Guess the synth! (and the winner is...)

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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by V301H » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:16 am

Maybe a Synthex?
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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by seamonkey » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:19 am

Very nice excerpt of music Micke, thanks for linking it.
The sequenced part, especially the intro remind me of earlier Larry Fast's Synergy. I would have to guess the Moog Model 15 modular synthesizer, most likely tracked for the chord parts.
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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by sam » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:27 am

ARP Chroma....
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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by goom » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:37 am

I'm thinking an analog with keyboard velocity and osc sync. I'm also thinking that I'm too lazy to look up which synths have those features and sound like that.

It sounds Roland-ish to me, so I'm going to guess JX8P, though I'm thinking it's a synth that is a bit older. I just can't think of an older poly analog synth with osc sync and velocity (other than the CS80).

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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by Micke » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:06 pm

Nope, it's not one of the last mentioned synths either...some good guesses though :)
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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by iProg » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:33 pm

After listening to it once again I'm thinking...could it be a Polyfusion?

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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by stalla » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:33 pm

mao wrote:Well... they sound very Tangerine Dream alike...
I agree. Too bad I didn't won a minimoog ! Thanks for the trivia Mike !
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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by solderguy » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:52 pm

Gotta be a Korg Trident with that nice flanger

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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by THM » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:47 pm

Made me think of a CS-80 first, but seems to be a wrong answer. Also some ELKA Synthex aspects, but not clear enough.
Well let's guess a MOOG Memorymoog then.

Or is this a gag and did you place a VST demo here Micke ? #-o
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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by Micke » Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:21 pm

I think it's time for a couple of clues ...

- the music was recorded for a TV-documentary in the latter part of the '70s
- it's not a modular synth
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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by fierywater » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:22 am

THM wrote:Or is this a gag and did you place a VST demo here Micke ? #-o
I've always thought it would be funny if he did that. :) The funny thing is, I bet someone would be able to tell.

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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by Cybercardinal » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:02 am

Oberheim SEM
edit: 2 Voice
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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by modulator_esp » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:08 am

arp odyssey
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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by Ian S » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:45 am

ARP 2600?
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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by Z » Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:15 am

Oberheim 4 Voice?

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