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Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by Micke » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:37 pm

Quiz time!

What synths do you think were used in the following four soundtracks?


A Nightmare On Elm Street (Charles Bernstein, 1984):

We already know that Charles used a DX-7 and a Roland synth on this score. Which Roland synth
could that be and what other analog synths do you think were used? hint: one of them is an ARP.


The Driller Killer (Joe Delia, early 1979):




Laserblast (Richard Band & Joel Goldsmith, early 1978):



Never Cry Wolf (Mark Isham, 1983):


Okay, let's quiz :D
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Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by StepLogik » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:22 pm

OT: Always liked Richard Band's scores. His brother runs Full Moon Video and he did a lot of GREAT scores for all those cheesy horror films (which I love...). That Laserblast score is awesome.... but I can't even begin to guess what gear was used :lol:

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Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by DX » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:42 am

I am really lost on the others, but "Never Cry Wolf" seems to feature a jupiter 8?
Roland Promars, E-mu EMAX and some other machines...

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Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by Micke » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:18 pm

Okay guys, I'll make it a lot easier for you....

Below is a list of all the synths used on the above scores. The only thing you have to do is to try to figure out
which ones were used in each score.

Prophet 5
Arp Odyssey
Yamaha CS-60
Arp 2600 (used in three scores!)
Oberheim Two-Voice
Very small Casio keyboard (dunno what model)
Arp string ensemble
Oberheim OB-SX
Roland Juno-106
Yamaha CS-80
Crumar orchestrator
Yamaha DX-7

Keep the answers coming :D
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Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by RobotHeroes » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:30 am

Laserblast! Oh man. That cover looks like Luke Skywalker if he had gotten into space meth.
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Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by Micke » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:15 pm

Obviously there is not much interest in this thread so I'm therefore ending it.

StepLogic, DX and iProg; drop me a PM if you want to know the correct answers.
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Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by Blairly » Wed May 13, 2009 8:14 am

I'd love to know more about the synths that were used on the Nightmare On Elm Street soundtrack. That's one of my favorite soundtracks.

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Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by philip » Wed May 13, 2009 1:38 pm

The first and the third movie-doesnt work.

Cry wolf seems to me like-CS-80(60) and DX-7! Also hear the Solina(or can this be the Arp string ensemble?) and ARP-2600


Maybe something else there

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Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by Micke » Wed May 13, 2009 2:19 pm

I have replaced the first movie now so you can have a listen. Unfortunately, the Laserblast
clip has been removed due to legal issues.

None of the synths you mentioned has been used on Never Cry Wolf.
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Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by Micke » Wed May 13, 2009 2:42 pm

Whoops...I was a bit too fast there!

Mark Isham did indeed use an ARP 2600 on "Never Cry Wolf"

Says Mark; "The baseline on the opening track and the sequenced parts is the Arp 2600."

However, the majority of the synth portion of the score, including about 90% of this track and the slow sweeping
lead was done on another synth, which one?
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Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by Micke » Wed May 13, 2009 2:48 pm

Blairly wrote:I'd love to know more about the synths that were used on the Nightmare On Elm Street soundtrack. That's one of my favorite soundtracks.
I promise to send you a list of what synths were used on that score but before doing so I want you to take a guess :D
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Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by T-John » Wed May 13, 2009 4:36 pm

I'm going to guess a high-pitched ARP string ensemble on "Nightmare"...
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Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by philip » Wed May 13, 2009 5:40 pm

Than I believe it's Crumar orchestrator at 6-25(cry wolf video)/Also would like to know where that slow sweeping
lead from.

In Nightmare - Arp string ensemble&CS-80(2-11 :D ), also there are some interesting bells, where they could came from?

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Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by Micke » Wed May 13, 2009 7:30 pm

Nope, neither "Nightmare..." nor "Never Cry Wolf" features any of the aforementioned synths/keyboards.

Here's an excerpt from the "Laserblast" score:


Keep the answers coming :D
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Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

Post by philip » Wed May 13, 2009 9:36 pm

uuuhhh)))

ok-last try/ Mark Isham very like his prophet))so that lead might be from prophet, also I know he's got an Arp Odyssey, ob-4voice and ob-xpander in his setup

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