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Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby Hugo76 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:48 am

I was wondering if anyone know which synths 2 Unlimited used in their classic & cheesy tracks, like "No Limit", "Get Ready For This", "Workaholic" etc. Don't ask why I need to know ;)
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Re: Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby braincandy » Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:21 am

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Re: Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby Synthaholic » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:34 am

Someone on gearslutz thinks they used a Casio CZ1000. Don't know if this is true or not.

They seemed to use a supersaw-like sound a lot, before the JP-8000 even came out.
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Re: Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby Solderman » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:39 am

afaik they just took whatever was available in the studio and sampled it, often including their two vocalists. My guess is, there are layers of things to build chords, and the two producers themselves probably don't remember what all was used.
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Re: Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby StepLogik » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:51 am

whatever was used, the result was pure awesome
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Re: Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby sam » Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:23 am

KORG DSS-1... ;)
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Re: Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby balma » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:38 pm

braincandy wrote::mock:


What's up with 2U? :aggressive:

I made an exact replica of those brassy leads on a Ensoniq TS 10 around 12 years ago....

this is the gear. mostly analog Roland stuff:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_ar ... cosey.html

They're played on nearly every sports broadcast or sports event I've watched or attended since that damned song came out. It's sort of a joke here, really, as in dance music or sports anthem cliche'. It's nothing personal towards the OP.
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Re: Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby Solderman » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:55 pm

balma wrote:this is the gear. mostly analog Roland stuff: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_ar ... cosey.html

Actually that link is for Chris and Cosey, formerly of Throbbing Gristle. Info on 2 unlimited was found here although there is no specific gear listed.

balma wrote:They're played on nearly every sports broadcast or sports event I've watched or attended since that damned song came out.

I also remember when the single and 12 inch versions first appeared on import techno compilations in Houston in 1990. I couldn't stand it then either.
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Re: Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby braincandy » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:57 pm

balma wrote:
braincandy wrote::mock:


What's up with 2U? :aggressive:

I made an exact replica of those brassy leads on a Ensoniq TS 10 around 12 years ago....

this is the gear. mostly analog Roland stuff:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_ar ... cosey.html


They're played on nearly every sports broadcast or sports event I've watched or attended since that damned song came out. It's sort of a joke here, really, as in dance music or sports anthem cliche'. It's nothing personal towards the OP.
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Re: Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby balma » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:05 pm

balma wrote:They're played on nearly every sports broadcast or sports event I've watched or attended since that damned song came out. It's sort of a joke here, really, as in dance music or sports anthem cliche'. It's nothing personal towards the OP.



braincandy wrote:They're played on nearly every sports broadcast or sports event I've watched or attended since that damned song came out. It's sort of a joke here, really, as in dance music or sports anthem cliche'. It's nothing personal towards the OP.



Uh? Deja vu??? :)

... and about their lame music:

I agree, even in those early years when it was released, it sounded lame to me, .... they had a great success, but... :?
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Re: Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby braincandy » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:13 pm

Yeah, something odd happened the first time I clicked "submit" and my original post never showed up. The next time it had a weird issue with quoting, so the post wasn't submitted correctly until the third try. Weird, huh?

edit: the moderator's log showed that I somehow accidentally edited your post, balma. That might be where the mistake came from. Sorry about that.
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Re: Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby Virgule » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:14 pm

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Re: Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby balma » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:44 pm

ja ja and solderman quote me, no prob man....

2Unlimited brassy leads are so contagious. My first attempts of covers, were their songs.


Man, and that lead on Magic friend, does sound too analog. I don't think is a SY99.... I tried all these brass leads on the ENsoniq TS 10, it has a special brassy feeling...

I still having their original records, on cassette. Also Technotronics, Apotheosis, L.A. Style (James Brown is dead) and a lot of electronic music from those years.

Searching those videos on youtube gives me flashbacks....
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Re: Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby Alex E » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:37 am

balma wrote:
braincandy wrote::mock:


What's up with 2U? :aggressive:

I made an exact replica of those brassy leads on a Ensoniq TS 10 around 12 years ago....

this is the gear. mostly analog Roland stuff:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_ar ... cosey.html

They're played on nearly every sports broadcast or sports event I've watched or attended since that damned song came out. It's sort of a joke here, really, as in dance music or sports anthem cliche'. It's nothing personal towards the OP.


You should have seen everyone's reaction when I posted my second thread, which was regarding what synths Cascada uses. :lol:
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Re: Synths used by 2 Unlimited

Postby StepLogik » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:58 pm

balma wrote:...
I still having their original records, on cassette. Also Technotronics, Apotheosis, L.A. Style (James Brown is dead) and a lot of electronic music from those years.

Searching those videos on youtube gives me flashbacks....


after reading this thread i've been going back and listening to all those early tunes. good stuff :D

of all that "pop techno" stuff, i think technotronic is my favorite. thick, heavy Matrix-12 sounds all over the place.

right now i'm playing Apotheosis - Put me in a Trance and completely grooving. :lol: if you played that at a club now you'd be boo'd off the tables.
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