Heart - Magic Man synthesizer solo

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Heart - Magic Man synthesizer solo

Post by Leeroy Jenkins » Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:56 am

Please help Micke. What synthesizer was used to create that awesome solo? I can find nothing on the internet.

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Re: Heart - Magic Man synthesizer solo

Post by Leeroy Jenkins » Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:05 am

I think I figured it out watching a live version of this song from 1977 on YouTube. Minimoog, of course!!

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Re: Heart - Magic Man synthesizer solo

Post by Micke » Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:34 pm

I've read somewhere that Howard Leese double-tracked the Minimoog for the solo on "Magic Man".
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Re: Heart - Magic Man synthesizer solo

Post by Synthazaiser » Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:05 am

It very well could have been a Minimoog, as Heart now uses a Voyager for the solo.
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Post by celebutante » Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:47 am

I seem to remember reading that it was actually a Moog Series 15 that was at the studio (that's a small vintage Moog Modular).
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Re: Heart - Magic Man synthesizer solo

Post by Pilot352 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:22 am

I saw the original Heart band (mid 70's) twice and they had two Minimoogs on stage for those leads both shows ( :oops: I just aged myself :oops: ). I'm sure they used the same in the studio. Funny though, the lead was played by some girl not listed as a band member. I saw a Soundstage show of Heart about four months ago and they had some girl playing the leads also. Not sure if it was the same girl though. My memory isn't that good.
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Re: Heart - Magic Man synthesizer solo

Post by gd » Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:33 pm

Micke wrote:I've read somewhere that Howard Leese double-tracked the Minimoog for the solo on "Magic Man".
Many years ago Howard told me that he had originally done the solo on the MiniD but once in the studio the miniD was double tracked "added with another Moog that was there" - celebutante is likely dead on with the series 15.
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Re: Heart - Magic Man synthesizer solo

Post by cornutt » Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:42 pm

It's funny, but a few months ago I saw what must have been a very old video of Heart on public TV. It appeared to be some kind of concert shot in a small TV studio. They played "Magic Man" in that set, and Howard played a different version of the solo (on a Mini). And after hearing it, I liked it a lot better than the version that is on the album.
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Re: Heart - Magic Man synthesizer solo

Post by code green » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:47 am

at the risk of appearing a total idiot...WHERE in the song is this synth solo you speak of? all i hear in the breaks are guitars with hella flange. maybe i'm listening to the wrong version?

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Re: Heart - Magic Man synthesizer solo

Post by Synthaholic » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:11 pm

It comes after all the guitar stuff during the solo. You have to listen to the full length version. Edited versions often have the synth solo cut out. :(
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Re: Heart - Magic Man synthesizer solo

Post by Pilot352 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:20 pm

Found this on YouTube..

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Re: Heart - Magic Man synthesizer solo

Post by cornutt » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:01 pm

That looks like the tape I saw. Howard actually gets to show some chops on the Mini in this version. He was a better keyboard player than he got credit for.
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Re: Heart - Magic Man synthesizer solo

Post by code green » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:42 am

ah, i see/hear. thanks for that. wow, ann wilson was seriously hot/cute before she got all cheezed out in the '80s.

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