What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by iProg » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:02 am

Micke wrote:
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Micke wrote:The DX-7 tubular bells, or variations thereof, can also be heard on Charles Bernstein's synth-score to NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984). I really like this score and highly recommend it to those of you who are into spooky instrumental electronic music.
Agreed! It really is a creepy sounding score but there is a lot of very moody and interesting synth work.
Yeah, there's lots of very moody and interesting synth work to be heard on this soundtrack.

Btw, I just learned from a brief converstaion with Charles what synths/equipment he used in the making of the score.

Any guesses about what he used besides the DX-7? :D

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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by calyx93 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:09 pm

Micke wrote:
DX wrote:Depeche Mode "People are People".
There ain't no DX-7 in that song, the bells, harp and metal sounds are from the PPG Wave and Synclavier II respectively.

EDIT: The tubular bells sounds on It Doesn't Matter could be the DX-7 though.
Not to correct the almighty Micke, but I was always thought that the harp is the 'Pentatonic Harp' sample/disk that came with the Emulator-1. However, I would certainly believe it could be a Waveterm sample or Synclavier sample too.
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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by Micke » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:57 pm

No probs :)

According to the People Are People synth breakdown in the Nov 1984 issue of International Musician:

"“There’s a Synclavier harp sound in the verses,” contributes Alan, “and an ARP sequencer playing very fast in the chorus and there’s some Emulator sounds that we used for adding a few frills here and there.”
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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by Micke » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:16 pm

iProg wrote:
Micke wrote:
Yeah, there's lots of very moody and interesting synth work to be heard on the ELM STREET score.

Btw, I just learned from a brief converstaion with Charles what synths/equipment he used in the making of the score.

Any guesses about what he used besides the DX-7? :D

Micke
JP-8/MKS-80?
No, but he did use another Roland synth plus two other analog synths (besides the DX-7) on the score.
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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by StepLogik » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:36 am

Micke wrote:
iProg wrote:
Micke wrote:
Yeah, there's lots of very moody and interesting synth work to be heard on the ELM STREET score.

Btw, I just learned from a brief converstaion with Charles what synths/equipment he used in the making of the score.

Any guesses about what he used besides the DX-7? :D

Micke
JP-8/MKS-80?
No, but he did use another Roland synth plus two other analog synths (besides the DX-7) on the score.
Yeah JP-8 would have been my guess as well. I will eagerly await the answers =P~

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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by iProg » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:48 am

Micke wrote:
iProg wrote:
Micke wrote:
Yeah, there's lots of very moody and interesting synth work to be heard on the ELM STREET score.

Btw, I just learned from a brief converstaion with Charles what synths/equipment he used in the making of the score.

Any guesses about what he used besides the DX-7? :D

Micke
JP-8/MKS-80?
No, but he did use another Roland synth plus two other analog synths (besides the DX-7) on the score.
Hm, that was my first guess....

The other Roland are probably System 100 or 700 and other analogs...Arp Odyssey, Moog Modular?

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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by Micke » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:05 pm

Since we're straying off topic I decided to post a new thread about this. Hope to see you there.
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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by Overgear » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:00 pm

Dali's Car - Cornwall Stone

More towards the end. Can't miss 'em.

Love this song!

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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by DX » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:25 am

Micke wrote:
DX wrote:Depeche Mode "People are People".
There ain't no DX-7 in that song, the bells, harp and metal sounds are from the PPG Wave and Synclavier II respectively.

EDIT: The tubular bells sounds on It Doesn't Matter could be the DX-7 though.

Thanks for the input micke. I always thought that bells sounding at the chorus end were coming from that Tubular Bell DX preset. It sounds equal. Then I could vote for synclavier.
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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by MrFrodo » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:00 am

I think I've found another one, "Bad Boy" by Miami Sound Machine, one of their hits from 1986.
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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by john909kid » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:19 am

It's also on the title track "Hyperborea" by Tangerine Dream. Here it coming in at 1.12 on this clip, and playing the sonorous lead line.


That track always send's shivers down my spine...

OT anyone know whats producing the vocal/choir effects on the track opening?

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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by radek tymecki » Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:21 pm

Like guys mentionbed - was used on Ethnicolor by Jarre. A bit tweaked but... still tubular bell :)

Anyway I saw photo of JMJ sitting near to red DX100 with 6 extra knobs !! o_O

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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by Micke » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:33 pm

john909kid wrote:It's also on the title track "Hyperborea" by Tangerine Dream. Here it coming in at 1.12 on this clip, and playing the sonorous lead line.


That track always send's shivers down my spine...

OT anyone know whats producing the vocal/choir effects on the track opening?
I believe that's the PPG Wave 2 or 2.2 but am not sure.
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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by DIGITAL SCREAMS » Mon May 18, 2009 5:58 pm

Howard Jones 'What is Love' (1983)

Incidently, this was one of the first commercialy released tracks to use the DX7. You can hear the tubuar bell patch....along with the FM bass preset. Nice Jupiter 8 stabby chords and Juno 60 dark pad.

Check out Howard Jone's 8'0's tunes.....mostly Jupiter 8 and DX7.

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Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Post by synchilla85 » Mon May 18, 2009 9:56 pm

I have heard the DX-7 tube bells on "Perfect Lover" (1983) by Kansas, "Only Lonely" (1985) by Bon Jovi, "Livin' On a Prayer" (1986) also by Bon Jovi, "Top Gun Anthem" (1986) by Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens, and "You Better Be Good to Me" (1984) by Tina Turner.

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