC: my girlfriend could listen to you say 'Rumba' all day. :D )
Cs-80 - Vangelis
MiniMoog - Rick Wakeman
Juno-6 - Sean Lennon (the album 'into the sun' was the first time I heard a record and said.. "i bet that's a juno-6...")
Moog/Realistic MG-1 - tyler 2000
Vcs3 - Pink floyd
EMS synthi - Brian Eno
Fairlight - Herbie Hancock (sesame street!!) and Kate Bush
Doepfer A-100 - John Frusciante
TR-606 - Aphex twin
SH-2 - I dont know if they used it, but when I play mine it makes me think of Depeche Mode.
Moog Source - redchapterjubilee
Dx-7 - Not a musician per se, but Doogie Howser M.D. IS the DX-7

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Re: Synthesizer : Pro User / VSE'r Association

Post by Z » Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:38 pm

monolith wrote: Sh-101 - Z (even though he's not super fond of it...)
Well, now I don't feel so bad for relating the MS-20 with AutoG. Surprised you didn't list me for the SH-2 - I love triggering the SH-2 from the 101's sequencer!

Kinda cool how most of think of Analog Crazy & JP-4 and JSRockit for Elektron stuff.

Keeps the lists coming!

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:20 pm

I'm flattered y'all think of me when you think of the Source! Of course, having a picture of me at it for my avatar certainly helps.

Let's see if I can fill in gaps:
Moog Taurus: Rush, U2
Minimoog: Jan Hammer, Rush
Oberheim OB-X: Rush, Prince
DX7: Brian Eno, Whitney Houston (the Greatest Love of All)
Prophet VS: Nine Inch Nails
Prophet 5: Phil Collins, Japan (Richard Barbieri), The Cars
CS-80: Eddie Jobson, Vangelis
Moog Source: The Rentals
D-50: Enya
MiniKorg: The Cars
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Re: Synthesizer : Pro User / VSE'r Association

Post by Synthax » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:16 am

machinedrum/MonoMachine- autechre
microkorg- Atom(apparently all he uses!)
tr-606-aphex twin
tb303-Luke Vibert/richie hawtin
Korg Radias-Richard Devine
tr-808-Sir-Mix-Alot

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Re: Synthesizer : Pro User / VSE'r Association

Post by aXL » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:35 pm

Nice idea, Z! I'll use the OP list, removing those I can't make any immediate connection to.

Alesis Andromeda - Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)
ARP 2600 - Stevie Wonder
ARP Odyssey - Billy Currie (Ultravox)
ARP Quadra - Tony Banks (Genesis)
Elektron MonoMachine - JSRockit
Elka Synthex - Paul Wiffen
EMS Synthi A - Jean Michel Jarre
EMS VCS3 - Brian Eno
E-Mu Emulator II - Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode)
Fairlight CMI - Kate Bush (runner up: Trevor Horn)
Korg microKorg - Every single cop-out "indie" band
Korg MiniKorg - Matthieu Hartley (The Cure)
Korg MS-20 - Mr. Oizo
Kurzweil 250 - Stevie Wonder
Moog MiniMoog - Rick Wakeman
Moog Modular - Wendy Carlos
Moog Polymoog - Jim Gilmour (Saga)
Moog Taurus - Geddy Lee (Rush)
NED Synclavier - Mike Thorne (producer, Bronski Beat/Soft Cell etc.)
Oberheim 4 Voice - Lyle Mays (Pat Metheny Group)
Oberheim Xpander - xpander (who else?)
Oberheim OB-MX - Mr. Rich
Oberheim OB-X - Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen (Nena)
Oberheim OB-Xa - Eddie Van Halen
Oberheim OB-8 - Prince
OSCar - Brian Transeau (BT)
PPG Wave - Magne Furuholmen (a-ha)
Roland D-50 - Enya
Roland Juno 60 - Lol Tolhurst (The Cure)
Roland Jupiter 4 - Analogue Crazy
Roland Jupiter 6 - Jack Spider (from the rig shots in the old forum layout)
Roland Jupiter 8 - Howard Jones
Roland JX-8P - Roger O'Donnell (The Cure)
Roland JX-10 - Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
Roland SH-101 - Devo
Roland System 700 - Richard Barbieri (Japan)
Roland VP-330 - Ryuichi Sakamoto
SCI Pro-One - Mark Kelly (Marillion)
SCI Prophet 5 - Peter Gabriel
SCI Prophet 10 - Vangelis
SCI Prophet VS - Trent Reznor (NIN)
Yamaha CS-80 - Peter Howell (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
Yamaha DX7 - Brian Eno
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Re: Synthesizer : Pro User / VSE'r Association

Post by mirt » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:52 pm

immediate connections:

ARP 2600 - A. Utley
EMS VCS3 - Brian Eno
Fairlight CMI - Peter Gabriel
Korg MS-20 - Silverman
Oberheim Xpander - Deine Lakaien
Oberheim OB-Xa - Laurie Anderson
OB-X - Jaz Coleman
Roland VP-330 - Laurie Anderson
SCI Prophet 5 - Peter Gabriel
Yamaha DX7 - Brian Eno
Crumar Perfourmer - Duran Duran

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Re: Synthesizer : Pro User / VSE'r Association

Post by Synthazaiser » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:04 am

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Roland SH-1 - Vince Clarke
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Post by Syn303 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:10 pm

TB-303: Phuture, Adonis, Jack Frost & The Circle j**k, Tyree, Liddell Townsell, Richie Hawtin, Hardfloor, Acid Junkies. Runner-Up: Comp Controlled (can't vote for myself)
TR-808: Afrika Bambaataa, Egyptian Lover, Kraftwerk, The KLF, Runner-Up: Freeze, Paul Hardcastle
TR-909: Richie Hawtin, Dan Bell, FSOL, Humanoid, Yello, Runner-Up: The Prodigy, Jean Michel Jarre
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Re: Synthesizer : Pro User / VSE'r Association

Post by clubbedtodeath » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:05 pm

RobotHeroes wrote:... and told it "I don't love you."
Do you really think he'd be that terse?

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Post by Automatic Gainsay » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:33 pm

clubbedtodeath wrote:
RobotHeroes wrote:... and told it "I don't love you."
Do you really think he'd be that terse?
What I actually said was:
"You're pretty, but you lack substance."
That and:
"Have a sandwich, you're too skinny."
Oh, and:
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Re: Synthesizer : Pro User / VSE'r Association

Post by Roher714 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:54 am

Cornutt wrote,
"ARP Omni: Joy Division ("Love Will Tear Us Apart" is the single most outstanding use ever of that synth)".

You've got to be suffering from selective amnesia if you believe "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is better than either The Cars "Moving In Stereo" or Kansas' "Dust In The Wind", both of which feature the ARP Omni-1. ("Moving In Stereo" gets my vote because it was the song that played during Phoebe Cates' infamous diving scene on "Fast Times At Ridgemont High". :D ) Greg Hawkes uses the synth section of the Omni-1 along with its LFO to produce those awesome filter sweeps at the beginning of this song and he uses the Omni-1's violas to produce those excellent string sounds throughout. The Omni-1 is also used in The Cars songs "Good Times Roll", "Night Spots", "All Mixed Up", and last but not least, "Let's Go" which also features a Prophet-5's sync lead.

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Post by Syn303 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:46 pm

ARP 2600 - Klaus Schulze, Peter Baumann (Tangerine Dream), Mike Oldfield
ARP Odyssey - Klaus Schulze, Herbie Hancock, Boris Blank (Yello)
CR-78 - Warren Cann, Phil Collins, Anthony Philips
Fairlight - Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel
Farfisa Syntorchestra - Klaus Schulze, Manuel Göttsching
Korg PS-3300 - Vangelis
Minimoog - Chris Cross, Rick Wakeman
Roland Jupiter 8 - Howard Jones, Tangerine Dream
Roland VP-330 - Vangelis
Oberheim OB8 - The KLF (almost used in everything they recorded from 1988 to their demise in 1991)
PPG Various - Tangerine Dream
Synthi-A - Tangerine Dream, Tim Blake, Del Dettmar & Dik Mik (Hawkwind)
SCi - Prophet 5 - Tangerine Dream
Yamaha CS-40 - Ultravox, Vangelis
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Re: Synthesizer : Pro User / VSE'r Association

Post by Micke » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:15 pm

Roher714 wrote:Cornutt wrote,
"ARP Omni: Joy Division ("Love Will Tear Us Apart" is the single most outstanding use ever of that synth)".

You've got to be suffering from selective amnesia if you believe "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is better than either The Cars "Moving In Stereo" or Kansas' "Dust In The Wind", both of which feature the ARP Omni-1. ("Moving In Stereo" gets my vote because it was the song that played during Phoebe Cates' infamous diving scene on "Fast Times At Ridgemont High". :D ) Greg Hawkes uses the synth section of the Omni-1 along with its LFO to produce those awesome filter sweeps at the beginning of this song and he uses the Omni-1's violas to produce those excellent string sounds throughout. The Omni-1 is also used in The Cars songs "Good Times Roll", "Night Spots", "All Mixed Up", and last but not least, "Let's Go" which also features a Prophet-5's sync lead.
There ain't no Omni on the studio recording of Kansas' "Dust In the wind". It was a real violin and viola on that song, I know because Kerry Livgren has confimed it himself.
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