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Mid & High string sounds on "Blade Runner" score ?

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:26 pm
by THM
Hi guys,

Can somebody help me out about the question if the overall string sound on the Blade Runner soundtrack (especially the mid and high strings, the ones with aftertouch are clearly a CS-80...) are coming from a Yamaha CS-80 too - like the major part of the other Blade Runner sounds - or rather from a Roland String Machine (VP-330 Vocoder string section or RS-202).
I read several sources and some say it's also the CS-80, some say it's a Roland VP-330 he used, some said RS-202.

Micke or other experts here ?

Re: Mid & High string sounds on "Blade Runner" score ?

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:54 pm
by aeon
Some say Roland RS-505 Paraphonic.

Hmm...Micke, help! :D


cheers,
Ian

Re: Mid & High string sounds on "Blade Runner" score ?

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:16 am
by Carey M
Well, the choir parts are clearly from the VP330, Vangelis used it quite a lot at the time.. I'd wager that the string sounds are from from the VP330 as well. Anyways, the string sounds on Bladerunner have a sound that I heavily associate with Roland stringers.

I don't know how the RS-202 compares to the VP330, regarding their string sounds, but incidentally, VSE user Sam (sonate from synthforum.nl) who owns a VP330 has an RS-202 for sale. Maybe he will chime in at some point :)

- CM

Re: Mid & High string sounds on "Blade Runner" score ?

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:41 pm
by Syn303
THM wrote:some say it's also the CS-80, some say it's a Roland VP-330?
answer is yes to both :wink:

Re: Mid & High string sounds on "Blade Runner" score ?

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:14 pm
by THM
Thanks for the answers guys !

Micke - do you perhaps know more about this ?

Re: Mid & High string sounds on "Blade Runner" score ?

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:46 pm
by Micke
I'm pretty sure Vangelis used both the CS-80 and VP-330 for the mid and high strings on BR, either on their own or in combination. Some of the sound textures on that score sound huge so I bet they did lots of overdubs.

To the best of my knowledge Vangelis never used a RS-202 or RS-505.

Re: Mid & High string sounds on "Blade Runner" score ?

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:37 am
by THM
OK thanks everyone !!