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

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:38 am
by MrFrodo
I just remembered something else. Do any of you remember the animated TV series from 1984 called Voltron: Defender of the Universe? The general score from that series included some use of the DX bell sound.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:58 am
by mirt
There are Dx7 tubular bels on Slip with the Fishes album by M. Brook and P. Nooten.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:01 pm
by madtheory
Synthprophet wrote:
Dividedbyzero wrote:It's on Ethnicolor by Jean Michel Jarre from his Zoolook LP too.
Argh #-o Being a Jarre-fan I should have remembered that. Actually I think the bell sound on that track, was the only time he ever used the DX7.
Which is odd, because he seems to have been a fan. There's always 2 in the studio pics...

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

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:07 pm
by Synthprophet
madtheory wrote:
Synthprophet wrote:
Dividedbyzero wrote:It's on Ethnicolor by Jean Michel Jarre from his Zoolook LP too.
Argh #-o Being a Jarre-fan I should have remembered that. Actually I think the bell sound on that track, was the only time he ever used the DX7.
Which is odd, because he seems to have been a fan. There's always 2 in the studio pics...
Actually he has said from time to time that he didn't like it, due to the kliché saying about this synth... it was a b***h to program. I have never seen more than one DX-7, but he did have a red painted DX-100.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:45 pm
by Micke
StepLogik wrote:
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

Micke

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

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:41 pm
by ted1986
I just remembered another song which features the DX7 tubular bells sound - a 1986 classic "Secret Lovers" by Atlantic Starr (YES "1986" AGAIN):
Probably one of the most prominent uses of the DX7 tubular bells ever.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:00 pm
by MrFrodo
ted1986 wrote:I just remembered another song which features the DX7 tubular bells sound - a 1986 classic "Secret Lovers" by Atlantic Starr (YES "1986" AGAIN):
Probably one of the most prominent uses of the DX7 tubular bells ever.
I thought they were called Midnight Star, but that was a different group. And, those bells sound excellent in that song.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:12 pm
by The Manitou
Hiya,

Correct me if any of these aren't DX7, but I'm a big fan of that patch as well and these sound close:

Pink Floyd - Yet Another Movie
David Bowie - Magic Dance (synclavier, maybe?), New York's In Love
Sparks - a great many of the songs on "Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat"
Gary Numan - Miracles

I recently acquired a TG-33, and it has a patch that comes very close. Close enough for my needs, anyway! You can hear the presets here, by the way:

http://www.synthmania.com/tg33.htm

(second-to-last patch, 87_PC_Bells).

Cheers,
-Josh

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

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:55 am
by iProg
Yet Another Movie could be the Super JX....

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

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:50 am
by MrFrodo
iProg wrote:Yet Another Movie could be the Super JX....
Or both. There are a few similarities (not many, a few) between some of the bell sounds in the Jx-10/MKS-70 and the DX bell sound.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:35 am
by Tchammosaur
And in his 80's band called "Seona Dancing"...Ricky Gervais!? I think you can hear the tubular bells near the end.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:12 pm
by DX
Depeche Mode "People are People".
Depeche Mode "Shake the Disease" (only DEMO version: )
Bobby Brown "Don't Be Cruel" (intro)

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

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:10 pm
by Micke
The Manitou wrote:Hiya,

Correct me if any of these aren't DX7, but I'm a big fan of that patch as well and these sound close:

Gary Numan - Miracles
-Josh
That could be a PPG Wave but I'm not sure.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:56 pm
by Micke
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.

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

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:56 am
by MrFrodo
I just discovered another nugget. Have any of you heard Barbara Dickson's Sting cover, "We Work the Black Seam?"

If you can find it on YouTube, go to 2:13.