Name the synth quiz

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Name the synth

Moog Memorymoog
0
No votes
Oberheim OB-X
6
24%
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5
5
20%
Yamaha CS-80
14
56%
 
Total votes: 25

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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by Steve Jones » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:00 pm

Well, if it's not the CS-80 you sure did a good job of making it sound like one....

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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by garranimal » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:14 pm

I'm going with Oberheim.

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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by Jack Spider » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:19 pm

That sounds almost exactly the same as one of my Jupe 6 patches - brassy CEM'ish sounding lovelyness. I've gone for Prophet 5.
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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by hfinn » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:22 pm

I'll probably wait until this gets to three pages before I reveal the answer...

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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by goom » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:47 am

hfinn wrote: I will spill one thing right now though, It's not an Ion.
Zoinks! That's surprising to me. Every note seemed so in tune with each other I could have sworn it would be the Ion.

The other thing that swayed my vote is what was mentioned by Clavier. The top end seemed lacking to be one of the other analogs in your list (shrug). No offense - I own or have owned all but one of the synths in your list.

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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by RobotHeroes » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:37 am

I am leaning heavily towards it being a CS-80. Second guess would be a P-5 but the more I listen naw it couldn't be...could it? I will go with the CS-80 for the vote though. For some reason I have a feeling you sold it a while back and it isn't it. Maybe it was someone else who sold one. #-o
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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by killertofu » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:38 am

Prophet 5 !

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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by hfinn » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:44 am

And the winner is the one that not one person guessed ;)


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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by RobotHeroes » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:47 am

f**k!

We suck. That was the second synth I eliminated. :lol:
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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by Synthaholic » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:59 am

I guessed CS80, looks like it's the most popular guess. It had a Vangelis-like quality to it.

My 2nd guess would have been OB-X. It didn't sound like a P5 at all, and I haven't heard enough Memorymoog samples to get a feel for the way it sounds (watch it be that!!)

EDIT: Ugh... I posted my guess without seeing there was a 2nd page of posts and the answer! :oops:
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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by killertofu » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:24 am

hfinn wrote:And the winner is the one that not one person guessed ;)
Aaggghh.. at least its not the ION!

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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by cornutt » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:44 am

Man, the first thing I thought when I heard the first bass note was Memorymoog. But then the melody notes got me thinking something else. Oddly, they sounded almost like a patch I have on my K5m -- that was what really threw me.
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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by guitarsandsynths » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:57 am

Ehe! Good one man! :D
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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by 23 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:39 am

Yeah, there really wasn't anything to the sound itself that made me feel confident in any of the synths listed.
So I tried to focus on just spotting the maximum amount of voices I felt were being played at anyone time and then make deductions from there.

Oddly enough, there were a couple times where I felt things had just crossed over the 6 thresh hold, and with that, the Prophet was my first elimination followed by the Moog.
The 80 I ruled out just under the thinking that most people wouldn't have patience for the maintence nightmare it can be, not to neglect mention of how much of a pain it is to move around.
That left Ion and OBXA, and based off list of synths along with a picture of a modular I noticed on your page, I figured you preferred things analog, and thus leaned towards OBX.

My thought that the 6 line had just been breached a couple times was a play of my own mind I guess.

Good one.

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Re: Name the synth quiz

Post by iProg » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:34 pm

Good track finnie!

Listened to it now on my lunchbreak...I would have guessed the CS-80 due to the "natural detuning" character of the sound, but I thought the filtermoves sounded a bit moog and not of Oberheim style at all.
Tricky one....keep 'em coming!

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