Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

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Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

Post by seamonkey » Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:47 pm

So out of the blue the synth part for this song and then the vocals come into my head this morning, it's one of those songs you want to crank up if it surprisingly comes on the radio, typical 80's type song. Now that I think about it the song Sweet Dreams has a similar synth line.....or not :?
Does anyone know what synth it is?
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Re: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

Post by tim gueguen » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:14 pm

I do believe we had a thread about this before, but never really came to a definite conclusion what was used.
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Re: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

Post by Synthaholic » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:26 pm

I posted a thread a few months ago asking the same thing.

For some reason though, that thread seems to have vanished. Yet other threads I've posted, including older ones, still exist. :?

I don't get it...

But anyway, the song was originally recorded in 1982, so that narrows down the possibilities some. My random guess was a Jupiter-8. The only things the old thread determined was that he used a DX7 for that sound live for his "Boy In The Box" tour, and a delay was used to achieve the ping-pong effect.
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Re: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

Post by seamonkey » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:52 pm

Ummmm I did a search on the forum here before posting and nothing came up so here we are again. :?
That synth line has such a nice texture to it I am also guessing a Jupiter 8.
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Re: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

Post by hfinn » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:50 pm

I still think that lead in it is a JP8

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Re: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

Post by Hair » Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:58 pm

http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewt ... =1&t=40135

There's an interesting reply on the last page that seemed to've gone totally unnoticed:
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Micke wrote:That said, I still think it's an analog synth, either a Jup-8, Prophet 5 or both. The synth heard during the refrain sounds a lot like a Prophet to me.
Those are what I remember being in the studio at the time, although we didn't know who Corey Hart was at the time, we just were told about this young guy with a pout on or scowl who was quite professional and eager to get it all done right.

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Re: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

Post by Synthaholic » Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:22 pm

Hey, that's my thread I couldn't find earlier!

I thought the thread had vanished. The search isn't turning it up.
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Re: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

Post by Na12229 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:58 pm

Hi I am new here and I was wondering if anyone knows how the Synth sounds are made in Corey Hart's song Never Surrender?? referring to the intro of the song.

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Re: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

Post by Music Bird » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:10 pm

The intro to Never Surrender sounds like it has DX7 marimbas, a D-50ish string pad and others.
I think the synth in Sunglasses At Night is a Polysix. I recreated the sound on Polysix Legacy, and it sounded 99% similar without delay even.
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Re: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

Post by nameless wonder » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:31 am

Uno Synth Ultimate Patches has the intro patch pretty much spot on. Hear it at 24 seconds:

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Re: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

Post by V301H » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:21 am

Richie Close is credited with playing Prophet 5 on "Sunglasses".
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Re: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

Post by twistywires » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:43 pm

I know that Richie Close also used a TX416

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