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Nitzer Ebb Synths

Post by Joey » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:47 pm

Anyone know what gear Nitzer Ebb was using on all of their albums (yes all)

I know they used the xpander a lot but i'm not sure when, and what other gear have they used?

can anyone point me to some good articles?
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Re: Nitzer Ebb Synths

Post by Solderman » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:59 pm

A quick search turned up these:
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_ar ... cords.html
http://www.textfiles.com/music/nitzer.art

I asked about this myself some time last year, mainly wondering how certain sounds in Belief were generated; basslines and such. It seems they mostly depended on Mute's studio.
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Re: Nitzer Ebb Synths

Post by matia » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:53 pm

In the early days (Power of Voice Communications stuff like Isn't It Funny How Your Body Works ... crane and That Total Age) there was a lot of Roland SH 101 for the the bulk of the bass lines (that built in sequencer helped). There was also some Sequential Circuits Pro One. Later on, in particular with Belief, it was a lot of Oberheim Xpander and some modular synths and samplers (there's a great video of Bon Harris and Douglas on an Emulator 2 with Alan Wilder). I think they were probably using the massive Roland System 700 as well as this was within that circle at the time.

I know now that Bon is really into the Cwejman modular synth.

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Re: Nitzer Ebb Synths

Post by Phenom » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:30 pm

I can't remember the song, but I'm pretty sure that the Yamaha QY10 featured on one of their singles from the early 90's, and if I remember correctly, it sounded like a preset pattern! I think this was the only commercial release I heard the humble QY10 being used on...

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Re: Nitzer Ebb Synths

Post by iProg » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:54 am

I believe that Emulator II is the very same keyboard that Alan used with Depeche...

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