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

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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by V301H » Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:46 am

How about a CS60.
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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by pflosi » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:37 pm

polymoog

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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by Micke » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:11 pm

modulator_esp wrote:arp odyssey
Yessssss...Arp Odyssey is right! very well guessed =D>

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Arp Odyssey mk I (model 2800)

This piece (recorded in 1977), by BBC Radiophonic workshop composer Peter Howell, is based on music
originally composed for the BBC Horizon program "The Case Of The Ancient Astronauts".
It first appeared on Peter Howell's Lp "Through A Glass Darkly" in 1978.

Says Peter: "Apart from the live timpani drums, the whole of The Astronauts was done using an ARP Odyssey synthesizer (one of the original grey ones), and a sixteen track Studer tape machine. This meant that every one of the chords had to be built up with a note on each of three or four tracks and then submixed down to another track to make room for more material."
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Re: Guess the synth!

Post by modulator_esp » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:42 pm

:)

I have to say I wasn't sure, but having known the track since I was a child it was really just a matter of elimination since the obvious choice of the CS-80 had already been ruled out, and it wasn't a modular, I was just hoping that I hadn't forgotten any other synths the workshop would have had in 1977. I'm very impressed to learn it is all Odyssey though.
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Re: Guess the synth! (and the winner is...)

Post by Ian S » Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:46 am

D'oh! And I even have a Mk I Oddy, I should've known better (at least I guessed ARP ;) )
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Re: Guess the synth! (and the winner is...)

Post by THM » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:51 am

Congratz to the winner !!! =D>

And btw Micke - that was really a nice demo of the ARP Odyssey !!
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Re: Guess the synth! (and the winner is...)

Post by sam » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:02 pm

Aha...Those multi tracked thing always get me...I had that ARP feeling that's why i thought of the ARP chroma.

Well congrats to the winner...And thanks micke.. :D
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Re: Guess the synth! (and the winner is...)

Post by hfinn » Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:19 pm

The MK1 Odyssey is one of the finest monos around in my opinion.

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

Post by goom » Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:19 pm

Wow, very cool!

Micke, that was probably the best "guess test" so far. Thanks for posting it.

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

Post by Micke » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:59 pm

And thanks to all of you who participated! :D

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

Post by stalla » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:14 am

bravo for the guess and thanks Micke ! (please another test !)
As a user of CS80, I have to say that the song did't sound cs80ish to me... These arp look amazing !
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Re: Guess the synth! (and the winner is...)

Post by Ian S » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:35 pm

hfinn wrote:The MK1 Odyssey is one of the finest monos around in my opinion.
I'd have to agree with you there. I love mine, always finding new sounds on it (both musical and just plain strange ;) ), though I really need to get round to recapping it at some point.
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