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Synths on David Bowie's 'Dance Magic Dance'

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:50 pm
by BluMunk
. . . in particular, the very open and square(?) sounding bass synth (FM?), and the screaming lead synth.

And, actually, I'm less interested in the specific instrument than I am in tips on recreating the general sound.

Any thoughts?

(you can hear it here: [youtube][/youtube]. The lead sound doesn't come in until about 3:16).

Re: Synths on David Bowie's 'Dance Magic Dance'

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:28 pm
by Yoozer
BluMunk wrote:. . . in particular, the very open and square(?) sounding bass synth (FM?), and the screaming lead synth.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth_(album) was done by Trevor Jones, who used a Fairlight and Synclavier.
Any thoughts?
I think you could do the bass sound by layering the DX bass (use EQ to bring out the highs or simply control a 6-op FM synth with a keyboard that has a velocity up to 127) with something analogish (2- or 3- osc Juno-like bass with a squarewave an octave lower on osc 3.

Re: Synths on David Bowie's 'Dance Magic Dance'

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:11 am
by Diametro
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