Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

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Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by HideawayStudio » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:29 pm

Which was Jarre's coolest synth and why?

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Re: Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by Syn303 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:43 pm

No idea, but he's had his VCS3's and AKS's since the early 70's (Deserted Palace, 1972),
probably his other favourite could be the ARP2600 ?

A question you would really have to ask Jarre himself!
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Re: Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by impaler42 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:55 pm

i think he meant which of jarre's synths did you think was the neatest...
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Re: Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by HideawayStudio » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:55 pm

Syn303 wrote:No idea, but he's had his VCS3's and AKS's since the early 70's (Deserted Palace, 1972),
probably his other favourite could be the ARP2600 ?

A question you would really have to ask Jarre himself!

Uhhh.... Mr Jarre... are you out there?? :D

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Re: Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by gcoudert » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:05 pm

I'm rather intrigued by his RMI Harmonic Synthesiser. I must read more about it. He can be seen using it on the "Oxygène - Live In Your Living Room" DVD, using yellow plastic wedges to hold the notes, using some sort of arpeggiator, I guess...

http://www.jarrography.free.fr/details_ ... id_equip=7
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Re: Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by HideawayStudio » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:10 pm

gcoudert wrote:I'm rather intrigued by his RMI Harmonic Synthesiser. I must read more about it. He can be seen using it on the "Oxygène - Live In Your Living Room" DVD, using yellow plastic wedges to hold the notes, using some sort of arpeggiator, I guess...

http://www.jarrography.free.fr/details_ ... id_equip=7
Yup - got the DVD... watched it last night - I'm curious about the large ribbon controller he uses several times throughout - what exactly is it controlling?

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Re: Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by madtheory » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:31 pm

I think it's controlling the Moog Modular. Kind of a waste, all that hardware for a simple sound. Good show though!

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Re: Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by Pro5 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:50 am

HideawayStudio wrote:
Syn303 wrote:No idea, but he's had his VCS3's and AKS's since the early 70's (Deserted Palace, 1972),
probably his other favourite could be the ARP2600 ?

A question you would really have to ask Jarre himself!

Uhhh.... Mr Jarre... are you out there?? :D

Haha yes... I thought that, I'm sure we'd all ask him if we could :)

Maybe, just maybe, he does lurk this site... if so - Hello Mr JMJ, can you autograph my D-50 like you did for that guy I saw somewhere on the Net? ;)

Anyway my vote for his coolest synth is ROLAND D-50.. because I have it #-o ... ... No, seriously, whatever was used on Oxygene gets my vote... all that (the whole roomful of stuff)... organic sounding stuff.. the sound of life... creation... (etc)

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Re: Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by mis psiquicios y yo » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:08 am

gcoudert wrote:I'm rather intrigued by his RMI Harmonic Synthesiser. I must read more about it. He can be seen using it on the "Oxygène - Live In Your Living Room" DVD, using yellow plastic wedges to hold the notes, using some sort of arpeggiator, I guess...

http://www.jarrography.free.fr/details_ ... id_equip=7

Exactly, that's the synth that I think he used and nobody else did. The EMS synths, moog modulars, Arps, minimoog,etc, he used were pretty much used earlier and better by Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Pink Floyd and much more artists.

The Eminent is an organ, so I don't think it should be considered a cool synth, although it is the coolest machine he has ever used.
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Re: Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by Clavier » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:24 am

My pick is the Liberation.
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Re: Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by Z » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:39 am

How about that Seiko synth used on Renez-Vous? Nothing else sounds like it and it sounds like nothing else!

My vote goes to the Synthex (one of the few synths left on my wish list).

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Re: Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by cornutt » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:46 am

I'd have to go with one of the RMI's, the KC1 or the Harmonic Synthesizer. RMI had some great ideas; it's a shame their synths never caught on.
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Re: Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by Virgule » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:24 am

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Re: Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by daybyter » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:37 pm

The space organ! Elka X707/705

(which had quite some cool synth sounds)

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Re: Which Was Jarre's Coolest Synth?

Post by Syn303 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:06 pm

Virgule wrote:The circular keyboard that lights up.
oh that was just a silly controller gizmo, when he was at the height of his laser and light circus shows.
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