Eurythmics

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Eurythmics

Post by akira_smith » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:33 am

i love their sound... does anyone know what gear they used???
im particularly interested in finding out what drum machine(s) were used in their classic songs like love is a stranger... sweet dream etc. etc.
anything synthesized

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Post by Analogue Crazy » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:16 pm

Here are some synths they used:

Roland SH-09 (majority of basslines)
Roland Juno-6
Roland Juno-60
Roland Jupiter-4 (1981)
Oberheim OB-X
Oberheim OB-Xa
Octave Plateu Voytra 8 (excuse my c**p spelling!)
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Re: Eurythmics

Post by wiss » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:41 pm

some of the drumming on Sweet Dreams was done with glass bottles and stick. There was an interview with Dave some time ago about how he did that song.

LISTEN around 1:24 or so

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQHrspjw4aA
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Re: Eurythmics

Post by Micke » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:42 pm

This is the drum machine they used on the Sweet dreams album

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Post by nathanscribe » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:31 pm

That looks amazing. Micke, do you have any more info about that machine?

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Post by sam » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:52 pm

That's great...I want one.. :D
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Post by iProg » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:56 pm

Wow, that thing has a true vintage look :D

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Post by aXL » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:39 am

The Movement Drum Computer was also used on Titles, the solo debut album of Japan's bass player Mick Karn. That's about all I know.

Oh, and it's British. And (still) hideously expensive.
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Post by Steve Jones » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:29 am

"In the Garden" is one of my favorite albums.
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Post by Cam VanDerHorst » Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:15 am

Ever-so-slightly OT, but Annie Lennox's birthday is the 25th. :D
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Post by splitpoint » Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:25 pm

Dave Stewart also used a Sequential Six Trak, Roland GR700, TR-606, SH-101, Korg Super Section, and Oberheim DMX. An EDP Wasp was used on In The Garden. If you're really interested in Eurythmics gear and methods there is a great article in the December 1984 issue of Keyboard Magazine. There was a later article where he said he was a fan of the Casio MT68.
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Re: Eurythmics

Post by waveterm » Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:25 pm

I know someone who owns a Movement mk2.

No it is not for sale !

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Re: Eurythmics

Post by iamrcb » Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:00 pm

I used to work for a guy that bought Dave Stewart's old E-MU Emulator II. Paid a fortune for it and I don't think he ever used it

Same story with the rolling stone's stuff, original dalek etc

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Post by Cam VanDerHorst » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:40 am

iamrcb wrote:I used to work for a guy that bought Dave Stewart's old E-MU Emulator II. Paid a fortune for it and I don't think he ever used it

Same story with the rolling stone's stuff, original dalek etc
I tried to buy the ex-Simple Minds Emulator II that was being advertised on here several months ago. Sort of glad the bloke never got back to me because I'm really happy with the other gear I bought instead. I'd still like to have a synthesizer, sampler, or drum machine with some pedigree at some point, though.
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