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Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:33 pm
by gcoudert
sandwich wrote:Wow! :o I always thought it was synth!
It's layered with a lead guitar.

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:58 pm
by gcoudert
Summa wrote:PPG is mentioned on the cover of the riddle LP.
No, I have the LP in front of me. It only mentions Fairlight and (Oberheim) DMX. No PPG.

Looking at the 1985 Live Aid performance, Tim Moore plays a Roland Jupiter 6, a Yamaha DX7, an Emulator I and an Oberheim OB8 (or OB-Xa, I never know which one's which). The second guitarist, Keith Airey, plays a Roland Juno 60. It is possible that those synths were used on the album.

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Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:06 pm
by Musicmanlv
The PPG was used on the first album. Also a TX816 was used on the riddle album.

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:48 pm
by sandwich
concermatemg1 wrote:Hey, I recently got a wet 22/11 track stereo work session of "Wouldn't it be good" definitely sounds like Nik, but I'm thinking it may be a later re-record? I rendered a quick mp3 of the session to identify below, hope it's not a violation. Just curious.

I just have two quick questions for those that may know more info.

1) What synth was used for the "bells" or glockenspiel sound in the chorus of the song?

2) Is this original or later session?
http://www84.zippyshare.com/v/yzUbMalo/file.html

thanks
That doesn't sound like the real Nik Kershaw to me, I think its a cover!

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:53 pm
by logix
A little late joining, but....

which gear was used on "Dancing girls"? The drums seem to be a Roland TR-808 (at least partly, or heavily processed it seems) -can anyone confirm this?
I really love the bass -Prophet 5?

I'd love to hear anything related to the production of that song. I haven't found any interviews or much info elsewhere.

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:20 pm
by Musicmanlv
gcoudert wrote:
Summa wrote:PPG is mentioned on the cover of the riddle LP.
No, I have the LP in front of me. It only mentions Fairlight and (Oberheim) DMX. No PPG.

Looking at the 1985 Live Aid performance, Tim Moore plays a Roland Jupiter 6, a Yamaha DX7, an Emulator I and an Oberheim OB8 (or OB-Xa, I never know which one's which). The second guitarist, Keith Airey, plays a Roland Juno 60. It is possible that those synths were used on the album.

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It was actually an Emulator II and behind the scenes was a Yamaha TX816 and a Yamaha QX1.

On the Hunan racing album a Yamaha CS80 was used on the track Human Racing, furthermore the drum machine was a Yamaha Mixer with a built in drum machine, Nik got the drum pattern y pushing two drum pattern buttons together.

I know this as I knew Reg Webb who played on the original demo as well as the album, Tim Moore was also a friend of mine before he ripped me off by selling some gear I lent him.

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:55 am
by logix
logix wrote:A little late joining, but....

which gear was used on "Dancing girls"? The drums seem to be a Roland TR-808 (at least partly, or heavily processed it seems) -can anyone confirm this?
I really love the bass -Prophet 5?

I'd love to hear anything related to the production of that song. I haven't found any interviews or much info elsewhere.
anyone? ;)

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:54 pm
by Musicmanlv
The bass on Don Quixote is actually a DX7, I know for a 100% fact.

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:13 pm
by madtheory
Musicmanlv wrote:I know for a 100% fact.
:lol: :lol: must be true so :lol: :lol:

Please share the patch... (cue lame excuse in response)...

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:24 pm
by Musicmanlv
madtheory wrote:
Musicmanlv wrote:I know for a 100% fact.
:lol: :lol: must be true so :lol: :lol:

Please share the patch... (cue lame excuse in response)...
Yes I can send you the patch on as a sysex, just to put the record straight, the reason I know is because Nik is in fact a friend of mine and I was around at the time of the album.

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:06 am
by madtheory
OK great thanks, looking forward to receiving the patch! I'll do a demo at the weekend of the bassline in Arturia CMIV, because on the record it's clearly the Fairlight CMI IIx preset called ElBass. If you send the patch I can compare the same bassline using Arturia DX V.

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:17 am
by Musicmanlv
madtheory wrote:OK great thanks, looking forward to receiving the patch!
You’ll have to let me know where I can send it

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:31 am
by madtheory
Ooops just edited my previous post, see above.

PM me please, or you could put a cloud sharing link to a .zip right here on the thread?

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:01 pm
by Musicmanlv
Don’t have cloud unfortunately

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:57 pm
by madtheory
Here is a good free one:
https://wetransfer.com/